Biltmore Village

Once home to the employees of George W. Vanderbilt, Biltmore Village is now a destination for those who enjoy fine art, exceptional cuisine, and a nice mix of boutique and nationally recognized shops.

Just outside of the entrance gate to Biltmore Estate, you’ll find a history-rich enclave modeled after an English village and designed by world-renowned architects. Biltmore Village now serves as a destination for those who enjoy fine art, exceptional cuisine and a diverse mix of local boutiques and nationally recognized shops.

You will find plenty of things to do in Biltmore Village. Stroll along the brick sidewalks to nearly 50 shops, including one-of-kind boutiques and national brand stores. Biltmore Village is the perfect place to go antiquing with more than 500 independent dealers selling their wares at 10 antique shops or malls.

As you shop, dine at nearly a dozen restaurants and cafes, including top local favorites. Peruse some of the city’s finest art collections or go for a refreshing drink at the district’s many breweries. You'll also find unique experiences such as live-to-vinyl mobile recording studio, a "hidden" wine bar and the historic All Souls Cathedral.  

Biltmore Village’s prime location between downtown Asheville and Biltmore, make it an easy place to explore. You can find parking along the quaint streets, in surface parking lots and in a parking garage.  

And, you can stay right in the middle of it all. Choose from a wide array of accommodations from the luxury of boutique hotels to historic inns to family-friendly hotels.

History of Biltmore Village

Once known as the town of Best, Biltmore Village began as a “company town” created by George Vanderbilt for Biltmore Estate workers. The self-sustaining community had its own church, the All Souls Cathedral, which still welcomes visitors today. The village also featured a railroad depot, now a popular restaurant, where guests to Biltmore would first arrive.