Plan Your Fall Foliage Weekend in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina

Fall Foliage Season is Just Around the Corner!


During the months of September and October our scenic Great Smoky Mountains comes alive with the colors of red, orange, and yellow! It is a magnificent sight to behold and one that should not be missed. Have you planned your “Fall Foliage” getaway yet?

In just a couple of hours, you can immerse yourself in the magic and splendor of The Great Smoky Mountains! The most popular season to visit is in Autumn when the leaves change and the air becomes crisp and invigorating. During these unsure times, a visit to the Great Smoky Mountains is just what the doctor ordered! There are many places to visit and lots of exciting things to do!

Lake Lure/ Village of Chimney Rock

Lake Lure and the Village of Chimney Rock are two picturesque little towns nestled within the Hickory Nut Gorge. There are many festivals this time of year that celebrate the coming fall season and the folks who live there are always so excited to share their little piece of Heaven on earth with you! Take a sunset cruise on Lake Lure and witness some of the most pleasing scenery known to man. Take a day trip to Chimney Rock Park and hike to Hickory Nut Falls! Camp by the river at Hickory Nut Campground and relax by your onsite fire pit as you listen to the rushing river go by! Book a stay in a quaint little mountain cabin or enjoy the lake in a beautiful house on the shores of Lake Lure. Make reservations to stay at the historic 1927 Inn at Lake Lure and enjoy a stress relieving massage or tranquil spa day! Walk through the charming little shops and grab a gourmet coffee and some homemade fudge! There is so much to do and see here! If you haven’t been, this is definitely a place you should visit! You will never want to leave.

Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway is MUST DO during the fall foliage season! Hop on the Parkway and enjoy the stunning mountain views as you drive down one of the most striking parkways in the world! There are many places to stop along the way and lots to see! There is Craggy Gardens which boasts some short hiking trails and picnic areas. Take a day trip to Mount Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi! Pull over and view the many waterfalls and honk your horns as you travel through the exciting and entertaining tunnels! The parkway offers UNSURPASSED views of the changing leaves! You definitely want to add this to your to-do list!

The Biltmore Estate

The Biltmore Estate is located in the Asheville area and is a historic mansion straight from the Gilded Age. It was built by George Vanderbilt between 1889 and 1895 and is the largest privately owned home in America! This grand home is open daily to visitors to enjoy the opulence of another time! Tour the house and view all the wonder within or take a drive down to the winery and sample some of the sweet nectar straight from this beautiful estates own vineyards! Have a decadent lunch in one of the many restaurants and dine as if you were a guest of Mr. Vanderbilt, himself! How about a horse and carriage ride or a walk through the magnificent gardens?  They have many lovely hotels on the property to choose from or book a stay in historic Asheville. No matter what you decide to do here, I guarantee it will be a magical experience for both young and old.

The Omni Grove Park Inn

This delightful hotel was built in 1913! There is an award winning golf course and spa on site! Just outside of Asheville, this hotel offers plush hotel rooms with an unbeatable view! People travel from far and wide to take advantage of the state of the art spa and indoor pool! The 18-hole golf course is every golfer’s dream! There are also 5 restaurants on site! Once you are here, there is no reason to leave! Everything you need is a short stroll away!

Let’s pack our bags and hit the road! The Great Smoky Mountains will be alive with dazzling Fall foliage in just a couple of weeks!


Wondering what arrangements to make for your furry companions? Love and Kisses Pet Sitting can help!

Love and Kisses Pet Sitting will provide loving care for your pets in the comfort and safety of their own home while you are away enjoying the season! We are a licensed, fully insured, and bonded pet sitting and dog walking company servicing the Union County, NC and Matthews areas! While you are away taking a breather and enjoying the colors of Autumn, we will make sure your fur babies are spoiled and well taken care of here at home! We are 5 star rated and all of our pet sitters are background checked and certified in pet first aid and pet CPR! Let us ease your worry while you unwind in the majesty of our Great Smoky Mountains during this natural, spectacular Fall Foliage event! Please give us a call at 704-763-9857 or visit our website at for more information and to schedule your complimentary Meet and Greet!




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