I just had one of the best getaways with my mom. Last weekend, my dad headed out of town with my uncle, so I thought it would be the perfect time to book a stay in Asheville and take my mom to the Biltmore Estate. She has been dying to visit, so I was excited to make it happen. I was looking for a cute place to stay and came across the Biltmore Village Inn. It looked like a dream. They only had one room left, so I booked it immediately. We took over 1000 photos during this trip, so I decided to do a part one and part two. The first part of this trip will be all about the Bed and Breakfast. Part two will be our day at the Biltmore Estate. After reading this post and watching the video, I hope you feel as if you were there with us. ❤
Historic homes, quaint towns, and rustic coffee shops are all things that get me excited. I couldn’t get enough of the Biltmore Village Inn. I wanted to pack up my bags and move right into the home.
This bed and breakfast was everything you dream of in a getaway. This historic gem is on top of the hill with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Swannanoa River Valley. It was built in 1892 and was built by Samuel Reed, George Vanderbilt’s private attorney.
We stayed in the Reed room. As I mentioned in the video, it was once the study of Samuel Reed. It’s crazy to think that 150 years ago, Mr. Reed would invite guest and clients (even George Vanderbilt) to play pool and drink whiskey.
The Reed room is the only room on the ground floor of the house with a private porch. The porch has the most gorgeous views.
When we arrived, we were greeted as if we were friends. The house was so cozy and comfortable. The hospitality was like no other. It was also a very quiet and peaceful place. There are only eight rooms available in the house, so it’s not a loud place with people going in and out. We hardly heard anyone and met a few people who were so friendly.
I love how personal a bed and breakfast is. There is something about staying in a home filled with history that makes your trip so much better than booking a room at a chain hotel. When I left this place, I left feeling rejuvenated and calm.
After touring the house and the grounds, we headed to our room to get changed for dinner.
I found this dress at Target for $24.99 and thought it would be perfect for the trip. I also picked up some black flats that were comfortable to walk in.
Off to dinner!
I made dinner reservations at Corner Kitchen located in the Biltmore Village. I had many of you recommend this place from the last time I was in Asheville, so I knew I had to try it out.
The Corner Kitchen is a farm to table restaurant serving in a house that was built in 1895 as part of the Biltmore Village founded by George Vanderbilt.
We decided to order a starter.
We had the Jumbo garlic shrimp on top of black bean cakes and fried pepperoni. This has inspired me to create a black bean cake recipe tonight!
We both ordered baby arugula salads topped with shaved pears, toasted walnuts, and dressed in a shallot dressed with a swirl of balsamic. The arugula was so fresh and soft. It didn’t have the same spicy taste as the packaged arugula from the stores. It had more of a spinach feel. I loved it. My mom kept the bleu cheese crumbles on hers and said it was the best she’s ever had (you can hear her in the video raving about it in the background.)
We usually split entrees because we’re always stuffed from salad and appetizers. We decided to split the herb crusted mountain trout with garlic broccolini and grilled squash. It was so fresh and flavored perfectly.
We saved room for coffee and dessert from Well-Bred Bakery & Cafe. It’s located across the street from The Corner Kitchen.
We ordered cappuccinos and walked around the village a little bit. I was kind of excited to see the pumpkin decor at William Sonoma 😊 The weather felt like fall in Asheville compared to the humidity in Charlotte. Crazy what a difference a couple hundred miles can make in humidity levels.
We got back to the inn around eight, hopped into our comfy clothes, walked the grounds a bit, and then decided to spend some time on the patio.
I can’t wait to create a garden like this one day. Serious goals!
We split some toffee from the bakery, and it was delicious!
How incredible is this view?
We started a fire and sat around watching the sunset.
Now, I want to get a firepit like this. If you have one or have recommendations, let me know!
My mom and I played a couple games of bags before the sun started to set. It was really nice escaping from social media and hanging out with her. We want to bring Kyle and my dad with us next time.
Once the sun went down, we headed in to shower off the smoke and get ready for bed. We poured some hot tea, had a cookie, and picked out a movie to watch.
Neither of us had seen The Help, so went with that.
Ready for the movie! It was funny because my towel looked like the lady’s hat in the photo next to me. The beds were so comfortable, I could have slept there forever!
The best part? Waking up with coffee on the porch.
We were up at 6 am with our first cup of coffee. We sat on the porch listening to the birds and watching the sunrise.
I brought my oatmeal protein balls to go with my morning coffee.
The weather was perfect on Saturday. It was about 65-degrees when we woke up, and I haven’t seen weather like that in months! It made me so happy ❤ It really takes the small things.
Breakfast was served on the porch because it was so beautiful outside. It would be a sin to eat inside with weather like that.
My mom and I took a little stroll around the grounds with our coffee.
We were ready for breakfast and ready for a fun day at the Biltmore Estate!
I had a lot of questions about this sweater when I posted this photo on Instagram. It’s from American Eagle, but a year ago! They have a similar one here.
The perfect spot for breakfast.
My happy place 💜 It’s a dream of mine to own a place like this.
They have a chef that makes delicious breakfast using a lot of fresh produce from their garden. We started with coconut milk yogurt topped with fresh berries and pecans.
This breakfast was by far one of the best-tasting breakfast I’ve ever had. The flavors of the garden-fresh vegetables were incredible. The egg was cooked perfectly and served over a potato cake. The cooked prosciutto was the perfect addition. I love a light and fresh breakfast like this before starting my day.
Thank you guys for reading, and I hope you didn’t mind the abundance of photos. Truthfully, I could have added 100 more, but I had to limit myself (kinda.)
Next, I’ll be sharing photos and a video from our day exploring the Biltmore Estate!
Questions for you!
- Do you want me to start including more videos?
- Have you ever stayed at a Bed & Breakfast before?
- Where should I visit next?