The Inn on Biltmore Estate

A regal mountain retreat
Biltmore Estate’s 8,000 acres of rolling hills, manicured gardens, expansive grounds with stables and sustaining farms, as well as the nearby mountain town of Asheville, are best experienced with a stay at The Inn on Biltmore Estate.

The estate once contained America’s largest private residence, the châteaux-style historic Biltmore House, and is located in the idyllic Blue Ridge Mountains, just a short drive from the Blue Ridge Parkway.

The castle-like resort is an inviting respite, offering you personalized service in elegant surroundings with the influence and hospitality of the former home of George Vanderbilt in mind.

The interior of the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel and lobby, with its wood paneling, large fireplace surrounded by stacked stones and cozy sitting areas, is reminiscent of a past era of grandeur and designed after the stately public rooms at Biltmore House.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • While the Inn may be housed in a veritable chateau, the property offers a relaxed mountain resort ambiance combined with a casual elegance that never feels overly formal.
  • The knowledgeable staff at this luxury hotel exudes a warm and gracious authentic hospitality that comes across as genuine rather than stiff.
  • There are a wide variety of activities to round out your stay, including carriage tours and horseback riding throughout the estate. Yoga, guided hikes and the summer film series at Antler Hill village are all gratis with a stay at the Inn.
  • Biltmore’s working farm provides many estate-grown ingredients, including vegetables, berries, eggs, lamb and even hybrid wagyu beef, to the property’s restaurants. The Inn’s chefs also partner with farmers and ranchers in Western North Carolina for locally sourced trout, cheese, Angus beef and pork.
  • The Inn’s dining room serves an impressive spread at the breakfast buffet each morning with a wide assortment of prepared foods and baked goods as well as made-to-order omelets and waffles.
Things to Know
  • Afternoon tea is served every day in the Library Lounge. Request a seat by the window for tea and pastries with a relaxing view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
  • Peruse the resort’s extensive calendar before planning your visit to take advantage of the many events happening throughout the year. Be sure to attend one of the Inn’s culinary experiences, like the Field-to-Table dinners with alfresco dining at a beautiful venue on the estate.
  • The property is busy year-round. In the summer, you’ll find active families vacationing in the mountains. Winter (after the hectic holiday season) is a little quieter for those who enjoy snowy scenes with lower rates. Spring brings the grounds to life with spectacular flowers and greenery in the garden.
  • One of summer's highlights is a concert series on the southern lawn that has attracted headliners such as The Beach Boys, Allison Krauss and the late Natalie Cole. 
  • You won’t need your car once you arrive at this picturesque property. A complimentary shuttle will take you to the historic Biltmore House, nearby Antler Hill Shopping Village with the Biltmore Winery’s tasting room (also within a short walking distance from the hotel) and to and from downtown Asheville.
The Rooms
  • Recently renovated, the rooms and suites are spacious and luxuriously appointed with formal yet stylish furnishings and elegant fabrics. In early 2018, the King Deluxe rooms were even updated with glass-enclosed barn door showers. 
  • Bathrooms are nicely stocked with toiletries from the onsite spa, complimentary robes and slippers.
  • Request a room with a view when making a reservation — accommodations on the back of the property (and on higher floors) offer the best vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the expansive estate.
  • Purchases from Biltmore Winery or shops in Antler Hill Village can be delivered directly to your room with no charge.
Nearby Attractions
  • The funky, free-spirited vibe of Asheville, with its eclectic mix of acclaimed restaurants and lively cocktail bars, is just a short drive or shuttle ride from the estate.
  • Many of the Biltmore wines are made from grapes and juice directly sourced from California. Sample these vintages at the newly renovated tasting room in Antler Hill Village.
  • Asheville has one of the largest craft brewery scenes in the country. From local small establishments like Wedge in the River Arts District to major players like New Belgium and Sierra Nevada, there’s a pilsner, ale or sour for every taste.
  • The Blue Ridge Mountains feature some of the best outdoor adventure activities in the country, including fly-fishing in the Davidson and French Broad rivers as well as hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and whitewater rafting in Pisgah National Forest. The Asheville hotel can help arrange local guides.
  • The region is also known as a mecca in the southeast for folk handicrafts with artisans making everything from pottery and jewelry to musical instruments.
Getting There
1 Antler Hill Road, Asheville, North Carolina 28803
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