Photo courtesy of The Biltmore Company
Inn on Biltmore Estate
Perched atop a hill overlooking the 8,000 acres of grounds designed by famed landscape architect Frederick Olmsted, the Inn on Biltmore Estate mirrors the hospitality and luxury that George Vanderbilt created when he built his own Gilded Age mansion on the estate in the late 1800s. The 210 rooms and suites evoke traditional 19th-century manor houses, with dark mahogany four-poster beds and desks, elegant window treatments, and comfortable overstuffed chairs; don’t pass up the opportunity to book a room with a balcony so you can breathe the fresh mountain air while taking in views of the rolling hills—or enjoy the vista from the hotel’s veranda. The formal dining room (with a suggested dress code) showcases seasonal specialties using estate-raised cattle and lamb, vegetables from the estate garden, and wine from the estate’s own winery, where you can enjoy a free tasting using a complimentary shuttle. For something a little more casual, there’s the Lobby Lounge and Library Bar. You can also take a shuttle to the famous 250-room Biltmore château, just a few miles away.
By Deb Hopewell, AFAR Contributor
Explore Biltmore Trails from the Inn
In the background is the Inn on Biltmore Estate. The Gazebo and Antler Hill Village Shopping sits below is included with admission to estate. The Inn features several restaurants including a library for tea service and a spa.
1 Antler Hill Rd, Asheville, NC 28803, USA