Riding the Ridge in Our Regency Coach

Janet McKenzie Prince owns a Regency coach and shares their adventures with us regularly to add to our blog:

We spent a long weekend exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway in our Regency, entering the park from the southern end at Cherokee, North Carolina. The 469 mile-long Parkway, running across the mountain ridges of Virginia and western North Carolina connects Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive in Virginia with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee. This National Scenic Byway is a magical place. Around every bend is a jaw-dropping scene. Just when I thought it couldn’t get any more dramatic, any more beautiful, any more spectacular, it did. Over and over again. The Blue Ridge offers a life time of diversity, discovery and adventure. Our Regency was the perfect vehicle for this type of mountain excursion. Because of our limited time for this impromptu weekend getaway, we left the parkway around mile marker 275 and headed back to Tennessee.


I can’t answer the question, “If you could only had a day to spend on the Ridge, what section would you recommend?” But I can answer the question, “Will you go back?”


Grandfather Mountain is a commercial enterprise just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, which provided some exciting driving for our mountain-goat Regency. It ran up the mountain like a pro.