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Any suggestions which area in the mountains to get away with the family in September? Was looking around Asheville but figured I would ask the question here.
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Foscoe, Linville, Roan Mountain.
Kind of depends on ages and what they might like to do.
Other than Biltmore, Asheville would be way down the list for me.
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I'm biased to Linville myself... quiet area, lot of good fishing & hiking trails.
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I like Banner Elk area best. Blowing Rock is great too.
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last time we went stayed about 10 miles outside of Ashville in a Cabin, which was a manufactured single wide built in SC with all the wood siding inside and out, anyway that far from Asheville allowed us to see the private parts, hike, then go to the brewery's in the afternoon and night.
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Highlands, NC would be my choice.
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Gatlinburg,TN...close thread
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We stay at the beach and waynesville throughout the year. Awesome place and it all depends on what you want to do.
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Spruce Pine. Close to the parkway and lots of good hiking near Linville Gorge. Drive up to Little Switzerland for a good plate of barbecue and cold beer.
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I went to college at App State...best 7 years of my life...; ) Also my in-laws had a house in Sapphire NC for many years, my wife lived in Blowing Rock when we were dating and my sister lives in Asheville...in short I've spent a TON of time in the NC mountains...here's my thoughts:

Asheville: Cool if your in to the "brand" Lots of art lots of microbreweries lots of trustifarians. Seriously it's a bigger town so there is more civilization to do.
Sapphire/Highlands/Cashiers: Really nice, lot of access to good trail/waterfalls etc. Lots of Money from Atlanta...creates too stuffy of an atmosphere for me.
Boone: Awesome town, very much of a college town, perfect if you want a cheap pitcher of beer decent proximity to the parkway
Blowing Rock: To me is the best, close proximity to the parkway, awesome authentic downtown, proximity to Grandfather Mountain, Lynn Cove Viaduct and trails up the back side of Grandfather/Appalachian trail.

All of these places have good restaurants to chose from all have good trout fishing streams when the stocking starts back after summer. Another thing that I would highly recommend for kids is a canoe or inner tube trip down the New River...it's a lazy river with some decent smallmouth to be caught in the summer...Zaloo's canoes in Jefferson will drop you off up river and rent you the gear...

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Thank you, really looking for some peace and quite and some hiking and just relaxing. When would one expect the leaves to change?
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Check out the tva lakes throughout TN. Norris is awesome if you want to get away from people but get in some time on the water.
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Originally Posted by Saltydawg15 View Post
Thank you, really looking for some peace and quite and some hiking and just relaxing. When would one expect the leaves to change?
Then in my opinion Blowing Rock you could VRBO a house just off the parkway and have it all...Peak Leaf season there is early to mid October. like October 7-21...
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We used to have a place up in Ashe County, on the New River - and miss it dearly. Depending on what you like to do, the New River ( flows North into VA) has some great fishing on both the North and South Forks, as well as the main river. Tremendous canoeing, and West Jefferson ( although touristy) is a pretty neat little town with some good food/ great farmers market if it's open. "Todd" is something to see.. it won't take long.

RIverside Canoes is Crumpler is a great rental for Canoes, Kayaks. September will be early for leaf turning; but is usually ideal temps up there. Depending on where you're coming FROM; that area may be closer. I just love the rolling hills and spaces of the New RIver Valley...
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I love Highlands personally. Some aspects of it can be a little uppity...definitely has a segment of well to doers going there to summer. At least half the town shuts down for the winter months. But there's also plenty more about Highlands that isn't uppity. A lot of good trails and hikes in the area. We used to fish the Chattooga River when at Clemson and was a easy day trip to go up there to the mountains for an afternoon to get away every once in a while.
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Boone area is great. We just stayed at an Airbnb on meat camp creek and the fishing was good, plenty of places to hike, fish, and eat within 30 minutes. South of Asheville in Brevard you can stay at some nice little cabins and fish the Davidson, and other wild streams in the mountains, tons of good food, good hiking, not crowded. Guaranteed you won’t be disappointed with either of those two
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Brevard, close to Pisgah Dupont and Asheville.
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Gatlinburg,TN...close thread
Stay the hell away from here if you want peace and quiet. Gatlinburg is chock full of tourists and tourist traps. It's great if that's what you're looking for, if not then stay away.
Check out Pisgah National Forest. Good hiking, some pretty desolate spots if you search. Go in early September and the water temperatures are still bearable at Sliding Rock but the leaves turning are 6 -8 weeks behind Labor Day. Linville Falls is a nice hike and beautiful. Blowing Rock is pretty touristy but there's a lot of options near there that are good for the family. Boone is close to Blowing Rock, be sure to hit the Daniel Boone Inn if you are near there.
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My sister has a house at Banner-Elk, and they absolutely love the Boone area. There are a bunch of cabins and condos in the area that I suspect can be rented for a very fair price.

The Highlands-Cashier area is also very nice down on the GA/SC/NC state line area. It's about 2 hrs. NE of Atlanta. That area has a bunch of really high line golf/tennis communities. I would say the average car there is a Mercedes/BMW/Lexus--upscale weekend community.

We hang out in our RV in the NE GA mountains.
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If you want totally out of the way with hiking/horse trails and don't have to see anyone if you don't want to......go rent a cabin/house in Leatherwood Mountains, Ferguson NC. 45 minute drive to Boone, 30 minutes to BRParkway if you want to get out. Nice rentals....isolated and quiet.

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