I have wanted to visit Biltmore for quite some time. We were supposed to go in the spring, but weather and work deterred our trip.
Having found fantastic prices for airfare, I jumped off the ledge and booked us a trip to Asheville, NC for December staying on Biltmore property at the Biltmore Inn. It would just be Jeff and I getting away for a weekend. I cannot express how excited I was about this trip!
We arrived at Biltmore Inn and this was the first clue I had to how cold it was going to be.
Waterfall in front of Biltmore Inn and yes, it is frozen
There is a huge waterfall in the center of the driveway at Biltmore Inn. It didn't feel that cold outside to me, but seeing that allowed me to rethink my ideas of what is cold.
It is a well known fact to those that know me, that I don't do well in the heat. I know, I know, what the heck am I doing living in Florida then?! That just boils down to moving here when I was in High School, going to college here, getting married here, and now having a child in High School here. There is no way out for me! So, I was a happy camper to be in the cold!
After parking the car, we entered the lobby. All I can say is WOW!
This was the Inn made out of cake!
The Inn truly was beautiful. Elegance was everywhere, and the staff went above and beyond what you would normally expect at a hotel.
Terrace Room on the 1st Floor
Since we got in later than expected due to a delay in Atlanta, (now there's a surprise!) we just hung around the Inn until dinner. We walked down to the Bistro for dinner. It looked a lot closer than it turned out to be when we decided to walk. It wouldn't have been bad except that it was around 25 degrees outside. Needless to say, the next few days we either drove around the property ourselves or took the shuttle service!
The food was fantastic and after a long day of traveling we were both ready for bed. We had a big day planned for Friday which included a day tour of Biltmore, Candlelight tour of Biltmore, Servant Behind the Scenes tour and dinner at The Dining Room.
Tomorrow I will publish photos from our visit to Biltmore and photos of The Dining Room!