I'll be in Asheville the 3rd weekend in Oct to see the fall colors. We will be driving North to Pennsylvania and am wondering if I should plan to spend the night in Blowing Rock? We will be driving up on the Blue ridge Parkway and although the straight drive is approx. 2 hours, I know that we will stop along the way for a short walk on a trail and possibly the waterfall as well. Would it be best to stay the night at Blowing Rock or would it be best to continue through up to Charlottesville via 81N to spend the night or will that be a very long day with all the driving? We will probably head out of Asheville around noon. Any advice or recommendations is greatly appreciated.