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Grand Ole Opry, Nashville
DAY 5 Today we head into the Blue Ridge Mountains of North
Carolina to the bohemian town of Asheville. Visit the historic Grove
Arcade or enjoy a savory al fresco lunch while exploring downtown.
Travel the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Folk Art Center, home to the
prestigious Southern Highland Craft Guild. Your evening at leisure
allows for a stroll to Biltmore Estate’s Antler Village, offering delicious
options for dinner. n
We’re off to Pigeon Forge in the heart of the Great Smoky
Mountains. On the way we’ll stop at the Cherry Pit Quilt Shop.
After we check into our hotel, the luxurious Dollywood’s DreamMore
Resort, you’ll have time to explore this elegant mountain sanctuary.
Enjoy dinner and a show at Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain
Adventures where your meal will be accompanied by unforgettable
entertainment that tells the story of this famous country music legend.
Biltmore Estate, Asheville
DAY 6 A morning visit to Asheville Cotton Company has you
Billy Graham Library
shopping rows of high-quality quilting cottons for your latest project.
Your afternoon is spent exploring the opulence of America’s largest
home on a self-guided tour of the 250-room Biltmore Estate. Visit the
formal and informal gardens designed by the renowned Frederick Law
Olmsted. The day ends with an elegant Farewell Dinner on the Estate
DAY 4 Join fellow quilters at A Mountain Quiltfest, one of the region’s
DAY 7 Traveling to Charlotte, we visit the Billy Graham Library, near
leading quilting events. You’ll see hundreds of quilts, each vying to be
named the best of show. Spend the whole day at Quiltfest or take the
afternoon for other adventures. Settle into a rocking chair and enjoy the
postcard-ready views of a Smoky Mountain sunset on your evening
at leisure. n
the family home of America’s famous pastor. Share memories and
addresses with your newfound quilting friends before our transfer to
the airport. n