Located on the magnificent Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, the Inn on Biltmore Estate is a beautiful four-star Inn that offers a timeless and luxurious getaway. Set in George Vanderbilt's 19th-century manor house in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Inn on Biltmore Estate is an oasis of service, style, and charm.

Surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the four-star Inn on Biltmore Estate offers guests the opportunity to experience the gracious and legendary hospitality of America’s largest home. Boasting refined guest accommodations, gourmet dining, luxurious amenities, spa treatments, and superlative service, the Inn on Biltmore Estate promises nothing less than a truly unforgettable stay.

The Biltmore Estate is a private estate established in the 19th century by the Vanderbilt family. The Estate is home to Biltmore House, a beautiful Renaissance-style chateau built by George Washington Vanderbilt in 1889 and one of the last remaining examples of the glorious architecture of the Gilded Age. Still owned by one of the Vanderbilt’s descendants, the 250-room Biltmore House is the largest privately owned house in the United States and one of the region’s most popular tourist attractions. The mansion’s wondrous interiors are filled with rare furniture, including a 64-seat banquet table, tapestries, art, and books, and novelties such as a 19th century-built indoor swimming pool and bowling alley.

The French Broad River runs through the Biltmore Estate’s 8000 acres, which is surrounded by pristine woodlands and mountain forests. The Estate has over 75 acres of exquisitely landscaped gardens, the nation’s most visited winery, the Biltmore Winery, the beautiful Inn on Biltmore Estate, and an array of attractions and activities, including hiking trails, estate tours, shopping, and dining.

1.Rooms & Suites at the Inn on Biltmore Estate

Rooms & Suites at the Inn on Biltmore Estate  

Designed with Biltmore’s legendary hospitality in mind, the Inn on Biltmore Estate offers a choice of 210 luxurious guest rooms or suites, all of which feature elegant décor, fine furnishings, and rich fabrics. Beautifully appointed guest rooms feature double, queen, and king size beds dressed in imported linens, en-suite bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers and balconies overlooking the manicured gardens or downtown Asheville. Guest room amenities include flat screen televisions, free wireless internet and custom-made bathrobe, slippers, and deluxe bath products.

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Nine guest suites are larger and more refined, with four-poster beds, en-suite bathrooms with jetted tubs, fully-equipped kitchenettes and spacious living and dining areas. Custom-made bathrobe, slippers, and deluxe bath products can be found in the bathroom, while other deluxe amenities found in the guest suites include flat screen televisions, Bose sound systems, Keurig coffee machines, wet bars, and complimentary wireless internet.

Additional hotel amenities include a personalized concierge and valet service, floral services, an amenity menu featuring custom cakes, fruit and cheese plates, and custom-made food baskets, laundry and dry-cleaning services, complimentary bottled water, and nightly turn-down service.

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2.Dining at the Inn on Biltmore Estate

Dining at the Inn on Biltmore Estate  

Indulge in delicious regional cuisine, freshly harvested from the estate, along with world-class wines, breathtaking views and superlative service at one of three restaurants and bars at the Inn.

The Dining Room presents an unforgettable fine dining experience at the Inn on Biltmore Estate, specializing in regional cuisine, created from locally sourced ingredients from the Estate. Crisp white linens, Vanderbilt china, and glinting crystal greet diners on arrival at The Dining Room, creating the perfect environment in which to savor the exquisitely executed menu. The estate runs a unique farm-to-table program whereby the ingredients used in the kitchens are sourced directly from the estate, such as estate-pastured beef and lamb, as well as eggs from chickens and quail, vegetables, herbs, and fruit.

Made from the season’s finest local and estate-raised ingredients, meats, seafood, and hand-crafted pasta, the award-winning cuisine is accompanied by the estate’s finest wines and presented with gracious service. The estate vineyard produces a variety of award-winning wines including Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot, which are presented by expert sommeliers.

In-room dining is available to guests around the clock with special breakfast, all-day, dinner, and overnight menus featuring signature dishes and specialties of the house on offer. Private receptions in guest rooms and suites can also be arranged in advance.

The Library Lounge offers a casual, yet elegant setting in which to enjoy a quiet drink, laid-back lunch, or intimate dinner. The relaxed setting of the Library is ideal for escaping with a good book or soaking up the breathtaking views of the estate over a glass of wine.

