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I just got back last night from a great long weekend at the The Inn at Biltmore in North Carolina. What a gorgeous part of our country I’ve never seen! It’s always nice to go back down south with the hubs since he’s from there, and it makes me so glad a married a southern gentleman!  There really is more of a sense of propriety and chivalry down south.

This was the view we had from the hotel porch…. amazing, right?

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There is a winery on the property, which of course made me happy.  I loved the pink label on the sparkling one.

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We took a lot of walks on the property, especially down to the farm where they had a big kitchen garden and lots of animals.

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 Chickens, especially.

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The first morning we decided to take a long walk and came upon the most magnificent field of sunflowers that completely blew my mind.

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It went on forever along the walking path!!!

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After lots of exploring, they had the perfect porch to imbibe in some of their wine on.

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We also got over to the Grove Park Inn, which has the MOST amazing patio for dining I’ve ever seen in the States. I mean, every table is outside with this view. Andrew’s sister is getting married here in the fall and I can;t wait to see this area during that season!

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 I was soooooo excited to see the actual Biltmore Estate– the Downton Abbey theme song playing in my head as we drove up.

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I mean, this thing is massive beyond your wildest dreams!  And so full of intricate details and history that you could spend a whole day walking it’s halls and gardens.

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A stunning stairwell.

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Equally stunning conservatory (I wasn’t supposed to be taking pictures but I snuck a couple in!)

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The ceilings were all magnificent- and each one different.

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And the gardens, oh my, the gardens.

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But the best view? My ADORABLE niece (who is quite enamored with her “Big Unc”)

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A big thanks to my in-laws who took us on this trip (among many others) and to the girls at The Good Hound, who babysat my furry lovebugs while we were gone (call them if you live in my area- great for walking and playgroups too!)

 

 

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