Roan Mountain Drive & Dine/Abingdon Overnight
Registration is Closed
Meet-Up Location and Times:
Ingles Market Plaza, 140 Weaver Blvd, Weaverville, NC
Drive Group 1: 8:30 a.m.
Drive Group 2: 8:45 a.m.
Drive Group 3: 9:00 a.m.
Enjoy the Blooms Drive & Dine with an Optional Overnight
The flowering Rhododendron at Roan Mountain is world famous for their pop of color every spring. And, the roads to get there are great Porsche driving roads as we wind along the Toe River.
This year the Appalachian Region will conduct a Drive & Dine to Roan Mountain to time the blooms on Thursday, June 3, 2021. Nature can’t be controlled, but this is the normal blooming period so we can only hope to time it right. The meet-up times are Group1: 8:30 am, Group 2: 8:45 am and Group 3: 9:00 am. Location is the Ingles Market at 140 Weaver Blvd, Weaverville, NC.
The drive will start in Weaverville where we will glide along the beauty of Ivy Creek up to Prices Creek where we will take a break in Burnsville. Once we cross 19 we’ll follow Jacks Creek until we connect with the majestic Toe River. The Toe is a wide, fast moving river providing a scenic drive as we drive along its banks before reaching Roan Mountain for our picnic lunch.
After the drive to Roan Mountain, we’ll be having an outdoor bring-your-own picnic in the park. If the Rhododendrons are blooming you can enjoy the spectacle from your Porsche or you can walk the short Rhododendron Gardens Trail or visit the site of the former Cloudland Hotel from the turn of the century.
After the time at Roan Mountain, you have two options:
- Return to Asheville making it a great one day driving and social event, or...
- Drive to Abingdon, Virginia for an overnight get-away with other club members.
Abingdon, Virginia is about an hour away from Roan Mountain and offers a quaint downtown with an artsy vibe and historic charm. Upon arrival in Abingdon around 3:00 p.m. you’ll have the option to rest and relax in your room, walk the shops in the city or continue driving some of the fabulous roads in the area.
We’ll be lodging at the Country Inn & Suites in Abingdon with dinner at the historic Tavern Restaurant as a group that evening.
The Tavern was built in 1779 and was originally a Tavern and overnight Inn for Stagecoach travelers. The Tavern has hosted such guests as the King of France and President Andrew Jackson. The Tavern is home to the oldest bar in Virginia and is one of the oldest in the United States. And, the food is darn good. We’re sure to enjoy ourselves over dinner.
If you plan on joining us overnight in Abingdon you will need to book a room yourself. Don Therien has arranged a special rate of $82 plus tax for Club Members at the Country Inn & Suites. You pay for this yourself along with your individual dinner bill at The Tavern. The club has handled reservations for the group at The Tavern.
Hotel Reservation Details – Reservation Required by April 15
Country Inn & Suites
940 E. Main St
To receive the group rate of $82, plus tax for a King or 2 Queen room, you will need to ask for the Appalachian Region-PCA discounted rate.
Book your hotel now (hotel reservations are open now.) Room rates are only valid until April 15, 2021.
This is a Sold Out event. Registration is closed