Comments & Press
Here's what our guests have to say. . .
This was by far the best anniversary ever! The bed is 5 star! And don't even get me started on the food. You really put a lot of consideration into every visit. I especially loved all of the little details everywhere. This was like staying at a friend's house. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
R. & E. Otto
As I prepare to leave, I contemplate my stay here and I ask myself the question that you always ask after taking a trip: Would I come back? Sometimes the answer is no, sometimes maybe. The answer in this case: Most definitely! My husband and I enjoyed every minute of our stay. Thank you so much for your hospitality. It was a wonderful experience.
E. & S.
Thank you so much for designing and running such a relaxing B&B Spa. I know we have never relaxed like this before. The breakfasts were delicious and beautifully arranged. The massages were the best ever and this house is soooo comfy. Thank you, thank you.
B. & C.
Johnson City, Tennessee
We absolutely loved everything about this place! It's fabulously decorated. The breakfasts were delicious. The porch and gardens were relaxing and beautiful. The spa/massage technicians did superior jobs. But most importantly the Innkeepers made us feel like we were honored guest! Thank you for making our annual getaway as awesome as it could possibly be!
J. & C. Raeford
From the moment we stepped foot in ASIA we immediately felt completely at ease and as though we'd been transported into another world! This house is over-the-top-incredible and we have had the BEST time in the Marrakech Express. Thank you so much for making our first wedding anniversary a memorable, relaxing, wonderful experience. We will definitely be back again and will spread the word!!!
A. & S.
A last minute thought turned into a brilliant idea! Your Inn is a step into total relaxation. Every detail welcomes you to enjoy such peace and leave with a refreshed spirit. The restaurants were perfect - Heiwa and Rezas get real cheers. Thank you for all you talents to put together such a wonderful combination - there is beauty here inside and out.
N. & T.
Newland, North Carolina
Asheville and ASIA! A slice of heaven and a wonderful way to celebrate our 35 years of marriage and begin our next 35! The Innkeepers were wonderful and make our visit so enjoyable on a personal level. We should return just to visit you both. To anyone reading this, be sure to use the sauna and steam rooms! And don't miss the massages and facials. This Inn was selected because of its uniqueness and Asian influences. We were not disappointed. We have traveled extensively and rank ASIA as one of the top B&B's. . . a destination in itself. Thank you so much!
S. & S.
Albany, New York
The extensive thought put into all details great and small, are quite refreshing. The massages were wonderful. We will definitely be back. Peace and happiness.
B. & C.
Fifth trip vacationing to ASIA - the Innkeeper is great. Best trip we have had here - which is a big complement!! Food, service, spa treatments were perfect. Thank you for a relaxing weekend.
D. & D.
Greensboro, North Carolina
The room is very beautiful and the gardens are very peaceful. The food and service were outstanding. Thank you for accommodating our special needs over the weekend. We needed some time alone and this was wonderful. Your staff was very friendly. We hope to return soon.
M. & J.
Boone, North Carolina
To our new friends: (this is coming from a person who never really relaxes) our visit was beyond our expectations. Your attention to details and warmth made this a most perfect getaway. Your recommendations were perfect! Our room was perfect! we will be frequent guests and we will tell all of our friends what a wonderful place this is. See you in June!
J. & R.
Our time here was short but sweet. Everything was most perfect. I was looking for a relaxing, romantic place to take my man for his birthday. I found it. The massage, the tub, the sauna, the Paris Room. . . . who could ask for more! Even down to your choice of a firm or soft pillow. We loved that! We are blessed to add such a wonderful memory to our scrapbook of life! Thank you! We will be back.
G. & T.
We came up here with high expectations, a need to relax, and a want to be pampered. We were gratified with all three. The massages and treatments were to die for. The breakfasts were out of this world and our room was one of the most beautiful and relaxing we've ever been in. And the staff topped everything off with just the right amount of attention. Thank you to everyone who helped make this weekend possible. We will be back with friends.
T. & K.
"A Far East Fantasy" by Katherine Stefan, editor of Charlotte Taste Magazine
...What would you think if I told you that you could visit Japan, the Dutch East Indies in Indonesia, Marrakech, Thailand and Bombay without the long flight and absence of bathing necessities? What if you could throw in spa amenities and world class dinning, all for less that a song with a little more than a week's thought to make your travel plans? "What's the catch", you say? All you need is a little imagination and a credit card.
...If an escape to the Far East without the headaches of international travel and a weekend of pampering entices you, then we'll be glad to share one of Asheville's best kept new little secrets we've recently discovered with you - A Spa-Inn Asheville (ASIA).
Now Carol Ann is in the business of providing comfort and pleasure in a peaceful - ok, Zen-like - interpretation of Asia. From the moment you journey to her web site (and this is a very cool U.S. Airways video to click through). you'll have a sense of place in your our mind's eye that transports you instantly to Japan. The weekend we went, the leisurely two hour drive to this Blue Ridge mountain town was over before we knew it as we stood at the base of this almost in-town property off Merrimon Avenue. The steep driveway up to the parking lot took us past a Japanese Garden on par with that created in Golden gate park itself - incredibly evolved for only being designed and planted a few years prior. The Arts and Crafts style home sat perfectly perched atop the hill to this lovely estate, surrounded on all four sides by lush plantings, sitting areas, and even a Zen garden that served as entrance to the small on property spa. There was a strong sense for both of us of being in another world, but also coming home.
Each of the five rooms is themed - and not in a tacky sort of way like some of the kitschier bed and breakfasts can get. We stayed in the Have room (for those ill-versed in international geography as I, Java is a volcanic island of Indonesia and the site of capital city Jakarta, and was once the center of powerful Hindu Kingdoms). The translation was elegant and whimsical at the same time, with all of the creature comforts of Western Civilization woven in - a lavish king size bed adorned in Organic natural material, a collection of silk throw pillows and a gorgeous Indonesian headboard, kilim rug hangings on the walls and Indonesian island artifacts as well as a fireplace and double Jacuzzi bath. The toilets are Kohler brand but specifically made to flush when the lid is down to encourage respect of the Feng Shui believe that open toilets drain all our our financial wealth and must be kept closed.
The property's five other suites - The marrakech Express, Silk Route and two Western themed rooms (to accommodate the whims and moods of every guest), the Appalachian Trail and the ultra elegant Paris Flea Market - follow suit in fantasy-meets-comfort amenities and decor. Rooms are stocked with not-your-average spa robes (we debated over which was His and Hers), and the property is filled with secluded nooks and crannies that make you feel perfectly at home lounging around in our outside your robe all weekend...
Carol Ann has retained the services of exceptional Asheville massage therapists and a staff esthetician and uses the most incredible line of organic food based Hungarian facial and cosmetics products called Eminence (hard to find but you can buy the here!). All facials are customized to your skin type based on the esthetician's training and product knowledge. The massage rooms are housed in a separate out-building next to the Zen garden along with a dry sauna, and the Inn has a private steam room for guest use.
Breakfast is served daily in an informal buffet style, where guests use custom designed bamboo trays to take their meal wherever they please ...A leisurely weekend sprinkled with naps, green tea, reading, meditation, exercise, massages and facials.
We both returned to Charlotte jet lag free, not overly indulged in the gastronomic delights, after experiencing a taste of the other side of midnight. Next time you have a hankering to get the heck out of dodge, give the folks at A Spa-Inn Asheville a call, clear your schedule and prepare to clear your mind after a weekend immersion in peace. Namaste!