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  • I've found my future home....Biltmore Estate!

    Mar 30, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Biltmore Estate, Beautiful Location, Quiet Town with many neat shoppes.
    Cons: Tours are kind of pricey.

    Summary: My roomate and I were at a total loss as what to do for spring break. Being the party animals that we aren't we decided Florida was out and we wanted to do something. So we took a 4 day mini tour of the lower east coast and Southeast U.S. 1st we headed ... read more

  • Asheville, North Carolina; the Beautiful City by the Blue Ridge Mountains

    Apr 4, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Biltmore Estate, downtown, ambiance, arts, restaurants and stores, Blue Ridge Mountains.
    Cons: Not much

    Summary: A couple of months ago I had not even heard of Asheville, North Carolina. Well surprise; this is one of the most interesting small cities in theUnited States. A hidden gem if you will. We’ve been there twice lately in family business, and we will ... read more

  • A Great Destination for R&R

    Jun 20, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: The clear air and bright stars.
    Cons: Going back to the rat race afterwards!

    Summary: After a rough year, my husband and I needed to get away back in January of 2001. We both love the mountains, so we planned a trip to Asheville, NC. THE DIGS: We chose to rent a rustic cabin at the Willow Winds resort ... read more

  • A Great City....Future Home ??

    Jul 16, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Plenty to do, great restaurants, friendly people, beautiful scenery, peaceful & laid back vibe.
    Cons: None other than the sometimes unstable weather (rain can be quick & very sneaky)

    Summary: My girlfriend & I (along with her two children) went to Asheville, NC for a week (June 26-July 2). Why Asheville ?? Well, we've been looking for a place to eventually relocate to & it seems Asheville is one of the few spots that covers most of what i'm ... read more

  • You Won't Want to Leave the Inn at Biltmore Estate...

    May 9, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The perfect romantic setting to relax and enjoy the view.
    Cons: Nothing worth noting.

    Summary: INTRO Having lived in NC for 17 years, we have visited the Biltmore Estate several times, and have always come away feeling inspired that such a fine place is a part of our state. We have always wanted to spend the night on the Estate, and finally got ... read more

  • Comfort and convenience, sophisticated and elegant, romantic getaway spot

    Jan 24, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sophisticated and elegant, yet homey and welcoming, a great getaway
    Cons: Lots of B&B's in that area, I wondered if this was the best one...

    Summary: We have found a wonderful bed and breakfast in the heart of the Montford district of Asheville, NC. We are native North Carolinians and love our state and try to visit all corners when we get a chance. There is a lovely inn called the Carolina Bed ... read more

  • Grove Park Inn and Surroundings

    Apr 18, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: beautiful, relaxing, excellent service
    Cons: a bit pricey, can be crowded

    Summary: Last year I reviewed Grove Park Inn at this site This review will give you some history of the resort. Because my experience was different this year, I am writing ... read more

  • Relaxing Southern Mountain City.

    Nov 25, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Asheville is a travel destination that the entire family will enjoy.
    Cons: Activities can be $$$, but not all of them.

    Summary: Ashville is a great place to visit almost anytime on the year but my favorite is late summer! With so many places to go, its hard to know were to start and whatt to mention, so I will list my favorites! 1. A must in Asheville is a ... read more

  • Nice City and a Great Place to Stay

    Sep 3, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Fall weather, Biltmore, New Morning Gallery, Downtown, Mountain Biking and Blue Ridge Parkway Cabin
    Cons: traffic. Im afraid this jewel has been discovered

    Summary: Highlights for a two day visit: Coffee and paper at Malaprops. Walk through downtown. Grove Park for lunch on the terrace (Don't stay here. I had my worst night of sleep ever in a "heavily discounted" $175 room) ... read more

  • The Biltmore Estate, a castle right here in the USA

    Apr 12, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Tour of the Biltmore Estate and Winery with the Blue Mountains as a backdrop.
    Cons: Entry fee of $34.00 is pricey

    Summary: On a long weekend trip to Asheville, NC just to escape the dreary days of April in Chicago, we made the not-to-be-missed visit to the Biltmore Estate on April 6th, the opening day of their "Festival of Flowers". The $34.00 entry fee did seem a ... read more

  • MARRIOTT COURTYARD-Avoid at all costs!!!

