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Going on a long weekend vacation to Asheville, NC in early June. Any suggestions of “must see & do’s” or any special events going on, dining suggestions?

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  1. Merry Richon wrote on :

    Hi – hope this isn’t too late, but don’t miss Rezaz (just outside Biltmore Village) and Corner Kitchen (in Biltmore Village) for some great food. Early Girl Eatery is also fun if you are looking for good Southern food! Have fun – the weather should be beautiful and stop by the NC Arboretum if you have time – lovely.

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    • Dralene "Red" Hughes wrote on :

      Thank you for the suggestions – wrote them down and will keep you posted if we make it to them. Looking forward to our trip! Thank you & Best Wishes! ;-D

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  2. Darinda Huntley wrote on :

    If you enjoy dancing at all, check out the Asheville Dance scene. Contra dancing, swing dancing, and ballroom dancing are thriving there. Dance Asheville (http://www.danceasheville.com/) has a rundown of the dancing in the area. The contra dancers in Asheville are warm and welcoming.

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    • Dralene "Red" Hughes wrote on :

      Thank you for the information about the dance scene – unfortunately we are not dancers, but I will forward this information onto our friends in Asheville. Thank you! But we love the outdoors and nature – so plan on alot of hiking and seeing the sights.

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  3. Jeanna Hofmeister wrote on :

    Asheville has an incredible funky and eclectic arts scene, but they also have a lot of locally sourced food and a great slow food movement. Here’s a link to their super cool website: http://www.exploreasheville.com/what-to-do/index.aspx that will give you all kinds of great ideas. And, when you’re planning a trip to the northwest, I’d love to share more with you about our area of the US! Have a blast.

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    • Dralene "Red" Hughes wrote on :

      Thank you Jeanna for the AWESOME web link – alot of great options to try and explore – can’t wait! And will keep you posted if we make it out to the northwest – I am actually restoring some carousel animals that were originally carved in Washington state and would love to meet the family of the original carver someday – will keep you posted for info in that area of the US! Thank you so much! ;-D

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    • Jeanna Hofmeister wrote on :

      Oh my gosh! You know that the Carrousel in Riverfront park in Spokane was hand carved by Charles Looff and is one of the finest hand carved carrousels in the country with one of the only know “Sneaky Tigers” on it along with giraffes, goats, lions and the standard cadre of horses. We have a woman here who has done much restoration of carrousel pieces named Betty Largent. If you ever happen to be in Spokane, I would love to connect you two!

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    • Dralene "Red" Hughes wrote on :

      How AMAZING!!!!! The carousel animals I am restoring are carved by Duke Moore (passed away 2 yrs ago and was the 1st person to carve an entire carousel by himself since the 1980s). So far I have restored (of his) a 7ft giraffe and 2 elephants. The client I am restoring the animals for has a ton of them – so waiting to see what the next animal will be. She has rhinos, lions, gorillas, gators, cheetahs and much more – so looking forward to restoring them. Here is my email address – drop me an email and I will send you some pics of my restoration. Would LOVE to meet up with Betty Largent! How COOL! Thank you Jeanna and I look forward to hearing from you again! ((((Hugs!))))

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  4. Kay Fletcher wrote on :

    The Biltmore Estate is beautiful in June. The gardens are spectacular and the weather is fantastic. Spend the entire day and include a trip to the winery. The cost is included in your ticket price. Nearby are a lovely Farmer’s Market, a thriving art and pottery community, the Mast General Store, and some of the best local restaurants around. If you want to relax there is an abundance of spas. Stay at a local bed and breakfast to be treated like royalty.

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    • Dralene "Red" Hughes wrote on :

      Thank you! A friend of ours did send us VIP passes to the Biltmore including the winery – can’t wait to see it and explore all the great things in the area. I forgot about the Mast General Store – thank you for reminding me – also the Chocolate Fetish (downtown ) has the most AWESOME chocolate and truffle – I recommend the cayenne truffles (sounds odd – but they are FABULOUS!) We are staying at the Grove Park Inn – otherwise we would have stayed at a bed & breakfast (there are some great ones there). Thank you for all your great suggestions – so appreciated! ;-D Can’t wait to GO!

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  5. Talmadge Ragan wrote on :

    Biltmore in June should be gorgeous.. Also be sure and spend some time downtown- there are all kind of art galleries and of course, the Thomas Wolfe House. There’s also a wonderful Italian Restaurant on one of the main streets downtown, sorry I don’t remember the name, but walk down one flight of stairs…the food is wonderful and it has a piano bar. You’ll have a lovely evening!

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    • Dralene "Red" Hughes wrote on :

      Thank you Tali – looking forward to a fun and relaxing long weekend – will check out the downtown area and the restaurant (if we find it – I will keep you posted on the name!) Can’t wait to go! ;-D

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  6. shari nicsevic wrote on :

    Years ago I did visit the Biltmore Estate in Asheville. It was a great see! The gardens should be lovely then?.. at the very least inquire! Have a great trip!
    Shari in San Jose

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    • Dralene "Red" Hughes wrote on :

      thank you Shari! Looking forward to our trip – my friend (who works at the Biltmore) already sent us VIP passes – so excited!

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