Asheville + the Mountains
Asheville + the Mountains Travel Guide
The 1895 George Vanderbilt estate features 75 acres of gardens, which are bursting with hundreds of chrysanthemums through September.
Sitting squarely atop Mount McAlpine in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Sky Top is aptly named—with an elevation of 2,900 feet, it's one of the highest peaks in the area. From the grounds, you can see the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Pisgah National Forest, 10 miles away.