In this article, we will discuss Asheville, North Carolina, a wonderful city that I had the privilege of living in for two years. Known for being the location of the Biltmore Estate, Asheville certainly has a lot to offer when it comes to culture and history.
The Biltmore Estate is the home of the Biltmore House, the largest privately-owned home in the United States. In fact, the estate is owned by the descendants of the builder, one George Vanderbilt II. George lived in the home with his wife and daughter until his death 1914. The house was built in the style of a Grand Chateau, and tours of the home are possible to this day.
While the Biltmore House and Gardens are truly spectacular in their own right, there is a lot more to be seen while on the property. Boat excursions, horseback riding, and even trails to hike are available to those who visit. And anyone looking for a delicious and romantic meal should stop by the Biltmore Bistro for dinner.
Asheville is a gem of North Carolina for many more reasons as well. Those who live in the city are known for being relaxed and “chill,” and lovers of the arts. In fact, it is very common to enter a restaurant and see local art displayed on the walls, even available for sale. The food is also a wonderful reason to stop by and visit the city. Restaurants you certainly do not want to miss out on include Biscuit Head, Tupelo Honey, and Rhubarb, just to name a few.
In conclusion, nestled in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina is Asheville, a city that is known for its fantastic Biltmore Estate, appreciation of the arts, and delicious cuisine. I certainly loved living in Asheville, and anyone who visits is sure to be captivated as well.