Mats for working on the floor

Why pay a big price for an “official Thai mat”?  I use a dense foam mat, 3 inches thick, full or queen size, which I cover with a regular mattress cover. ( With more than 3 inches thick or with “memory foam” you sink in too much to work).  A foam mat is light and portable.  Roll it up and put a quick release strap around it.  Mine has lasted seven years.  I got it at Foam and Fabrics Outlet in Asheville.

LODGING near workshop in Asheville/Weaverville

This is a big vacation area, so all the hotel chains are here as well as many bed & breakfast and vacation rentals of various kinds.  I list below the closest hotels, b & b, and camgrounds.  There are also many airbnb and vrbo in the area so check online for Weaverville, Woodfin, Asheville.  See links below.  Occasionally friends and former students in the area have accommodations, so check with me if you need a room.

Closest hotel chain is:

  • Days Inn North, 3 Reynolds Mt Blvd,  828-645-9191

Also close are rustic (and historic) log cabins

  • Log Cabin Motor Court, 330 Weaverville Hwy, 828-645-6546

In Downtown Asheville 10-15 minutes away:

  • 4 Points by Sheraton, 22 Woodfin St, 828-253-1851

There are many hotels on Tunnel Road, on the East side of Asheville, near restaurants, a mall, and access to I-240 (15 minutes to Weaverville).  These are the cheapest approved by AAA.

  • Econo Lodge-Biltmore, 190 Tunnel Rd, 828-254-9521
  • Best Western of Asheville Biltmore East,501 Tunnel Rd, 828-298-5562
  • Days Inn-Asheville Mall, 201 Tunnel Rd, 828-252-4000
  • Extended Stay America, 6Kenilworth Knoll, 828-253-3483
  • Hampton Inn Tunnel Rd,204 Tunnel Rd, 828-255-9220
  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 42 Tunnel Rd, 828-225-5550
  • Ramada, 800 Fairview Rd, 828-298-9141


Bed & Breakfast in Weaverville

Owner Rental Listings which may be cheaper.  Many in Weaverville and Asheville area.