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Asheville and area in early October

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Asheville and area in early October

We are now planning a trip in Oct from the NC coast ( Calabash ), that we originally planned for June.

My husband has since lost his job, so would like suggestions for CLEAN reasonable lodging.

We'd like to spend 4 nights and include:

Grandfather Mtn / Blowing Rock

Linville & nearby waterfalls

Mt. Mitchell


Gorges State Park & nearby waterfalls

Chimney Rock

Sunset boat tour on Lake Lure ??? not sure

We are not big hikers, but like to take LOTS of photos.

Would we be better off staying in Asheville and doing day trips from there, or splitting our trip into different segments with a hotel in each area ?

If you think the second option is the best....please suggest some division of sights and hotels/restaurants in the area. Also, has anyone gone to see the elk near Cove Creek ? Is it worth the trip ???

Any and all help and suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated.

Thanks so much.

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1. Re: Asheville and area in early October

The Gorges State park may be alittle out of the way, about 1 hour 15 from Asheville. Also, If you are not big hikers, the waterfalls here are not as accesible as they used to be. It had been closed and just reopened this year. You might enjoy the Pisgah National Forest, it has some very close waterfalls. A drive on the Blue Ridge pk is breathtaking. Good luck and have fun

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