My mom and I decided to take a girl’s trip recently! The last one we took was to NYC before Camden and Ella were even born so it was definitely time!! We decided on Asheville, NC which is the perfect place for us to meet with my mom living in Ohio and me living in South Carolina.
Asheville was an ideal location for a girl’s trip…the city is beautiful, quirky, fun, artsy, and so much more! We stayed at the Hotel Indigo Asheville Downtown which is a lovely location for a trip to Asheville…it’s downtown and you can walk to everything and it’s a very short drive to the Biltmore and hiking trails!! I am so happy with our decision to stay there, everything about it was perfect!
The hotel was beautifully decorated with paintings created by local artists that are available for purchase. The art changes out every so often! This really made it unique to Asheville! The decor had pops of color that were both modern and stylish. We felt right at home.
The staff here were so helpful and friendly from checking in, to giving directions, to parking, you name it and they went over and beyond to help you!
Hotel Indigo Asheville Downtown is pet friendly and we loved seeing several adorable guests’ pets during our stay.
Here are pictures of our large, beautiful, and very comfortable room!
They also have Penthouse Suites that are huge, beautifully decorated, and have breathtaking views of the mountains. You can also book special occasions here or meetings, they have a great venue. We loved the upscale and boutique feel of Hotel Indigo Asheville Downtown.
Now, on to what we did on our trip…we arrived around 5pm so we checked in and got settled. Then, we decided to walk downtown to check it out and ended up eating at the cutest little French Bistro, Isla’s. We sat outside where we enjoyed street music and people watching. It was seriously one of the best meals I’ve had in a while, we highly recommend this place!
The next day, we slept in and then headed to the Historic Biltmore Village. We walked around, shopped, and ate at a yummy Tex-Mex restaurant, The Cantina!
Then it was time to head to The Biltmore. If you don’t know what the Biltmore is, it’s the largest home in America which was built by George Vanderbilt! If you’re my age, you might remember it being the house from Richie Rich. 🙂
We had a great time walking through the house and gardens, everything about this place is breathtaking!! It was really cool to see how people lived way back when, well how the Vanderbilt’s lived that is.
A part of your ticket to the Biltmore includes wine tasting at Antler Hill Village which is on the Biltmore Estate. We headed there next for the remainder of the evening. My mom isn’t a huge wine fan but we really enjoyed this! There is also an adorable little village which has shops, restaurants, and a little petting zoo. This area was one of the original farms of the Biltmore.
The next day, my mom’s best friend met us and we shopped and ate our way through Asheville! It’s such a fun city to shop in because it is mainly all local stores so unique things that you normally wouldn’t find at malls or online. Our meals in Asheville did not disappoint, everything we had was great!!
Then it was time to check out of the beautiful, Hotel Indigo Asheville Downtown and head home!! We had the best time at Hotel Indigo and Asheville, we will be back for sure!