Asheville Conference Highlights

Cost is $1388 per person*. We are currently on a waiting list. To be added to the list, please contact Darian at 919-617-7659 or

You will enjoy:


~ Elliot's FIVE programs, all regionally themed:


  1. Asheville’s Native Genius:  Looking Homeward With Thomas Wolfe
  2. The Vanderbilts: All of Them!
  3. The Majesty And Mysteries Of Mountains
  4. Exploring The Bounty and Beauty Of North Carolina Poetry
  5. F. Scott Fitzgerald: His Rise, His Fall, His Asheville Connections


~ Accommodations for 3 nights at the four-star MARRIOTT RENAISSANCE DOWNTOWN ASHEVILLE: This lovely, comfortable hotel is located in the heart of downtown Asheville, just steps away from great shopping, dining, and museums. Your room features  floor-to-ceiling windows, a marble bathroom and free Wi-Fi. It also comes with a 49” LG Smart TV (with internet available for Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and more), a coffeemaker, mini-fridge, iron, and hairdryer.


~ Welcoming Dinner and Closing Banquet in our private room at our hotel, both accompanied by Elliot's programs

~ BREAKFAST in our private room at our hotel before Monday and Tuesday morning sessions



~ Transportation by private motor coach from the hotel to Biltmore Estate


~ Seated Lunch on the Biltmore Estate at The Stable Cafe which long ago housed the -- you guessed it -- Biltmore Stables, and converted stalls hold cozy booths


~ Admission tickets to tour the Biltmore Estate home and gardens



 ~ VIP attention and assistance by trip coordinators Darian and Bob Poliachik


    ~ Extra room nights available before and after the conference at a discounted group rate (based on availability, must call Darian to reserve). You'll want to stay a couple extra nights to take advantage of all the wonderful sights and activities the Asheville area has to offer. Click here to visit our Things to Do and See page for Darian's list of cannot-miss ideas.


      ~ Airfare not included. Responsible for own travel arrangements, airport transportation, and parking. The Renaissance currently offers plenty of onsite parking for $6 per day ($20/day for valet). The daily rate is normally $15 per day but they are treating our group to a discounted rate. Be sure they honor that rate on your bill.


        *based on double occupancy. Single supplement is $339. Price includes $95 nonrefundable administration fee As the conference date approaches, depending on how much of our costs become locked in, cancellation refund amounts may decrease. Thanks for understanding.