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Waldensian Trail of Faith Tour
"On arrival at the Waldensian Trail of Faith in Valdese you’ll either meet a docent for a guided tour with your small group of 10 or purchase a guidebook at the Visitor Center and walk the level concrete path at your own pace (depending on the option you select at booking). Start with a short video that introduces you to the history and religious heritage of the Waldens a small community of faith from the alpine valleys of Italy who lived by the scriptures and were driven into exile to settle in the North Carolina foothills and preserve a future for their families. Hear their story while you stroll this&# which bears witness to the journey that led these peaceful people from one continent to another in search of religious freedom.  At the operating sawmill see how wood for the early homes was created. Bread is baked in the outdoor oven and shared during the tour. Bocci courts are also available for playing the sport enjoyed by the Waldensians. Please note: Self-guided tours do not include the sawmil""
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Horseback Riding Adventure on the Flame Azalea Trail
"Meet your guide at Arrowmont Stables and Cabins in Cullowhee about a 2-hour drive from Asheville. Get acquainted with equine behavior and receive riding tips during a 50-minute safety program via training video and live demonstration. Once you’re matched with a suitable horse snap on your helmet and practice horseback riding in the ring before setting off on the Flame Azalea Trail. Follow your guide through a hardwood and white pine forest flanked by azaleas before you emerge into an open meadow. Reaching 4200 feet in elevation you’re treated to sweeping views out of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Be on the lookout for wildlife including raptors soaring above. On the descent travel through the Old Fort Lodge — a former youth camp established in 1960 — before ending your tour back at the stables of the 200-acre (80-hectare) working horse farm."
From $75.00
 
Hiking Tour of Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls
Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls and Hiking Tour"A minimum of 2 travelers is required for booking this hike.Your day will start with pick-up from your Asheville area hotel by air-conditioned van. After all tour members are collected your guide will share interesting stories about the area as you drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway.Your guide will bring you to visit three impressive waterfalls that you will get to through two protected forests in an easy to moderate hike. In t"""Experience the picturesque beauty scenery and nature that surrounds the Blue Ridge Parkway. You'll visit three impressive waterfalls a couple of protected forests and take an easy to moderate three mile  hike with your local guide.  Don't forget your camera as you'll definitely want to remember the gorgeous flora
From $59.00

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Carrabba's Italian Grill

I would have gone over here to lunch, but they were not open for lunch. They opened at 4:00. But for a late late lunch and an early dinner I found that I could get there on the scooter without...
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Breakfast - Hampton Inn

The Hampton Inn usually has a good breakfast and this one was no exception. They didn't have cranberry juice, but the rest of the breakfast was very good. They had waffle stations, in addition to...
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Copper River Grill Asheville

Looking for a good steak? What about flavoursome smoked chicken wings? Look no further than Copper River Grill.Our waiter was very attentative and made sure we felt at home (even playing Land...
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Cabana Grill & Bar at Grove Park Inn

Following a round of golf at the Grove Park Inn, we have a delicious lunch at the Resort’s Cabana Grill & Bar, a cozy outdoor eatery. The chef is whipping up several new specials. Our favorite is the...
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The Lobster Trap

! Fresh saltwater seafood in the North Carolina Mountains seems like an oxymoron. It’s a reality at The Lobster Trap where Chef Mike McCarty serves only fresh seafood, caught by trusted domestic...
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Tupelo Honey Cafe

Dinner plans has us strolling down College Street to the Tupelo Honey Café. It is busy even on a Monday evening. The Asheville downtown location is where Tupelo started in 2000, now it has locations...
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The Corner Kitchen

When I am away from home and dining alone, I have an "almost" random method for choosing picking restaurants. On my latest trip to the Asheville area, I "randomly" picked a real winner. From high...
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White Duck Taco

Wanting a quick bite, we popped into the White Duck Taco Shop. Their menu is simple with a nice variety of tacos. The Bangkok Tacos and Fish tacos were very tasty. Simple quick taco shop. Indoor and...
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Vortex Doughnuts

Our son and his wife had seen the hype on Vortex and wanted to visit to test out the doughnuts. We like the fact is was next door to Catawba Brewing. The doughnuts are good but there is only so much...
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ISA's Bistro

ISA's Bistro is in the midst of the downtown where musicians, tumblers, drummers, and mimes perform on the street. The outside seating provides customers a primary spotlight to witness the authentic...
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Vue 1913 at the Omni Grove Park Inn

For an evening dinner while staying at the Omni Grove Park Inn, we select the Vue 1913, an American Brasserie. A comfortable setting with stylish art déco decor, our table is a few steps above the...
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Woolworth Soda Fountain

Step back in time and mosey in for an old fashioned lunch at the Woolworth lunch counter. Ordering a sandwich for lunch and sitting at the soda fountain was fun. We both recalled earlier times growing...
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The Grovewood Cafe

A unique eatery away from downtown Asheville is the Grovewood Café adjacent to the Grove Park Inn. Nestled within an enclave of shops & museums it offers the finest in regional and continental...
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The Market Place

Conveniently located on historic Wall Street in downtown Asheville, we are delighted to dine at this bustling upscale restaurant on a Saturday evening. Chef and Owner William Dissen presents a menu...
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Top Things to Do in Asheville

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Biltmore Estate

While visiting the Biltmore Estate we went to Antler Village for lunch and were so very glad we chose to dine at Cedric's Tavern. A most upscale pub in keeping with the style and ambiance of the...
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Craggy Gardens

Craggy Gardens is a park area along the Blue Ridge Parkway about 15 miles northeast of Asheville. Located around Milepost 364, Craggy Gardens is just before Mount Mitchell if coming from Asheville. ...
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