- Sean M.
City Escape: Black Mountain, NC
Living in Washington, D.C. is truly a privilege in today’s world. The opportunities are numerous and the District is nothing short of a cultural melting pot. I’m lucky enough to experience this city with my roommates, also area natives, in our 4-bedroom row-home in the charming Mt. Pleasant neighborhood, situated by the National Zoo.
In recent weeks we decided we wanted to take a trip to escape the city and get some fresh air. The obvious question “Where to?” was quickly followed by “How much?” As we sifted through the multitude of options online, we eventually landed on a beautiful cabin in the foothills of Asheville around Black Mountain, North Carolina. It was a 5 hour drive from the District (eventually disclosed it was actually 7), but the appropriate, remote and secluded stay we needed.
We spent most of our time enjoying the panoramic views from the 3-sided deck, making mixed-drinks and enjoying the amenities the home had to offer. I would highly recommend the AirBnb property we stayed at which can accommodate up to 10 and was the perfect retreat.