48 Hours in Asheville

Over Spring Break, DG, Winston, Gizmo, & I traveled to Asheville for 3 days for a little getaway.  We stayed at the most adorable cabin at the Engadine Inn and Cabins in Candler, NC, which is about 20 minutes outside of Asheville.  Engadine Inn and Cabins are a part of the Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association and has the most gorgeous property.  I'm dedicating a specific post to the property, but I'll be providing sneak peeks throughout this post.

We packed the car and left around 10:15AM to give ourselves some time to stop and walk the dogs if needed.  Gizmo gets a little anxious in the car, so we wanted him to be comfortable. Our drive was about 4 hours, and we only stopped once right outside of Winston-Salem.  We arrived at Engadine Inn and Cabins to check in and get unpacked.

As soon as we got in and unpacked, we went on a short hike around the 12 acres of Engadine.  These views are seriously stunning.

Once we got the boys comfortable, we headed to the Grove Park Inn.  DG had never been and I always find it to be so enchanting.  


We had dinner at The Edison, which was a swanky sports bar inside the Grove Park.


These hush puppies and pimiento cheese were delicious.

After dinner, we headed to SkyBar.  

rooftop bar

After a day of travel, we headed home and called it a night.

The next morning, we woke up and went on our same walk around the property with the boys a few times and I enjoyed watching the sunrise with copious amounts of coffee.  The views made it so nice and relaxing.

The one official thing we had planned was a tour of the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. right outside of Asheville.  The tour was an hour and half and really informative.  We had lunch at the taproom after our tour and walked around the grounds a little more before heading back to the cabin.

We headed back, packed the boys up, and headed to the North Carolina Arboretum to take the boys on some hiking trails.  The arboretum was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, who is one of my favorite historical figures for his amazing work.


We came back to our cottage and got ready for our dinner that night.

We parked in a central location and walked around downtown.  I've mentioned before, but DG is a pickier eater than I am, but we did pop in to Curate.  What an awesome place!


We headed over to Posana for a bit.

Dining in Asheville … with Friends

And then had dinner at Pack's Tavern.


We finished the night at French Broad Chocolates with a chocolate peanut butter milkshake.

French Broad Chocolate Lounge

Wednesday, we woke up and went for another walk around the property.  We loved spending time at the overlook on the property.  I kept picturing how pretty a wedding would be at that spot.

Then, we headed in to downtown Asheville one last time.  One of the best things about Asheville is how pet friendly it is.  We took the boys with us to The Grove Arcade, which is a series of shops.  The building is absolutely gorgeous!


Then we headed over to White Duck Taco in the River Arts District.  We got there before they opened, so we walked around a bit.  DG is a great painter, so we always love checking out other artists' work.

River Arts District

Then we got our tacos and holy cow were they delicious.  I had a fish taco and a buffalo chicken taco and they were equally yummy.

And then, we got back on the road and headed home.  It was such a wonderful and relaxing time.  We're planning on making a trip back this fall for more hiking and site seeing.

Thank you Rick & Tom for such a wonderful time at the Engadine Inn & Cabins!  I highly recommend you checking them out the next time you're in Asheville!  They have pet friendly cabins but they also have beautiful rooms in the inn.


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