Asheville is my home; Hendersonville is my neighbor. I am not much for long vacations or traveling out of town every other weekend. I guess you can call me an Asheville Homebody. Now I love adventures, but my hometown provides many.
When I do take a little break, I like to visit the neighboring communities on the outskirts of Asheville. Hendersonville NC is usually my 1st choice. I love their downtown scene and layout. They have a great community there, good food, a brewery, a winery and more. The perfect “mini-mini” vacation spot, just 20 minutes from downtown Asheville.
Recently I took the late afternoon off and went to Hendersonville for the evening. On the recommendation of RelyLocal Hendersonville, I ended up staying at the gorgeous Claddagh Inn located at 755 North Main Street, which is one block away from the beginning of the downtown stroll. I spent about 15 minutes outside in excitement, taking photos of this place. Being able to stay somewhere so nice and comfortable, and then being able to walk to everything was great.
After getting comfortable in the King room, we got ready and started to walk. While walking in downtown Hendersonville, we visited several shops, went window shopping and just enjoyed this town filled with Southern Hospitality to the fullest. For dinner, we ended up at Champa Sushi & Thai Cuisine, and glad we did. We ordered a cocktail to start, then an appetizer, then a FEAST! Great food, service, and an awesome experience for us.
The evening at the Claddagh Inn was wonderful. I got back, browsed this historic home even more, took pictures, then went back to the room to get some work done and relax. They had a cute little upper observation deck I was able to go out on, get some air and think for a few.
Waking up at Claddagh Inn Hendersonville was beautiful. I threw on some slippers and headed downstairs to consummate my “Bed & Breakfast” experience. And the food was delicious. I could not have found a better morning meal at any breakfast spot in my town or this town.
When it got time to leave, my conscience kept telling me “I will definitely be back here” .. and it is true. I am trying to plan a “day away” from Asheville at least once a month, and going to Hendersonville NC fulfilled and confirmed my desire.