Ashville/Hendersonville get-a-way

Old Nov 27th, 2017, 07:53 PM
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Thanks Dukey! Sounds like something I would enjoy. Slower pace is right in my wheelhouse!
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Old Dec 2nd, 2017, 06:41 AM
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Old Dec 2nd, 2017, 07:22 AM
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I saw that . . thanks!
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Old Dec 2nd, 2017, 03:27 PM
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I had a conversation with a guy who just repatriated from Beijing after 8 years and he bought a place outside Hendersonville, on a ridge overlooking a valley that he loves!

He likes the pub/winery/whiskey scene and it sounds like something I could really enjoy. Looking forward to the visit in March
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Old Dec 31st, 2017, 06:46 PM
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Interesting thread. I grew up in that part of NC. In the scenario you describe, the drawback to Asheville is that the airport is small (already mentioned) and also expensive. It costs far less to fly into Greenville/Spartanburg in SC or into Charlotte. The price difference is enough that someone has set up a business running shuttle vans between those two airports and Asheville and made a go of it over several years. And forget about getting there by train. Not happening. It has beautiful scenery, a very active artistic community, great food, lots of bluegrass music. There is an equestrian center not too far away in Tryon, NC, as well as an active hunt club (two, in fact, I think). Tryon is actually closet to Hendersonville than to Asheville. For someone more inclined to classical music, Brevard College isn't far and is well known for its music program.
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Old Jan 1st, 2018, 06:53 AM
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Grace brings up some interesting things, particularly the equestrian center. We visited this recently and it is something to behold. It will host the international Equestrian Games ( not sure that is the exact name) in September 2018 where they expect 900 entrants and 50,000 people per day for 10 days. It is a brand new center built in the past 5 years with private money with the mission to make equestrian arts as popular here in the US as it is all over the world--like having your favorite Nascar driver or NFL team--your favorite horse and rider.
Brevard is a little jewel in the summer.
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Old Jan 2nd, 2018, 10:09 AM
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The airport situation has been mentioned in the group. We would probably drive so that we have a car, and stay for several months at a time, so it is not a big deal for us, but it might be for others in the group, particularly those who live outside the US.

We'll visit there in April
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Old Jan 2nd, 2018, 01:17 PM
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If people live abroad they would probably fly into Charlotte and rent a car?
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