Asheville is beloved for the weather, mountains, restaurants, and, of course, the famous Biltmore Estate. The Historic Biltmore Village which surrounds the mansion is a delightful place to explore any time of year, but the holiday season, in particular, brings out some of its most charming qualities. Thanks to VIE Magazine for highlighting the great restaurants and shops here, including Corner Kitchen.
While it’s brimming with activities for the adventurous traveler year-round, during the winter months, Historic Biltmore Village in Asheville, North Carolina, transforms into a unique and photo-worthy winter wonderland. With more than forty shops and ten cafés and restaurants, it’s the perfect holiday travel destination.
Charming tree-lined streets with craftsman brick sidewalks, historic cottages, and the enormous Biltmore Estate right around the corner make this area a delightful destination to stroll and explore. But it’s the well-kept secret bursting with exceptional restaurants, boutiques, breweries, and galleries that makes the village a true gem.
Are you planning your next holiday trip? Here’s your holiday travel guide to Asheville’s Historic Biltmore Village.
Where to Stay
The Biltmore Village Inn
Located 0.5 miles from Historic Biltmore Village, this bed-and-breakfast is one of a kind. Housed in a Victorian home originally built in 1892 for Samuel Reed, the private attorney of George Vanderbilt (of the Biltmore Estate), the inn has owners that are committed to preserving the history and atmosphere of the property while providing each guest with the highest modern hospitality and luxury possible.
Each of the seven uniquely decorated rooms features free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, and most of the rooms have whirlpool tubs and fireplaces, while some have four-poster beds and open onto a porch. Complimentary gourmet breakfast is also served in the formal dining room, and there are wine and cheese tastings in the afternoons. Guests have access to a stocked butler’s pantry and freshly roasted coffee throughout the day.
With its breathtaking views, unbeatable location, and rich history, the Biltmore Village Inn is the best place to stay during your holiday trip.