Biltmore Premier Fitness helps clients of all levels of fitness break through barriers and reach personal goals, not only with an arsenal of treadmills, bikes, and strength equipment, but also with tailored one-on-one training sessions and high-tech amenities. Budding athletes tone their muscles in Les Mills Bodypump classes or steel their bodies at the Technogym Kinesis Wall, where continuous cables and rotating pulleys allow for resistance-training movements in almost any direction. After engaging in boot-camp courses, boxing workouts, or yoga and Pilates sessions, guests pick up their kids from the complimentary childcare facilities or relax in the dry sauna.
Biltmore's squad of certified personal trainers and fitness professionals aim to break the mold of one-size-fits-all exercise strategies and gym memberships by working one-on-one with clients and fostering a deep sense of camaraderie among members. The gym's commitment to proper training draws in throngs of satisfied customers every day, including members of the Asheville Tourists baseball team.
Stationed within Biltmore Village’s original 1896 train depot, the foodsmiths of Village Wayside meld Midwestern and international flavors on an eclectic menu of comfort cuisine. With slow-roasted turkey brined in a bath of sweet hibiscus peach tea, the turkey Reuben ($6.99) scintillates the taste antennae of both humans and butterflies. Corral the Cheerwine barbecue house-smoked beef brisket ($9.99) within an eager mouth pasture, or impress traveled tasters with the native Hungarian flavors of Potsy’s Pigs cabbage rolls ($9.49). Ahi tuna tacos ($6.99) envelop seared yellow fin within a crispy wonton embrace alongside an Asian slaw that fills out the shell with a teriyaki reduction, thereby pacifying the tuna's longings for native waters.
Biltmore, located in Asheville, NC, is America’s largest home. The estate encompasses more than 8,000 acres including renowned gardens; Antler Hill Village and Farm; our Winery; a four-star Inn; Biltmore For Your Home, the company’s licensed products division; and Biltmore Inspirations, Biltmore’s party plan business.
An emporium of edible abundance, Neo Cantina serves a robust menu of Southwestern savories concocted from locally sourced ingredients. Start by sipping a cup of classic tortilla soup, an aromatic broth dotted with char-grilled chicken breast and sliced avocado buoys ($4), which acts as a subtle stomach coater while perusing the selection of palate-pleasing burritos, tacos, and enchiladas. The taqueria-style carnitas tacos come with a crew of corn tortillas hugging shredded pork, grilled peppers, and onions alongside a pillow of mexican rice ($8). Sink ravenous canines into the chicken and spinach enchiladas, stuffed with ricotta and drizzled in a fire-roasted green chili cream sauce ($9), or opt for the veggie burrito, a tremendous tortilla stuffed with grilled zucchini, mushrooms, introspective visions of supernova stomachs, spinach, and jack and goat cheeses served with a kaleidoscope of green, red, and yellow spicy sauces ($9).
In 2012, the Runaway Circus struck upon a brilliant idea—find an unused studio space to fix up and turn into a community art center dedicated to teaching and practicing acrobatics, juggling, comedy, and highly physical performance art. That dream became the Toy Boat Community Art Space, which today provides a home base for such acts as the jugglers Forty Fingers and a Missing Tooth and the mysterious Wendal Wandell, who conjures waves of applause with his feats of legerdemain. Those without a big-top passion project to work on at the gym-cum-art studio can participate in other upcoming events involving folk music acts, DJ sessions, goofy plays for young and old, and unpredictable comedy shows.