|Black Mountain (20 miles from Sleep Inn West) - www.blackmountain.org - Small mountain town east of Asheville, home to over 30 local shops and over 30 restaurants, plus nearby hiking, a quiet lake, and beautiful mountain views. Make sure to try My Father's Pizza!|
|Brevard (30 miles from Sleep Inn West) - www.brevardnc.org - A great stop on your way to or back from a day of hiking and waterfall hunting in the mountains southwest of Asheville. You'll find a quaint business district with 15 restaurants/bars, 20 antique and gift shops, plus clothing stores, art galleries, a movie theatre, and home decor shops.|
|Bryson City (55 miles from Sleep Inn West) - www.greatsmokies.com - Located near Cherokee, this is a great base for your day of whitewater rafting, hiking, tubing, fishing, horseback riding, boating or biking. Also located here is the depot for the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. Visit our sister property, the Sleep Inn Bryson City, if your adventure is going to take more than one day!|
|Cherokee (55 miles from Sleep Inn West) - www.cherokeesmokies.com - Home to the Cherokee Indian Reservation and Harrah's Cherokee Casino, Cherokee is a unique cultural destination that also has nearby whitewater rafting, shopping and dining. The main entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is located here.|
|Hendersonville (23 miles from Sleep Inn West) - www.hendersonville.com - A certified Main Street town boasting over 100 shops and 20 restaurants, plus theatres, horseback riding, recreation areas, gem mining, and much, much more. Second largest downtown area in Western North Carolina (Asheville is #1!)|
Hot Springs (40 miles from Sleep Inn West) - www.hotspringsnc.org - An historic resort destination for over 200 years. In addition to its namesake hot natural mineral waters and the relaxing spa resort, you will also find several restaurants and shopping options, plus many outdoor recreation activities.