I am trying to maximize an upcoming business trip to Asheville. (I loved it as a child (eons ago) and want my husband to see how lovely it is.
We will drive in from Atlanta, arriving about 8:00 on a Tuesday night in October. We have a business appointment the next morning at 10:00.
We will be driving on to Cashiers, NC, and need to arrive there about 6:00-7:00 Wednesday evening.
Can anyone suggest the best way to use those few hours? Scenic drive, shopping? I don't have a decent map to see if a part of the Blue Ridge Parkway would send us in the direction of Cashiers.
Also, would like a recommendation for a hotel/motel in a convenient location. For just a few hours, a Holiday Inn type place will be fine.
Also, would like a dining suggestion for that night - we would like to go to a really nice place, but obviously couldn't do justice to a Very Special Occasion-type place.
Thank you kindly for any assistance you can provide!