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Hot Springs, North Carolina

On the same day that we went on a snowy ride through the mountains of Western North Carolina, we basically turned a corner and the snow was basically gone.  Nick was showing me a lot of different backroads and we decided to make an impromptu stop at Hot Springs, NC, a stop on the Appalachian Trail (in fact the only town on the trail in NC)!

This is a small town that sits right on the French Broad River and sets in the middle of these gorgeous mountains. It’s so easy to completely fall in love with this place.

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We stopped in at the Hot Springs Resort and Spa and got a half an hour in the mineral baths.  (I had never been to a natural hot spring, but I had imagined actually sitting in a hot river, however, this is not at all what it was.)  Basically, it’s a hot tub filled with the mineral water, but it was walled off for privacy and it was so much fun!

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The drive back to Asheville was absolutely spectacular and even easier to enjoy after a mineral bath.

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    equinoxio21
    May 23, 2014 at 11:14 am

    A wee bit wet, ain’t it? 🙂

    • Reply
      PaigeBrown
      May 26, 2014 at 11:14 am

      Ha! Just a bit!

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