Asheville, it's B&B's, and the Famed Biltmore Estate Nearby!
Asheville has been known for many years now as one of the top locations for bed and breakfasts. Asheville is home to 43 bed and breakfasts (and counting) and in a city of a little over 70,000 people it is not hard to see why its known for being a notorious B&B destination. Every bed and breakfast found in Asheville has its own charm and uniqueness. You can find everything from small "mom and pop" family style B&B's, to larger ones with full staffs. These Inns are found throughout the city, some in the mountains, others near Biltmore, with most residing North of town in what is known as the historic district of Montford. You will also find a few different types of bed and breakfasts (Victorian, English Tudor, Colonial, and farm homes.) The number of bed and breakfasts in Asheville seems to grow year by year. Some, like ourselves have been around for close to 30 years, while it seems like every year we welcome a new Innkeeper and home to the fastly growing population of Inns.
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Biltmore Bed and Breakfast - the Cedar Crest Inn around the corner
There's More to Biltmore Than America's Largest Home: Wine Tastings, Cooking Demos, Specialty Tours, River Bend Farm
The Cedar Crest Inn is the closest of all the bed and breakfasts in Asheville to the Biltmore Estate. To get to the entrance gate it literally takes a less than two minutes by car. The majority of Inns and BnB's in the area are on the north side of Asheville. We are one a very few that are situated on the southside of town where the Biltmore is located. Many people assume that the staying at the brand new award winning "Inn on Biltmore" is like staying at the Estate's home itself. The Inn however was built just a few years back on the opposite side of the gorgeous 8000 acre estate from the home. So the Cedar Crest Inn is actually closer to the Biltmore House than the Biltmore's very own hotel!
On top of our wonderful location we can also brag that the same artisans that helped build the Biltmore were contracted to build the Cedar Crest Inn. In early 2011 a young man stayed with us who had discovered his great grandfather was one of the men who orchestrated the construction of our home. He brought with him original paperwork, blueprints and journals entries related to the home that were passed down to him. In those journal entries we confirmed our suspicions that many of the men contracted to work on the Biltmore House were the same exact men that built what is now the Cedar Crest Inn. When you come to stay at the Cedar Crest and visit the Biltmore House you will be able to see the many similarities in the woodwork and other intricacies. Pretty neat stuff!
There are restaurants, shopping outlets, a winery, and afternoon tea on the daily.
After a day of exploring Biltmore, return to the Cedar Crest Inn to relax in your room or enjoy a drink on the verandah.
For more information, contact Biltmore by phone at 828-225-1333 or 1-877-324-5866, or visit Biltmore Estate's Website at www.biltmore.com.