We have returned from our short stay in Asheville. The drive wasn’t too long, about 4.5 hours. Much of it is scenic, especially as one crosses the mountains. We rented a tiny (1 room) cabin in the Pisgah Highlands in Candler, which was about a 30 minute drive from downtown Asheville. The cabin was set on 50 acres, at the very top of a small mountain. It had solar power for lights and phone charging, and a propane heater and water heater. We were really lucky with weather, highs in the mid 80s and lows in the 60s, and lots of sun. The cabin had a glass garage door facing the valley, so we were able to spend most of our time with that open. We enjoyed seeing the stars and hearing all the birds. I did not enjoy the ginormous spider who wandered in (pictures if you want to creep yourself out). We hiked around 7 miles, walked around town, and ate and drank a bunch of tasty things. Devi had a blast, and is now catching up on her beauty rest.