Lodging in Downtown Waynesville
The “Bed and Breakfast Capital of NC,” this Smoky Mountain town is home to many great Waynesville Bed and Breakfast Inns. Finding yourself in picturesque Waynesville feels like waking up within a Norman Rockwell painting. And waking up to breakfast at a Waynesville Bed and Breakfast Inn is the dream of many guests who return year after year for October’s nationally-known juried Church Street Art & Craft Show, the Apple-Harvest Festival, the summer Folkmoot USA Festival. The historic town of Waynesville NC is home to numerous galleries, shops, and restaurants that join Waynesville’s Bed and Breakfast Inns in welcoming visitors to events all year.
Waynesville’s vibrant historic Main Street district reflects the city’s thriving revitalization efforts. Visitors enjoy a warm sense of community all year round and the mild winters and lush summers add to their comfort. Four Friday Night Street Dances are scheduled each summer featuring mountain music and clogging, A Block Party is scheduled on a Saturday evening on Memorial Day weekend and a Saturday night in mid-September featuring several live bands and food on a closed Main Street. “ART after DARK” gallery and studio crawl takes place on the first Friday of each month, May thru December attracting many visitors who appreciate art and music. Numerous other events and festivals and parades take place throughout the year along with other very special holiday happenings; please refer to our downtown event calendar.
Waynesville NC has been called the Gateway to the Smokies. This Blue Ridge Mountains area is rich with natural parks, hiking & biking trails, creeks, lakes and waterfalls, golf courses, and many well noted area attractions. The nearest entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway is just 8 minutes from town. Cold Mountain is within 15 minutes from downtown. Waynesville, just 25 miles southwest of Asheville NC, was founded in 1810 by Colonel Robert Love. Colonel Love granted the town its original acreage; Love Lane in the historic Love Lane neighborhood which stands watch over the town still bears his name. Location of the last shot fired in the Civil War, Waynesville is steeped in history and tradition.