+1 on Asheville, it's really worth the visit. Really quaint and nice place, with a "hip" downtown area, various attractions, and it's located in such a beautiful place that it's just nice to be there even driving on the highway in the surrounding areas. We went last year and have wanted to come back.
Thanks for the tip on BRP. I'm actually doing PCD in January and was thinking about "taking the long way home" through Asheville and BRP before heading to Florida. I may have to plan that out a little better, though.