Summer is finally here, and I'm incredibly excited to share with you our summer vacation. We decided to book a cabin in the town of Fairview, North Carolina. The town is about 20 minutes away from Asheville.
As we were preparing for our vacation, Little Penny got an ear infection three days before us leaving. It's not how I wanted to start our vacation, but that's just life with a toddler. I scheduled an appointment to see her pediatrician, she was given antibiotics, and we were ready for our next adventure. Since North Carolina is about a ten-hour drive from Florida, we decide to split the trip by making a stop for one night in Savannah, Georgia.
We got on the road on Sunday at about 6:00 A.M. and made it to Savannah around 1:00 P.M. We made a couple of stops for breakfast and to change Little Penny's diaper, amongst other things. Thankfully the Marriott Hotel offered us early check-in, so it was nice to have our room earlier than usual, especially with a toddler. It was great to be able to refresh to get our day started.
We visited Savannah before, but it was during the winter. It was very nice to experience such a beautiful city in the warm summer days. We went out to eat at a Mexican restaurant, we took a walk through the Savannah City Market in Orleans Square and ended the day in Forsyth Park where the kids got to run around and enjoy their time at the playground.
That afternoon Little Penny started to have an allergic reaction to the antibiotics. It was a bit strange because she had taken the same antibiotics before. I called the pediatrician; I was advised on what to do, and we moved forward with the vacation. Thankfully a few days later, the rash completely disappeared, and she started to feel better.
We got to North Carolina right at 4:00 P.M. just in time for check-in. The cabin we rented sits on twenty-two acres of land, and we were thirty-one hundred feet above with amazing views of the mountains. The cabin was gorgeous! The perfect home for away from home.
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It was raining the day we got there, but we were lucky to have sunny days throughout the rest of our vacation. Our first day, we just explored the property and planned a full day of different activities for the days to come.
The following day, we went to Catawba Falls. We hiked two miles, and it was totally worth it. The Water Fall was so beautiful, and the water was crystal clear!
We visited Chimney Rock State Park. There is an entrance fee, but if you ever visit North Caroline, this park is a must see. We took an elevator inside a mountain that took us twenty-six floors above, and the views just took my breath away.
Another must see in North Carolina is the Biltmore Estate. My husband loves history, so we were very excited about spending the day there. We did a tour of the mansion, had lunch, and walked through the gardens. We also visited the winery, Little Penny got to burn off some energy at the playground, and she also enjoyed the farm animals on the property.
During summer time the Biltmore Estate offers free entrance to kids sixteen and under. For Father's Day weekend, they had a special of $25 admission fee for Dad's with the purchase of a full price ticket. Daytime admission ranges from $60-$85 dollars during the Summer months through October and then go up to $69-$99 from November-January.
We also enjoyed some relaxing time back at our cabin with bonfires, smores, movie nights, and we did some karaoke.
Monday, we checked out at 10:00 A.M. We drove to a town called Hilton Head Island. It was about a five-hour drive from North Carolina we decided to split the drive back home. We stayed the night at the Marriott's Grande Ocean
The hotel was beautiful! The two-bedroom suite was perfect for our family. We took a walk through the beach, went out to dinner, and visited the lighthouse. The girls enjoyed themselves at the pool, and the Hotel was family friendly. If you ever get a chance to visit Hilton Head Island, this hotel would be a great place to stay.
We had a wonderful summer vacation and can't wait for our next adventure.