We will be in Asheville October 13 - 14 then driving the Blue Ridge Parkway for a week. Have not been able to find availability for the weekend close to the parkway so decided to just book the Hampton Inn in Johnson City, Tennessee. Any other suggestions? We thought that from Johnson City we might go toward Knoxville and take I-40 south then go through the Smokey Mountains back to Asheville. We have reservations at Switzerland Inn for October 18 - 19 then head toward Charlotte for a flight on October 21.