This hotel is set in the extensive grounds of the historic Biltmore Estate. It features a heated outdoor pool and spa, where guests can enjoy a relaxed lunch or dinner. A shuttle service is available. Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. The rooms are classically decorated and feature a flat-screen cable TV. The hotel provides a 24-hour concierge service. There is also a fitness center and a spa where guests can enjoy a variety of beauty treatments, including facials, massages and pedicures. The hotel provides laundry and dry cleaning services. The gourmet Dining Room restaurant serves regional cuisine, while the cozy Library Lounge offers a seasonal menu. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the room.

Dining at Biltmore Manor is an official affair. Marble floors adorn the lobby; oriental rugs hide the undignified elevator floor; and you must first consult with the maitre d’ before even thinking about taking a seat on the airy outdoor veranda. The rooms are decorated in 19th-century French and English manor house style, with mahogany four-poster wooden beds and tidy white duvets with pillows monogrammed with the Vanderbilt family’s “V” – you can almost imagine calling your maid in the morning – while Gilchrist and Soames toiletries are on hand in the marble bathrooms.

There are three accommodations at Biltmore Manor, and the hotel is luxurious; not personal butler luxury, but large enough, upscale and sophisticated. All in all, staying at the hotel with its discreet white glove service, exclusive access to the house and stunning views is almost like being a guest of the Vanderbilts.

The rooms are as elegant as you’d expect, with cream and beige colors, luxurious linens, and all the luxuries typically associated with AAA Four Diamond rated hotels. If you can swing it, opt for the Chateau level, which offers enhanced amenities, including 24-hour access to a private lounge with snacks, a welcome drink, and larger rooms with more breathtaking views.

Who else stays here?

Couples, including many celebrating honeymoons and anniversaries. Maybe they know the difference between a peony and a petunia in the gardens and don’t mind a little sniff at the winery. After all, they are on vacation.

What’s the neighborhood like? Can we find anything else here?

If you think the best thing about Asheville is the Biltmore Estate, this is the perfect hotel. However, if you’re more interested in roaming around downtown, please note that you’ll have to drive.