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Inn on Biltmore Estate

At a Glance

    Pros

  • deluxe hotel on Biltmore Estate grounds
  • exclusive restaurant
  • top-notch service

    Cons

  • very expensive
  • atmosphere can be a bit formal

Fodorite Reviews

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Inn on Biltmore Estate Review

Many people who visit the Biltmore mansion long to stay overnight; if you're one of them, your wish is granted in the form of this posh hilltop property on the estate. The seven-story hotel mimics the look of Biltmore House with natural stone and copper. French manor houses inspired the interior. Nice touches include afternoon tea in the library. The dining room (dressy) has large windows with mountain views and a massive fireplace. Menus deftly blend local and international ingredients and flavors; a five-course farm-to-table tasting menu is $75. (A Biltmore admission ticket, 12-month pass, or current lodging at the Inn is required to dine here.) Some Inn packages include admission to Biltmore Estate for the length of your stay, free shuttles to all parts of the estate, and other activities.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Antler Hill Rd., Biltmore Estate South Metro, Asheville, NC 28803 | Map It
  • Phone: 828/225–1660; 866/336-1245
  • Website:
  • Location: Asheville

    Hotel Details

  • 201 rooms, 9 suites.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 09-26-2012

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    Underwhelmed

    Nice new facility. Rooms were nice but that's all. The side of the building we were on afforded no view whatsoever unless you count the parking lot and ground hogs. The other side of the building has good but not great views. At the time we were there in Aug. '05, they had a veranda you could dine on informally and there was a dinning room downstairs that was strictly formal. The Inn does not have the trappings of a strictly formal establishment. We opted to eat 2 dinners on the veranda which were prepared in the main dinning rooms kitchen. Our meals were excellent and made more so by having one of the Biltmore Champagnes with our meal. We took the winery tour(?) I have the sneaking suspicion that the Biltmore wine is not made there. We saw no vineyards or grapes or production or ageing facility. Just a dusty mock up of a prodcution floor. They were very generous in the tasting room and thye have good if not excellent white wines and sparkling wines. Not so great reds. The restaurant at the Winery(?) is very hard if not impossible to get reservations for any time close to dinner or lunch. We had a late afternoon "linner". The Biltmore house/estate/inn/winery/grounds are wildly popular for some reason. If you have done much traveling I am afraid you would be underwhelmed for the price of admission. They are proud of the place and the prices reflect that. The best deal in the whole Estate was dinner on the veranda with a bottle of bubbley. I would go back for that.

    by jimmyjames8, 12/13/06

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