My husband and I - eary 60's will be on a driving trip in late may. I am considering splurging and staying at the inn for the ambience and just to do it. We will stay either 2 or 3 nights . A couple of questons though (and forgive in advance the typos):
1. No way will I get my husband out of his cargo pants on a trip like this. So I know the "nice" restaurant is out -- but is that otherwise going to be a problem?
2. The basic rate is roughly $300 a night. There is a bed and breakfast package that includes breakfast of course and admissions for each day or part day, audio guide and a brochure that comes to about $100 more a night. But I doubt that we will be able to do tany tours more than 1 day as I exopect to arrive fairly late in the afternoon or early evening and will probably do a BRP drive the 2nd full day if we stay 3 nights. So anyone have any idea what full breakfasts on the estate are likely to cost us? Because if I deduct 2 admissions x 44 I am at about 375 a night. My guess its its not worth the extra but notsure if I am missing something in my math. (it doesn't look to me like the admssion includes an audio guide in May, so maybe that's a bit extra). Are my assumptions correct?
3. Debating about whetehr to do the railroad out of Bryson -- can that be done from Asheville and back? And is it more kid oriented or Ok for adults? I have seen mixed things on TA about how good a view you get for one, but not much about adult v. kids (except for the Polar Express). .