Overnight Mountain Babymoon in Asheville, NC

Oversized pink cardigan + babymoon in Asheville

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Earlier this month, Chauncey and I took our babymoon trip.  I recapped our 3-night stay for a beach babymoon in Charleston, SC on Tuesday.  On the way home from the beach, we stopped for an overnight stay in Asheville, NC.  I thought it would be fun to share what we did in the 24-hours we had for an overnight babymoon trip in Asheville, NC.

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Oversized pink cardigan + babymoon in Asheville

Oversized pink cardigan + babymoon in Asheville

Oversized pink cardigan + babymoon in Asheville

Oversized pink cardigan + babymoon in Asheville Oversized pink cardigan + babymoon in Asheville

Oversized pink cardigan + babymoon in Asheville Oversized pink cardigan + babymoon in Asheville

Oversized hot pink cardigan–40% off ($25 dupe) // c/o maternity tunic (similar non-maternity option) // all-time favorite leggings // c/o short boots–use code BA17IU4JST to save 20% off your purchase (US ONLY) // sunglasses // drusy necklace // long necklace

I wore this outfit for exploring downtown on our second day in Asheville.  Asheville was chilly, so bundling up in layers was the way to go.  This oversized hot pink cardigan was perfect to keep the chill at bay, without being too hot to walk around in. I also threw on my Bearpaw Natalia boots.  I love these because not only are they cute with the fringe on the back and super warm, but they’re also part of the Neverwet line, which means that they’ve been pre-treated to protect against water spots and other stains.


Fall is a beautiful time to visit Asheville, North Carolina.  Since we went in early November, the leaves had started to fall but there was still a lot on the trees. The mountains were alight with colors. It was simply stunning!

As soon as we pulled into town late that afternoon, we checked into our hotel.  We stayed at the AC Hotel by Marriott right in the heart of downtown Asheville. The AC Hotel just recently opened.  It’s very beautiful and modern on the inside–very much a boutique feel.  We were upgraded to a room with a mountain view upon arrival. The room itself put me in mind of the newer hotels in Vegas, with lots of glass in the bathroom and modern decor.


The first night, we stopped by the Burial Beer Co. Taproom. Asheville has a ton of breweries and taprooms to stop by if that’s your thing.  Chauncey really enjoys that scene, so this was one of two we stopped by on our short trip through Asheville.  It seemed to be the place that locals went, and came highly recommended to Chauncey on his guys trip here earlier this year.

Afterwards, we grabbed dinner at Strada Italiano, which was right down the street from our hotel. The atmosphere was cozy and intimate.  I had pizza and Chauncey had a pasta dish.  Chauncey and I agreed that the food was delicious.  And our server was a HOOT!

We finished the night by going on the Christmas Candlelit Evening tour at the Biltmore! I’ve always wanted to go to the Biltmore, and have heard it’s gorgeous while decorated for Christmas, so we decided to do a night tour. Y’all, it did not disappoint!  The Biltmore is an amazing home to tour–you will not believe how huge it is until you see it in person.  It was very romantic.  In addition to all the Christmas decorations, there was also live music. Now, I will say that we probably hurried through the tour because it was late at night, but if you’re pregnant, take some breaks on the tour. I almost overdid it, because there’s so much to see.  Also, tickets are pricey, but if you’re a AAA member, you can get a discount.

The next day, we slept in and checked out of the hotel in time for brunch. After some debate, we settled on the Twisted Crepe. I think Chauncey was a little hesitant at first, but it was amazing!  Chauncey went with a savory crepe, while I went for the good stuff–a Reese Cup crepe (minus the hazelnut). DO NOT PASS THIS UP IF YOU GO TO ASHEVILLE!!!!

We spent the rest of the afternoon exploring downtown Asheville. There’s tons of little shops to weave in and out of. It’s fun to just walk around and see everything.

On our way out of town, we stopped at the New Belgium brewery.  It’s on the river, and there’s tons of outdoor seating.  We chose to sit inside the taproom because it was a little too cold outside for us.  It was very family-friendly, and you could even take a tour if you wanted to (we didn’t have time).

Overall, Asheville, NC was a great little town to end our babymoon in. It was nice to see both the beach and the mountains.


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Hi there! I’m Tif Fannin, the blogger behind Bright on a Budget, based in Lexington, Kentucky. Bright on a Budget is a Southern fashion and lifestyle blog where I share everyday looks, beauty, and travel, along with a behind-the-scenes look at my life as a working mom of two. I have a penchant for bright colors + good deals. Follow along for posts that are relatable to the everyday woman.

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  1. 11.30.17
    Kay R. said:

    Loving this look with the bump! Ans those boots – too cute!

  2. 11.30.17

    Omg. I love Asheville so much. We went for our anniversary last year and had a freaking blast! We loved White Duck Taco Shop so much we ate there TWICE.

  3. 11.30.17

    Omg I didn’t know you were pregnant . Congrats !!! I ant wait to meet your little one
    The color palette

  4. 12.1.17

    What a fun trip! Glad you had a blast, and that pink sweater is so dang cute.

  5. 12.1.17
    Dara said:

    Those boots are so cute!

  6. 12.2.17

    So glad you enjoyed your time in Asheville – it’s one of my favorite cities! Asheville is an hour in between where I live and where my sister lives, so we often meet up to eat and shop. We haven’t been to the crepe place you mentioned, so I’ll remember that one!