3 Day Itinerary at Biltmore in Asheville NC
If you want to treat yourself to an extraordinary escape, luxurious hospitality, and impeccable service – stay at The Inn on Biltmore Estate.
This was our first time on the property – perfect for a romantic weekend, an anniversary, or a one-of-a-kind getaway.
Staying at The Inn on Biltmore Estate was a special experience from the moment we stepped foot in the door. The gracious hospitality at The Inn was outstanding, and the estate was out of a fairytale.
Here is our 3-day itinerary at The Inn – we were able to enjoy so much!
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BILTMORE ESTATE ITINERARY – DAY 1
Check-in at The Inn on Biltmore Estate
We arrived in the afternoon and were thrilled to check into The Inn, a castle-like resort located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.
The interior of this luxurious hotel and lobby is elegant, and where you will feel transported to a past era of grandeur.
They greeted us with champagne, a bottle of Biltmore wine, and hors d’oeuvres. We stayed in a spacious Grand King Room with Mountain View and Chateau Tier amenities that included 24-hour access to the Butler’s pantry. Our room featured a king bed, an elegant seating area, a desk, and a bathroom with a separate bathtub and shower.
In the photos below you can see the view that we enjoyed from our room, overlooking the mountains, and the Biltmore’s Winery and Farm Village.
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Red Wine and Chocolate Tasting in The Winery
After settling in, we headed over to Antler Hill Village for a Red Wine and Chocolate Tasting that we had scheduled inside The Winery. This specific tasting is offered daily inside Biltmore’s Winery and requires a reservation, but you can also take advantage of a complimentary wine tasting in the village.
We were a group of twenty people and we enjoyed locally produced artisan chocolates from French Broad Chocolate as well as various wines. The tasting lasted 45 minutes, our guide was fantastic, and we learned a lot!
You will get to experience how artisanal chocolate can enhance the flavor of wonderful red wines – I thoroughly recommend this tour!
Elegant Dinner in The Dining Room at The Inn
For dinner on our first night, we headed to the elegant Dining Room at The Inn, one of the “Most Romantic Restaurants in America!” This was a very special night for us as we had celebrated our wedding anniversary just a few days earlier!
The caramel apple salad was absolutely divine, and I ordered the filet mignon for my main course. My husband had the pastures of paradise salad and the osso bucco. Every dish was superb!
We ended the night with a creme brulee and an upside-down cake, and were excited about everything planned for day two!
There is a fireplace in the Library Lounge of The Inn that is the perfect place to relax with your favorite book or the company of a loved one – we stopped by there before we made our way to our room. You can enjoy a cocktail or glass of Biltmore wine at night!
BILTMORE ESTATE ITINERARY – DAY 2
Enjoy breakfast overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains
We woke up extra early to make the most of day two! I highly recommend arriving early for breakfast at the Dining Room at The Inn, so that you can grab a table by the window and delight yourself with the most beautiful views of the mountains.
Tour the Biltmore House with a Guide
After a delicious breakfast, we got ready for a busy day ahead! We had 9:00 AM reservations for an Expert-Guided Tour of America’s Largest Home and planned on visiting the gardens and grounds right after.
On this guided tour, you will explore the house from the perspectives of the Vanderbilts’ very first guests, while having access to rarely-accessed areas.
Biltmore House is grand and elegant. It was built between 1889 and 1895 by George W. Vanderbilt and it had 250 rooms, including 35 bedrooms for family and guests, 43 bathrooms, 65 fireplaces, three kitchens, an indoor pool, a library with 10,000 books, and priceless artworks on every wall.
Explore Biltmore Gardens and Conservatory
The guided tour with Jim was an unbelievable experience that we’ll remember forever. Just a few steps from the house you will find the Biltmore Gardens and Conservatory surrounded by an eye-catching display of precious mums!
No specific reservation time is required for the gardens and conservatory.
Lunch in the Stable Cafe
There are over a dozen dining options on the estate. Around 2:00 PM we paused for lunch at the Stable Cafe where I had the best pulled pork sandwich in my life!
The Stable Cafe offers southern favorites in a historic setting that was once the estate’s horse stable. You will find this spot adjacent to Biltmore House.
From now until January 2024, you can take advantage of the Italian Renaissance Alive Art Exhibit, a must-see event showcasing George Vanderbilt’s favorite artworks, and making its world premiere at Biltmore.
Dinner in the Bistro
At night we had dinner at the Bistro in Antler Hill Village, and I intend to recreate the mushroom pappardelle (sherry port braised mushrooms, peas, house-made pappardelle pasta) that I ordered that night!!
My vanilla pear mule mocktail and bruschetta were so good!
The banana pudding we ordered reminded me of this lovely banana pudding recipe that I shared earlier this year on my blog – have you seen it?!
BILTMORE ESTATE ITINERARY – DAY 3
Breakfast & explore the area around The Inn
We woke up early again for another beautiful sunrise and a walk around the property. Then we headed over to the Dining Room, for our last breakfast at The Inn. I will definitely miss these mountain views!
The Biltmore Estate’s property includes 8,000 acres of rolling hills, gardens, and sustaining farms, which are best experienced with a stay at The Inn on Biltmore Estate.
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Couples Massage Treatments at The Spa at The Inn
Our last experience included a couple’s massage at The Spa located on the third floor of The Inn! This was the perfect way to wrap up our stay! After the massage, we packed our bags and headed back to New York City feeling refreshed and rejuvenated!
I hope you all enjoyed this recap and keep The Inn on Biltmore Estate in mind for a special getaway!
Where to Stay on Biltmore Estate
If you would like to experience a stay at Biltmore Estate, there are three options available: the Village Hotel, The Inn, and The Cottages.
The Inn on Biltmore Estate Address
The Inn is located at 1 Antler Hill Road in Asheville, North Carolina.
Other Lodging near Biltmore in Asheville
If you are looking for options outside of Biltmore Estate, I suggest you check out The Residences at Biltmore, we stayed here in 2019 and loved how large and spacious the suites were. This all-suite aparthotel is located less than 4 miles from Biltmore Estate and is a great option for larger groups.
More Things To Do in Asheville North Carolina
There’s so much hiking, walking & exploring to do in Asheville, here are more activities for your visit:
- Guided Hike to 3 Amazing Waterfalls – 2.5 Hour Hiking Tour
- Downtown Asheville Guided Brewery Walking Tour
- Waterfalls and Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Tour With Expert Naturalist
- 2.5 Hour Blue Ridge Parkway Guided Jeep Tour
- Asheville Insider Guided Walking Tour
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