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A March 2008 trip to Asheville by Valerie_C

Comfort Inn West Photo, Asheville, North Carolina More Photos
Quote: A three-day jaunt through the Carolinas.
Comfort Inn West Photo, Asheville, North Carolina
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This hotel is conveniently located just off I-40, practically in downtown Asheville, and right next door to gas stations and restaurants. The hotel has all the basic amenities from this type of hotel: free "continental" breakfast, cable TV, wireless Internet, smoking or non-smoking rooms, free parking, complementary toiletries, etc. The rooms are in great condition and the building looks brand new. There were complimentary guidebooks in the lobby and rooms to provide information about the area. Large closet space, bathroom and mirrors as well as a good sound proofing were plusses. At first, I really thought that the hotel was perfect for our price range, although a few things ma...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 9, 2008

Comfort Inn West
15 Crowell Rd.
Asheville, North Carolina 28806
828-665-6500

Stable Cafe at Biltmore Estate Photo, Asheville, North Carolina
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Located just next to the Biltmore House in the old carriage house, the Stable Cafe is unique in that it used to be a stable. Diners have the opportunity to eat in renovated horse stalls, which really add to the atmosphere. The staff match the atmosphere, being friendly and outgoing. They'll even offer to take your photo if they notice you have your camera out.The menu is pretty large and changes seasonally. The items are somewhat expensive, with a basic burger starting at $10. However, the food is very good. My group had chicken, which was literally fall-off-the-bone tender, and an excellent, very creamy quiche. Beverages range from Coke to wine.If you're looking for a sit ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 9, 2008

Stable Cafe at Biltmore Estate
1 Approach Road
Asheville, North Carolina 28806
(828) 274-6333

Biltmore Estate and Gardens

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Biltmore Estate and Gardens Photo, Asheville, North Carolina
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We visited Biltmore Estate on a rainy day. This was the first time we'd been to Biltmore and we were somewhat disappointed. Due to the rain, almost all of the activities were canceled and the only things left were regular house tours (rooftop tours were canceled). We'd pre-paid for a carriage ride, which we were informed was canceled when we picked up our tickets. Well, the canceled it, but they didn't refund it - we had to request that. So, if you pre-paid for any activities, make sure to ask the ticket desk for any cancellations or changes, 'cause they won't tell you without being prompted.I've read a lot of reviews stating that you can't visit all of Biltmore in just o...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 9, 2008

Biltmore Estate and Gardens
1 Approach Road
Asheville, North Carolina 28806
(828) 274-6333

Greenville Zoo

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Greenville Zoo Photo, Greenville, South Carolina
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The Greenville Zoo is conveniently located along the edge of downtown Greenville, right off of HWY 29. Visitor will only need to follow the signs to find the zoo. With a price of only $6 for adults and $3 for kids, this is a great option for families who find themselves with nothing to do on a lazy afternoon. The zoo is open from 10:00-5:00 daily and is only closed on major holidays.As is reflected in the price, the zoo is somewhat small, but does have a nice variety of animals, as well as well maintained grounds and exhibits. Animals on display include: elephants, giraffes, lions, leopards, red pandas, orangutans, birds, alligators, a reptile house, and (my favorite) giant tortoises. Ma...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 18, 2008

Greenville Zoo
150 Cleveland Park Drive
Greenville, South Carolina 29601
(864) 467-4300