Asheville is a lush but urban town. It’s filled with Southern historic buildings, beautiful museums, and of course great wineries. We stayed at the Biltmore estate, an 8,000-acre Inn located in the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains. The Biltmore Estate is French renaissance style chateau built in 1889 and was originally a Vanderbilt family country home. I loved walking through their nature trails where you can get a dreamy view of the surrounding blue mountains and the vert forests. The manicured gardens on their grounds are an idyllic step into the past, and their rose garden boasts 250 varieties. We relaxed at the Antler Hill Winery on the grounds and got to taste their unique, sustainably produced wines. The Biltmore estate also has a spa where you can pamper yourself, though we chose to switch it up and go to the spa Omni Grove Park Inn. They have a stunning indoor pool which looks like an ice cave.
The Sunnypoint Café offers good old southern comfort food, and is family-owned and operated. For some culture, spend an afternoon at the Asheville Art Museum, a contemporary art museum which also has programs your kids will like. Asheville can be humid and sticky in the summer and rainy in the winter so I recommend vacationing when the weather’s not so extreme.