Plan the Best Ladies’ Getaway in WNC

Oak Hill at Love Lane is the perfect spot to bring your closest girlfriends for several days or a weekend of bonding, relaxation, and adventure. The atmosphere and amenities at the inn provide an amazing setting for fun, meaningful conversations, and inspired activities. Lounge in our garden overlooking downtown Waynesville and the neighboring mountains. Drink coffee and read or chat from our porch…and when you’re ready to venture out, visit world class spas, shops, restaurants, breweries, wine bars and an oasis of outdoor adventures, right on the doorsteps of our inn!

Here are our favorite spots in and around Waynesville for sisterly bonding, birthday  celebrations, and amazing times with your favorite girlfriends!

Spas

Balsam Spa– Enjoy massage, beauty and skin treatments in a luxurious setting.

Waynesville Yoga Center– Start your day with yoga and massage!

Restaurants

Waynesville is a little food utopia, and has a generous amount of delicious, gourmet experiences. Here, we recommend our favorites.

Frog’s Leap Public House– The ultimate food experience in Waynesville!  Farm to table dining with exceptional craft cocktails! The fare is decidedly southern, but draws on flavors and inspiration from around the world. If you are looking for a memorable experience featuring truly local foods created by masterful, creative chefs, this is your place!

Bourbon Barrel Beef and Ale– Enjoy locally crafted beer on tap, a great wine list, of course a great bourbon selection, ambitious snacks and locally inspired meals. The fabulous menu includes steaks, chops, fresh fish, salads, and more!

The Patio Bistro– Looking for a great spot to enjoy lunch with your friends after a fabulous afternoon of shopping on Main Street?  Enjoy extraordinary homemade food sitting outside on a quaint patio, surrounded by lush greenery, in the company of your friends. There’s lots to enjoy at The Patio, including quiche, cookies, soups, and scrumptious paninis! 

Breweries, Wineries, & Wine Bars

Enjoy a smattering of the local libations, for which this region of the country is known! Pick a destination or take a curated, award-winning tour with Leap Frog Tours, who offer unlikely and entertaining guided tours, such as their Chocolate and Beer Tour in Sylva, local food and wine tours, and their Rooftop Bar Tour in Asheville!  You pick the experience and Leap Frog Tours will provide the safe and fun transportation!

Bosu’s Secret Wine Bar– A local hidden gem, Bosu’s offers delightful small plates and pours. Enjoy “5 for $5” every Thursday evening, with a sampling of 5 fine wines. Come for the wine, stay for the enchanting outdoor patio!

The Wine Seller– Enjoy the ambience of an underground wine cellar with fantastic drinks and live music every weekend!

Boojum Brewing Company– A modern Western Carolina business through and through, Boojum is run by a young and talented sister/brother duo. It’s a state-of-the-art brewery with an equally amazing food menu! Added bonus: Boojum’s new addition, The Gem Bar, is open 6 nights a week and features live music every weekend!

Frog Level Brewing Company–  Just a quarter mile walk from Oak Hill, Frog Level offers a range of flavors and styles, including a funky and fruity sour beer!  This brewery is located on the creek that runs through the Historic Frog Level district in downtown Waynesville and has an amazing outdoor deck on the water.  Grab a spot in one of the adirondack chairs or fun picnic tables while live music plays on the outdoor stage. Try out the latest addition at Frog Level Brewing – snacks, sandwiches and pizza!

BearWaters Brewing Company– Just down the road in Canton, NC, BearWaters has a lovely patio on the Pigeon River, and boasts award-winning brews.

Burntshirt Vineyards– Located 45 minutes away in Hendersonville, Burntshirt offers an elegant vineyard experiences, with tours, tastings, and special events.

St Paul Mountain Vineyards– Also in Hendersonville, St. Paul Mountain Vineyards is the first commercial vineyard in the area, growing 14 varieties of grapes, and offering incredible special release wines.

Entertainment

On any given night, the local taverns, breweries, and restaurants offer live music. The town is bustling with musicians and artisans! Be sure to check with Darlene during your stay if you are in the mood to catch some great local entertainment!

Painting at Oak Hill with Jo Ridge Kelley

You may also opt to hire local legend and renowned artist, Jo Ridge Kelley, to join your group of girls in the gardens at Oak Hill on Love Lane.  Jo will bring all the supplies and paint, you bring your favorite bottle of wine, and Oak Hill will provide wine glasses and amazing mountain views!  Ask Darlene for more details!

Outdoor Adventure

With over 250 waterfalls within an hour of Oak Hill, when it comes to hiking, views, and outdoor adventure, the sky’s the limit! Some of our favorite spots are listed below, or for a full day of fun, ask Darlene and Tony for the directions and map for their Blue Ridge Waterfall and View tour!

Waterrock Knob– Take in the sunset at Waterrock Knob. The peak is situated at 6,292 feet with perfect panorama views. It’s a quick half an hour’s drive from the inn!

Purchase Knob– A beautiful viewing post at 5,000 feet, Purchase Knob is home to a research center, meandering trails, and incredible autumn views, as well as magical fields of wildflowers from spring to early fall! What’s more, it’s only a quick half hour’s drive from the inn!

Soco Falls– Venture 15 miles down the road from Oak Hill at Love Lane, to a Cherokee Indian Reserve, and enjoy a charming, natural double waterfall. It’s easily accessible, but there are trails nearby if you are hoping to enjoy the challenges and beauty of a hike!

The Best Rooms at Oak Hill to Accommodate Parties of Friends

Now that we’ve offered our best suggestions for mapping out an amazing weekend with your closest friends, allow us to recommend the best rooms in the inn for your getaway!

The Clyde Ray Sr. Suite is comprised of a king bed and a sleeper sofa and has a large sitting room with plenty of space to sit and visit in front of the working gas fireplace.

The White Oak Suite is our newest and most luxurious suite.  Enjoy tree top mountain views from this third floor room with a queen bed and additional daybed  in the suite’s additional private room. 

The Bobby Breese Suite offers a queen bed & one twin bed as well as a private sitting room with a loveseat and chair in front of the working gas fireplace.

The Ella Davis Room is a large bright sunny room featuring a king bed and twin sleeper sofa.  This room also has a working gas fireplace.

We offer a variety of in-house services to make your girlfriend getaway exceptional. Amenities include: three course gourmet breakfast, elegantly appointed rooms all with private en-suite bathrooms, concierge service, daily maid service, wireless internet, handmade bath products, and more!

Do you have additional thoughts or questions to make your women’s weekend an amazing, customized experience? Call Darlene and Tony at Oak Hill, and let’s plan a memorable escape for you and your nearest and dearest!

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