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$799 Five nights @ Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, Biltmore, Asheville (meals +)

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  • Blue Ridge Center

    84 Blue Ridge Circle, Black Mountain, NC (map)

    35.603405 -82.333763

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  • Amid the breathtaking foliage of the Appalachian Mountains, step back in time as you take an authentic ride on a storied railroad, experience a centuries-old Native American village and explore a gilded mansion that defies imagination as your extraordinary adventure takes you to the top peaks of the Blue Ridge Parkway — perhaps the most scenic road in America.

    • Ride the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad through rivers, valleys and the scenic Smoky Mountains themselves.
    • Visit a living Cherokee Indian Village from more than two centuries ago, an existing reservation and an authentic craft market.
    • Marvel at the incomparable beauty of the 255-room French Renaissance Biltmore House and Estate, the largest private residence in the United States.

    Activity Notes
    Walking up to one mile, some uneven paths. Elevations up to 6,000 feet.

    Coordinated by Road Scholar and Mars Hill College

    For more information, click the following link:

    Road Scholar


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    Program #10403RJ

    For $799, this program includes:

    • 5 nights accommodations
    • 12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners
    • Expert-led lectures: 4
    • Field trips: 11
    • Hands-on experiences: 3
    • Performances: 1

    Plus these special experiences...

    • The Biltmore Estate - the Vanderbilt home, the gardens and conservatory, the winery and Antler Hill Village
    • Gray Line Historical Trolley Tour of Asheville and the Blue Ridge Parkway
    • Museum of the Cherokee Indians, Oconaluftee Indian Village, Dine in Paula Deen's Kitchen, Overnight in Cherokee, NC
    • Smoky Mountain National Park and the Great Smoky Mountain Railway

    View the Daily Schedule to see more.

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  • Catherine D

    Late cancellation cost me $$$, but I am getting more than 1/2 the cost of the trip back, and I do not have to rent a car, and I get to start a new technical writing contract so maybe I can put some of my savings back after my incredibly expensive HVAC and oil tank fiasco... Finally seeing the sun again! :)

    October 23, 2013

  • Nick V.

    I'd love to do this but it's somewhat too expensive and I can't take that much time off from work

    October 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like a lovely trip, especially if headed up by Roads Scholar. I've been to the Biltmore 3x and dinner at Richmond Hill Inn (fantastic, gourmet, tre expensive) w/my family about 10 yrs ago. I can't personally be away 5 days at this time.

    October 3, 2013

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