The Biltmore Company, which operates the National Historic Landmark Biltmore House, has begun construction planning for Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate, the company’s second lodging property on the estate.
This will be the estate’s second overnight accommodations to open on estate property. The four-star Inn on Biltmore Estate, with 201 rooms and nine suites, opened in 2001.
The site preparation and permit phase has begun, with construction scheduled to begin by mid-October.
Plans call for 209 guestrooms, and opening is planned for November 2015. Reservations for a stay at the new property will be available starting spring 2015. The hotel will create around 230 jobs.
Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate will be a four-story, 130,000 square-foot hotel adjacent to the Winery in Antler Hill Village. Its close proximity to those areas will offer guests a comfortable and convenient home base for exploring the estate’s grounds, shopping, dining and live music on the village green.
Dining options will include a casual restaurant and bar offering a small plate tasting menu, Biltmore wines, craft beers and signature cocktails. The lobby will feature an “open kitchen” concept, with freshly prepared on-the-go food and drink options. In addition, guests can enjoy other dining options nearby in the village – Bistro, Cedric’s Tavern and the Creamery.
The hotel’s amenities will include an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center and complimentary shuttle service around the estate.
I think the main entrance to the primary attraction, the house and gardens, will always be from Biltmore Village. The new entrance from Brevard Road would be secondary, intended mostly for access to other parts of the estate.
209 guestrooms: It’s bigger than I originally thought. Why no indoor pool and spa? Even the original Biltmore Estate had an indoor pool.
The entrance on right of picture looks almost Tibetan or Chinese. A chateau-esque style hotel would have nicely matched the Estate. Maybe it’s their next big project.
When will they be moving the main entrance to the property to come in off Brevard Road, between I-40 and I-26?