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Weekend on Blue Ridge Parkway October 15/16

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Weekend on Blue Ridge Parkway October 15/16

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.

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1. Re: Weekend on Blue Ridge Parkway October 15/16

I think Johnson City Tenn. is really out of your way. Why not head west/south on the Blue Ridge Parkway on the 15th. The fall color west of Asheville is at peak at this time. I know this for a fact. It is breathtaking. Take the 2 side roads highway 215 and 276. Take Balsam Mountain Road off the BRP into the park. Peak colors are here around October 15th.

Try vrbo.com for a cabin rental in Maggie Valley. Then you can take the BRP and go north to LIttle Switz.

An hours drive from Maggie Valley is Cherohala Skyway. It will be in its best dress colors around the 15th. You won't regret the short trip.

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