Convenient Airport Hotel with Indoor Pool
The Biltmore Estate is an American landmark and the single largest private residence in the nation, replete with an indoor pool and a bowling alley. George Vanderbilt had the estate constructed in 1895 on more than 8,000 acres of Carolina countryside, and today, visitors can tour the expansive property’s gardens, winery, and commercial village. The Clarion Inn Asheville Airport, located just 10 miles away, makes visiting the Biltmore—and Asheville’s other attractions—a breeze. The free shuttle that runs from the airport to the hotel similarly simplifies travel.
There’s plenty to do at the hotel—take a dip in the heated indoor pool, or work up an appetite in the exercise room. Chefs at Christy’s Café prepare hot eats, and the Hangar Lounge serves beer and cocktails. Free WiFi courses throughout the inn like soft jazz in the produce section.
Asheville, North Carolina: Art-Deco Buildings Close to National Forest
Asheville is the largest city in western North Carolina, and its surrounding natural landmarks, such as the Blue Ridge Mountains, make it one of the prettiest—in fact, Good Morning America named it one of the 10 Most Beautiful Places in America in 2011. Its architecture is just as breathtaking: a wealth of art-deco buildings populate its downtown, and just north, at Biltmore Estate, daily tours wind through preserved bedrooms, rooftops, and balconies.
Just northeast of Asheville, Pisgah National Forest is home to mile-high mountains and crashing waterfalls. Hike, bike, or ride horseback throughout the 500,000-acre park.