Friday, March 28, 2014


Ah, the Biltmore, luxury and glamor in the Appalachians! We had the opportunity to visit Asheville last weekend and spend some time in this hip and vibrant city; not only visiting the Biltmore Estate, but enjoying downtown Asheville and Biltmore Village as well. Asheville is set right at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and it wasn’t until we arrived into town that I realized how much I missed the amazing vista that mountains create, it was a delight to live in the shadow of grand nature again for at least a weekend!

The Biltmore, pictures can’t even begin to describe its grandeur; the Vanderbilt home is massive and luxurious, it is truly an American castle! Not to mention the thousands of acres that surround the home and make up the beautiful estate, the exceptionally dog friendly estate, which for us was a dream, especially for Miss Ethel. Dogs are allowed all over the estate grounds, including all the outdoor dining areas, gardens and trails, and when it comes to touring the home and winery, they provide a kennel service for free.

We had the opportunity to sit and visit with a few of the locals, and learn just a little bit more about Asheville that makes it great, and needless to say, we are already planning our return trip, next time for a month stay! 

In other news, we celebrated the official closing of our Utah house while in Asheville, as in we actually got money this time! Woo Hoo! And can I just mention that having the house sold was a huge weight lifted, one less giant stressor in our lives and validation that we are on this amazing journey for the long haul, so keep reading, we promise more adventures to come!


1 comment:

  1. I'm so happy to hear you got a camera lesson although I thought you had been taking pretty AMAZING pictures before the lesson. What lovely areas both TN and NC. Thanks for sharing all your fun here. We are living vicariously through you. Hugs