Sign up for Asheville Uncovered, our new, exclusive adventure tour.

Go to JetsetterDeals right now to claim your spot for September 8-12, 2024.

Space is limited, so don’t wait. The trip promises an unforgettable experience as we take you on a journey to explore the best of Asheville.

Biltmore History and Wine

From the iconic Biltmore Estate to the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains, this trip is set to be an immersive and enriching experience.  Imagine indulging in the finest wines on a tasting tour at the Biltmore, loaded with history from 19th Century.

How about this?

You will try your hand at foraging for food in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.  And the best part? A talented chef will create a special dish from the food you forage, providing a unique and delicious culinary experience.

But that’s not all!

The vibrant culture of downtown Asheville also awaits, with its thriving art scene, live music, and delectable cuisine. And as a special treat, you’ll be welcomed with an exclusive VIP reception that includes a signature cocktail and a special Jetsetter gift.

Again, sign up at JetsetterDeals.  Our Jetsetter Travel Host Susan Barnes will connect with you for any questions and the arrangements.

Don’t miss out on this incredible journey! Space is limited, so make sure to book your “Asheville Uncovered” trip at Jetsetter Deals to secure your spot.

We will post more here about this trip leading up to the time.

Some Asheville History For Travelers

If you have never been to Asheville, you will be mesmerized by its history.  Asheville’s place in the Gilded Age provides a fascinating historical perspective for travelers. During this era, Asheville experienced a surge in growth and development, becoming a popular destination for the wealthy elite due to its favorable climate and picturesque mountain landscapes.

The construction of grand estates, such as the Biltmore House by George Vanderbilt, where we will be, showcased the opulence and excesses of the Gilded Age.

Additionally, the city’s vibrant arts and cultural scene, influenced by the Gilded Age’s spirit of innovation and creativity, is a testament to the enduring legacy of this pivotal period.

Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s history in Asheville is intertwined with the allure of the Roaring Twenties and their tumultuous yet captivating relationship. In the spring of 1935, the couple found refuge in Asheville, North Carolina, seeking solace. They resided at the historic Grove Park Inn, where Scott worked on his novel “Tender Is the Night” and Zelda pursued her passion for ballet. Despite their personal turmoil, Asheville provided a serene backdrop for moments of respite and creativity. Their time in Asheville is marked by both the tranquility of the mountainous landscape and the complexities of their relationship, reflecting the highs and lows of their captivating lives.

Book Suggestion for Asheville Goers

If you love to read history, we suggest Denise Kiernan’s book, “The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation’s Largest Home,” which delves into the fascinating history of the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.

“The Last Castle” offers a captivating exploration of the Biltmore Estate, a renowned architectural and historical landmark in Asheville. The book provides a detailed account of the creation of the Biltmore Estate by George Washington Vanderbilt II, as well as the intricate stories of the individuals involved in its design, construction, and legacy. Through meticulous research and vivid storytelling, Kiernan brings to life the opulence, grandeur, and complexities of the Biltmore Estate, offering readers a compelling narrative that spans generations.

One lesser-known aspect of history that Denise Kiernan uncovered in her research for “The Last Castle” is the story of the women who played a significant role in the creation and preservation of the Biltmore Estate. Kiernan’s exploration sheds light on the contributions of Edith Stuyvesant Dresser, who became George Vanderbilt’s wife, and her impact on the estate.

Kiernan’s writing style blends historical accuracy with a narrative flair, making her works accessible and engaging to a wide audience. Her meticulous attention to detail and her ability to unearth lesser-known aspects of history have earned her acclaim as a skilled storyteller and historian.

Here is our quick promo video for Asheville Uncovered.  We can’t wait for you to join us on JetsetterDeals.

And here is another segment we did on Asheville that included restaurants, distilleries, and the vibe of living and visiting there.

John Daly and Susan Anzalone are the Co-Creators and Co-Hosts of Undercover Jetsetter, a show on travel, food, wine, mixology and, of course, golf. They show you how to jet set the world and at home. They also co-authored the book, The TV Studio In Your Hand: How to Shoot, Edit & Deliver the Easy Way on Your iPhone. Join them for tips and hacks on the road, at home, or in the kitchen.  Yes, as you will see, all on the iPhone.