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Asheville, Deep South

Asheville is a bohemian university town in the west of North Carolina that retains an appealing 1920s core. Here you may wish to take the urban art walking tour to discover the town's colourful neighbourhoods, art deco buildings and book shops. Just out of the city is the Biltmore Estate, the largest private mansion in the USA with over 250 rooms. Also near the city lies the North Carolina Arboretum, a 426-acre public garden nestled in a beautiful natural setting.

Slightly further afield is Chimney Rock on the edge of Hickory Nut Gorge. Here you can either take stairs or a lift to the top of the rock where you will have a breathtaking panoramic view of Lake Lure below and, on a clear day, King’s Mountain 75 miles to the east. Hickory Nut Falls were a memorable backdrop to the Last of the Mohicans film.

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    • Victorian Room at Cumberland Falls

      At Cumberland Falls Bed & Breakfast Inn

      Medium

      Situated within walking distance of downtown Asheville, At Cumberland Falls is a charming, turn-of-the-century property set amidst beautiful gardens where bridges cross streams and waterfalls tumble into koi-filled ponds.

    • Inn on Biltmore Estate, Asheville

      Inn on Biltmore Estate

      Deluxe

      With the Blue Ridge Mountains as its backdrop, the Biltmore Estate has been home to the Vanderbilt dynasty, one of America's wealthiest and best-known socialite families, since 1895 and remains to this day America's largest home.