Post # 1
Hey guys! This is my first post and with out wedding SIX weeks away I really need to firm up honeymoon plans! We live on the beach in Clearwater Florida, so we were thinking something in the mountians, but didn’t know how to go about that? We have a 4 year old that will be staying with grandma, so definitely would like to stay in the US. Have any of you done a mountain honeymoon? Thanks In Advance 🙂
Post # 2
I did!!!! My DH and I went to Beaver Creek Ski Resort in Colorado. We got married on 12/13/14 and stayed there for 5 days. We live in South Texas where we NEVER get any snow… So our trip was absolutely wonderful! We did snowboarding and snow shoeing!! Came back very very sore from all the falls but I would have not had it any other way. I love love the mountains!!!!
Post # 3
I live in NC. If you want mountains, definitely consider Asheville. It’s a gorgeous area and convienent to the Blue Ridge Parkway. The town itself is a lot of fun to hang out in. They have tons of great restaurants, shops, bars, and live music. They’re also well known for their craft breweries if you’re into microbrews. The Biltmore estate is also in Asheville and is a great place to spend a day – the grounds are stunning and they have a nice winery and restaurants. You also have a lot of hotel options there – you could do a cabin outside of town if you wanted, but there are also a lot of nice hotels in the middle of downtown if you want to be closer to the attractions.
Another mountain option in that vicinity would be the smoky mountains (you could either stay in the NC side or the TN side). It’s a bigger area and there’s more variety of hotels and attractions, but I personally think Asheville is a more fun place.
Good luck with planning. We did a nontraditional honeymoon too (we went to Sedona and the Grand Canyon) and had a blast.
Post # 4
Also an NC gal! bleusteel
is right, Asheville is amazing – it’s got all the desires of a city in the location of the mountains. Asheville is known as the craft beer capital of the East (if you like beer, check out Wicked Weed.) They also have a late-night comedy bus/brewery tour that I’ve not personally experienced but I’ve heard it’s great.
Asheville is close to tons of hiking trails (google ‘craggy mountain gardens’) that are accessible via the Blue Ridge Parkway. [Lots of short cliff and waterfall hikes too!]There are also some ski resorts relatively close but it’s been a rather warm season so I don’t think the slopes are good.
Post # 5
Thank you guys so much for the help!! I think we’ll do Ashville! Anyone have experience with the cabins? They look cozy online!
Post # 6
another NC bee. Cabins vary from super rustic to luxury. I’m not a roughing kind of hurl so I always try to go upscale. Have you checked out Home apAWay or VRBO.com? Lots of options. I live on the ocean side if the state, but Asheville us my favorite.
Post # 7
you could stay at a bed and breakfast in Asheville, nc and go see waterfalls and hiking and stuff. Plus they have amazing beer and restaurants. I recommend the Reynolds mansion. The Linda room is the best.
Post # 8
As yet another Carolina girl, I will also say Asheville rocks. So much to do, so beautiful. Check out the Grove Park Inn — I don’t know your budget but it is (IMO) the best place to stay in Asheville.
Post # 9
You may also want to look at Blowing Rock/Boone.
Post # 10
I live very near Boone (I’m in grad school at Appalachian State). And I love Blowing Rock (what’s not to love???). It is absolutely beautiful here. But I think there is more to do in Asheville. But the Blue Ridge Parkway connects the two, so you can always take a beautiful drive and see both!
Post # 11
recent app state grad here!!
I have to agree with everyone putting in votes for Asheville. I love it there and there is a wide variety of things to do, more so than boone. Maybe the boone/blowing rock area would be a nice day trip.
Post # 12
Another NC Bee here! I also live at the beach, and opted for a mountain honeymoon and went to Vail, CO skiing. As for NC mountains, I agree with others that Ashville would be a great choice! Plenty to do, and beautiful!