Sadly, we have only had one other trip away without Madi so this was really special. We stayed at a gorgeous inn with a great view of Chimney Rock.
View from our room - Chimney Rock
Justin ordered flowers ahead of time so they were in the room for me when we got there. They are my favorite color too. :)
This Inn reminded me of Lorelai's inn on Gilmore Girls. It was just so cute! Not quite a bed & breakfast, but not quite a hotel either.
Friday when we got there we checked out the local shops and grabbed a lunch by the river. It was really like a ghost town! I figured winter + mountains = tourists but apparently that only happens if there is snow?! Turns out it was off season and they are crazy swamped with tourists in the summer. Anyway, it was nice being somewhere so quiet. Once we checked into the hotel room we didn't want to go try and find somewhere for dinner so we ate at the restaurant in the inn. Such a downer - kidding! We totally splurged and had an excellent, romantic meal. Justin got a filet mignon and I got chicken alfredo. I have pictures of course...
Saturday we planned on hiking Chimney Rock but turned out many of the trails were closed due to renovations and Justin's knee was acting up so that was a no go. We went to breakfast and then went to the mall to do some shopping and then drove to Asheville and walked around downtown. We had a nice dinner at a local restaurant, La Strada on Lake Lure. It was really good!
The inn had a game room on the second floor with fussball, air hockey, and a pool table. Justin and I had so much fun playing games!! He is currently undefeated in air hockey which may or may not have made me really mad and I beat him once at fussball. He also taught me how to properly hold a pool stick so we had fun playing a game of pool too.
It was such a nice, relaxing, fun weekend away from everything! We decided we want to make a trip to the Esmeralda Inn every year! I love the town, the inn, and the fun things to do! Next time we will most definitely go to the Biltmore House!
Here are a few more pics from the weekend. :)
Justin at the inn.
Grove Arcade in Asheville, NC
What's your favorite place to vacation?? Have you ever been to Chimney Rock?