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Easter car trip to asheville

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Easter car trip to asheville

We are considering a road trip to asheville and area in Mid April. I am seeking suggestions on activities, especially bicycle trails as well as other seasonal or year round events. I like to stay in nice. economical hotels or B and B's. Again, looking for your recommendations. Thanks!

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1. Re: Easter car trip to asheville

Please specify road or trail biking...there are great rides for both, but at different places.

Asheville has several very good B&B's, but I wouldn't call any of them "economical".

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2. Re: Easter car trip to asheville

we like to ride rail to trails. Do you know of any? Can you recommend any good quality but economical hotels in the area? Thank you for your time.

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The closest rails-to-trails project I know of is The Virginia Creeper, an outstanding trail about 2 hours north of Asheville near Abingdon , VA. If you come down from Michigan by cutting NW to SE across Ohio and head south on I-77 / West VA Turnpike, you hit I-81 about 25 miles from Abingdon, VA and drive right past the northern trail head. It is a really great ride and there are some nice, relatively affordable B&B's and hotels in and around Abingdon and Galax, VA. .

Closer to Asheville, there are some fairly level rides south of town near the Mills River in Pisgah National Forest, and the trails at Bent Creek near the NC Arboretum are very popular with hard core single track riders.

The Homewood in Asheville is highly recommended and a bit separated from the Biltmore house / Biltmore Village, which will be very busy during the spring Festival of Flowers in mid April.

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4. Re: Easter car trip to asheville

Thank you for that suggestion. I will look inot that further . Would you suggest avoiding the Biltmore during this season, I had read about it and was trying to decide whether or not to plan to go there.

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5. Re: Easter car trip to asheville

Absolutely go to the Biltmore Estate, just dont stay there. Plan to go early and spend more time outside than inside. The grounds and gardens are amazing in springtime, even moreso than the house, winery, etc. Explore discounts on tickets through AAA.

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I don't know what general route you are planning for your road trip, but if feasible I highly recommend taking a scenic driving tour of the western North Carolinian Appalachian Mountains taking stops along the way to see some of the coolest natural areas in the region. Top scenic drives that might fit your trip include the Cherohala Skyway, Blue Ridge Parkway, Mountain Waters Parkway, and Newfound Gap Road.

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Check out this link for a rails and trails option. They are a very reputable company and are sure to give you a great experience.

http://www.wildwaterrafting.com/jeeptours.php

For accommodations, I would check out Brookstone Lodge which is a new hotel in town. www.BrookstoneLodgeAsheville.com. They are opening in the beginning of April so you are sure to get a great clean room. :o) They are also very close to Biltmore Estate (on the same road) so that may be a big convenience factor for you as well.

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How was your trip?

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