As reported in a recent national publication, the Asheville and Hendersonville area
has "A mild climate that encourages year round recreation. In fact, Western North Carolina's surrounding
countryside offers more outdoor activity, from golf and skiing, hunting and fishing, hiking to whitewater rafting,
than any other Southeastern destination.”
THE BILTMORE HOUSE, FARM ESTATE & WINERY: When George Vanderbilt had all the world to select a site for his home in the 1890’s, he choose
Asheville, North Carolina to build his 250 room/35,000 square foot French Chateau. Famous for
being the largest private residence in the United States, you can spend full days wandering through the mansion,
its grounds, greenhouses, winery, restaurants, shops and the newest outdoor experience of Antler Hill
Village. The 8,000 acre estate is a working, self-sustaining farm with
600 Black Angus cattle, 500+ free-range chickens, goats, donkeys, horses and more. It has a
94 acre vineyard and its own wine making facility which guests can tour and sample their
Guests staying at our Asheville Vacation Homes may purchase from us DISCOUNTED tickets good for TWO FULL CONSECUTIVE DAYS for the price of a one day gate
ticket! We will have them in your vacation home when you
arrive so you don't have to wait in long ticket lines.
In Blue Ridge Mountains of
Western North Carolina you’ll find an eclectic group of people from movie stars to mountain folk. And our
mountain towns are as diverse as their residents. Our area is the back drop to many movies over the years….our
favorite is "The Last of the Mohicans" staring Daniel Day-Lewis with the famous scenes on the cliffs overlooking
the 404 foot waterfall filmed at our local Chimney Rock. We are
in the "Land of Waterfalls" and DuPont
State Park in nearby Brevard has numerous falls to experience:
Sightseeing along the
Blue Ridge Parkway is outstanding with many
overlooks, hiking trails and waterfalls along the way. Just a short drive in one direction you’ll find
Mount Mitchell, the highest point east of the Mississippi, and the other direction is
Mount Pisgah. Both areas offer a delightful
restaurant with extreme views! And between stops, you can shop for amazing local hand crafted goods at
the Folk Art Center and learn about our mountain heritage.
There are nature walks and hiking almost everywhere you go in these breath-taking Western North
Carolina Mountains including the Mountain-To-Sea Trail and the Appalachian Trail.
What we love about
these Smoky Mountains is its wealth of activities. We experience a gentle four seasons here that makes
any time of year perfect for a visit. If you love to shop for the unusual, there are fantastic antique stores,
numerous galleries, unique boutique shops, and amazing handcrafted goods. This region is host to numerous
festivals filled with music, dance, arts and crafts. There are family events, live theater, concerts, cinemas
and museums. For golfers, there are numerous courses throughout the area. There’s skiing, hiking, white water
rafting, miniature golf, fishing, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, horseback riding, ziplining, you name it!
Kids love the Fun Depot for a wealth of indoor fun.
Food here is divine! You will find a huge variety of
excellent restaurants and sidewalk cafes in our area! There are many fresh organic "tail-gate"
markets and farmers markets as well.
Just outside the gates of the Biltmore House is Biltmore
Village. These quaint buildings and streets have enchanting shops
and restaurants to delight you. Our favorite is The New Morning
Gallery/Bellagio, the largest handcrafted gallery in the Eastern United States.
Other famous places to explore
are Asheville's Grove Park Inn with its world renowned underground spa, the famous poet Carl
Sandburg’s home, the North Carolina Arboretum, Chimney Rock Park, Lake Lure, Grandfather Mountain, Billy
Graham’s headquarters known as “The Cove,” The Nature Center, and much, much more.
These ancient Appalachian
Mountains are home to
mountain music and dancing. Several times a week you can test your
dancing shoes at Contra Dancing with live upbeat Celtic music.
Arrive half an hour early and someone will teach you the easy steps. Just pick up the local “Mountain Express”
free weekly paper which lists 100’s of events happening every week.
Or look at the Citizen Times Friday issue of “Take Five” for their listing of what’s happening.
Nearby, Black Mountain is a quaint town full of unique shops
or you can visit Hot Springs and sit in the outdoor spas filled with the hot underground water. This is the
first stop for hikers who begin hiking the Appalachian Trail from Georgia. It’s fun to learn their trail names
and hear about their adventures. You can make a day trip to Lake Fontana (where they filmed the movie "Nell"
with Jody Foster) and visit the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest of astoundingly huge ancient old growth trees. Or
take a trip over to the Cherokee Indian Reservation and play at their Harrah’s
We promise that you won’t be bored! When you’re exhausted after a day’s exploring, know that you can come home to
a lovely home you’ve rented from us complete with a hot tub, massage chair, and rest in your comfy king size
bed! Just let us know when you plan to come and we’ll have
your vacation home ready for you! After all, YOU DESERVE
TO BE SPOILED!
Our guests may purchase tickets from us for the BILTMORE ESTATE good for TWO FULL CONSECUTIVE
DAYS with a FREE WINE TASTING TICKET for the price of a one day admission
We will have them waiting in the home when you arrive so you don't have to wait in long ticket
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