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Cottage on Biltmore Estate

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Cottage on Biltmore Estate - Private Luxury for the Discerning Traveler
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The Cottage on Biltmore Estate is a private residence imbued with the utmost in sophisticated luxury. Indulgent packages offer a wealth of amenities that add private pampering to your quiet stay at this two-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage.

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

The Cottage on Biltmore Estate is a luxury retreat, offering 1,500 square feet of luxurious privacy and all the comforts of home.

Though architect Richard Morris Hunt is responsible for the elegance of the Biltmore Estate, it was his son, Richard Howland Hunt, who designed the cottage. The building originally served as a residence for the market gardener at the Biltmore. In later years, it became a guest house for those visiting the estate. Today, you can reserve this stunning retreat for your own escape to Asheville.

Downstairs, the cottage is fully equipped for a homey stay. The cozy living room features plush seating and a warm fireplace, so you’ll have the perfect place to curl up with a good book or chat about the day’s adventures. Head into the dining room and you’ll find a spacious table with seating for six. The elegant and airy kitchen has everything you’ll need for delicious dining in the comfort of the cottage.

Upstairs, you’re greeted with a charming window seat that overlooks the grounds. Each of the two bedrooms features a quiet sitting area and views of the surrounding estate as well. Both bedrooms have queen-size beds piled with luxe linens from the Biltmore For Your Home collection.

The cottage has two bathrooms, both with dual vanities. This spacious arrangement makes it easy for everyone in your party to get ready in the morning without the hassle of tripping over one another.

The sunny porch is sure to beckon you outside in comfortable weather. Situated on one of the estate’s main roads, the cottage does see a fair amount of passing traffic during the day. These visitors often slow down as they pass the cottage to get a better view of the beautiful building. Feel free to wave blithely from your temporary home away from home, as others gaze on in doubtless envy. At night, you can hear the Swannanoa River gently lapping away nearby.

Your stay at the Cottage on Biltmore Estate is highly customizable. With the standard nightly rate, you’ll enjoy a personal orientation to the cottage to help you enjoy all its amenities. Upgrade to the Cottage Bed & Breakfast Package and you’ll have a personal butler at your beck and call throughout your visit to help you stock your pantry, plan your excursions, and make the most of your stay. The Inn’s chef will stop by each morning to prepare your breakfast.

The Cottage Spa Experience includes chef and butler service for breakfast and an exclusive spa treatment that’s customizable to suit your needs. If you’re looking for the utmost in relaxation, this is the perfect pick.

If you seek quietude and seclusion, the Cottage on Biltmore Estate will deliver. Retreat from the hustle and bustle of other guests and settle in for a home-like stay that gives you the privacy to enjoy Asheville like a local.

Insider Tips:

  • Take advantage of all the special features in your package. Your stay at the cottage includes access to the gardens, grounds, and Antler Hill Village.
  • While the upgraded packages are significantly more, they include Biltmore daytime admission, audio guides to the Biltmore House, and a breakfast provided by your own private chef at the cottage.
  • With the Cottage Spa Experience, you get access to the amenities and facilities at the Inn on Biltmore Estate as well. Make the most of these extras and be sure to explore the estate surrounding your sweet cottage.