When you visit the Biltmore Estate I hope you do this walk from the Historic Hotel to the Estate. You can take a bus but if you have the time, don your sneakers and set off on this adventure! The walk is about 7 miles and takes you past vineyards, through a wooded forest, rivers, open fields, and by a pond, where you’ll see plump ducks carving V-like shapes into the glassy water. This walk starts in the early morning – it was foggy that day. I first stopped in the hotel lobby where they have an elegant coffee station with complimentary drinks. I got my “road joe” and headed out the door. In this photo, which I took just as I exited out the back door, gives you a nice overview of the paths that take you down to Antler Village. We’ll take the path on the left so you have a reference when you see the next photos…more images to follow!
While I’m finishing the next blog for the Biltmore Estate, I thought I’d post one of my favorite images of the Historical Inn which is located on the grounds. I took this photo on an early morning walk, just as the sun was coming up. You can see the vineyards in the foreground and inn in the distance, cast in a shroud of fog. This is my favorite time of the day. (And no, I don’t sleep in when I’m on vacation!)
For more information on this amazing inn: http://www.biltmore.com/stay/