Thanksgiving Vacation in Asheville, NC (mini post)

Leicester Cabin

Is it really Monday morning? Am I really back in PA? So this is what the internet looks like? Excuse me as I recover from spending 11 hours in the car, driving home from Asheville, NC after a whirlwind 5 day trip (with two days worth of driving included). We had quite an adventure and I can’t wait to tell you all the details!

But, my own bed is calling my name and work tomorrow is going to be brutal – so this is kind of a cheat post – a quick check in to say hello and hope y’all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and share some photos of the cute cabin we rented.

We were SO happy to make it to the mountains of Leicester, NC (about 40 minutes outside Asheville) after driving through a surprise snow and ice storm. My brother and his wife live in this rural town in an adorable country house. My parents and Ryan and I rented a beautiful cabin about 5 minutes from their home.

lone pine lodge leicester nc

thanksgiving cabin porch

When we arrived there was about 4 inches of snow on the ground – a surprise for this time of the year. It was tricky navigating the curvy mountain roads and the steep driveway up to our cabin. But my brother Eric’s smiling face greeted us and the snow just added to the peacefulness and beauty of the serene mountain views.

leicester cabin view thanksgiving

cold cows in leicester nc

ryan and katie leicester nc thanksgiving

snowy mountains in leicester

Thanksgiving 2013 Asheville, NC

We were more than ready to have some drinks, eat a big meal, and get cozy by the fire. We had a busy three days ahead of us! Can’t wait to share our other fun adventures and pictures.

We had zero internet or phone activity unless we were in town. So that meant zero texting, zero calling, and no internet. It was kind of hard to get used to – I kept running to my phone to look up something or to check a black friday sale. But soon enough we were leaving our cell phones behind and relaxing. So, Please forgive me as I catch up on being back in the real world.

Can’t wait to share more tomorrow!

xoxo katie


  • Ryan

    Even though we had no cell or internet service it was nice to take a little break from those things and enjoy the simple things in life. I had a great time with you and your family and looking forward to our Christmas Eve family gathering!

    • kwalshmac

      Yes, I agree, it was a perfect first married Thanksgiving. Thank you for celebrating with my family. It’s so hard to trade out traditions!

  • Looks like a wonderful weekend! I have poor service when I go to my parents house, so it’s kind of nice to just unplug!!

    • kwalshmac

      Yes, it was nice to unplug! Check back in for updates and how not being able to text or call caused for a little drama in the ice!

  • Look at all that snow! Sounds like a great time to unwind and relax. 🙂

  • Pat (Mom)

    That’s a great family Thanksgiving Day photo! Yes, the snow caused some problems, but it was also very beautiful.

  • This actually sounds like the perfect weekend! I know I need to get away and be without the internet for a while. Would probably be torture but I’m 99% sure it would do me the world of good as well! That cabin looks like the cutest thing ever 🙂

    • kwalshmac

      It was pretty sweet to relax and get away from it all! At first I kept reaching for my phone but then I rejoiced in the freedom. Hope you can find some time soon to get away soon!