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.
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.
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 includes many hidden side streets with amazing finds, like Dwellings which sell an eclectic mix of furniture, art, lighting, rugs, and accessories. (9 Reed Street). Head over to Zen Skincare and Waxing Studio (25 Reed Street) for results oriented anti-aging facials and skincare, as well as safe and effective professional waxing services.
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. 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), Hillman Beer (25 Sweeten Creek Rd), Burial Beer’s Forestry Camp (10 Shady Oak Dr), and Hi-Wire Big Top (2 Huntsman Place).
Eda Rhyne Distillery (101 Fairview Road, Ste A) creates farm to flask craft spirits that capture the unique flavors of Asheville and the Blue Ridge Mountains. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Event: Dickens Christmas Celebration
December first weekend: Historic Biltmore Village transforms itself into a quaint Victorian village. Enjoy concerts, refreshments and strolling vocalists and instrumentalists in costumes of the period. Tree lighting 6:30 PM Friday.
For more shopping and art, nearby are Downtown Asheville and the River Arts District.
Biltmore Village Featured Places
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… read more
Doubletree Biltmore Hotel, Asheville
Located next to Biltmore Estate and Biltmore Village, find newly refreshed, modern rooms, mountain views and plush amenities. Enjoy an indoor pool and whirlpool, complimentary WiFi, modern fitness… read more
Located in a 125+ year old Richard Sharpe Smith Victorian House, “Asheville’s most surprising restaurant” handcrafts food using as much local produce and proteins as possible. They touch on many… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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.