February can be rather unpredictable in the mountains of Western North Carolina. So even though songbirds will be belting out their tunes and daffodils will be showering us with blooms in just four short weeks, we know to take full advantage of a pretty, “Spring-ish” day that comes along in the middle of February.
We did just that today, with an drive over to Biltmore Estate in Asheville (an easy 20-minute trip). The innpugs, of course, came along for the afternoon. Biltmore Estate, along with most of the Asheville area, is pet friendly, allowing your four-legged family members to explore every outdoor nook and cranny as long as you have him or her on a leash. Here’s innkeeper Brigette hanging with Csaba and Bugsy on part of the Esplanade (or as we say, Biltmore’s front yard), with Biltmore House in the foreground.
One of the things we liked best about this trip to Biltmore were the little hints of Spring, like the two photos we took below of flowers blooming. Enjoy! And don’t forget, guests can get Biltmore tickets for $29 at the Inn on Mill Creek through March, and those tickets are good for a FREE second day.