You won't regret adding Ten Thousand Villages to your travel agenda.
It's situated in Asheville, 210 miles (338 kilometers) outside of the state capital, Raleigh.
The Super 8 Black Mountain is located just 2 miles (3 kilometers) away from Ten Thousand Villages, making it a fantastic place to book a room while you're here.
If you think that travel is really more about seeing the local culture than staying in plush hotels, look into the bargain solutions that are a few minutes drive away. The Quality Inn and the Cheshire Cabins and Treehouse Rentals are worth a shot.
With a focus on superb coffee and tempting light meals, Aramark (310 Gaither Circle, Montreat) is also worth checking out after you've explored Ten Thousand Villages. Stomach still growling at you? You can enjoy more filling fare at The Huckleberry Cafe (312 Lookout Road, Montreat), 0.1 miles (0.2 kilometers) away.