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The Inn on Biltmore Estate 4.0

Asheville, North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina

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Pros

  • Charming hotel with upscale amenities and personalized service 
  • Spectacular setting on the Biltmore Estate grounds
  • Traditional guest rooms with Keurig coffeemakers and robes
  • Some units feature separate walk-in showers and whirlpool tubs
  • Fitness center and heated outdoor pool and whirlpool
  • Day spa with an attractive menu of body and beauty treatments
  • Two restaurants, including fine dining and casual menu items
  • High tea is served in the Library Lounge each afternoon
  • 24-hour concierge and rooms service is available 
  • Free Estate shuttle and service to downtown on weekends
  • Free self-parking and valet at a reasonable fee 
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout 

Cons

  • Pricey rates don’t include Biltmore Estate admission 
  • Guest rooms lack mini-fridges and microwaves
  • Not all units have balconies

Bottom Line

For those who can afford it, the four-pearl Inn on Biltmore Estate delivers a memorable experience. The stately property that opened in 2001 on the grounds of the world-famous Biltmore Estate offers spectacular views around every corner from its hilltop perch. Highlights of its extensive amenities package include fine dining, a full-service spa, pool, and fitness center. Its 210 guest rooms are traditionally decorated, spacious, and nicely appointed, with Keurig coffeemakers, robes, nightly turndown, and marble bathrooms. Some units include balconies and separate walk-in showers and whirlpool tubs. But the grand experience comes at a hefty price that doesn’t include admission to the Biltmore Estate. The three-pearl Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate also allows visitors to stay on the Estate grounds, but often at lower rates. 

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Scene

A stately Inn that was built to impress, with an adult ambiance

The hotel is set on immaculate grounds that are beautifully landscaped, with fountains and a large stone patio with panoramic views. Its two-story lobby is done in rich wood paneling, white marble floors, and ornate furniture atop Oriental-style rugs in vibrant colors. It’s an upscale Inn with personalized service for its well-heeled guests, and travelers from all over the world are seen here. Children are welcome, but the ambiance is more adult, with a formal restaurant and traditional high tea served each afternoon in the Library Lounge. Guest tend to be couples. 

Location

On a hilltop within the Biltmore Estate, about 25 minutes from downtown Asheville

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The propery is located on a quiet hilltop with sweeping views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. Antler Hill Village and the Biltmore Winery are within walking distance (about 15 minutes), and the rest of the 8,000-acre Estate is easily accessible via the hotel’s free shuttle. Biltmore Village and its many shops and restaurants at the entrance to the Estate grounds is 18 minutes by car or hotel shuttle, while driving to downtown Asheville and the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitors Center takes approximately 25 minutes. It’s a 35-minute drive to the Asheville Regional Airport, and the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in South Carolina is 90 minutes by car.

Rooms

Traditionally styled, with flat-screen TVs, Keurig coffeemakers, and robes

Attractive guest rooms have a very traditional style that’s appropriate for the Inn's location. Quality antique reproductions have a dark finish and include poster beds with white embroidered bedspreads and crimson Biltmore-branded bolster pillows. Soft-gold wallpaper has a white damask pattern, with complementary light-brown-and-gold carpet. Pleated drapes also are light gold. Large windows bring in plenty of light and typically offer sweeping views of the forested mountain ranges that surround the Inn. Some units have small balconies or ground-floor patios. Deluxe (standard) rooms come in King and Double-Double options, and they're spacious with oversize armchairs and tables with two chairs in lieu of desks. Bathrooms have roomy black granite vanities and shower/tub combos framed by salmon marble. Premier, Chateau Tier Grand King, and the Inn’s nine Suites have larger marble bathrooms with separate walk-in showers and whirlpool tubs. Overall, the rooms are comfortable and upscale, but not overly luxurious. Amenities include Keurig coffeemakers, safes, free bottled water, magnifying mirrors, 42-inch flat-screen TVs, robes, slippers, and free Wi-Fi, but there are no mini-fridges or microwaves. 

Features

Fine dining and solid wellness facilities, plus 24/7 concierge and Wi-Fi

The Inn provides guests with numerous upscale amenities. Food and drink are highlights at the Inn, with The Dining Room offering a creative regional menu that includes Estate-raised beef and lamb and produce grown on-site, served in a formal setting. The Library Lounge features a casual American menu and classic English high tea with finger sandwiches and scones daily, and The Lobby Bar has wines from the Biltmore Winery. For wellness, The Spa offers a full menu of massages, facials, manicures, and pedicures, and there's a heated outdoor pool open seasonally in a beautifully landscaped setting that includes a whirlpool. The fitness center has several pieces of cardio equipment, as well as free weights and a strength-training machine. The Inn provides free shuttles to various points throughout the massive Estate grounds, and to downtown Asheville on weekends. Self-parking is free, and valet parking for a fee is available. There's 24-hour room service and the concierge desk is staffed 24/7 to provide services such as arranging various tours and adventures around the Estate, including supervised children’s activities. Wi-Fi throughout and shoe shines are free, and nightly turndown service is offered. There's no resort fee, but rates don't include admission to the Estate. 

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Address

1 Antler Hill Road, Asheville, North Carolina 28803-8692, United States

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