The Cabin of 66 Chickens

We’d be remiss without mentioning our comfy abode for this spontaneous vacation. Booked through Airbnb, we stayed at The Cabin at Allison Falls run by Carolina Vacations. The house was halfway up a mountain in the woods, but felt homey and secluded. It came complete with two stories, a fireplace, hot tub, porch, waterfall and…Continue reading “The Cabin of 66 Chickens”

Day 7: Pisgah Forest & The Cradle of Forestry

For our last day of exploring we headed south. On our way to Hendersonville we made a side trip to Pisgah Forest Gem Mine just outside of the Pisgah National Forest. This was your typical tourist gem mining experience, but we had fun finding and identifying gems and fossils all the same. Afterwards, we wereContinue reading “Day 7: Pisgah Forest & The Cradle of Forestry”

Day 6: The Biltmore

We have a confession, not everything on this trip has been spontaneous. We knew ahead of time that one place we wanted to visit was the Biltmore in Asheville, NC, so when we arrived Friday it was one of the first things I checked into – and I’m glad I did. First, a ticket toContinue reading “Day 6: The Biltmore”

Days 4 & 5: Waterfalls & Mountains

Day 4 was mostly a rest day for us enjoying the hot tub at our cabin and exploring the local area for dinner. We did take the dogs for a dog-friendly hike to the Soco Waterfalls. Advertised as an easy to moderate hike along a boardwalk, it was a little different when we got there.Continue reading “Days 4 & 5: Waterfalls & Mountains”