Friday, August 11, 2017

Biltmore Antler Hill Village and the Village Hotel

My husband and I took a road trip for a couple of relaxing nights in Asheville, North Carolina. Since we had planned another visit to Biltmore House and Gardens and the Biltmore Winery and shops at Biltmore Antler Hill Village, we decided to book a room at the Village Hotel at Biltmore's Antler Hill Village. Staying on Biltmore's grounds is something we had wanted to do for the past couple of years.

The thing that stood out as we approached the hotel was the field of gigantic sunflowers which were standing, row upon row, alongside the road in front of the resort entrance. Absolutely beautiful!
Sunflowers at Biltmore Village Hotel
Sunflower Fields at Biltmore's Village Hotel
Sunflower Fields at Biltmore's Village Hotel
We found our room at the hotel was very comfy and lovely with a quite neutral combination of colors, including black, dark gray, light gray, white and off-white, with a splash of red thrown into the mix. The style was somewhat modern and sleek with a bit of farmhouse appeal in the accent pillows and bathroom fixtures. A barn style sliding wooden door provides privacy between the beautifully tiled walk-in shower/toilet area and the vanity/dressing area.
I took only a few pictures in our room. There was a nice spacious sitting area with a large window seat with cushioned seating and throw pillows, as well as a built in desk. Below are a couple of photos. The first is of the bed and sleep area. The other is the coffee/beverage/bar area.
Our Guest Room at Biltmore's Antler Hill Village Hotel
Guest Room Coffee/Bar/Beverage Bar-Biltmore's Antler Hill Village Hotel
Our room was located on the second floor which is where the Village Social Restaurant and Bar is located. Link here to take a look at this great restaurant.  It was very convenient for us to just take a short stroll up the hallway to experience a really good meal, which we did a couple of times. We visited once for a late lunch on the afternoon we arrived at the hotel and the other for a delicious breakfast. I really enjoyed the Artisan Lettuce Salad I ordered for lunch and the Crab and Pesto Egg Scramble I had for breakfast the morning we departed.

The Village Hotel stands right next to Antler Hill Village Shops and Winery. Upon arriving, we took a leisurely stroll over to the the shops. We enjoyed a double dip of ice cream (I had Raspberry Sherbet) at The Village Ice Cream Shop. Some great pastries can be purchased in the ice cream shop too.

There was a wonderful outdoor display set up at the village. My husband and I adore miniature train sets and consider watching them and seeing how the props are set up a real treat. The weather was so pleasant that we stayed quite a while out there taking pictures and talking to the nice gentleman who was overseeing things there. I plan to do another post about that fascinating display

We also visited a barn built on the site that is still standing and has been maintained in fine condition. It is housing some wonderful antique farm equipment used during the days the farm operations and dairy operations were running at full speed. So much there for those who enjoy studying the agricultural machinery and techniques used before we had modern day conveniences.

Our second day was the first full day of our visit. We grabbed a quick breakfast sandwich at the little sandwich shop on the ground floor of our hotel. We toured the house this day, which is always a treat and we ate a late afternoon lunch at one of our favorite restaurants at Biltmore House & Gardens. We dined at the Stable to Cafe' which is located within what was once the original stables that serviced the Biltmore House. Our favorite meal in the cafe' is the Stable Cafe' Sampler for two. The vegetable sides on the platter vary seasonally, but the main sampler of meats always includes smoked baby back ribs, smoked pulled barbecue pork and rotisserie chicken. The current menu can be seen on the site I referenced in this article. It is a fabulous meal!

After taking the shuttle back over to our hotel that afternoon, we went back to the wine shops and purchased some gifts before heading home the following morning.

We truly enjoyed our relaxing little stay on the Biltmore properties.

This is the first time I have posted anything on my blog space in over a year and it feels pretty good to put a little post out. I sincerely appreciate the time you take to drop by and spend a few moments with me and my thoughts. Thank you very much for visiting!

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