Spring is an exciting and dynamic time in Hot Springs. March can be a wild ride, alternating snow days with periods of warm glimpses of what is to come. Cozy up by the fire with a cup of tea and a book during the wintry days, and lace up your walking shoes on the balmy days.
A trip to the Hot Springs Spa is a great option. The town is still a little on the quiet side, although the first wave of Appalachian Trail hikers are beginning to trickle through. This is a great time to visit the Inn if you are looking for a quiet get away. Check for spring specials, as we often offer them in March!
April brings a higher ratio of warmer days, the budding of the multitudes of Southern Appalachian wildflowers and trees, spring songbird migration, and Hot Spring’s TrailFest. The town has fully woken up from its winter rest, and fresh faces are encountered on the streets each day. If you are lucky, you might get a taste of some wild delicacies, such as morels, ramps or watercress. If hiking is part of your life, definitely plan to spend some time on one of the many awesome trails in and around the town. If birding is your thing, ask us about the local Birds for Books bird watching weekend (benefit for library), which is the last weekend of April.
May is glorious. The greening of the mountains is complete, and you arrive to a lush, sweet smelling paradise. Flowers are abundant. The days are pleasant, and the nights are cool. At the Inn, you will smell the dreamy ethereal perfume of the large southern magnolia tree, and if you eat with us, you will taste the freshness of our spring garden! May is a popular time for weddings, so check with us early for potential dates! The French Broad River Festival takes place the first weekend of May; there you can taste great local brews and jam to some of the region’s finest bands.