It was a long drive, but we made it to Asheville, North Carolina, one of the most dog friendly cities in the US. The hotel Aloft has a great partnership with a local dog rescue organization. Adoptable dogs spend time at the hotel reception desk greeting guests and are available for walks and companionship in the hopes of finding their forever homes.
Kona managed to get himself featured in a glass blowing studios Instagram feed! We also enjoyed the rooftop patio to ourselves, temps were not condusive to swimming but perfect to enjoy a nice cup of coffee.
We carried on to Charlotte for a two-day stop over at another very dog friendly hotel. We enjoyed walks on the perimeter of a golf course that encompases the local area. A highlight was getting to bring Kona to the hotel bar, enjoy a drink and listen to a wonderful singer Pale Girl. Of course he managed to get every patrons attention and affection.
We left a piece of our heart in NC and definately plan to return, but we were on a clock and had a 10 hour drive to get to warmer temps!