February 28, 2011
Hidden Jewels: Gem Mining In Asheville
Posted by Shari
Up in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, Sandy Bottoms Trail Rides takes you back to a time where Snow White’s dwarfs sang “Heigh-Ho” and collected sparkly gems by the cartload. Now’s your chance to relive your childhood. The 3-hour Little Gem Mine Tour is Sandy Bottom’s most popular tour and a North Carolinian favorite. Choose your ride (horseback, covered wagon or buggy) and venture out to Little Pine Gem Mine, a historic 200 year-old garnet mine right on the property. The naturally occurring garnet gems are yours to find and keep as the perfect souvenir to the perfect vacation getaway. Enjoy breathtaking mountain views from the secluded trails on your way back (hold on tight to your saddle as you take pictures!) As a guest of Carolina Mornings, get $5 off per person!