We went to Asheville for the week-end staying in a suite-style hotel close to the downtown area. Our only firm plans upon arrival were to visit the Biltmore house on Friday night. After settling in our room, we made our way to the Biltmore Village for dinner. We chose to go to Neo Cantina for a yummy Mexican dinner.
After touring the house, we visited the adjacent gift shops. Lots of fun things to see.
What I had not anticipated though were the fun and interesting stories from my Mom! She grew up in Asheville. We saw the hospital where she was born, where she went to high school (its on the historic register), saw friend's homes, saw a place where she worked and also her mom and much more! I'm so thankful to have been able to visit Asheville with her!
We saw some gingerbread houses on display.
The Early Girl Eatery.
trolley tour learning more about historic Asheville. I highly recommend this if you are ever in the area! We decided to go back to the Biltmore House to see the grounds in the day time. It was bitterly cold, but we ventured around for awhile and took some pictures.
The views are amazing. He owned all of the land for as far as he could see. Such beautiful country!
And the house. What an incredible work of architecture. The details both inside and our are astounding. I can't imagine all the planning it took to design and build this mansion. What a treat to be able to tour it!
The next morning, the girls were delighted to wake up to SNOW! They ran out to play in it. Making a snowman too.
Then went swimming in the heated pool, ate breakfast and headed out. We visited a mall nearby for awhile and then got on the road. The snow wasn't bad, but none of us wanted to get stuck either. (Not that it would have been a bad place to be stuck.)
Thanks Laura for planning such a fun week-end! We are already looking forward to our next girls' week-end!