A Look at Aloft Asheville

I just got back from a meeting with our hotel partner Aloft, where I was given the grand tour, including a glimpse into one of their Mountain View King rooms and a walk around their rooftop. As a local, I've enjoyed a happy hour or two on the balcony off their WXYZ Lounge, but today I also got to see the hotel's guest-only features. It might be worth a staycation for the rooftop pool alone!

Pet lovers attending the Festival who don't want to leave their four-legged friends behind should know that at Aloft, your pet stays for free! No extra charge or deposit required. Plus, check out the dog walk they have on the roof (in case you're too full from the Grand Tasting to waddle out onto the sidewalk).

Aloft has graciously put together a package special for the Festival that includes:


  • 2 nights in a Mountain View King
  • 2 nights parking
  • 2 tickets for SWEET on Friday, August 23
  • 2 VIP Grand Tasting tickets for Saturday, August 2


Packages are $820 for the weekend. Taxes are included.

They still have packages left... but they are limited! We'll take you inside our other partnering hotels between now and the Festival... it's less than two months away! Have you made your travel plans yet?