We (2 of us) are coming to visit Sou Charleston in mid May 2013. After 3 or 4 days in the Charleston area, we'd like to drive to N. Carolina and experience at least some of the Blue Ridge Parkway, staying along the way at nice ($200+ per night) but quaint and older places. I'd love any suggestions for places to stay or paths to take. I suspect we'll not drive back to Charleston to depart, so will get ourselves to an airport after 3 or so days on the parkway. I've been on the Blue Ridge parkway (30 years ago) and want to show my friend the beauty of this area. Will drive from Charleston.