Y’all, I AM GOING TO ASHEVILLE ON THURSDAY! This morning, I was informed by the dude that we are going back to one of my faves for two nights as a surprise getaway. I might have started scrambling my words a little and being a little TOO happy because WHY WOULDN’T I? Since my jitters have worn down I’m finally able to bring you a -now- special Hotel Crush. Granted we’re not staying here (we’re going back to old faithful aka the Red Roof Inn Asheville West) but one day I reallyreallyreally hope we get to. No, it isn’t the Inn on Biltmore (*drool*), or the Grand Bohemian (which has the amazing Red Stag Grill and the coolest driveway ever), or even the Grove Park Inn. It’s Cedar Crest Inn Asheville, a beautifully appointed 1891 Queen Anne Victorian mansion that is less than ten minutes to both the Biltmore Estate and Downtown Asheville.
I stumbled across Cedar Crest Inn when I was trying to plan Andrew’s 29th birthday surprise. I was automatically sucked in by their Queen Anne Bedroom, which is arguably one of the most beautiful guest rooms I’ve ever seen. However the sumptuous pretty doesn’t stop there. The other guest rooms (and even separate cottages and stables suites) are just as gorgeous. I’m also partial to the Page Bedroom, whose wallpaper I want to steal, and Serenity Suite, which has the amazing benefit of its own private veranda and entrance.
But we’re not going to a B&B mansion just for the rooms right? Well, ok maybe we are. But when there is a fireplace that I wouldn’t mind taking up residence in (when it’s not lit) I think I’ll leave the room for a while. Since it’s a B&B they also offer delicious breakfast that isn’t at a specific seating (YAY) and nightly desserts. Which is pretty much just enough information to get me drooling anyways, considering the delicious photos on their Tour page.
While there isn’t too much information on a nightly milk and cookies hour or other nightly/daily activities, I have to applaud them. Many times I come across websites that are run by individuals that have little more than an address and phone number. However the team at Cedar Crest Inn knows exactly what buzz words to use in the descriptions of their inn to get someone excited. Or at least excited if they’re a lover of old architecture and gorgeous wood. They’ve done an excellent job of detailing their beautiful slice of the past…and I just love that their copy is so honest and happy about the inn. It’s probably as a result of their cheery pink exterior (so similar to another one of my hotel crushes)!
This place has to be one of my biggest crushes yet, probably because it’s one of the most attainable. Who wouldn’t want to stay in a little piece of history that has all the modern amenities? Anyone? Bueller?
Wishing you that thing that’s above the Queen Anne bed because it’s so pretty,