It combines two things we love: mountains and music. This is a Southeast road trip that incorporates beauty, soul, history and culture. The focus is on music and natural beauty, but you can add other things into this experience while in the various destinations, like beer food and small town historical charm. 

The North Carolina Mountain

The North Carolina Mountains area is to the west of the State near the Tennessee border. It’s the region nestled among the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains and are full of outdoor adventure, spectacular natural beauty, and cute small mountain towns. 

Lake Lure, North Carolina

A cruise on Lake Lure is also a great activity to learn more of the history and culture of the area. Chimney Rock is nearby for a great hike to outstanding views. (Some scenes from the Last of the Mohicans filmed here) 

Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville is small mountain town in North Carolina famous for artistic alternative lifestyle, craft brews and music. The music scene in Asheville blends age old mountain blue grass traditions with modern folk, Americana, and everything in between.

Biltmore Estate

The Biltmore Estate is located in Asheville and is a top North Carolina attraction! It will require at least half a day, but as it’s the most magnificent and biggest residence in America, we highly recommend you do.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

We love the green, lush world of the Smokies, which stretches across into Tennessee. We’ve mostly explored the Tennessee side and if you are short on time, I recommend doing that. The North Carolina side of the Great Smoky Mountains is typically a bit quieter and a more relaxed experience.

Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville is one of my favorite cities in the country for its uniqueness and opportunity to experience all kinds of music at any time of the day. Just show up to any bar or restaurant and someone will be playing. Learn more of the history at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, catch a show at the Grand Ole Opry or one of the many Honky Tonk bars.