Traditional afternoon high tea is served in the Library Lounge, complete with cucumber sandwiches, freshly baked scones with cream, and sweet tea pastries. The lunch and dinner menu offers small plates, starters, salads, sandwiches and other seasonal delights made with fresh estate ingredients.

Head to the Lobby Bar for a drink before or after dinner, which presents an elegant, yet relaxed environment with plush décor and soft lighting in which to enjoy an aperitif. Sip a handcrafted cocktail expertly created by the mixologist or a glass of the world’s finest bubbly, and watch the sun sink over the estate grounds. Savor a rich malt whiskey or freshly brewed coffee after dinner.

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3.Spa &Fitness

Spa &Fitness  

The luxury and elegance of this award-winning Inn continues in the exclusive onsite spa and wellness center. The Spa at the Inn on Biltmore Estate offers an array of indulgent massages and pampering body treatments to create a unique, rejuvenating, and sublime Biltmore experience. Spa services include an array of skin treatments, manicures and pedicures to massage specialties, beauty services and enhancements.

Special Estate Exclusives range from the decadent Signature Estate Experience that includes a gentle full body exfoliation and warm botanical body wrap enhanced with heated stones and an aromatherapy scalp treatment to the vitalizing River Rock Estate Experience which consists of a full body exfoliation and healing body wrap enhanced with a therapeutic scalp treatment and foot reflexology.

The Inn on Biltmore Estate also features a fully-equipped fitness center, complete with treadmills, stationary bikes and a free weights section, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and hot tub. Bicycles are available for hire to explore the estate and its beautiful gardens.

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4.Weddings, Reunions & Conferences

Weddings, Reunions & Conferences  

Exemplifying the Vanderbilt’s legacy of relaxed elegance and hospitality, the Inn on Biltmore Estate offers several beautiful venues for weddings, receptions, social events, and other special occasions. Boasting unrivaled convenience, gourmet dining, and award-winning service, the Inn has several venues for every occasion.

The Vista offers a tranquil outdoor setting for 10-120 guests with panoramic views of mountains and forests. The beautiful Vanderbilt Room exudes charm and elegance accentuated by four grand crystal chandeliers, while the Hunt and the Olmstead Rooms are perfect for small intimate gatherings of up to 50 guests. Belvedere’s lovely open-air porch is ideal for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and the Gallery boasts floor-to-ceiling windows embracing the magnificent mountain views.

Spread over 8,000-acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, with meticulously preserved woodlands, rolling lawns and breathtaking views, Biltmore is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise.

The massive estate offers an array of recreational activities and attractions for every taste from cycling, horseback riding, carriage-riding and clay-pigeon shooting to Land Rover adventures, fly-fishing, stand-up paddle boarding, and Segway Tours. An Outdoor Adventure Center is located in the heart of Antler Hill Village and offers adventurous entertainment for the whole family on rainy days.

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5.Things to Do

Things to Do  

The Biltmore Estate offers a variety of things to see and do from food and wine tastings, art, architecture, garden and historical tours, and various outdoor adventures for the whole family. Start in the quaint village of Antler Hill, which provides a relaxing place for dining, shopping and learning more about Biltmore history.

Pay a visit to The Barn, one of Biltmore’s most historic facilities, which was designed in 1900 as the estate’s agricultural center. Experience an in-depth look at historic Biltmore and the family who created it with The Vanderbilts at Home and Abroad exhibition at The Biltmore Legacy before heading to the Biltmore’s historic winery for complimentary cheese, truffle, and wine tastings.

Explore the estate’s historic gardens which were designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted of New York’s Central Park fame and feature informal and formal gardens including the beautiful green Tennis Lawn, the Pergola and Shrub Garden and the Conservatory. For a longer walk, head to the Bass Pond and the Boat House, which offers a secluded and romantic spot to escape to in the summer months. During the spring and summer, the Meadow Trail is full of wildflowers and grasses, while the Woodland Trail is ablaze with azaleas in spring.

Outdoor enthusiasts and adventure-lovers can enjoy an array of activities from cycling, Land Rover Driving Adventures on exciting off-road courses, Segway tours, and river-rafting on the French Broad River. The Antler Hill Farm is perfect for the little ones who can explore farm life with chickens, roosters, goats, horses and sheep. More ideas: 15 Best Things to Do in Asheville, North Carolina.

The Biltmore Estate hosts a variety of events and exhibitions throughout the year ranging from flower shows and wine tastings to art exhibitions and architectural tours.

1 Lodge St, Asheville, NC 28803, Phone: 828-225-1600

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