I’m taking the occasional break from food on Sundays to talk about family, traveling, and other stuff that tickles my fancy. If that’s not your thing, feel free to scroll on by. We’ll be back to regularly scheduled programming tomorrow!
See the Instagram pictures from our trip HERE!
Asheville is a city in western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s known for its vibrant arts scene and historic architecture, including the dome-topped Basilica of Saint Lawrence and the vast 19th-century Biltmore estate, displaying artwork by masters like Renoir. Its Downtown Art District is filled with galleries and museums, and in the nearby River Arts District, former factory buildings house artists’ studios.
Completed in 1895, George Vanderbilt’s 250-room chateau is as impressive today as it was more than a century ago. Biltmore House is truly a wonder of architecture and hospitality. As our guest, you’re invited to enjoy a self-guided tour of the house, as well as the beautiful gardens and grounds surrounding it, designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.
They’re not kidding when they say this place is impressive. It boasts the mansion, restaurants, hotels, shops, a small downtown village, petting zoo, gardens, miles of trails, horseback riding, and several tour options. It’s definitely one of our favorite places to visit and you can easily spend several days exploring the grounds.