Biltmore EstateAsheville. (800) 624-1575. Visit our country’s largest private residence, featuring immaculate landscaped gardens, walking trails, and an award-winning winery.

Carl Sandburg HomeFlat Rock. (828) 693-4178. Named as a tribute to the Irish heritage of one of its original owners, Connemara is the last home of American poet, historian, author, and lecturer Carl Sandburg. Enjoy tours, trails, performances and readings.

Thomas Wolfe’s Angel. Hendersonville. The stone angel referred to in “Look Homeward Angel” is located in Oakdale Cemetery.