4th Wedding Anniversary at Asheville Glamping!
Josh and I celebrated 4 years of marriage on May 19th! We try to take a little weekend vacation each year to celebrate. This year we went to Asheville Glamping in Asheville, North Carolina. Asheville is an area I haven’t explored as much as I would like so I was excited to be there. We reserved our second choice “glamper”, the Deluxe Bell Tent, because the Dome was already taken. Oh well, just means we’ll be back! 🗻💙
It was interesting to find that the Deluxe Bell Tent was just hidden back in some woods right outside of the city. Asheville Glamping owns three properties with various rentals at each. We were expecting the 3-acre property we stayed on to be more of a secluded space with some good mountain roads for riding the motorcycle and seeing some good views, but the “city vibe” was fun too 🙂
We arrived Friday afternoon around 4pm, unpacked, took a little rest before heading off to find a dinner spot. We heard from a few sources that Westville Pub was delicious and had a fun atmosphere so when we passed it, we decided it was the place to go.
Westville Pub was so good we ate there two nights in a row!
On Saturday we adventured to a DELICIOUS cafe for brunch that was recommended by a friend of ours: Sunny Point Cafe. Farm-to-table, made-from-scratch food in a cheery atmosphere with a GARDEN next door to them to grow their own ingredients. The wait was about 45 minutes, but where we waited outside was a band, mimosas, (or coffee, but I went for the Mimosa 😋) and new friends to meet. I really enjoyed the company of the locals in Asheville. The whole city has a very artsy, eclectic vibe and the people who live there are so friendly.
As we returned to our Deluxe Bell Tent after brunch, I slipped down a muddy hill and twisted my ankle which limited our adventuring for the rest of the afternoon. But it worked out because we ended up going Gem Mining at Asheville Biltmore Gem Mine! Everywhere we’ve traveled recently, I’ve wanted to do gem mining and haven’t been able to. So when Josh surprised me with this afternoon activity, obviously I was stoked to go! I’ve never been to a gem mining place with such great buckets to mine either — they were FULL of beauties! My favorite was a moonstone and a little piece of Amazonite in the shape of a heart! 💙 Theres several clips of us gem mining in the video below. (When we returned home from our trip and picked up MEO, the very first thing she asked about and wanted to see were the gems.)
Sunday was a short day. It was super foggy and pouring rain all day, so we drove along the Blue Ridge Parkway hoping for some pretty views…. but the fog was too heavy. All we could see was a big white fog wall in front of us. Later in the day, like, early afternoon-ish, the fog finally started to clear and we were able to get a peek of a view before we left.
It was a quick trip, but it was lots of fun and I’m so glad Josh and I got the chance to celebrate all weekend together. ❤️ (Thanks mom, for watching MEO all weekend for us! ☺️)
***VIDEO all shot with Snapchat Spectacles***
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