Hotel pricing varies greatly. By going just outside of downtown Asheville (exit 40 or 44 off I-40, or exit 33 off I-26) you will see a significant drop in price. UBER & LYFTs fares to downtown are very reasonable.
Also, Please consider the AirBNB units advertised here (PWK operated).
The Locals Favorite
Just Renovated & Updated
3 Bedroom - 2 Bathroom
10 minutes from downtown Asheville
Jeff & Jan Stevens
Jan & Jeff's
Private Apartment 5 minutes from downtown Asheville
Kala Shaffer & Paul Feinman
148 Beverly Rd
Asheville, NC 28805