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Old 10-15-2013, 12:38 PM
 
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After a long weekend away (sans kids) with our best friends from NY, these are my thoughts, in no particular order:

1. Amazing.
2. Unreal food. No, seriously. This is a mecca for foodies.
3. NC's finest people-watching location.
4. So. Much. Craft. Beer.
5. See number 2.
6. Gorgeous scenery.
7. Blue. Ridge. Parkway.
8. The Biltmore.
9. See number 1.

In all seriousness, if you haven't been, get yourself and your significant other out west ASAP.
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Old 10-15-2013, 01:53 PM
 
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1. I agree almost 100%. (While it's sacrilege to many around here, personally I think the Biltmore House is a bit overrated as a destination, though it certainly is a unique spectacle.)
2. What does this have to do with the Triangle, at least any more so than any other region within a few hundred miles of Asheville?
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Old 10-15-2013, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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1. I agree almost 100%.
2. What does this have to do with the Triangle, at least any more so than any other region within a few hundred miles of Asheville?
Probably that it's a good getaway for people who live in the Triangle.
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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We love it as a getaway, too! Actually, just that whole area in general. We went to The Chalet Inn B&B near Dillsboro based off a mountain getaway thread here and it was so much fun that we sent my parents there this past weekend for their 35th anniversary. I love Raleigh, but the mountains are definitely a nice change of pace every once in a while!
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Cary
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Haven't been there in years...time to plan a get-away. Glad that you posted your thoughts! Come to think of it, I did have the most tasty grilled tuna sandwich there.
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Where's you stay? I'm going in a couple of weeks.
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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1. I agree almost 100%. (While it's sacrilege to many around here, personally I think the Biltmore House is a bit overrated as a destination, though it certainly is a unique spectacle.)
2. What does this have to do with the Triangle, at least any more so than any other region within a few hundred miles of Asheville?
I've never heard anyone even suggest that the Biltmore is sacred to anyone in this area.

I've been there a few times. It is ok. Considering it doesn't have an open floorplan, no granite countertops and no stainless steel appliances and still has brass light fixtures...who would even buy it?!!

Vicki
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Cary
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Considering it doesn't have an open floorplan, no granite countertops and no stainless steel appliances and still has brass light fixtures...who would even buy it?!!

Vicki
Ha! ++ Rep! Funny!
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Shirley Maclaine had a good time there! Remember Peter Sellers? He likes to watch. Every time I think about the Biltmore Estate I can't help but think of that funny movie filmed there. Being There.

We treated ourselves to a weekend at Grovepark Inn only to be next door to a screaming infant. Never again. But Biltmore is really beautiful in spring if you enjoy gardens and especially at Christmas for the Candlelight Tour.
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:22 AM
 
Location: My House
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Shirley Maclaine had a good time there! Remember Peter Sellers? He likes to watch. Every time I think about the Biltmore Estate I can't help but think of that funny movie filmed there. Being There.

We treated ourselves to a weekend at Grovepark Inn only to be next door to a screaming infant. Never again. But Biltmore is really beautiful in spring if you enjoy gardens and especially at Christmas for the Candlelight Tour.
We got married at Biltmore. Champagne Cellar at the Winery. Stayed in the Market Gardener's Cottage for our honeymoon. Husband and I had been to Biltmore together a couple of times while we were dating and we love the Blue Ridge Parkway. It fit.

We took a private tour of Biltmore while on our honeymoon. Our guide took us into all the rooms in the house except security. It was fascinating. Even went into the uppermost attic.
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