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Guide to Asheville, NC

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Photo: Whitney Lawson

Encircled by the rolling Blue Ridge Mountains, and a five-minute drive from the bucolic Blue Ridge Parkway, the North Carolina town of Asheville has been drawing travelers in search of a holistic holiday since the late 19th century.

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Destinations: Virginia · Asheville

Hotels (1)

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    Black Walnut Bed & Breakfast

    Innkeepers Peter and Lori White, who have owned bakeries in Palm Beach and Martha's Vineyard, serve three-course breakfasts (raisin scones with clo

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    Table Restaurant

    Brooklyn-born Alicia Sessoms and her chef husband Jacob dress up the warehouse-like space of this restaurant with local daisies, echinacea, and bac

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    Early Girl Eatery

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    Blue Ridge Parkway

    While the masses descend on the North Carolina portion of the famed 469-mile-long parkway, those in the know head to this 121-mile portion from Way

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    Biltmore Estate Winery

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  • Virginia's Horse and Wine Country

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  • Touring Virginia's Vineyards

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    After 200 years of trying, Virginia's wines are finally worthy of consideration…and with well-appointed inns and B&B’s at every turn and multitudes of historical markers, wine-touring here makes pe

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