MiM Dragon Run

April 28, 2019 @ 12:00 am – May 1, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Biltmore Estate
1 Lodge St
Asheville, NC 28803
Bryce Burklow or Maci Hensley
270-777-4506 or 270-467-8804

Museum in Motion Bash Dragon Run

Presented by Michelin

April 28 – May 1, 2019

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, Wine & Chocolate, Upstairs/Downstairs Tour or the Horse & Carriage Ride. 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. GPS as well as two-way radios highly recommended!

Please be sure to check out our customized MiM Merchandise

Members: $1450 Driver / $500 Passenger

Non-Members $1490 / $540 Passenger

  • Note: Non-member pricing does NOT include a 1 yr membership to NCM. To become a member for the member discount rate – please call Becky at 270-467-8836

Advance registration closes at 5pm CT Friday, March 8th, 2019 (or until sold out).

** No registrations or refunds are available after that date **

This Museum in Motion is Sold Out – Please contact Bryce at [email protected] or Maci at [email protected] for Wait List

Museum in Motion Bash Dragon Run Agenda
3:00pm – 4:00pm Registration Pickup & Drivers Meeting

  • NCM – Location to be announced
 7:30am Museum Opens
7:45am Stage in NCM Front Circle
8:00am Depart NCM

  • Caravan heads out toward Asheville, NC
  • Approximately 2 hour drive time
9:50am – 10:10am Scheduled Rest Stop
*** Check Local Time – Different Time Zone ***
12:45pm – 1:45pm Gas Stop & Lunch – your choice of numerous restaurants in area

  • Gas Stop recommended / optional
  • Target Parking Lot – 1900 Town Center Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37922
  • Wendy’s, McDonalds, Subway, Five Guys etc.
  • Lunch not included in registration
1:50pm Regroup and Stage

  • Target Parking Lot
2:15pm Approximate arrival to begin ‘Tail of the Dragon’

  • US 129 S  Alcoa, TN
5:30pm Arrive in Asheville – check into the Inn on Biltmore Estate

  • One Antler Hill Rd, Asheville, NC 28803
  • Lodging included in registration
6:00pm Dinner on your own

  • Options are Biltmore Inn, Biltmore Village, or beautiful Asheville
  • $25 per person gift card included in registration
7:00am – 7:30am Arrive Biltmore Estate

  • Stage Cars for photography near Biltmore House
  • Complimentary photo to be mailed after trip
  • Shuttles provided at all stops on grounds at Biltmore
  • Full day of activities included in registration
7:45am – 9:00am 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.


Times varies slightly by tours – check your ticket from Biltmore for times

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.
  • Architech’s 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.
  • Biltmore Revealed Tour – Enjoy an exclusive glimpse of the Archives and unrestored rooms of Biltmore House with this behind the scenes guided tour. As a century of preservation efforts and room restoration projects are revealed, you will discover what it takes to maintain America’s Largest Home
  • Wine & Chocolate – Discover why chocolate and red wine are a match made in heaven.   (THIS TOUR IS IN THE AFTERNOON)
  • Horse & Carriage Ride – 30 min ride – Travel through the estate on an 8-passenger wagonette and enjoy unforgettable views


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


6:30pm 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

  • Heard your suggestion to have a free day
  • Lodging and admission again to Biltmore Estate included in registration


WEDNESDAY, MAY 1st Check Out and Depart


Travel carefully and return home safely – Thank you for joining the 2019 ‘MiM’ Bash Dragon Run Tour

his Museum in Motion is Sold Out – Please contact Bryce [email protected] or Maci [email protected] for Wait List