Biltmore Village, Asheville

Biltmore Village

Biltmore Village, located across from the entrance to Biltmore Estate in Asheville, is home to more than 40 shops and 10 cafes and restaurants. Most businesses are housed in historic cottages and buildings. Tree-lined streets, brick sidewalks and period architecture (including the Cathedral of All Souls) make the area a delight to stroll and explore.

Biltmore Village New Morning Gallery

Village shops and galleries (pic above is New Morning Gallery) offer a diverse selection of merchandise, from one-of-a-kind decorative and functional craft items to original artwork, custom-designed jewelry, clothing, home accessories, antiques and more. There's free parking.

Longtime favorite Blue (1 Swan Street) has creative, modern, non-conventional jewelry created on-premise by master goldsmith Susan West, and Monkee's of Biltmore (7 All Souls Crescent), a ladies designer fashion boutique filled with the latest trends.

Biltmore Village Southern Highlands Craft

The Southern Highland Craft Guild, with headquarters at the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway, has a wonderful gallery featuring gorgeous creations from Appalachian artists in nine states.

Biltmore Village London Studios

Biltmore Village includes many hidden side streets with amazing finds, like London District Studios (8 London Road), and Bon Vivant vintage and artisan market (9 Reed Street). It's part of the up-and-coming London Entertainment District with live music and several breweries.

Biltmore Village Christmas

Christmas shopping at Biltmore Village is a special delight. Many shop before or after their Biltmore House tour.

Restaurants & Breweries
Cafes and restaurants at Biltmore Village present a wide variety of dining options, including the Corner Kitchen (3 Boston Way) farm-to-table American fare and Rezaz Mediterranean (28 Hendersonville Road) with a fantastic wine list. Craft breweries have opened in the Village area and more are planned. Try local beers at Catawba Brewing (63 Brook Street), French Broad Brewery (101 Fairview Road) and Hi-Wire Big Top (2 Huntsman Place). Sample 50+ beers, ciders and wines at Pour Taproom (2 Hendersonville Road). Nearby, The Wine and Oyster (2 Hendersonville Road) Italian wine bar serves fresh raw oysters, ceviche seafood dishes and imported meats and cheeses. Casablanca Cigar Bar (18 Lodge Street) has largest walk-in humidor in Western NC and an impressive bar with 130 whiskies, craft cocktails, wine, and local draft beer.

Find more stores and restaurants on their website.

This area is the best antique shopping in Asheville with ten stores and malls (with hundreds of dealers) within a mile and a half of the Village. Read more about antique shopping.

If you are looking to buy or sell a home in the area, you have several choices here. Carolina Mountain Sales (10 Brook Street) will help you find your mountain dream home. Mark Fields & Assoc (4 Swan Street) specializes in unique mountain properties. Premier Sotheby's International Realty (10 Brook Street, #130) focuses on sales of luxurious condos and homes in the Asheville area.

Directions & Hours
To reach Biltmore Village from downtown Asheville, take Biltmore Avenue south two miles. From I-40, take exit 50 and go 1/2 mile north (follow signs toward Biltmore Estate). There is free parking throughout the Village. Most shops are open Monday-Saturday, 10 AM to 5:30 or 6 PM and Sunday 1 to 5 PM. Many businesses extend hours for holidays.

Village Art and Craft Fair

Event: Biltmore Village Art and Craft Fair
The first weekend of August brings the area's premier outdoor art and craft fair with 110+ carefully selected artists by John Cram and New Morning Gallery. The festive Fair draws thousands of eager shoppers from the Southeast to the beautiful tree-covered grounds of the Cathedral of All Souls in Biltmore Village. See our Village Art & Craft Fair Guide.

Biltmore Village Carriage Ride Christmas

Event: An Old Fashioned Dickens of a Christmas Festival at Biltmore Village
Historic Biltmore Village transforms itself into a quaint Victorian village on the first Friday night and Saturday of December. Enjoy concerts, refreshments, horse-drawn carriage rides and strolling vocalists and instrumentalists in costumes of the period. And when dusk turns into evening, white lights outlining the historic buildings will combine with the streetlights to enhance the ambiance. Shops will stay open late with many of the shopkeepers dressed in Victorian-era garb. Free admission. Friday starts at 6 PM with tree lighting, Saturday 11-5 PM.

See more events on the Biltmore Village website.

For more shopping and art, nearby are Downtown Asheville and the River Arts District.

Biltmore Village Featured Places

New Morning Gallery
New Morning Gallery
This 13,000-sq. ft. gallery represents 500 American artists with hand-crafted furniture, home accessories, pottery, glass, jewelry, garden sculpture and other imaginative gifts. Located in Biltmore Village at 7 Boston Way. 
Grand Bohemian Hotel
This Kessler Collection masterpiece is just steps away from gates of the famous Biltmore Estate. Authentic Old-World, rustic ambiance of this Tudor-inspired boutique art hotel, masterfully blended with all of the modern luxuries. In Biltmore Village, two miles from downtown. 104 rooms and suites, $220-$450, Red Stag Grill restaurant,... read more
Red Stag Grill
Red Stag Grill
Located inside the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Biltmore Village with contemporary food, an extensive wine-by-the-glass menu and a lively bar within a casual setting. The beautiful dining room features hand-hewn beams, distressed oak floors, handmade wooden tables, an intimate bar and cozy booths. Traditionally-prepared European comfort food is updated with local ingredients. 11 Boston Way. 
All Souls Cathedral
All Souls Cathedral
Tour this beautiful church in Biltmore Village, built by Biltmore House owner George Vanderbilt in 1896. The sanctuary is open Monday-Friday, 9 AM-4 PM. From April-December, volunteer docents answer questions and provide historical information from 1-4 PM. Free, but donations appreciated.
Doubletree Hotel Asheville Biltmore
Located next to Biltmore Estate and Biltmore Village, find oversized rooms, mountain views and plush amenities. Enjoy an indoor saline pool and whirlpool, complimentary WiFi, modern fitness center, cooked-to-order breakfast and a beautifully landscaped garden terrace. 197 rooms and two-room suites, $169-$339, pet-friendly.... read more
Rezaz Restaurant Asheville
Rezaz Pan Mediterranean
Innovative cuisine centered on local ingredients with traditions from the Mediterranean coast by Chefs Brian and Laura Smith. Scents of rosemary, cumin and garlic permeate the air. Their Chef's table features a 5-course tasting menu. Longtime local favorite in Biltmore Village. Reservations recommended. 28 Hendersonville Road
Corner Kitchen
Corner Kitchen
Housed in a 118-year-old house in charming Biltmore Village, the Corner Kitchen serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Open 7 days a week. Cool, comfortable, with farm-to-table cuisine and cocktails. A favorite since 2004. Great patio! 3 Boston Way. 
Pour Taproom
Pour Taproom
(2 Hendersonville Road, Asheville) Experience a beer and wine festival every day in Biltmore Village. Find the most unique selection of 56 craft beers, ciders and wines. Taste by the ounce, pour a pint or take a pitcher out on the outdoor area with locally-sourced food creations.

Biltmore Village History
This classically-planned community was constructed in the late 1890s at the entrance to the Biltmore Estate. Originally designed as a picturesque residential prelude to the Estate, the Village recreates the quaint atmosphere of an English community. The streets are laid out in a fan shape. Most of the streets are short, terminating at the outer edge of the "fan," giving the Village a geographically self-contained design. The diagonal streets were designed to emphasize depth and create sightlines between focal points of the Village - the depot, the church and the Estate entrance. Biltmore Village was declared a historic area and a local historic district in 1989.

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