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This is our 2nd visit to Andrew’s Attic and we find that we love it more each time we visit! It is a perfect get away – so romantic and peaceful! We’re counting the days until we can return!

Greg & Mary (Raleigh, NC)

Rock Out! Local Gem Mines to Visit During Your Asheville Trip.

Asheville Gem Mining

Located in South Asheville, Asheville Biltmore Gem Mining is a place where family can go year-round and have a great time. With both inside and outside sluices boxes along with a guarantee that every bag is filled with gem for the little ones to find. They also have a very passionate and educated staff to help with all your needs. Lastly, make sure to check out the Rockin’ Rock Shop where they do anything from cutting your own piece to buying, selling or trading other rocks.

Pisgah Forest Gem Mine

With two locations, both with indoor gem mining there is no excuse to not take the family to Pisgah Forest Gem Mine. Once there, you and the family will have your pick of what mining experience you would like. You can do anything from the size bag, indoor or outdoor, black light even! If you are looking to get the kids off the phone, then this is the place to be!

Elijah Mountain Gem Mining

Being the closest Gem Mine to Asheville Elijah Mountain Gem Mining is perfect for that last minute plan for the second half of the day (for ideas on the first half, check out (these activities) Also, having indoor and outdoor mining you can’t go wrong with this choice. Not only are they rated number one on TripAdvisor for Gem Mining but they also have a vast amount of waterfalls to see within miles, and have a family goat farm for the kids to pet.

Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine

Located by Chimney Rock State Park which is only 45 minutes outside of Asheville is a perfect day getaway for the family. Having two locations help provides enough space for the whole family to enjoy. Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine guarantees the family will find something exciting! There is also a showroom with lots of different gems and fossils for purchase.

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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.

Anonymous

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