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By Condé Nast Traveler - 2013-11-08T17:53:26Z

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Inn on Biltmore Estate, Asheville

"My one regret was that we stayed only two nights" at this "true historic beauty" on an 8,000-acre National Historic Landmark estate in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Sprawling gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted mean "this is the place to go if you like to walk miles and miles and just be surrounded by nature." Nineteenth-century French- and English-manor-style rooms are "quiet and pristine, and afford all the amenities" such as Belk by Biltmore bath products and floor-to-ceiling windows. "We could not have asked for a more perfect lodging experience." "Staff go the extra mile to make you feel like a friend of the Vanderbilts." The Dining Room offers a "wonderful breakfast buffet" and serves lamb, beef, and vegetables raised on the estate.

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