On Saturday we were anyway...
and what an amazing time we had!
I would definitely recommend the trip!
Jake and I booked our tour of the actual house for 10am. This doesn't sound too bad, until you add in that my semi-formal was the night before and we didn't get home until 2am. I know, yikes! The next morning, we still had a two-hour drive ahead of us! That meant me having to get up at 6:15 in the morning to get ready! After all this, and a couple other factors that helped weigh in on our decision, we decided to give Biltmore a call and push the tour back a bit. They were more than willing to honor our request and moved our tour until 4:15 that afternoon. What a relief!
Speaking of semi-formal, we did have a great time!
Some of my friends rented a cabin and we met up with everyone there before the function.
Okay, now back to my story!
So, we left on our little road trip about 12:30pm and arrived in Asheville about 2:45pm, the perfect amount of driving time for our little day trip! After driving through the gates, we headed to find our tickets at will-call. My friend, Jeff is a season pass holder and he helped us get them with a great discount. (Thanks, Jeff!)
After parking the car, we followed a trail that took us right to the front of the house! So beautiful!
We were so excited to make it after the crazy morning we'd had!
Since we were a little early for our tour, we decided to check out the shops nearby! They were super cute and reasonably priced!
This little cutie went home with me!
I love cupcakes and this needed to be in my collection!
We then proceeded to take our tour (where no cameras were allowed, BOO!), and then 4 hours later, we decided to leave for dinner.
A nice couple took our picture!
Our view on the way out!
We thought about having dinner inside Biltmore, but most of the nicer restaurants required a reservation and we were starving! Since it was getting late, we decided to go out of the gates and find something in the town of Asheville. Jake had been talking about Moe's Southwest grill earlier that day and we spotted one just as we were leaving!
I was a little skeptical because I'd never tried Moe's before, but I loved it. It may not have been gourmet, but both of our meals were delicious and really hit the spot! We headed home after dinner and got back to Boone around 10pm. This trip was exactly what I needed and I can't wait to go on another adventure again soon!