The Best (and New) Places to Stay in Downtown Blue Ridge

Sometimes you want a secluded cabin in the mountains to take in the fresh air, escape from reality, or inspire a little romance. Other times, you want to be in the middle of the magic of Blue Ridge, making it easy to access all the opportunities she affords.

When that’s your mission, these are the accommodations to consider. Each one is located in the heart of Downtown Blue Ridge.

I fell head-over-heels for Main & Main!

Main & Main

Located above Mercier Orchard Downtown, the Main & Main luxurious rental has everything you could ever need. From the sprawling covered patio with fireplace to the soaker tube situated perfectly under a glorious chandelier. Every detail is impeccable in this 3 bedroom/ 3 bathroom escape.

Truly, this is the finest accommodation offerings you will find in the area…the details are unmatched. From the fine art to the rustic, but opulent furnishings…you will want for nothing.

This property is managed by Southern Comfort. They also offer two additional Downtown cabins – High Country Cottage and Blue Ridge Cottage – and several Downtown Suites.

Cast and Blast Inn

Every fly fisherman’s delight, Cast and Blast Inn‘s casual and cozy inn above Oyster Bamboo offers 4 bedrooms, each with their own private bath, wifi and TV. Enjoy your coffee on the porch, overlooking Main Street. These spaces usually fill up fast when Oyster is teaching one of their famous fly rod classes, but you can usually find an opening during class breaks.

Mountain Top’s West Main Suite #3 – I loved the oh-so-comfy bed!

Mountain Top Cabin Rentals, Downtown Lodge

On my latest trip, I had the pleasure of staying Downtown, right above the Southern Charm restaurant. The four suites offered by Mountain Top are each private and perfect by themselves…or you can rent out the entire floor! This is the ideal spot for multi-gen or multi-family travel.

Pictured above is my room, one of the two more affordable suites just above the $100 mark (per night.) For a few more dollars you can have a room that also includes a fireplace, more living area, and a larger bathroom. And for a base price of $149 per night you can rent the Penthouse.

I ADORE this space. It includes a full (gorgeous) kitchen, a living area with fireplace, a huge master bedroom, 2 bathrooms, laundry, and a delightful covered porch that faces the train. You aren’t going to find a better deal for the money…but the decor and layout here mean you aren’t sacrificing anything!

Mountain Top also offers Bungalow 46, a full house with looks and feels brand new. It sleeps 4, in two bedrooms – with a gaming space and wonderful front porch.

Blue Ridge Inn Bed & Breakfast

Blue Ridge Inn is a quintessentially Southern home built in the 1890s. Take your pick from eight rooms, with four offering additional “suite” access that you can use for relaxing, spreading out, or accommodating an extra guest. Each morning begins with a breakfast spread of homemade muffins, hashbrown casserole, biscuits and gravy, quiche, eggs, and so much more. And in the evenings, their scratch-made cookies will spoil you! Be sure to ask about their special packages.

Bella Euphoria Cottage

Two streets from Downtown,Bella Euphoria is not exactly off Main Street, but worth a mention.  It carries a modern farmhouse vibe, with a lovely back deck. There is also a gas stove, fireplace and original hardwood floors. Pets are welcome if you pay the pet fee and keep them off the furniture.

Hampton Inn

Last but not least, stay tuned for a lovely new Hampton Inn Downtown coming the Spring of next year (2020.)

Lesli Peterson

Lesli Peterson

Lesli made her way to Atlanta over 20 years ago, after living in Germany, Japan and six U.S. states. She relishes the discovery of obscure, offbeat and unwonted places, and she will chat up any willing stranger to uncover a new secret locale.

After 18 years in software development, Lesli bailed on the corporate scene. When she’s not traveling, she’s hiking in the mountains or checking out Atlanta’s culinary scene, whiskey in hand.

Lesli has two kiddos -Cooper and Elliot- plus two bonus kids currently at UGA, and she’s happily married to her soul mate.
Lesli Peterson

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