    Nov 20, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: The Biltmore Estate is great. Take the Rooftop tour, you won't regret it.

    Summary: Let me preface this by saying I usually bite my tongue when it comes to this kind of stuff but I thought I might be able to help someone avoid making the same mistake I did. My wife and I just returned from a weekend getaway and had a wonderful time ... read more

  • Western North Carolina: Haven for Nature Lovers

    May 15, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful scenery, numerous attractions, relaxed atmosphere.
    Cons: You might want to stay.

    Summary: Western North Carolina is one of the loveliest locations on Earth, and is packed with attractions and fun activities for the entire family, especially if you are a nature and wildlife lover. From majestic mountains, sparkling waterfalls, breathtaking ... read more

  • Biltmore Restaurants

    Apr 11, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: So much to see and do and eat
    Cons: Admission price!

    Summary: One thing I do like is food. I'm no highbrow epicure (well, maybe a little), but I do love well prepared tasty foods, especially creative and interesting new flavors. Starting at the Mansion, you tend to come out ready to eat. And there ... read more

  • There's More to Asheville than a Big House.

    Mar 18, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: As the travel guide cliche says, there's something here for everyone.
    Cons: There's never enough time to see it all.

    Summary: When I relocated to Asheville, NC after graduating college, I discovered what native mountain folk already knew: this city's got a funky, mellow, hyper-hospitable soul. Here's a quick rundown on some of the highlights, ranging from luxe to gratis. ... read more

  • White Water Rafting in North Carolina

    Jan 3, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: exciting, very pretty scenery
    Cons: could be dangerous

    Summary: About an hour west of Asheville, near Bryson City, is the Nantahalia Outdoor Center. It is a wonderful drive through the beautiful forests of North Carolina. Once you arrive, get ready for a thrilling experience; white water rafting on the ... read more

  • Once I hated it, but now older and I love it!

    Dec 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: So many things to do,
    Cons: Not enough time!

    Summary: When I first saw Asheville under the number one place to travel to in North Carolina, I was really surprised. But then as I got to thinking about Asheville, I realized it really is a neat place to visit, even live. I have lived here all my life and ... read more

  • Ashville is one of the best!

    Oct 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: interesting history and things to do
    Cons: not a lot of variety

    Summary: Review Topic:  OverviewI really enjoyed my vacation to Ashville, North Carolina. We went with a school trip a little over 2 years ago and it was a great experience. We visited the Biltmore, which I must say isn't the best part ... read more

  • Relax, drift and recharge ...

    Oct 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lovely scenery, clean air, and a relaxing environment
    Cons: You have to wade though a lot of tourist traps & be prepared to pay high prices for big attractions (i.e., the Biltmore House).

    Summary: Review Topic:  OverviewHaving visited Asheville scores of times since 1971, I have learned quite a bit about the city and want to pass along some of the high points (no pun intended) here. The hard-core part of ... read more

  • Biltmore at Christmas...worth the trip...

    Sep 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful home, memorable trip, the staff is very knowledgeable
    Cons: A little bit pricey

    Summary: Review Topic:  Sights & AttractionsMy wife and I booked a "Candlelit Christmas Evening" at Biltmore Estate last December. This is something that we'd looked forward to for quite some time. My first trip to ... read more

  • Step Back in Time

    Sep 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful scenery, charming, enchanting
    Cons: No cons

    Summary: Review Topic:  Sights & AttractionsI traveled to Ashville, North Carolina in the Fall of 1992. Nestled deep in the mountains, this charming locale was a pleasant surprise. The Richmond Hill Inn was my destination... a ... read more

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