four days in asheville
We spent four days there but it only took a few hours for us to fall for the place. Between the food, the gorgeous scenery, the eclectic people, the fresh mountain air and the Southern charm, we knew right away we picked the perfect place for our getaway.
Before we left, a lot of people asked us, “Why Asheville? What’s in Asheville?” At the time, we knew about the Biltmore Estate, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the famous food and the breweries. But after having spent some actual time there, we now know there is all of that, sure, but also so much more.
So why Asheville? Because there are red brick walkways and cat-head sized biscuits. Because there are rolling green ridges and unique, hoppy brews. Because there are fried green tomatoes, warm goat cheese grits, patina-laced castles and pretty paintings. Because there are sprawling rose gardens and rows of vineyards. Because it’s a great place to go for a baby-free or family trip, for a weekend or a few days. And we already know we’ll be going back.
On the flip side, after a week away we are happy to back in our house, with our baby and our cat and our own bed. And a mountain of laundry (I’m not so happy about that part, actually). So on that note, I’m going to leave with you with a vacation photo dump of epic proportions, and I’ll see you Thursday with a delish recipe. Enjoy!
Where we stayed: Grand Bohemian Hotel in Biltmore Village
What we saw: Biltmore Estate, Blue Ridge Parkway, Mount Mitchell, downtown Asheville, Biltmore Village
“Take a picture of me by the gargoyle!” he said.
Where we ate: Cúrate, Red Stag Grill (attached to our hotel), Wicked Weed Brewing, Posana, Corner Kitchen, The Cantina, Biscuit Head, Biltmore Inn, Tupelo Honey Café, French Broad Chocolates, Burial Beer Co., Green Sage Café
(all photos were taken with my iPhone, btw)
I LOVE THIS! My family spent every spring break in Asheville from elementary school to high school so this brings back so many memories. I’m so glad you had a wonderful vacation! It really is one of the best places to go see.
I love Asheville! It’s only a few hours from me so I try to go at least once a year. So jealous you stayed at Grand Bohemian I’ve always wanted to!
Looks like you had a lovely vacay with lots of delish food! That soup!
Love it! so glad you guys had a great time. 🙂 I was just trying to convince Bjork yesterday that we should go just based on yours/Elliott’s Instagram photos.
Oh my goodness what a lovely trip!!! I am so glad you had a good time and that you and Elliott could have a sweet escape. I LOVE the Biltmore Estate. It’s been more than 10 years since I was in Asheville and I think Alex and I will have to make a trip there sometime in the future!
i love asheville! it’s one of my favorite places. your photos and commentary definitely did it justice. 🙂
What a fun trip! That city has been on my wish list, plus I have a friend who lives near there. Glad you guys had a nice little vaca with each other. 🙂
mmmmmmmmm pralines….other southern yums…
it looks like such a beautiful and fun trip!
Looks like you had a splendid time! And I didn’t see tears in your eyes at all with the first baby free vacay…good for you two as a couple! The market pics are amazing! The craft beer visits are just what my hubby and I are planning to do when we go to Maine next month!!!! (Bucket list trip for me…Maine in the fall..(swoon)).
Julie — Oh there were some tears, for sure! 🙂 But I knew she was in good hands with Grandma and Grandpa while we were gone, and once I had a beer I felt better. 🙂 Have so much fun in Maine! I’ve been there in the fall and it’s GORGEOUS.
Asheville!! I had no idea what a gem it was! What a delicious, adventurous, beautiful trip! Also, I need that wood tub in my next house.
The Paris of the South!
Tupelo Honey is my fave restaurant there. Spent several anniversary weekends in Asheville!
So, can we take a romantic getaway weekend together? Biscuits and hoppy brews are a must!
Taylor — That tub was everything. 😉
Erin — YES. 🙂 (and seriously, those biscuits)