1 Antler Hill Rd, Asheville, NC 28803
Distance from hotel: 6.9 mi.
Phone: (828) 225-1333
Asheville, North Carolina, is a city that feels in some places like a small town and in other places like an artist colony. It is surrounded by the gorgeous mountains of western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee, but urban exploring is as much fun here as the adventures you can have out of doors. After you have wandered the downtown area, peeking into its galleries and shops, it is time to check out the Historic Biltmore Village.
Follow Biltmore Avenue south from the heart of town and in a few minutes you will find yourself near the huge Biltmore estate that is a must see for just about everyone who visits this area of the country. However, first you will come to the lovely area that is the Historic Biltmore Village. The beautiful Estate of Biltmore was built by George Vanderbilt in earlier 19th century.
In Biltmore Village, elegant homes from the eighteenth century have been restored and house one-of-a-kind, locally owned restaurants, art galleries, and shops and Museum. The Historical museum has a collections of documents and artifacts since 1800 that will astonish most visitors. There is ample parking on the street, beginning with entry into the village at Lodge Street. However, you might also want to look for the underground public parking lot that can be found in the retail area at 10 Brook Street.
Hundreds of people walk its tree lined streets daily, stopping for afternoon tea or looking at clothing, books, and handcrafted items, yet it never feels crowded and retains an old world charm. This place reflects the culture, ethnicity and tradition of United States but is a fascinating study of the lifestyle of the very rich and very famous from an era when wealth of many knew no bounds.
Biltmore village is an elegant reminder of the way life used to be and is fascinating to visit. It's a "must see" attraction if your vacation has you traveling or staying anywhere near Asheville. The place was built in century ago but the spectacular grandeur on a scale most will never know keeps visitors coming back year after year.