asheville

Oh Asheville… 

Your endless waterfalls, dog friendly restaurants, miles of trails, and southern hospitality.

I like it here.

I didn’t think a city in the world was more dog friendly than LA... guess I just had never been to Asheville. More people are at dinner with a pup under the table than without. #dreamsdocometrue

We stayed at a cute hotel called the Grand Bohemian Asheville. It’s like a mix of Alice in Wonderland meets a log cabin. I know how insane that sounds but it’s true! Antler chandeliers with jewels all over, red uplighting,

cozy vibes with big fireplaces & art covering all of the walls. It was the perfect place to come home to after a long day of

exploring in the Blue Ridge Mountains and chasing waterfalls.

 

THINGS I LOVED ABOUT GRAND BOHEMIAN ASHEVILLE: 

  1. LOCATION- you can’t get any closer to downtown

  2. Amazing breakfast buffet in the morning

  3. So cute at night with all of the lights in this section of town

  4. Starbucks across the street

  5. Spa in the hotel is fantastic

  6. Friendly and helpful staff

  7. Bedding was like sleeping on a cloud

  8. Pet friendly

  9. Eclectic / Luxe Vibe

  10. Art and chandeliers everywhere

ASHEVILLE TAKEAWAYS:

Don’t:

Go to The Biltmore

Why on earth would you pay $75 per person to walk around a giant mansion when you could be outside seeing this beautiful city for free!

What a shame to come to Asheville.. spend all day surrounded by tourist with their phones out in another soulless Vanderbilt Estate.

Do:

Drive The Blue Ridge Parkway!

Amazing views of these mountains are reason #1 to book your trip!

This scenic drive is loved by world travelers and spotting a black bear or 4 while youre cruising on the highway is way more exciting than a guided tour around a dusty mansion anyway!

 

BEST HIKING/WATERFALLS:

Moore Cove Falls (2 miles)
U.S. Highway 276
Brevard, NC 28712
(1.5 miles)

Rainbow Falls Trail in Gorges State Park
976 Grassy Ridge Road
Sapphire, NC 28774
(3.8 miles)

Linville Falls
Warrior Lane (Blue Ridge Parkway milepost 316.4)
Marion, NC 28752
(8 miles)

Catawba Falls 
3074 Catawba River Road
Old Fort, NC 28762
(4 miles)

 


ashevilleJordan Brennantravel