Thursday, August 5, 2010

July Travel Log -- Asheville, Part 1

Asheville, North Carolina: a walkable downtown, loads of galleries, new restaurants opening every day, free nighttime entertainment. We loved it! We found a great bed and breakfast just one mile from downtown. You can check out the Oakland Cottage Bed and Breakfast here. We stayed in a two-bedroom suite, including a table, chairs, and a few cushy arm chairs. We had a mini fridge and microwave and free wi-fi. Plenty of room for a family of four. The beautifully decorated common areas offered relaxing areas to sit and talk about our days.

The breakfasts were amazing! Each day we had a warm egg dish, some kind of meat, and a warm fruit dish. The only hard part about breakfast in a B&B is that you have to wake up your teenager to come down to breakfast. I think he decided it was worth it, but one day he did go back upstairs to bed.

Another benefit of B&Bs is the recommendation of things to do that you get from the owners. They recommended a hike up Mt. Pisgah, which was long, but doable for a family.

The view from the top was spectacular.

I'll tell you about the galleries and restaurants we visited tomorrow. By the way, I recently posted photos of some great graffiti art I've seen recently. All of those paintings are found in Asheville. I took them in a matter of hours walking around downtown.

1 comment:

Carrie Schmitt said...

this looks like a stunningly beautiful place. Enjoy all the galleries! I love B&B's too--they are the best places to stay.