Quality Inn & Suites Biltmore South
Travel Blogs from Arden
... We exited the park and headed for Asheville, NC and our hotel. On the way some jerk ripped out of a parking lot and almost took wade out. He was struggling to hold the bike up in the gutter if the road but held it together. Then some misdirection from the GPS and we finally made it. Almost 300 miles today. Tomorrow we enter the ...
... brother. This tour was a behind the scenes look at how the place operates. The estate was built in 1895 with the latest technology of the time, which was amazing. It had 43 working bathrooms and it had three boilers which heated the house with coal originally. The electrical system used 15 watt lightbulbs throughout the house. The whole infrastructure was well done. Seeing this was John's favorite part of the day. It was not my favorite because ...
... 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. ...
... was especially poignant. We then sorted on the big road trip up BRP, which runs for an unbroken 469 miles, with a 45 mph limit. The scenery from the Cherokee end is chocolate box pretty, and rises above 6000 feet at its zenith. There was a steady stream of vehicles including motor homes, motorbikes and push bikes, but with 'lookovers' every mile or so the pace is steady. I would have loved to be driving my old ...
... an escape from the humid areas of the plantations. The town boomed further in the 1880's as a recovery centre for TB patients. We had dinner in Southern style restaurant, Tupelo Honey Cafe, which promised an innovative take on traditional cooking. The reality was fairly bland food. Our hotel, the Indigo, is brand new and very ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center