Saving the most extravagant attraction of Asheville for the last, we went to the Biltmore mansion yesterday. By great good luck my friend Susan Johnson was able to join us for the day.

The Vanderbilts created a beautiful park to surround their gem of a palace. The amazing part is how comfortable and homey it feels.

My favorite room is the conservatory, which they call the winter garden.

The massive dining room is impressive.

There was an exhibit of Chihuly glass in the garden.

Quite a wonderful day.