Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville
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. Mounted deer heads, carved teak columns, wild boar sculptures, and originalartwork and curios fill every nook and cranny. Case in point: the on-site gallery displays contemporary paintings and art glass, while antler light fixtures illuminate the tufted velvet headboards and landscape prints by North Carolinian native artist Mitch Kolbe in the 104 modern-rustic rooms. Later,settle into the Red Stag Grill for locally farmed dishes, such as Mountain River elk tenderloin and Carolina bison rib eye.