If you don't have any problems with setting up shop 16 kilometres away from the city, explore the suburb of Boone. It's got 13 accommodation options available, including Holiday Inn Express Boone and The Inn at Crestwood.
For more options, look at the Meadowbrook Inn and Suites and the Blue Ridge Village a Festiva Resort. They are located 25 kilometres and 25 kilometres respectively from the main center. Wotif also suggests the Hillwinds Inn and the Village Inn. The first is 25 kilometres away from the center, while the other is 25 kilometres away.
The nearby localities of Boone and Beech Mountain are worth going to. Boone is 14 kilometres to the southeast of Zionville, while Beech Mountain is 20 kilometres to the southwest. Boone hotels include the Fairfield Inn by Marriott Boone and La Quinta Inn & Suites Boone. Beech Mountain options are the Banner Haven B&B and Cabin Rentals and Best Western Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk.
Just because you are on holiday, doesn't mean you can't indulge in your love of all things sport. Kidd Brewer Stadium can be found to the south of Zionville. The Sleep Inn Boone and the Comfort Suites Boone are both good options if you hope to stay close by.
Hotels in Zionville start at AU$83 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.