The Line House Cottages: A Brief History
Estate History 05/19/22
Written By Amy Dangelico
Like all of the Cottages on Biltmore Estate™, our new Line House Cottages offer guests a step back in time to the Vanderbilts’ era—but unlike our other cottages, these cozy historic homes also provide a special glimpse into the estate’s agricultural heritage.
Located just steps away from the Barn and Farmyard in Antler Hill Village, the Line House Cottages are original estate structures, part of what was once referred to as The Line.
According to archival records, The Line consisted of eight nearly identical cottages. Dozens of estate employees and their families called these cottages home over the years, many of whom worked as milkers at the Dairy.
Today, these turn-of-the-century farmhouses have been reimagined as exclusive lodging options for our overnight guests, offering premium comfort and convenience along with privacy and four-star amenities.
Each of our 970-square-foot Line House Cottages can comfortably sleep four and offers:
- Two bedrooms, each with a queen-size bed
- Two bathrooms, each with a walk-in shower
- Formal living room
- Full eat-in kitchen
- Covered front porch with pastoral views
- Back patio for outdoor dining and entertaining
With soothing, pastoral views of our working Farmyard, these homes are a short stroll from Antler Hill Village & Winery, estate trails, and the four-star luxuries offered at The Inn on Biltmore Estate. We invited you to discover our newest lodging offering and book your stay at one of our Line House Cottages in gorgeous Asheville, NC today.
Due to the historic architecture of our Vanderbilt-era Cottages, they are not accessible for guests with limited mobility.