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Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate celebrates grand opening

Guests looking to stay overnight at Biltmore now have a second lodging option

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (December 2015) –  Biltmore’s newest lodging offering – the 209-room Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate – opened to its first overnight guests on Tuesday, December 1.

Village Hotel is the estate’s second accommodation property, joining The Inn on Biltmore Estate to provide a range of options for guests who want to stay overnight on the estate.  Village Hotel’s location is set in a casual and social atmosphere in the heart of Antler Hill Village, while The Inn offers four-star accommodations in a luxurious, private hill-top setting.

A stay at Village Hotel gives guests access to shopping, dining, Biltmore Winery, live music, hiking and biking trails, other outdoor activities and the farmyard – all within short walking distance.

“Village Hotel offers a casual location for our guests to use as a home base for exploring the estate,” says Biltmore Vice President of Lodging Meghan Noel.  “In these first days since opening, I’ve heard our guests describe their time at Village Hotel as feeling like they are relaxing in someone’s home. That’s exactly what we hoped to hear. The design of this property was created with that kind of relaxed experience in mind.”

Natural elements and rustic features were used in the exterior and interior design, inspired by the eclectic mix of cottages and farm homes original to the estate. The first level takes inspiration from a farmhouse while the second level incorporates materials reminiscent of the working aspects of a farm, such as dark wood and leather.

Archival images adorn hotel public areas, telling the story of Biltmore’s agricultural legacy and showing historic estate scenes of the Vanderbilt family enjoying leisure activities.

Each of the hotel’s 209 guest rooms and suites offer a cozy cottage setting with a window seat, 400-thread count linens, a 42-inch LCD-screen TV, refrigerator, Keurig coffee maker and walk-in shower.

Dining at Village Hotel features The Kitchen, a quick and easy stop for freshly prepared breakfast items and on-the-go lunches and picnics. The Village Social is the hotel’s casual full-service restaurant and bar serving light breakfast, lunch and dinner emphasizing a small plate tasting menu featuring seafood, Biltmore Wines, craft beers and signature cocktails.

Other hotel amenities include:
• Fitness center
• Outdoor pool (open seasonally)
• Access to The Spa at The Inn on Biltmore Estate
• Complimentary wireless internet service
• Complimentary self-parking
• Complimentary estate shuttle service
• 350 square-foot meeting room
• Courtyard with water features and fire pits

Village Hotel stands in an area originally used as a social hub for estate employees who began Biltmore’s tradition of hospitality over a century ago. The current generation of the Vanderbilt-Cecil family has expanded on this idea, developing Antler Hill Village into a place to share their love of food and wine, entertaining, outdoor recreation and agriculture.

Rates at Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate vary depending on season and begin at $129. Reservations may be made by calling 866-851-4668 or visiting www.biltmore.com/stay.

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