My husband and I stayed at the Inn on Biltmore Estate the weekend of August 7-9,2009 in a king sized bedroom overlooking the pool/ grounds and estate in a "room-only reservation". This meant we did not have estate admission to tour the inside of the house, but we were able to eat lunch at the Stable, get ice cream, and see the grounds. Both of us had been inside the home before so this trip was more about "getting away and relaxing in luxury" as opposed to sightseeing. I was 26 weeks pregnant at the time with our second child, and I knew a "get-away" would be a long time coming with two children.
Unfortunately, I kept thinking prices for the weekend would go down, but with my luck, they went up the morning I booked the room, and we ended up paying $320 a night instead of the $290 that was listed as special when I looked on-line at 10 pm before going to bed. During the week, rooms were going for as little as $220 a night that week. I really wanted to stay there and since we have a three year old who stayed behind with his grandmother and we only had these two nights guranteed for her to keep him, we didn't have the luxury of going during the week for a better rate. It was disappointing to know that prices for the same room was so much lower the day after you leave, but I guess that is tourism. I've stayed in a lot of luxury hotels (Ritz-Cartlon, Four Seasons) for what I "call good deals" so I was concerned on this trip that I wasn't getting a good deal. My husband doesn't really care about hotels and would have been fine at the Renissance in downtown Asheville so all he knew was this weekend was costing him a lot more in the end. But, his attitude changed upon our stay, and he highly recommends this hotel and so do I.
It was a wonderful stay. The newly renovated room and bath was delightful and so comfortable. We did get hot under the duvet though at night, and we think that our room temperature may have been off a little, but we didn't bother to call to ask or have it checked. We were extremely happy with our stay, and we have to rave about the food on the Biltmore Estate. We were very lazy, and with my being pregnant, we ate every meal on the estate, and found it to be extraordinary. We only left the estate for half an hour just to see downtown Asheville, and we would have had dinner in town on that last night, but we could not get reservations til way after 9 pm so instead, we came back to our hotel, and ate on the terrace. It was a fantastic night.
We would definitely stay in this inn again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience Biltmore's tradition of warm, gracious hospitality as an honored guest at the Inn on Biltmore Estate. Choose from 210 beautifully appointed guest rooms including nine elegant suites. Flawless service. Fine dining. Marvelous mountain views. A relaxing veranda. Afternoon tea in the library. Other amenities include an outdoor pool and hot tub, fitness center, access to Biltmore--America's largest home--and much more. Concierges eager to assist you. Carefree transportation around the 8,000-acre estate. ... more less
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