Blog Cabin 2009: Views In and Around Asheville
Asheville at Dusk
Blue Ridge Parkway
Valerie L. Jenkins
The parkway, nicknamed "America's favorite drive," passes through highland vistas and mountain meadows, and past a variety of historic sites. The parkway is one of the most popular features in America's National Park System.
This area of western North Carolina is known for its scenic beauty as "Land of Waterfalls."
John Fletcher, Jr.
Asheville Farmers Market
This downtown building also is home to a variety of galleries, specialty boutiques, local crafts and antiques.
Pritchard Park Drum Circle
Grove Park Inn
Opened in 1913, Grove Park is one of the South's premiere hotels. Famous guests over the years have included F. Scott Fitzgerald, Harry Houdini, Will Rogers, George Gershwin, Thomas Edison, Eleanor Roosevelt, Henry Ford and eight U.S. presidents.
Grove Park Inn Spa
John Warner Copyright 2003
The Grove Park Inn's spa has received a number of awards, including a 2008 ranking as thirteenth in the list of the world's best hotel spas as selected by Travel + Leisure magazine.
Sliding Rock Falls
A 60-foot flat, smooth boulder, Sliding Rock drops sliders off in an 8-foot-deep pool of chilly mountain water.
Learn more about Asheville and western North Carolina at ExploreAsheville.com.