September savings in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Save 40 percent off regular nightly rates at The Waynesville Inn on Sunday-Thursday stays through September.

Nightly mid-week rates of $79 include breakfast for two. Stay on weekend evenings for $99. Guests also receive a $20 dining credit for the hotel's upscale steakhouse Cork & Cleaver (based on a $40 minimum spend).

Most guest rooms feature a balcony or terrace to take in views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. On-site is a spa, two restaurants and 27 holes of golf rated 4 stars by Golf Digest magazine. Golfing is discounted on this package: Play is $57 per person before 3 p.m.; $40 after 3 p.m.

Nearby attractions include wineries, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, hiking and rafting.

Downtown Waynesville is filled with shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants. Waynesville, N.C. is located 30 minutes from Asheville, two hours from Charlotte and three hours from Atlanta.

Book this package through Friday, August 19. Start the booking process at this Travelzoo link:

Clara Bosonetto is a retired travel consultant.