Ashevillle and the Biltmore Estate
One of the biggest attractions to the Asheville, NC area is the Biltmore Estate. Whether it is in the Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter or the marvelous Christmas season, the Biltmore Estate has something to offer. There's the House and Gardens, the winery, the inn and a site for weddings. George Vanderbilt originally built the Biltmore House to 'get away from it all, and I believe he definitely achieved his mission. At Christmas at Biltmore House is absolutely incredible. Everything's special, but there is a list of Special Events too.
There are so many other things to do while in the area. You can get on/off the Blue Ridge Parkway at Asheville, it's not far to the Great smoky Mountain National Park, Pisgah National Forest, Thomas wolfe House, fabulous Grove Park Inn and much more in nearby areas. During the summer months, one of the things people keep in mind is the refreshingly cool evenings in Asheville and the surrounding area and lots of sports activities are available.