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BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC Distance from ATL: 215 miles / 3.75 hours A lot of people visit Asheville, North Carolina without ever stopping in the charming town of Black Mountain. THE JOURNEY I like Black Mountain because it’s located 20 minutes outside of Asheville and has cute B&Bs like The Inn Around The Corner and Red Rocker Inn. The best biscuit I’ve ever eaten was at Blue Ridge Biscuit Company—this is a must-go for breakfast or lunch in Black Mountain! Another great restaurant that’s worth the 20 minute drive to Ashville is Corner Kitchen, which serves up contemporary American dishes with seasonal ingredients from local farms in a Victorian cottage! Corner Kitchen has even had the pleasure of hosting President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama back in April 2010. Fun day trips to take from Black Mountain are to Asheville and to Pisgah National Forest for picturesque views of the mountains and of the beautiful fall foliage with hiking trails for all levels. Head on over to Sky Top Orchard for your one stop shop for pumpkins and apples—you can even pick your own apples here too! REVEAL | Q3 2017 16