Asheville + the Mountains
Hotels in Asheville + the Mountains
213-room inn on 8,000 acres that’s also home to the Biltmore House, George Vanderbilt’s 1895 château.
The central Highlands grounds of the Old Edwards Inn have deep hospitality roots—the property was originally a boarding house when it opened in 1878, though of course, much has changed.
Sustainable-agriculture farm with a three-room inn, set in the Blue Ridge Mountains; renowned for serving delicious “beyond organic” meals. Guests work up an appetite weeding, seeding, and hoeing the rows of spinach and watercress.
The last hinge may have been hung only in 2009, but this Tudor-style boutique hotel abutting George Vanderbilt’s 1895 Biltmore Estate resembles a 1920s hunting lodge—though one decorated by an eccentric art lover.
Innkeepers Peter and Lori White, who have owned bakeries in Palm Beach and Martha's Vineyard, serve three-course breakfasts (raisin scones with clotted cream, apple crisp) every morning.
Its owners were so inspired by their sons' work as wranglers out west that they felt compelled to start a dude ranch of their own. Luckily for those on the right coast, they put down roots in the Smoky Mountains.
After a devastating fire in 2009, the hotel is under reconstruction.
Victorian-style buildings (25 rooms in all) tucked among gardens, 7 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway.