Hello- new to this state's forum and would appreciate some advice. We had planned to be in Central America on a diving trip at Thanksgiving which does not seem likely so I am looking for alternatives closer to home. My husband and I are middle aged but both familiar with N.C. to some degree (he went to Brevard many, many years ago and my family vacationed there many times many years ago). I am looking at the Highlands or Cashiers area, I think, but am open to ideas. The main reason for the trip would be a relaxing break from (his) work and perhaps be at the end of recuperation from surgery. We just want to relax, enjoy natural beauty, and have a restful time- any local art or craft galleries, eating out at least half of the time, a little walking or strolling (no hiking at that stage). We could fly into Asheville or anywhere- would rent a vehicle and would rent a cottage, cabin, house, with a fireplace.
My main concern is driving conditions- I know every year is different so I am asking for generalities- would it be better to fly into Asheville for a shorter drive or into Atlanta? Is there usually snow at that time of the year or not?
Any other nice small towns I should look at? We both like peaceful, low key, laid back kinds of places with local beauty and private accommodations.. No need for nightlife beyond dinner and he doesn't drink so can drive us at night.
Our local airport is Mobile, AL but we can also easily use Pensacola, FL or Biloxi-Gulfport, MS for air travel.
Thanks so very much for any help!!Edited: 2 years ago