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Do you ever feel like you just need to get away from it all? There is enough pressure in your life when times are normal. Work, family schedules, and social pressure are always challenging, but when you add juggling remote work, quarantines, and trying to stay safe during a pandemic, you deserve a break. 

You might picture escaping to the great outdoors and reconnecting with nature, but that might not be quite enough. The perfect getaway would be stepping back in time without sacrificing modern luxuries and conveniences. 

What if you could combine time travel with beautiful natural surroundings? That would be the perfect getaway.

Of course, that kind of vacation is impossible, right? Actually, you can step back in time and reconnect with nature at the Biltmore Estate. The fresh mountain air, excellent weather, and breathtaking landscape enticed George Vanderbilt and his mother to the area.

Vanderbilt eventually opted to make it the site of his family's summer estate, a châteauesque-style palace that would eventually become the United States' largest privately-owned house. The house has been preserved as a moment in time. You can tour it and feel like you are one of the Vanderbilts. 

A single tour is not enough to experience the estate. Staying at the Inn at Biltmore Estate allows visitors to truly experience life in a bygone era, surrounded by the beauty of western North Carolina. 

The Inn at Biltmore Estate - The Perfect Getaway

George Vanderbilt II bought 700 acres of farmland and countryside around the junction of the French Broad and Swannanoa Rivers in the 1880s. Many of the properties were in poor condition, and the landowners were eager to sell.

The ornate style was influenced by Renaissance buildings in France. The interior and grounds were precisely planned down to the last detail. Together, the house and the grounds are a must-see for people who enjoy nature and history. Some of the other amenities include:

  • Several world-class restaurants 
  • Food and shopping in Antler Village 
  • The beautiful Biltmore Gardens and arboretum 
  • Several miles of hiking and mountain biking trails
  • Multi-purpose walking and biking trails
  • A fascinating playground
  • Horseback riding, a historic barn, and farm animals
  • Land Rover tours, sporting clays, and a spa
  • The Biltmore Winery
  • Much more

The Inn at Biltmore Estate is the best way to enjoy the house, grounds, and villages. According to their website, "Gracious hospitality and the level of service for which the Vanderbilts were renowned—all this and more is yours with a stay at The Inn on Biltmore Estate®." 

Dominus Wine Near Biltmore Estate 

While you are enjoying your stay at the Inn at Biltmore Estate, you and your friends or family may be struck with the desire for Dominus Wine. The story of the Dominus Wine Estate is not at all dissimilar from the Vanderbilts appreciation for the Asheville area. 

It was while attending college at the University of California at Davis that Christian Moueix’s love for Napa Valley grew. In the 1980s, he felt drawn to return to the area, where he founded the 124-acre site that grew into Dominus Estate Wines. 

If you have a passion for Dominus Wine, you can find it right here in Asheville. Metro Wines carries Dominus and a host of other world-class wines. We are located just a few miles from Biltmore Estate in downtown Asheville, and offer delivery as well.

You can visit our shop or inquire about delivery. For Dominus Wine near the Biltmore, Metro Wines is here for you.