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Asheville’s Fun Enough for a U.S. President

When the Democratic Party announced recently that Charlotte, N.C., will host the nominating convention in 2012, Asheville got a plug from first lady Michelle Obama.

Obamas Visited Asheville

She mentioned that their family has vacationed in Asheville twice, once in 2009 with the whole family and the second time, in spring 2010, just the president and first lady. The president had campaigned at Asheville High School previously. Maybe Asheville influenced the selection of Charlotte for the convention. Charlotte, the state’s biggest city, is about two hours from Asheville.

Visit our Lovers’ Loop Retreat, an affordable Asheville bed and breakfast alternative, and you’ll be right beside the Blue Ridge Parkway, where the president and first lady hiked on their vacation last year. The parkway is a great place to hike, drive, bike, motorcycle, take photographs, picnic, search for wildflowers and enjoy other activities.

The Obamas visited Asheville’s Biltmore estate on their trip last year, played golf and tennis and ate at city restaurants in historic Biltmore Village and elsewhere. One of their favorite restaurants is a casual barbecue eatery, Twelve Bones, in the River Arts District outside downtown.

These are among the many fun activities and great restaurants that draw our guests at Lovers’ Loop Retreat to this area. Come play in Asheville! See what attracts the president, hippies, 20-somethings, baby boomers, retirees and others.

Contact Lovers’ Loop Retreat, our affordable Asheville vacation rental, at 828-545-2950 or loversloop(at)gmail(dot)com.

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Visions of Gingerbread in Asheville

When you’re in Asheville for the holidays, you don’t want to miss the National Gingerbread House Competition and Display at the Grove Park Inn. The annual exhibit is available for public viewing — including non-guests at the inn — through Jan. 2, 2011. When you stay at our Lovers’ Loop Retreat, an affordable Asheville bed and breakfast alternative, you’re an easy drive to the gingerbread house display.

Free things to do in Asheville for Christmas

The exhibit is a FREE thing to do in Asheville during the holidays. Gingerbread houses? Yes, we know. Who knew this could be an exciting art form of its own? The competition draws plenty of participants from multiple states, and it generates a lot of buzz during the holidays. You may be surprised at the creativity reflected in the entries. Children and adults enter their imaginative houses in the competition, and the entire entry must be edible.

Asheville’s Grove Park Inn

If the gingerbread houses stir your taste buds, consider dining at one of the Grove Park Inn’s restaurants, all open to non-guests at the inn. It’s a historic building, too, and well worth visiting. You can sit by the enormous fireplaces in rocking chairs.

President Obama in Asheville

Many luminaries have stayed at the inn over the years. And yes, the president slept there. Barack and Michelle Obama stayed at the inn this past spring on their vacation in Asheville.

Contact Lovers’ Loop Retreat at 828-545-2950 or loversloop(at)gmail(dot)com.

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