1 Antler Hill Rd, Asheville, NC 28803
Distance from hotel: 6.9 mi
Phone: (828) 225-1333
Asheville has many historical and cultural activities to take in. Among them is the Biltmore Estate, perched upon 8,000 acres of Appalachia. The Biltmore Mansion was built by George Washington Vanderbilt II in 1895 and is the largest home in the United States.
The Biltmore has appeared in over a dozen films in the past fifty years, including Forrest Gump and Patch Adams. Accommodations are available at this historic estate, as well as wine tasting and horseback riding. A tour of the house museum will entertain you with a glimpse into the life of the Western North Carolina's aristocracy in the 19th century. There is a second museum on the grounds addresses the life and times of the Vanderbilt family. Relax with a tall one at Cedric's Tavern, or an ice cream for those who are more inclined to sweets.
With over 1 million visitors a year, the Biltmore Manor is one of the most popular attractions in Western North Carolina. It is the ideal location for a quiet weekend away in the spring or summertime, with some of the best hiking in the country right outside the door.