How do you combine an All-You-Can-Eat Seafood Buffet at the luxurious 4-Diamond
Grove Park Inn's Blue Ridge Dining Room, a visit to the Biltmore Winery, the most popular winery in the East, where you can tour, sip, laugh, or just people-watch the afternoon away, an Endless Buffet in a charming courtyard setting at the Deerpark Pavillion Restaurant, also located on the Estate, and, finally, an evening tour of the Biltmore Estate/Mansion, all dressed up for the Holidays ? This will be the opening weekend for the famous Biltmore Christmas Candlelight Tour, which extends from November 7th thru January 3rd. And it is a real treat to see the "old girl" decorated to the nines.
In between, we'll take a run along the Blue Ridge Parkway and some mighty fine mountain roads into and out of Asheville. This is a premier outing for the Music City Miata Club. And the Sands are issuing a special invitation for members of the club to join the fun. If this trip doesn't get you in the mood for the Holidays, nothing will. It's not an easy job. But somebody's got to do it.
We have (13) rooms reserved at the refurbished Econolodge on Tunnel Road in east Asheville. They are clean & the beds are comfortable. As usual, there is no need to contact the Hotel. We'll hold your room, until you present your card at check-in. Just let us know if your plans change.
We have advanced reservations for (24) MCMC members. The Grove Park Inn & the Biltmore Estate will require a advance payment for anyone attending. The Biltmore 100% advance is due 5 weeks before the date (non-refundable). The Grove Park advance of 50% and is due by the middle of October. The cost of the Grove Park Inn Buffet is $41.50 incl. Tax & Tip, the cost of the Deer Park Buffet is $33 incl. Tax & Tip and the cost of the Biltmore Estate Garden & Winery Admission & Candlelight Tour is $60. No deposit will be required on the Econolodge accommodations which will run $63.96 + Tax per night. We will ask for the event deposit, as we get a little closer to October. The total cost of planned food & lodging, per couple, for full participation will be a little over $400.
We look forward to having the opportunity to show you Asheville NC, the Grove Park Inn & the Biltmore Estate in "high season". Just let us know you'll be joining us at firstname.lastname@example.org OR (615) 794-0852.
WebSite Links for the Event Venues are listed below. The Biltmore Estate 2008 Special Events Calendar, Candlelight Fact Sheet & Estate Map are all attached above in ..pdf format. More details to follow.
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