This time however, we rented a mini cabin to stay for the week. It was charmingly called the Joy Chalet. It was such a cute place! It was nicely decorated and really felt like a home away from home.
The first full day we were there, we really just got settled in, did a little grocery shopping and made arrangements for our time at the Biltmore Estate.
On Tuesday, we were off to the Biltmore Estate for the Vanderbilt Family and Friends Tour. We knew the weather wasn't going to be great, high chance of rain all day, so we wanted to do things in doors.
Seriously, I can't even imagine what it must have been like to call this home. Gorgeous.
It was quite a chilly day, so we stopped by the bake shop to get something warm to drink.
Much to our surprise, after doing a little shopping in the gift shop, we came out to snow flurries! It literally snowed on and off that whole day. I must say, it was a sweet surprise.
After our tour, we had high tea at the Biltmore Inn. I took this picture of the fireplace we sat near while we waited to be seated. I would like one of these in my dream home, please.
Due to the weather being colder than we expected, our plans for day two at the Biltmore Estate kinda went to shambles. We wanted to walk some trails and enjoy the outdoors but the cold was too much for this Florida girl. Really my face couldn't take it. Felt like needles against my skin. So we didn't stay too long on the property that day.
The rest of our time there, we site-seed, walked at a park with Graice, and visited downtown Asheville.
Picked up some treats for ourselves.
Even found a Dog Bakery and got a treat for Miss Gracie Lou.
Enjoyed a couple dinners there. For our anniversary meal, we ate at this little French restaurant, Bouchon. Nicely lit and just a cool ambiance. I took pictures but I think I've posted enough pictures on this post. Don't want to bore you all.
We got back Friday and although I love being in the mountains, it is nice to get back to normalcy. Especially with Gracie, who didn't get comfortable at all in NC.
Now it's back to reality for us. But that doesn't mean we can't start planning and counting down to our next vacation!