Hotels in Asheville
Aside from the usual suspects of reliable chains, Asheville hotels boast a wealth of well-appointed B&Bs, as well as a few plush spots that may aim to rival the Biltmore.
The Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville may have only been built in 2009, but the 104-room Tudor-style boutique hotel near the Biltmore Estate has a 1920s hunting lodge vibe. It has mounted deer heads, and strikingly original artwork and objects, such as a wild boar sculpture. The on-site restaurant, the Red Stag Grill, does locally farmed dishes, such as Mountain River elk tenderloin and Carolina bison rib eye.
Inn on Biltmore Estate is one of the best hotels in Asheville. The 213-room inn on 8,000 acres is indeed right on the grounds of George Vanderbilt’s château. The plush décor will make you feel like you’re one of George's guests, and rooms have either or mountain or wooded views. Black Walnut Bed & Breakfast is a century-old Asheville hotel that recently got an extensive makeover, with fireplaces, marble baths, and 600-thread-count sheets. The innkeepers, who have owned bakeries in both Palm Beach and Martha's Vineyard, pride themselves on their three-course breakfasts (featuring, say, raisin scones with clotted cream, apple crisp).
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.
213-room inn on 8,000 acres that’s also home to the Biltmore House, George Vanderbilt’s 1895 château.
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.
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.