Sisters 'rah, Jacq, Lenka, Ma & Pa?
Er, okay, so it doesn't work. Anyhoo....
I was looking at the properties that Rachel's company has available in Weaverville and it looks like they're already getting booked up. Sooooo, we need to make some decisions about lodgings. There isn't a single cabin that will fit all of us and all of our needs (and unfortunately the Biltmore isn't in our price range. Unless someone just won the lottery and has been holding out on the rest of us. In which case, "Hey! I'm telling!"). The best scenario that I can work out is the following:
I will rent one of the properties that Asheville Cabins has to offer (my favorite is Hidden Pond) so that no matter what else we do, we will all have access to a kitchen, a living room, and washer & dryer. As you can see below, space in some of the properties is limited, so if you want to try to bunk together, we need to get busy planning that out. And soon! But I can't figure out a good way to arrange for accommodations for everyone, so to save my sanity, I'm relinquishing that responsibility. Where you stay is up to you! The properties that Rachel indicated were in/close to Weaverville are
ammenities include: Sleeps 10; 4 bedrooms (3 queens, one room with 2 full beds), 2 baths; satellite TV; washer & dryer; porch; charcoal grill; dishwasher; gas fireplace; microwave; air conditioning; NO pets
rates: $225 per night / 1350 per week for 4 persons. $250 per night / $1500 per week for 5 or more persons. Three night minimum at all times (when higher nightly minimum does not apply).
amenities include: Sleeps 6; 3 bedrooms (1 queen, 1 full, and one room with 2 twin beds); 1 bath; satellite TV; VCR; washer & dryer; porch; charcoal grill; gas fireplace; microwave; air conditioning; pet friendly
Rates: $110 per night / $550 per week
amenities include: Sleeps 6; 2 bedrooms (1 queen, 2 twin trundles, full sleeper sofa); 1 bath; satellite TV; VCR; washer & dryer; hot tub; deck; gas grill; dishwasher; gas fireplace; microwave;air conditioning; NO pets
Rates: $125 per night / $625 per week
amenities include: Sleeps 2; 1 bedroom (1 queen); 1 bath (bathroom is only partitioned off by a small wrap around wooden screen); no cable or satellite TV; VCR; hot tub; deck; charcoal grill; microwave; air conditioning; stereo/CD player; pet friendly
Rates: $99 per night / $595 per week
South Fork Academy
amenities include: Sleeps 4; 2 bedrooms (2 queens); 2 bathrooms; satellite TV; VCR; washer & dryer; porch; gas grill; dishwasher; microwave; gas fireplace; air conditioning; stereo/CD player; NO pets
Rates: $135 per night / $850 per week
amenities include: Sleeps 4; 1 bedroom (1 queen, full sofa sleeper); 1 bath; wireless DSL internet; DVD; no cable or satellite TV; hot tub; deck; porch; gas grill Deck/porch: wood burning stove; microwave; stereo / CD; NO air conditioning; Pet friendly
Rates: $145 per night / $870 per week (Rates above are based on 2 persons. Rates increase to $165/night and $990/week for 3-4 persons. Children under 10 years of age are free!)
amenities include: Sleeps 4; 1 bedroom (1 queen, two twins in loft); 1 bath; DVD; no cable or satellite TV; deck; porch; charcoal grill; wood burning stove; microwave; NO air conditioning; stereo / CD; Pet friendly
Rates: $100 per night / $600 per week
Hidden Pond (7 miles w of Weaverville)
amenities include: Sleeps 8; 2 bedrooms (1 king, 2 queens (one in loft), queen sofa sleeper); 2 baths; VCR; cable; DSL internet; washer & dryer; hot tub; covered porch; charcoal grill; dishwasher; gas fireplace; microwave; air conditioning; stereo / CD; Pet friendly
Rates: $180 per night / $1100 per week (Rates above are based on 1-2 persons. For 3-8 persons, rates are $225/night and $1400/week.)
Other options? Well, there’s not much to choose from in the way of hotels in Weaverville. Links to the accommodations that I found in Weaverville are:
There are all the standard accommodations in Asheville (about 10 miles away from Weaverville and from the Hidden Pond Cabin), ranging from $77 per night to as-much-as-you-want-to-spend at the Biltmore (I did a quick search using hotels.com and yahoo travel).
I will be calling Asheville Cabins this afternoon to get a little more information, and if all goes well, will put the deposit down on a cabin by the end of next week (like I said, they're filling up!). If you think you want to stay with us, I'll need to know asap since the rate changes in some cases based on occupancy and the number of occupants will help me choose the property.
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