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post #1 of 63 (permalink) Old 10-17-2008, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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Biltmore Estates Trip---April 23-26, 2009

April 23-26, Biltmore Estate tour. Asheville, NC.
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so far there are 4 pple attending and several tentatives.

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I've been there a few years ago and loved it. Stay at the hotel at the top of the hill at the Biltmore Estate, you will feel like Royalty.. )

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I've been there a few years ago and loved it. Stay at the hotel at the top of the hill at the Biltmore Estate, you will feel like Royalty.. )

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That's just what we did after leaving RIII. Great tour of the mansion, but at about $370 each for two nights at the Biltmore Hotel. . .stay in town at the Holiday Inn.

But the choice, of course, is yours. . .

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You're right Floyd, the cost was on the higher side. If I remember right we had some kind of package for a two night stay including dinner. Once in a while it's ok to feel like royalty.. )

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I have been calling for rates and checking online, we should be able to stay for about $119-139 per night, depending on what we all would like to agree on. Most include breakfast in the morning
Tickets to the mansion is reasonable, $47-57 for 2 days admission. I know Bruce mentioned the roof top tour, I think that is additional, but certainly sounds nice. We could visit the winery and take some great photos in the gardens and of course our babies in front of the mansion!
We can sneak up on the roof and take some great shots from up above..hehe
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Doubt very much you'll be able to get the cars that close to the house. There isn't all that much to see or photograph from the roof.

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I have been calling for rates and checking online, we should be able to stay for about $119-139 per night, depending on what we all would like to agree on. Most include breakfast in the morning
Tickets to the mansion is reasonable, $47-57 for 2 days admission. I know Bruce mentioned the roof top tour, I think that is additional, but certainly sounds nice. We could visit the winery and take some great photos in the gardens and of course our babies in front of the mansion!
We can sneak up on the roof and take some great shots from up above..hehe
Hi Mea,
I would like to attend this event. You mentioned the rates at $119-139. Is this on the Biltmore Estate grounds or nearby? Either way, I would like to be a part of the group. I enjoyed the last mini XLR event you ran in Spring Hill last January. Look forward to this one too.
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That rate would be off the property. We will probably stay a few exits away. That is what Kathy and I have done in the past. We need to spend a little time and look at our options. We will post info. Anyway, we are glad to have you and Pat join us.

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It will be a nice trip, glad you and Pat will join us. Now, this time I don't think I will be washing your car...hehe. I have never been there, so I am really looking forward to it, as I love this type of architecture and of course their gorgeous gardens. Lots to see and marvel over, and of course a great place for photo opportunities!
Bruce and Kathy have been there several times, so maybe they can be our tour guides. Some folks may want to stay at the Estates and some of us will to stay just a little distance away.
I did find some great pictures online with vehicles in the foreground of the Estate. It should be fabulous! It is amazing how quickly time is flying, I think April will be here before we know it! Mea
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We were at Biltmore about a year ago and took the extra attic tour. It was worth it seeing the bones of how that mansion was built. We might attend even though we don't own an XLR anymore. Sold it a while back after RIII, but still consider ourselves part of the Pit Crew. Let me know if that would be okay with you

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We were at Biltmore about a year ago and took the extra attic tour. It was worth it seeing the bones of how that mansion was built. We might attend even though we don't own an XLR anymore. Sold it a while back after RIII, but still consider ourselves part of the Pit Crew. Let me know if that would be okay with you
Hi Rick,

I don't see why not....Bruce & Kathy are leading up this trip....there are many activities for 09, it would be nice to attend some of them. Mea
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Be glad to attend the Biltmore gathering, count me in. April is a great time to be in that part of NC. Have you checked out the rates for the Grove Park Inn. It's pricey but a great place, they have a killer seafood buffett every Friday night. Look forward to seeing all that can make it.
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Be glad to attend the Biltmore gathering, count me in. April is a great time to be in that part of NC. Have you checked out the rates for the Grove Park Inn. It's pricey but a great place, they have a killer seafood buffett every Friday night. Look forward to seeing all that can make it.
Wonderful! It will be a very nice trip at a great time of year!
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Biltmore trip April 23-26

We are beginning the planning stages for the Biltmore trip. We are in the process of looking into hotel packages. Most of us will stay Thursday-Sunday. If anyone would like to attend this get together, please let us know. We thought it would be fun to invite Corvette owners as well, the two cars are related, so it would make for some great photos and mingling!
Bruce thought of a nice drive on the Blue Ridge as well, we could make quite the XLR/Vette snake!
Once we narrow down the choices for hotel packages, I will post them and the rates. If anyone has some fun ideas for places to eat, please feel free to share. I heard seafood buffet mentioned earlier. Also downtown Asheville would be a great place to visit and have a meal or two.
Hope everyone is having a great New Year!
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