Last week, Jared and I were invited to Asheville, NC by the Chevrolet team to have an exclusive first look at the new 2024 Chevy Trax. Although, I’m not typically a car person I couldn’t pass up a free trip to Asheville. It was a very quick trip but we managed to squeeze in quite a bit. Here’s a look at our quick trip to Asheville, NC with Chevy.
A Quick Trip to Asheville, NC in 24 Hours
We took an early flight in and with a decent layover we landed in Asheville, NC around 1 PM. We then headed off to Highland Brewing Co to meet up with the Chevy team and get a first look at the Chevy Trax. We grabbed a bite to eat, got to speak one on one with the interior and exterior designer of the Trax and then got to take one for a spin.
The team had a short 15 min route for us to start with to test drive the all-new Chevy Trax. This led us to Troyer’s Country Amish Blatz store where we picked up some snacks and goodies. I loaded up on some old-fashioned Lemon Drops, gummy worms, and handmade soaps where Jared opted for chocolates and beef jerky! From there we headed to The Foundry to get checked in and freshened up.
The Foundry was one of the coolest hotels we’ve stayed at! Originally built in 1917 as a steel factory, the Foundry Hotel has been transformed into a luxurious retreat that honors the city’s industrial heritage while providing guests with all the amenities of a five-star hotel. From the moment you step inside the lobby and are given complimentary sparkling wine, you’ll be swept away by the hotel’s unique character and attention to detail. From the keycard to the bar, no detail was missed.
We had about an hour and half before dinner so we took the time to walk around downtown Asheville and explore some of the adorable shops. Although quaint there are so many shops to pop in, this could have easily been a full-day activity!
For dinner, we enjoyed some delicious sustainable food at Market Place also in downtown Asheville. This farm-to-table style restaurant with American cuisine, craft cocktails & a robust wine list was the perfect casual meal after a long travel day. After dinner, we popped back to the hotel bar and enjoyed some live music and cocktails before bed.
The next morning, we started off the day with a scenic route through North Carolina to really get a feel for the Chevy Trax. We drove a little over an hour through some gorgeous views to GoGo’s and enjoyed the most amazing handmade cinnamon rolls. I’m not very adventurous so I went with the original whereas Jared went with the Maple Bacon. We then leisurely drove back to Asheville on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
We did stop at the Biltmore estate however due to time constraints and the hefty ticket price we weren’t able to get very far. We definitely plan on coming back to spend a full day here.
After that, we headed to the Antique Tabacco Barn for some antique shopping. Jared and I go to a lot of antique shops but this might have been the best one we’d ever visited. It was packed full of treasures at great price points. Unfortunately, since we couldn’t bring anything home we just enjoyed looking around and browsing.
From there, we returned the Chevy Trax and headed back to the airport!
2024 Chevy Trax
As I mentioned, I am not a car girlie but I was so impressed with the 2024 Chevy Trax. You might be familiar with the older models of Chevy Trax but the 2024 was completely redesigned from the wheels up! It’s now lower and longer and much sleeker in design. With the remodel, they were able to add more legroom in the bag seat as well as more space in the trunk. It’s sleek and modern with tons of bells and whistles for a really affordable price point. All three models of the Chevy Trax are under $25,000 and by adding all of the bells and whistles it still makes it around $30,000 plus the base model comes with Apple Play, a large front screen, incredible safety features, and more.