Asheville, North Carolina
Asheville is just a short 30 minute drive to the east. With lots to see and do, visit to the Biltmore Estate should top your list. Touted as America’s Largest home, the word home is lacking. More like a castle, with over 30 bedrooms, great halls, tapestries, a winery and stable, all set in rolling hills over looking the mountains.
Also on your trip should be some of the finest local breweries, the WNC Nature Center, numerous museums and more. In Asheville culture is king.
Maggie Valley, North Carolina
Spend a day on the slopes of Cataloochee Ski Area. During the Spring and Fall the weather is perfect for hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or a day cruising the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The Smoky Falls Lodge on Jonathan Creek in Maggie Valley, is the crown jewel of Maggie Valley Hotels. The storied building was once the Mount Valley Lodge and has been passionately restored and enhanced past it’s former glory. Fashioned after the rustic log lodges of old, the new lodge now features pillow top beds, cable TV and wireless internet access.