The Esmeralda Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... Then we happened upon "Art on the River" - a whole area filled with a wide variety of artists. We ate lunch at "Clingman's Cafe" and sat outside on a sunny patio - lovely! We spent the rest of the day exploring the artists' studios and meeting the artists. We returned home for a bit of down time and then a pot luck dinner with Jim and Sue in our NEW HOME. We'll add more pics as we download them from the ...
We left this morning around 8:50 - travelling to Ashville today. It was a lovely drive through the mountains. More colour in the trees than what we saw in the park. 15 degrees today!! Arrived at Lake Powhatan State park near Ashville around noon. Found 2 campsites, set up camp, had lunch and headed out for a hike on Mt. Mitchell. We wanted to go to the top of the highest point in the eastern states ( Mt. Mitchell 6647ft high). Upon ...
So I instead went to the Grove Park Inn, a grand dame of a hotel that is to Ashville what the Broadmoor Hotel is to Colorado Springs. Like the Broadmoor visitation has grown with modern wealth and it’s had to add some less attractive modern wings onto the original hotel. I decided to spurge on the buffet breakfast to get a full tummy to last me through the day once I decided I was going to skip the Biltmore ...
... so Steve came with us. However, the last and final bit was up two flights of stairs which Steve couldn't make so David and I walked up without him and looked out at the amazing views. On our way down we stopped off at the shop gorged ourselves on pistachio and pecan flavoured ice cream and then made our way back to Rutherfordton.
Steve wanted me to hear Jay play the piano. I heard that he was pretty good and was keen ...
... out the quirky shops and people. We even gave a woman (with a genuine Southern accent, finally) a ride to an AA meeting at a local church. Southern people are so friendly...
The drive back was so nice. Good talks, beautiful scenery (thanks to a wrong turn), and it finally cooled down. We ended the night with some BBQ, at a place that was truly hopping. It was so much fun. ...