We needed to get out of the house for a couple days right after Christmas so we headed to Asheville. It was freezing! I believe the temperature was between 6 and 25 degrees the whole time we were there. I have given you a little recap of what we did and I included what we wore because everything is great for the freezing cold weather we experienced. The day we went to the Biltmore, I didn’t even need a coat with the sweater I wore. It was so warm.
Her jacket is great because its a 3-in-1… It’s a parka with a fur vest. So you can wear each piece separately or together giving you (or your daughter) 3 options. It’s also on sale so check it out!
Asheville with the Kids
We dragged them to all of our favorite spots. The first afternoon we started at the Grove Park Inn to show the kids the Gingerbread House contest. After that, checking out the beautiful views and some boozy hot chocolate we headed to our hotel. The new AC hotel was a great new location downtown. It was clean, modern and within walking distance of plenty to do. With kids (let’s be real having a drink or 2 at dinner) it was great to be able to walk to dinner and dessert.
Simone’s, my favorite restaurant, has a (non-published) kid’s menu so we went there for dinner the first night. As usual it did not disappoint! The kids had cheese quesadillas and broccoli.We had our usual Coconut Margaritas and Chili Rellenos. They had a creamy mushroom soup with truffle oil on special that night so I had to try it. It was amazing however Nat decide to try it too and he ended up loving it and finishing it off. After dinner we took the kids to the French Broad Chocolate Lounge.
For breakfast, we ate at the Liberty House.
The kids had hot chocolate & homemade cranberry muffins. Allen and I had avocado toast and Rosemary- Brown Sugar & Honey Lavender Lattes. It is now a must-go-to place whenever we are close to Asheville.
Then we headed to Biltmore Estate.
It’s been forever, before children forever, since Allen and I went to Biltmore the first time. This was the kids first visit. I was skeptical about taking them because it was so cold and I wasn’t sure if they would get bored just walking around a big old house. But we decided to go for. It was still decorated for Christmas and the kids loved seeing all of the beautiful decorations.
After the house portion of the tour, we went to the farm to see some animals. Then we headed to the winery for a much needed break for these parents! The staff was great there and let the kids sit on a bench and play their electronics while we sampled their wine!
When it warmed up later in the day, I swapped that extra warm sweater for a lightweight sweater in this teddy bear peacoat.
Here are some of my favorite of the Christmas decorations… inspiration for our new house, right 😉
Goodbye Asheville… until next time!