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Above: Eggs Benedict is a specialty at Wild Man Dan's Beer Centric Bed & Breakfast, Afton, Virginia.
Top left: Walton's Mountain Museum is holding its homecoming on Oct. 15.
Bottom left: Elizabeth Smith is general manager and co-owner of Afton Winery.
originated as a private home
in 1896. Today, this getaway
(828-693-9626) boasts both a
bountiful breakfast buffet and
treetop views that simply glow
in autumn's glory.
"It is dramatic in the fall,"
Fortier says. "You have the vibrant orange, the yellow, the
rustic brown, and you have
the green of the pines."
Echo Mountain Inn sits halfway between Hendersonville's
walkable downtown and the
natural vista of the Jump Off
Rock, a public park where I
scan sunset views with a halfdozen others, anxiously soaking up the nightly meltdown.
Around Hendersonville, the
"Jump Off" isn't the only rock
that commands attention. Another is the little town of Flat
Rock, home of the 500-seat
Flat Rock Playhouse (828-6930403). Now "The State Theatre
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