|Map of Asheville, NC - about 3 hours from Atlanta|
My client and her husband were charming and gracious and their home absolutely stunning. I love it when my pieces go to such wonderful homes! They live in a stately home and neighborhood abutting the fabulous Biltmore Estate - the largest private home in America.
There's something special about Asheville, and the world is just beginning to discover it. This thriving mountain city features a funky and eclectic downtown, 30-plus art galleries downtown alone, a burgeoning culinary scene, a thriving live music scene and, of course, the awe-inspiring scenery of the Appalachian Mountains. link to official siteWe had dinner at the famous Grove Park Inn - in their Terrace Restaurant overlooking the mountains - a great meal and view. The historic property has recently been bought by the Omni Hotel chain. It is a popular venue for weddings and, in fact, one was happening near our seating area.
We have been to the fabulous Biltmore Estates and Gardens three times before - most recently in the fall several years back. This was the nicest visit and weather we have experienced. We arrived early on Sunday (open 365 days a year starting at 9:00 a.m.). We toured the house (no photos allowed) and lingered in the gardens and walking paths before traveling to the winery for some taste testing and wine purchasing.
|Views of the Biltmore House - link to website and history.|
|The gardens are in full bloom.|
|Biltmore Villlage area of Asheville|
This was a great visit. My client is purchasing some more pieces - wish our calendar would allow for a return trip in the near future but it doesn't look likely!