Hampton Inn & Suites Asheville Airport
Travel Blogs from Fletcher
We stopped for a stretch and to swap bikes. I was removing my gear to lower the seat on my RS for wade when an oldster on one of those NRC spyder a pulled in and asked if we needed help, we got to talking and he gave us about a week of trips we could take in the area. Then things got bad. Wade took off on my bike with me following on ...
... no indoor photos are allowed, but I got a few of the grounds as seen from the inside.
When we finished the Butler's Tour, it was pouring and we were both tired, so we headed out. Leaving the estate was as difficult as getting there. First we had to wait in the pouring rain for the correct shuttle and then when we got to our car, we had to drive forever to leave. The exit road takes one past every other attraction on the ...
... drive was beautiful. Along the way, we stopped to buy groceries and gas in Marion, Virginia.
One of the most noticeable features of the drive was the kudzu everywhere. I had seen it before, but not in such great abundance. We can read about this invasive vine taking over the South, but until it is seen for oneself, it cannot be imagined. ...
Today we drove to the town of Cherokee, which is set in a lovely valley, but largely consists of establishments on the tacky side. Avoiding the huge Indian casino, we toured the very good Cherokee Indian Museum. An excellent presentation of the history of these people. The Trail of Tears when the tribes were forcibly marched (many perished on the way) from their homelands to Oklahoma so that their land could be ...
... magnitude of the falls. There used to be another viewing deck that
was closer, but I think it was destroyed by storm. It’s also possible to hike down to the falls,
but there’s nowhere to really get a good view.
And we were tired from all the hiking this weekend, so we sat and had a
snack for lunch at the overlook before heading back. Victory!
17 named waterfalls in four ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking