Downtown Asheville

I’m sitting on my favorite rocking chair on the large covered porch ~ looking down the grass hill, past the herb garden to the lovely fish and fountain pond, surrounded by thick trees of every description including two of my favorite ~ Weeping Willows.

The grill is heating; waiting for the lamb chops I bought at the Farmers Market this morning.

I enter the living room with the high ceiling, stone fireplace, leather couches and rocking chairs; which many years ago was a one room cabin.

Sunlight filters through one of the long glass sliding doors which through the other I see my hammock waiting for me.

I’m home again; “Pat’s Place” is mine.


Asheville Historic Trolley Tours

37 Montford Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

The Asheville Urban Trail Walking Tour

Begins at Pack Place
Biltmore Avenue at Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

This walking tour of Asheville tells the story of the city’s past. There are 30 stations highlighted on the trail, each with its own story, and many with original public art. Walkers can start anywhere they see an engraved pink granite Urban Trail marker, but station one is at Pack Square. Download a walking tour podcast, map and brochure.

Basilica of Saint Lawrence

97 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801

The Basilica of Saint Lawrence, designed and built in 1905 by Spanish architect Rafael Guastavino and architect R.S. Smith, is the only basilica in Western North Carolina. It’s dome, with a span of 58 by 82 feet, is believed to be the largest freestanding elliptical dome in North America. The basilica features many remarkable statues, architectural carvings, and elaborate stained glass windows. It also contains Guastavino’s crypt.

Basilica of Saint Lawrence exterior

Grove Arcade

One Page Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

Built by E.W. Grove and opened in 1929, The Grove Arcade is an architectural jewel. It was historically renovated and re-opened in 2002 with unique boutique shopping and distinctive dining.

Historic Biltmore Village

Near the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC 

Biltmore Village, built as a company town by George Vanderbilt in the late 1890s, consists of restored English style homes that house shops, galleries and restaurants. One its anchors is the Cathedral of All Souls, an Episcopal cathedral.

We enjoyed our stay in this lovely, well equipped comfortable cottage.

Wonderful to be so secluded and quiet ~ yet so close to shopping etc.

Such comfortable beds & pillows, a very important item indeed!

The grounds are lovely; even in early spring ~ love those fountains! Our thanks to Pat & Linda for being so friendly & accommodating.

M & D Dunbar (Briercrest, SK)


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