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Hotels in Asheville near Biltmore Estate

Biltmore Estate Introduction

Step back in time to the Gilded Age at Biltmore Estate, the largest privately owned home in the United States. Built in 1895 to resemble a French Renaissance castle, Biltmore is set on nearly 8,000 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, including the country's first managed forest, in Asheville, North Carolina. It was the private home of wealthy industrialist George Washington Vanderbilt, and also features a winery, an outdoor adventure center, and a 19th-century village. The house and grounds are open to the public, and you can even stay overnight on the estate if you want a taste of gracious living.

Hotels near Biltmore Estate

There's a wide selection of hotels near Biltmore Estate, and it covers all price ranges. Even some of the budget accommodation features such amenities as outdoor pools. There are midrange and upscale hotels that come with indoor pools and health clubs. The best time to visit Biltmore Estate is from March to May to catch the spring blossoms, as well as from September to November to see the colorful fall foliage. Book ahead to get the best hotel prices. You can find hotel bargains during the winter, apart from the Christmas period. Summer in Asheville can be very humid.If you're planning a romantic break, then choose a hotel within a short distance of the Biltmore Estate. You'll be surrounded by tranquil forests full of hiking trails and relaxing places to stop for a picnic. Foodies and culture-lovers will want to choose a hotel in Downtown Asheville, where there's a large choice of restaurants, as well as a thriving arts scene in the River Arts District. If you're in the mood to shop, you'll have plenty of choice if you stay near Asheville Mall and I-240, where you'll also find budget quarters.

Things to see near Biltmore Estate

Wine-lovers won't have far to go to taste local wines, because there's a winery on the Biltmore Estate. Also on-site is the bustling Antler Hill Village, where you can watch traditional 1890s craftspeople at work, and kids can pet farm animals. Sporty types can check out the activities on offer at the estate's Outdoor Adventure Center, where you can try paddleboarding, horseback riding, and river tours by canoe. Head 9.5 miles south of the Biltmore Estate to explore the vivid blooms at the North Carolina Arboretum. It's in Pisgah National Park, a vast forest of more than 500,000 acres.

How to get to Biltmore Estate

The easiest way to get to Biltmore Estate is by car. Having a car will also make it simpler to explore the many nature trails and national parks near the Biltmore Estate. If you're staying in Downtown Asheville, make use of the bus service that covers the center and a few miles outside. There's also the Gray Line Historic Trolley, a hop-on, hop-off service that includes both the Biltmore Estate and the River Arts District on its route. Asheville Regional Airport is 15 miles away, and the closest major airport is Charlotte Douglas International Airport, 119 miles east.

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