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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 Estate in Asheville NC is the world's largest privately owned home in the US open to the public. www.AshevilleVacationHomes.com  Another view of the Biltmore House with 250 rooms, a Winery, Antler Hill Village outdoor experience and more on the grounds. www.AshevilleVacationHomes.com

THE BILTMORE HOUSE, 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 has a 94 acre vineyard and its own wine making facility....take the tour!

 

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:

 

                High Falls in DuPont State Park - www.AshevilleVacationHomes.com         Triple Falls in DuPont State Park - www.AshevilleVacationHomes.com

 

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 PisgahBoth 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.    

 

Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak East of the Mississippi, is just 30 minutes from Asheville - www.AshevilleVacationHomes.com  Mt Pisgah is a 30 minute drive from Asheville on the Parkway. Photo from the restaurant deck - www.AshevilleVacationHomes.com

 

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 Casino. 

 

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! 

 

                     Views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Jewel of the Biltmore House in the foreground. www.AshevilleVacationHomes.com                       

 

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 ticket!

We will have them waiting in the home when you arrive so you don't have to wait in long ticket lines.

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