Hey guys! This week’s post is my first travel post and I am so excited to share!
Last weekend, Kristopher and I went to Asheville, NC and stayed for two nights. It was so much fun! We will definitely be back for warmer weather.
We arrived in Asheville Friday evening and checked in to our hotel and then went straight to dinner.
The hotel we stayed at was Hotel Indigo in the downtown area. The hotel was so nice and cozy. We had the option of a city view or a mountain view. We definitely went with the mountain view.
Something I really liked about the hotel is that they have a pitcher for us to fill with complimentary filtered water. It was so nice not having to over pay for one bottle of water.
Another one of my favorite things about the hotel is that the staff was so nice and welcoming. I was probably the millionth person to ask about recommendations for restaurants near us, but we were given a list with personal descriptions with a smile.
One of the recommendations that was made to us was a restaurant called Carmel’s. We were able to walk and get there in less than 10 minutes!
We ordered fried pickles and Mac and cheese for some appetizers. (We were so hungry!) The fried pickles came with bread and butter pickles and a slightly hot pickle. The breading was perfect!
The Mac and cheese was also yummy! We were wishing it came with more.
Kristopher ordered a pulled pork sandwich and waffle fries. I kept it pretty basic and ordered a cheese flat bread pizza. Everything was delicious!
After dinner we went back to the hotel and slept off our food comas!
Saturday morning we went for breakfast, the Biltmore Estate, and then walked around down town.
For breakfast, we went to a place downtown called Early Girl Eatery.
WE. LOVED. IT.
I ordered a “porky bowl” and Kristopher got some French toast made from biscuits. The porky bowl was pulled pork, scrambled egg, and bacon gravy. It was so yummy! Kristopher’s French toast had a homemade whipped cream with slices of apple. I had a bite of his and was kind of jealous!
After breakfast, we headed to the Biltmore Estate and it was mind blowing!
First, we toured the house and it was amazing. I didn’t take a picture of everything in the house, but here is a few that I did take! It was unreal how much there was to see. They had many different tour options, but we didn’t pay extra for any certain one. We just did the self guided tour. We definitely want to get a guide next time to get the whole experience and to learn everything.
Fun fact: There is where Richie Rich was filmed!
After touring the house and walking around for a little bit, we went to the winery at the Biltmore Estate.
Wine tasting was free (and delicious)!
After wine tasting, we went to the wine bar next door to the tasting room and had lunch. We ordered a charcuterie board to share. It was delicious!
That was the last thing we did at the Biltmore, but there were tons of things to do! We will definitely return to explore the gardens and more activities offered.
We were going to drive on Blue Ridge Parkway and take in the scenery, but it was closed due to upcoming bad weather. So on to downtown we went!
Our first stop while walking around was a recommended place called Chocolate Fetish!
There were SO MANY chocolates! You can see what we picked out on the plate. Everything was so good!
We walked around some more and checked out various places until dinner.
For dinner, we went to Tupelo Honey. They have the best biscuits and blueberry jam that are served complimentary.
Kristopher ordered fried chicken, green beans, and Mac and cheese. I ordered pork, mashed potatoes, and green beans. My pork was so tender! The sauce drizzled over the top was also amazing!
We called it a night after that.
Our trip came to an end on Sunday morning when we headed back home. But, it made the drive easier so we got to enjoy the views of the smoky mountains!
I can’t wait to go back to do more!
I hope you enjoyed my first travel post! If you have recommendations for our next trip to Asheville, leave a comment! Thanks for reading. Have a blessed day!