Biltmore Village, Asheville

Biltmore Village

Biltmore Village, located across from the entrance to Biltmore Estate, is home to more than 40 shops and 10 cafes and restaurants in Asheville. 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 through and explore.

Biltmore Village
Don't miss New Morning Gallery

Village shops and galleries 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. Galleries include Bellagio wearable art, Blue handblown glass and handcrafted jewelry and the big New Morning Gallery. The Southern Highland Craft Guild, with headquarters at the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway recently opened a new gallery in Biltmore Village.

Cafes and restaurants at Biltmore Village present a wide variety of dining options, from Starbucks Coffee, Rezaz Mediterranean, Neo Cantina Southwestern, Corner Kitchen and fine dining at the Red Stag Grill at the Grand Bohemian Hotel. This area is the best antique shopping in Asheville with ten 10 stores and malls (with hundreds of dealers) within a mile and a half of the Biltmore Estate. Read more about antique shopping.

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.

Biltmore Village

Biltmore Village Art and Craft Fair
The annual Village Art & Craft Fair on the first weekend of August is the area's premier outdoor art and craft fair with 110+ artists representing all media. The 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

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, horsedrawn 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 11-7 PM.

Biltmore Village History
Biltmore Village is a classic planned community, 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 sight lines between focal points of the Village - the depot, the church and the Estate entrance. Construction of Biltmore Village took place between 1897-1905, and the cottages were occupied as rental units beginning in 1900. Biltmore Village was declared a historic area and a local historic district in 1989.

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

At Biltmore Village

Grand Bohemian Hotel
This Kessler Collection masterpiece is just steps away from gates of the famous Biltmore Estate lies the 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... 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
New Morning Gallery
New Morning Gallery
This 13,000-square-foot gallery represents 500 American artists with hand-crafted furniture, home accessories, pottery, glass, jewelry, garden sculpture and other imaginative gifts. Biltmore Village at 7 Boston Way
Surface Gallery
Surface Gallery
With a collective theme of surface texture that resonates throughout the intimate and highly identifiable group of artists, Surface Gallery brings contemporary fine art to Biltmore Village. 14 Lodge Street
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 1-4 PM. Free, but donations appreciated.
Doubletree Hotel
Located next to Biltmore Estate and Biltmore Village, find oversized rooms, mountain views and plush amenities. Enjoy an indoor saline pool and whirlpool, complimentary wi-fit, modern fitness center, cooked-to-order breakfast and a beautifully landscaped garden terrace. 197 rooms and two-room suites, $169-$339, handicapped accessible and... read more

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