The SoCon Basketball Tournament Returns to Asheville in 2018

The SoCon Basketball Tournament Returns to Asheville!

We are excited that March Madness is right around the corner! The road to the NCAA Tournament and San Antonio starts in Asheville, North Carolina. After a well-fought battle, the winner of the SoCon Conference Basketball Championship will punch their ticket to the grand-daddy of them all, the NCAA March Madness Tournament. During the competition, you can experience all of Asheville, North Carolina, and the SoCon Conference tournament with Carolina Mornings! With our deal up to 10 percent from February 28th through March 5th, 2018, you can stay in style while cheering on your favorite SoCon basketball team! I forgot to mention that when you stay with us you receive a 1 free-daily Discovery Pass to The Biltmore Estate per night you stay with Carolina Mornings!


Tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville is one of the top, must-see cities in the United States according to Insider magazine. Don't miss out, become part of the Asheville community with our amazing mountains views, the 8,000-acre Biltmore Estate, historic architecture, the beautiful Pisgah National Forest, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and so much more!


When and Where:

The SoCon Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament will be held at The U.S. Cellular Center on March 1st, 2018 through March 5, 2018! The U.S. Cellular Center, located in Downtown Asheville, is close to plenty of restaurants, bars, and historical buildings. The tournament brings folks from North and South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, and Virginia. Tournament play starts Thursday, March 1st at 11 a.m and runs through Monday, March 5th. The Championship game for the Women's is Sunday, March 4th at 12 p.m. The Men's' championship game will be on Monday, March 5th at 9 p.m!


Where to Stay in Asheville During SoCon Tournament:  

When you stay in Asheville during the SoCon Conference Tournament, you want to feel like you

Mountain Escape

never the home! Carolina Mornings has 13 cabins, lofts, or vacation rentals in Asheville that are within 10 miles of the U.S. Cellular Center when you reserve your stay at least 5 nights between February 28-March 5th, 2018, you could save up to 10 percent! No extra fees included in the price, and no cleaning fee. Also included in our rentals is one free attraction ticket to the Biltmore Estate! Become part of the Vanderbilt family as you explore America’s largest home, embark on a journey through their beautiful gardens, taste free wine, and lastly reserve and dine on some of George Vanderbilts' favorite meals at The Dining Room! When you stay with us, our goal is to give you the best experience Asheville can offer!


Why Stay with Carolina Mornings During SoCon: 
   -Save up to 10% on your stay with us if you stay 5 nights or more during the SoCon tournament! 
   -1 free daily Discovery Pass to The Biltmore Estate
   -Families staying in our cabins will save more by not having multiple hotel rooms during SoCon!
   -Better amenities than a hotel
   -Great views of the Blue Ridge Mountains!
   -Get the full experience of Asheville, North Carolina! 
   -We can be your home away from home!
   -Make the SoCon Conference Basketball Tournament feel like a home game in the comfort of your own cabin!

Carolina Mornings’ Properties in Relation to U.S. Cellular Center:

Save up to 10 Percent when you book 5 Nights! (Offer from February 28th-March 5th, 2018) 


1 Properties within 1 mile:

Where to Stay During the SoCon Tournament

-Ellington Loft: 0.2 Miles


12 Properties within a 10 Mile Radius:

-Bonnie’s Cottage: 5.7 Miles

-Black Oak: 6 Miles

-Magnolia Mountain 6.3 Miles

-Carolina Roost: 6.3 Miles

-Elkhorn Cabin: 6.7 Miles

-Cardinal View: 7 Miles

-Busbee Cabin: 7.4 Miles

-Lauren Cove Cabin 7.6 Miles

-Deer Run: 8.3 Miles

-Asheville Starry Night: 8.7 Miles

-Moonlight Ridge: 9 Miles

-Mountain-Oaks-Cabin: 9.3 Miles


Places to Eat in Asheville During SoCon:

Asheville has a reputation for supporting local breweries and cuisine. We have numerous bar and grills in the area that is great to watch your favorite sports team. The Anchor Bar and Kitchen is one of our local favorites. They have varieties of food starting with pizza and sandwiches, to fry baskets and salads. Their atmosphere is one of the best in Asheville. The Anchor Bar and Kitchen has numerous televisions around the restaurant, so you don’t have to worry about missing any of the action.

Other local sports bars we recommend are Fairview Tavern, Hickory Tavern, The Bier Garden, Pack’s Tavern, Charlotte Street Grill and Pub, and Juicy Lucy’s Bar and Grill.


Restaurants Within Walking Distance of the U.S. Cellular Center:

If you're looking for a great place to eat, but don't want to travel away from downtown, Asheville offers tons of unique restaurants within half a mile from the U.S. Cellular Center! Here are some that might interest you! Cafe 64, The Southern Kitchen and Bar, The Bier Garden, Isa's Bistro, Chai Pani Asheville, Early Girl Eatery, Calypso St. Lucian Caribbean Cuisine, Mediterranean Restaurant, Strada Italiano, Over Easy Cafe, Mela Indian Restaurant, Brasilia Churrasco Steakhouse, La Strada Restaurant, Pack's Tavern, White Duck Taco Shop, Night bell, Chestnut, Wicked Weed Brewing, Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria.


Things to do in Asheville During SoCon Tournament/SoCon Promotions 2018:

Carolina Mornings:

February 28-March 5th, 2018 only

Stay 5 nights

Receive up to 10 percent off

1 Free Daily Discovery Pass to either The Biltmore Estate!


Fun Depot 

March 1-5, 2018 only.

$20 per person, 2 hrs Unlimited play

Promo Code (SoCon Special Discount Package)


Adventure Center of Asheville:

Things to do during the SoCon Tournament

30% off reservations

Ask for code (SoCon) when calling 877-247-5539


Addison Farms Vineyard:

March 1-15, 2018

10% off Tour/Tastings

Code (SoCon)



Grey Line Trolley:

February 25-March 6, 2018

20% off Tour.

Code (SoConSAVE20)


Asheville Outlets:

January 4-April 30, 2018

Mention this ad & Southern Conference Basketball Championships at Customer Service (Near Food Courts).

Receive Free Gift and Coupon Book


A Wild Foods Adventure:

October 1-March 10, 2018

15% off Public Tour when you Register.

Promo Code (SoCon2018)
By: Wesley Aulet

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