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FLAT ROCK, NORTH CAROLINA

The Vanderbilts and Asheville

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6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
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See America's largest private mansion, the Biltmore Estate, dressed in springtime garden splendor. From the informal Shrub Garden to the formal beauty of the Italian Garden, planned walkways lead you through native plants, trees, shrubs, spring bulbs, 250 rose varieties and the blazing color of 1,000 azaleas. Take advantage of the prime bloom stages and visual delights created by Frederick Law Olmsted, still considered to be America's foremost landscape architect.


Highlights

• Explore the forest that George Vanderbilt worked to preserve and the Biltmore Forest School, America’s first school of forestry.
• On the grounds of the estate, examine priceless artwork in the 250-room chateau and savor a tasting in the winery.
• Learn more about the Vanderbilts in Asheville, a startlingly cosmopolitan town nested in the mountains.

Program Notes

This program is offered in two locations, depending on the date. See Date-Specific Notes. One is at a beautiful conference center in Flat Rock, NC, 40 minutes from Asheville. The other is at a hotel one-half mile from the heart of downtown Asheville offering a free evening shuttle to the city's sites and restaurants. There are minor modifications to the programming for each site.

Activity Notes

Walking up to 1.5 miles over paved trails and sidewalks.

Date Notes
4/10/2016
Lodging on this date is at a conference center in Flat Rock, NC, 40 minutes from Asheville.4/24/2016
Lodging on this date is at a conference center in Flat Rock, NC, 40 minutes from Asheville.5/1/2016
Lodging on this date is at a hotel one-half mile from the heart of downtown Asheville offering a free evening shuttle to the city's sites and restaurants.5/8/2016
Lodging on this date is at a hotel one-half mile from the heart of downtown Asheville offering a free evening shuttle to the city's sites and restaurants.

Coordinated by Mars Hill University.


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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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4.8
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