Asheville has always been on my list of places to visit. Especially the Biltmore. It’s such an exquisite Mansion. When you step on the grounds you feel like you are transported to Europe! Everything was just starting to bloom in the gardens, which was gorgeous. The theme was Wedding Gowns on Film and the mansion was filled with fresh flowers, wedding gowns and the history of actors from famous films.
We took a little detour for the weekend on the way to Florida to spend the weekend here in Asheville. What a beautiful city! It was a lot smaller than I thought it would be for some reason. I loved the artsy vibe of the city. Oh, and the Southern food? So good! The first day I had already blown my healthy eating habits on fried chicken and biscuits. So worth it.
A little history behind this mansion, It was built by George W. Vanderbilt in 1889, and was the largest private home every built in the United States. It was just he and his wife and daughter who lived here. Can you imagine a house this large? It was home to many lavish parties and events back in the 1800’s. I can imagine stepping back in time and being a fly on the wall for something so grand! Due to the Depression it was sold and later opened to the public as a National Historic landmark.
I highly recommend a trip to the Biltmore, its just a 6 hour trip from D.C and so worth the visit! A few more favorite things to do in Asheville:
The Antique Tobacco Barn ( If you love antiques like I do! there is a huge wharehouse full!)
Early Girl Eatery and Tupelo Honey Cafe.
Breakfast at the Corner Cafe.
Drinks at the Omni Hotel ( the views are amazing!)
Walking through downtown, loved the cobblestone streets. Super dog friendly!
River Arts District, shopping in Biltmore Village.
Next time, I will explore more of the scenic parks and waterfalls, there just wasn’t enough time. Till next time Asheville!