National Corvette Museum
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Bash Dragon Run / Biltmore Stay Tour Presented By Michelin
May 1 - 4, 2016



Spring in the Smokies, Tail of the Dragon and Biltmore all combined in one great MiM tour. Once again we hit the road, leaving Bowling Green and heading East to run the famous TN-129, aka Tail of the Dragon. This year again, we will be staying at the beautiful Biltmore Inn on the Biltmore Estate grounds. The Monday Biltmore visit includes a specially arranged early morning photo op of the cars in front of the manor house followed by breakfast in the Biltmore Stable Café adjacent to the house. Included in our Biltmore plans are your choice of 1 specialty tour: The Legacy of the Land Tour, Rooftop Tour or the Upstairs/Downstairs Tour. Lunch will be at the Deer Park Restaurant on the grounds. After hours – enjoy a special private guided tour of the Mansion. New friends will be made while enjoying one of the most beautiful areas of the country during the colorful spring season.
As with all MiM Tours, space is limited so make sure you sign on to NCM eNews to get the latest information on all events including opening of registration and fees. GPS as well as two-way radios highly recommended! Questions, contact Karen @ 270-467-8804 or Bryce @ 270-777-4506.

Registration fee: Members primary registrant (driver and car) $1250
Passenger / alternate driver $500

Non-Members primary registrant (driver and car) $1290
Passenger / alternate driver $540 (Includes 1 year discounted membership upon completion of MiM trip).

Museum in Motion Bash Dragon Run Agenda


4:15pm – 5:00pm

Registration Pickup & Drivers Meeting

  • NCM Clubroom


Breakfast on own


Stage in NCM Front Circle


Depart NCM

  • Caravan heads out toward Asheville, NC
  • Approximately 2 hour drive time

10:20am – 10:40am

Scheduled Rest Stop

*** Check Local Time – Different Time Zone ***

12:20pm – 1:45pm

Gas Stop & Lunch – your choice of numerous restaurants in area

  • Gas Stop recommended / optional
  • 9550 S. Northshore Dr. Knoxville, TN
  • Wendy’s, McDonalds, Subway, Five Guys etc.
  • Lunch not included in registration


Regroup and Stage

  • Walgreens Parking Lot / next to Pilot Station


Approximate arrival to begin ‘Tail of the Dragon’

  • US 129 S  Alcoa, TN


Arrive in Asheville – check into the Inn on Biltmore Estate

  • One Lodge Street, Asheville, NC 28803
  • Lodging included in registration


Dinner on your own

  • Options are Biltmore Inn, Biltmore Village, or beautiful Asheville 
  • $25 per person gift card included in registration


7:30am – 8:30am

Arrive Biltmore Estate

  • Stage Cars for photography near Biltmore House
  • Complimentary photo to be mailed after trip
  • Full day of activities included in registration

8:45am – 10:00am

Breakfast Buffet at Biltmore Stable Café
Adjacent to Biltmore House, the stable, which originally housed George Vanderbilt’s horses and carriages, has been renovated into a beautiful restaurant. This special venue offers seating in former stalls and the hayloft area where we will be seated.

Timing Varies Slightly By Tour

Choice of 1 Xtra Behind the Scenes Tour of Biltmore House
(make sure you choose one in your registration)

  • Legacy of the Land Tour– take a motor coach tour of the estate and learn about the history of the land, structures, and former residents. You’ll visit areas not open to guests.
  • Rooftop Tour - Enjoy amazing views from rooftops and balconies and get a closer look at the design and construction of Biltmore House with this 60-minute guided tour of areas not on the regular house visit. 
  • Upstairs/Downstairs Tourreveals the glamorous life of attending a Vanderbilt house party and the fascinating work that went on behind the scenes at Biltmore.  Guests will descend the backstairs to learn event more about servant life, see Biltmore’s sub-basement, and discover the technology that made America’s largest home a modern marvel

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Deerpark Restaurant Buffet Lunch– Biltmore Grounds
Deerpark Restaurant is housed in a historic barn original to the estate. Enjoy prepared–to–order specialties in addition to classic favorites. The delightful courtyard restaurant specializes in Southern family–style dishes. Enjoy our Taste of the South lunch and brunch buffets highlighting regional Southern flavors drawn from the Carolina Coast, Low Country, Southern Appalachians, and Louisiana.

  • Meet at Deerpark Restaurant
  • Located approximately 3 miles from Biltmore House

2:00pm – 4:30pm

Antler Hill Village or Biltmore Gardens – Self Guided - Biltmore Grounds
A stop at the Winery is a must for anyone who enjoys good food and wine – complimentary wine tastings will be offered in the Tasting Room throughout the day and visit the Barn, Farmland, and Kitchen Garden to learn more about Biltmore’s agricultural heritage. Before leaving the Village, be sure to pop in the Legacy Exhibit Hall to see the exhibit on display at the time or relax on the Village Green.

4:45pm – 6:15pm

NCM Private Guided Evening Visit – Biltmore House
A visit to America’s largest home is a most memorable experience. Cross the threshold into a world of hospitality, beauty, and luxury that has remained virtually unchanged for more than a century. Hear the Biltmore story as you walk through the house with a knowledgeable guide.

  • Meet at Biltmore House


Depart on Own to Inn on Biltmore Estates

  • Free evening to enjoy as you wish
  • Lodging included in registration


Day on Own to Rest, Explore, Enjoy Biltmore and Asheville

  • Took last year’s participant’s suggestion to have a free day
  • Lodging and admission again to Biltmore Estate included in registration


Check Out and Depart

Travel carefully and return home safely – Thank you for joining the 2016 ‘MiM’ Bash Dragon Run Tour


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