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Inn on Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, is a unique Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel in that it’s the only public lodging on the 8,000-acre Biltmore Estate, America’s largest private residence. What sets the Inn on Biltmore Estate apart from other Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star properties is its unprecedented, 24-hour access to the Biltmore Estate and George Vanderbilt’s legacy of exceptional hospitality that he bestowed on notable turn-of-the-20th-century guests, including authors Edith Wharton and Henry James.
Though Mr. Vanderbilt drew up plans for a hotel on his estate in 1900, Inn on Biltmore Estate was not built and opened until a century later. Since the luxury hotel's debut in March 2001, the Biltmore guests finally have the opportunity to experience Vanderbilt-style hospitality overnight.
Rather than packing in tours of the Biltmore House, gardens, and winery in one day like many Biltmore visitors, guests have the luxury of leisurely exploring the Biltmore Estate and using a shuttle bus to get around, spending the afternoon in the Asheville hotel's rimless pool and relaxing and enjoying a massage at Inn on Biltmore Estate's spa.