The closest of Asheville's bed and breakfast inns to the Biltmore Estate, Biltmore Village Inn is located on top of Reed Hill, above Biltmore Village. You can see why Samuel Reed, George Vanderbilt's lawyer, situated his house here after he sold Vanderbilt the property for Biltmore Village. It commanded a 360-degree view of the mountains, and overlooked the Village and the Swannanoa River valley.
The 1892 Queen Anne Victorian has been fully restored. Elegant in design, handsome in its museum-quality collections, furnished with every comfort, Biltmore Village Inn will fulfill your idea of what an inn should be. The unusually large bedrooms and baths have whirlpool tubs and some baths even have fireplaces. A full breakfast served in the dining room (often with guests sharing advice about what to do in town) gives a great start to the day. Biltmore Village Inn has six rooms in two buildings: the main house and a servant's cottage.
Its location is unmatched. It is the only inn in Asheville that truly has views. It is only four blocks from the entrance to the Biltmore Estate. Biltmore Village is rapidly becoming a tourist attraction on its own, with shopping and four excellent restaurants close to the inn. Downtown is a short drive away, the Blue Ridge Parkway a short drive in the other direction.
We know that lots of you are skeptical of B&Bs—you're worried that they're full of fussy stuff, rickety furniture, bad plumbing, shared baths and tiny rooms with no privacy. A few are like that, but not this one. We are licensed for seven rooms in the main house and have chosen to make only four, so sizes are generous. The furniture is solid and comfortable, there are no connecting rooms, and walls are thick. The plumbing works both in the house and the cottage, and you can set your own heating and air conditioning. All the baths are private ensuite with whirlpool tubs. You also have access all the time to ice, soft drinks, coffee, tea, and other treats.
Asheville is one of the country's great vacation destinations. There are many things to do here: the Biltmore Estate, of course, and outdoor activities (hiking, biking, whitewater and calm water rafting, ballooning, horseback riding, tennis, golf), arts aplenty (there are 32 galleries, many antique shops, and several arts and crafts shows), entertainment (Asheville is a major music town, and there are dance and theater troupes), and food.