Asheville, NC, hotel near Biltmore Estate
We can relate to George W. Vanderbilt in some respects: he was an avid art collector, lover of literary works and builder of beauty. His French Renaissance castle, Biltmore, embodies all three. Constructed in the 1890s, the Biltmore house features 250 rooms, including 35 bedrooms, 43 bathrooms and 65 fireplaces. Grandeur awaits you at every turn: a library with 10,000 books, original art by Renoir, even an indoor bowling alley.
The wonders continue throughout the 8,000-acre Biltmore estate, landscaped by the great Frederick Law Olmsted, designer of New York’s Central Park. Stroll through gardens boasting more than 250 varieties of roses. Tour the scenic vineyards of Biltmore Winery, and don’t leave without trying one of 20 handcrafted vintages. When you’re ready to raise your heart rate, there’s river rafting, kayaking, biking, horseback riding and the thrilling experience of falconry—all on Biltmore’s expansive estate.
Your Asheville experience isn’t complete with a visit to America’s largest home, only 2.3 miles from Kimpton Hotel Arras.