Early Spring in the Mountains

Early Spring in the Mountains
Spring is just around the corner and we're getting ready to celebrate in style!

What to do
Opportunities for adventure are endless in Western North Carolina - our landscape and climate is perfectly suited for outdoor lovers, while the culture of our mountain towns makes this area perfect for explorers of all types! To help you plan for your mountain getaway, we've put together a short list of our favorite activities - read on for suggestions on how to spend your vacation in the mountains.

There are thousands of trails crisscrossing our vast natural forests. Whether you're looking for a waterfall hike, a summit trail, or stroll through the rhododendron covered mountainsides, the perfect hike is just waiting to be discovered by you. Not sure what you want to experience? Head over to Gorges State Park to explore - you'll have many trail heads from which to choose!
Grab a Bite
Our award winning chefs are the best in the Southeast, and the eclectic restaurants in and around Asheville are a testament to that fact! Temperatures in Asheville during the early Spring season typically hover at a perfect 65 to 70 degrees, so sitting outside with your four legged best friend is an ideal way to spend an afternoon. We recommend strolling Downtown Asheville to find the perfect restaurant with outdoor seating (Bouchon is one of our favorites!).
Tour the Gardens
The Southeast becomes awash in color during the early Spring season as the flowers begin to bloom after a long sleep. Downtown Asheville is home to the Asheville Botanical Gardens - an urban native plant haven that boasts a babbling brook, manicured trails, perfect picnic spots, and a supremely convenient location. For a spot a bit further from downtown, head over to the NC Arboretum to explore their geometric, planned gardens. Or of course, there is always the Biltmore Estate. Early Spring sees the beginnings of Biltmore Blooms - a hugely popular event during which the planned gardens explode in color and scent. 

Where to Stay
Staying local is key to fully enjoying your stay in the mountains. Carolina Mornings has dozens of amazing vacation rentals in and around the Asheville area - each one unique! For a home that combines privacy and convenience, check out Mountain Oaks Cabin, one of the newest homes in the Carolina Mornings Program. This stunning three bedroom home is just a short 18 minute drive from the heart of downtown, yet the gorgeous wooded surroundings and year round mountain views give the feeling that you're away from it all. Best of all, Mountain Oaks Cabin has a pet friendly policy, so Fido can come revel in the beauty of Spring too!
To begin planning your mountain vacation, contact Carolina Mornings at (855)398-0712. A professional Vacation Planner will assist you in lining up your accommodations, while our Experience Planner helps polish your itinerary! Be sure to ask about our Mountain Discovery Pass - included with every Carolina Mornings Vacation Rental!
By: Dana Carrico

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