How is the Hwy 19 route to Boone?
It's fine. Did you have a more specific question? The Parkway is also nice.
We are staying our second time in Asheville. Last year we did south and east of Asheville and this year want to go north. For years we went to Maggie Valley but we are a bit more adapted to city living and have fallen for Asheville.
North is a great way to go from Asheville, but I'd go on the Parkway. Is there something in particular you're interested in, though? Are you wanting hiking? Views from overlooks? Towns to stop in? A straight road (sorry can't be found in the mts)? I'm still not getting what you're after.
I liked to see Weaverville and was wondering what 19 was like to drive. I've done the parkway every time we go up there and will do a little this time. I most likely, will go one way up and another back.. What type of road is 19, 2 lane or 4, any major construction, etc.
There is a lot of construction on 19 where it is being widened to 4 lanes in Mitchell County,.
I defer to Mangonboat on the current conditions of the road. I've driven it and stayed in Burnsville, but not recently. I'm going to second RaleighJim about the stretch of the Blue Ridge Parkway between Boone and Asheville. It's one of my favorites, too. If you've done that part of the parkway and don't mind a little construction 19 might not be a bad route. I have heard really good things about Stoney Knob Cafe in Weaverville.
I agree with the last 2 posts. 19 is under construction and will be for some time, I am sure. Boone? Why? What a waste of time in my opinion! It's nothing but buildings wedged into scrapped off mountains, college students, and right now packed full of two thirds of the entire state of Florida residents. If you must go, try I-40 to 221 up to Linville,to 105 into Boone. (Might want to get onto the Blue Ridge Parkway there in Linville. It is truly one of the prettiest areas on the BRPKWY - over the Lincove Viaduct check out the visitor center).
Oh, Purplelady, you are harsh on Boone! It will be cooler there than Asheville that's one plus! we love Boone, personally, but love Asheville too.
My favorite Weaverville places are Blue Mountain Pizza, Jack of Hearts, Well Bred Bakery and Stoney Knob Cafe. You can't go wrong with any of those spots.