oh my gosh, I have been looking forward to this post. I love taking fall trips, typically to the north georgia mountains during the peak of the leaf color change. this year, stephen had guys’ trips and we didn’t have a fall trip planned for us… so we sort of last minute decided to head out to asheville, north carolina to explore the city. one of stephen’s best friends relocated to asheville recently and we were lucky enough to stay with him and get the local tour. we spent saturday bouncing from brewery to brewery and all day sunday at the biltmore. long story short, I had ZERO clue about what to expect ahead of time. I mean I didn’t even google it. the biltmore turned out to be absolutely amazing, not to mention, we got to experience christmas at the biltmore so all the trees, lights, and candles were up!
how sweet are these potted greens at each table in the outdoor market area. I definitely want to pick up some terra cotta pots for future tablescapes now.
the biltmore tree was huge, and due to fire hazards, there will be another tree installed in its place a few weeks. can you imagine redecorating again?? and check out the organ to the right.
I can’t begin to explain how many floral arrangements were boasting throughout the home. I thought the bird of paradise was a unique addition to this one.
after touring the residence, we drove over for lunch at deerpark. their sunday brunch is to die for. after brunch, we drove over to antler park for some wine tasting.
touring the winery was pretty cool, there was lots of history to read about on a self-guided tour en route to the tasting area and shop.
the tasting room had gorgeous holiday balls suspended from the ceiling. at first, the line to get in was intimidatingly long. I was so impressed with how they managed the flow. the greeter tells you specifically where to go based on the number of people in your party. it was seamless. once we got to our tasting area, we were informed that we could try any wines that we wanted for no charge. we ended up tasting probably 10 wines and went home with 3 bottles – two blends (cardinal’s crest and christmas at the biltmore red) and a tempranillo.
I would so recommend the biltmore for a girls’ trip or weekend getaway. we also visited the garden at the biltmore, I took so many pictures there that it deserves another post. I am so glad we got to experience christmas at the biltmore, it was especially over the top! have you been to the biltmore before?