Subject: Re: Ashville N.C.
Hi Michele, You will love Asheville if you love mountains and lovely old homes. The craft shops are great fun to browse through (and if you're looking for furniture, be sure to check out the factory shops). By all means, visit Biltmore Estate. Besides the house, they have a lovely vineyard (I highly recommend their Merlot) and gardens. We spent 2 days just touring the grounds! Last year when we were there in August, they were having an unusual heat wave. Day temps were as high as 100 but nights were more comfortable (many places do not have a/c). Plus, I missed the ocean breezes we enjoy here in FL. If I had a choice I would wait until Sept to visit. There are many B&B's up there and if you'd like, email me direct and I'll give you a list of my favorites.

Enjoy your visit, Jo