Asheville, NC Adventure Week!

I am so excited to be embarking on a fun week and a half of North Carolina Adventures today! We’re packing up the fam and heading over to Asheville for the week!  Besides having my college roommate/maid of honor living there, I adore Asheville for it’s uniqueness, and whimsical fun, as well as it’s rich historical heritage.

Asheville has some amazing attractions and activities for families that we’re looking forward to exploring.  So we will be sharing all of our adventures through the Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and Four Square.

Today, we’ll be arriving to check in at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa, and we are so excited to explore the grounds!  Luckily, they offer Free Wi-Fi Access, so I’ll be able to blog away and post pictures!  Yippee! That is, if I’m not collapsed asleep from all the fun!GoBlueRidgeCardNC

So after we get settled, and pick up our Go Blue Ridge Cards, we’re off to explore Downtown Asheville with the kids and see what we can get ourselves into.  The Go Blue Ridge Card is a pass that gives you admission to 30 attractions over a 2-5 day period with one price.  It’s a great way to tour all Western NC has to offer, including some attractions right here in Boone, where I live!

Tuesday, we’re taking the kids to the Colburn Earth Science Museum, since they are mesmerized by gems, minerals, and rocks of all kinds! (Yes, even driveway gravel.) Then off to picnic in Pack Square Park— go look, there’s a standard poodle on the website! (#lovemystandardpoodle) Finally, we’ll go on a comedy tour of Asheville from La Zoom Tours.

Wednesday, I’m off to a Biltmore Estate adventure, while the family visits some friends!

Of course, our newly-named Gnome, Gnorm is coming along so look out for him popping up in the photos! (he he)

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About Sarah Pinnix

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  1. Have an AWESOME week. Sounds totally great! Pictures – we want pictures.

    Don’t forget, I am heading your way next week! Hope to see you somehow. I really want to get back to Boone one of these days. We’ll see how it all fits in. Let’s touch base when you get back from vacation.


  2. Melissa
    Twitter: adventuroo

    That sounds like fun! I haven’t been to Asheville since having kids… and we just live a few hours away!

    I had no idea about the Go Blue Ridge card either. I may have to do that when the baby is a little bit older and ready for some major sightseeing!


  3. Great blog post on your Asheville adventure!

    One thought you might consider for your next trip to Asheville is to stay at a bed and breakfast or country inn instead of a large hotel like the Grove Park Inn, or some generic chain hotel. Almost all B&B’s offer numerous free amenities, including free Wi-Fi, free bottled water, and other amenities that other places charge you for. Innkeepers can give you personalized attention and hospitality absent from the large places, and can also point you to some of the hidden treasures within Asheville for dining, shopping, or entertainment. They can also provide you with discount tickets to the Biltmore Estate and custom packages that include admission the the Biltmore and other popular attractions.

    Also, don’t assume you can bring your kids with you. While some Asheville B&B’s don’t allow children, especially those that are smaller, single-building homes where all of the rooms are off a single hallway, there are a number of Western NC Bed & Breakfast inns that not only allow, but welcome families traveling with their children. You can seek out properties that have several buildings or rental cottages and cabins. Many of these properties are kid friendly B&B’s and some of the NC Country Inns have restaurants that are happy to provide family friendly dining options. Some even have kid-friendly videos and games and on-site activities to keep your kids entertained when you are not out seeing the sites.

    If you are interested in the personalized, true Southern hospitality that only a family-owned Asheville Bed and Breakfast can provide, give your local Western NC Innkeeper a call.



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