On our trip to Asheville over the weekend, we had our first official stay at one of the Grand Bohemian Hotels. We’ve driven past this hotel many times during our visits to both the Biltmore Estate and Biltmore Village throughout the years, so we were so excited to see what the hotel was like for the first time.
My sister was along with us for the fun this time around, and she has previously stayed at the Grand Bohemian in Savannah, GA. I’ve mentioned the fact that we are getting a Grand Bohemian of our very own here in Charlotte, and I hope to visit for a stay-cation once the hotel opens in Uptown. Partly because I wonder which of the art galleries in Charlotte they will source some of their art from!
From the moment we walked into the hotel, we couldn’t help but imagine what it would be like during the winter months, with snow on the roof and drifts reaching up to the first floor windows. Modeled after a 1920’s hunting lodge, the lobby with its central fireplace, couches and large arm chairs makes this area the perfect place to sit and curl up with a good book as a fire blazes away in the fireplace.
If you want to spend the day enjoying the hotel, you will have plenty to see and do during your visit. The Red Stag Grill is located off one end of the lobby, there’s an art gallery on the other. Need a day of pampering? Check out the Poseidon Spa, or use some of the spa products by the tub in your room.
A comfortable place to wait while they’re getting your table ready at the Red Stag Grill.
A visit to the art gallery is also a must, and they have everything from paintings and sculptures by local artists to one of a kind jewelry pieces.
After we got all checked in, we headed up to the second floor to get settled in our room for the night.
One thing to note for those of you who enjoy art as much as we do. Every floor of the Grand Bohemian Asheville has artwork along the hallways, so be sure to check out each floor during the duration of your stay.
Shortly after our luggage was delivered I was walking around the room, iPhone in hand taking pictures of some of my favorite headboards I’ve seen in during any of our travels up to this point. Plus these beds were extremely comfortable which isn’t something you always find.
As someone who loves details architectural or otherwise, I loved the carved wood frame of the large mirror in our sitting area.
This sitting area had curtain both leading into the bedroom and in front of the windows looking down on the street, and if you were so inclined, you could draw the curtains and have a completely inclosed place to relax separate from the bedroom area.
The table was perfect for in-room dining, and also for a quick round of Chinese Checkers. My sister picked up this particular game at Traditions in Antler Hill Village and there several classic games to choose from so you’ll have lots of options. For those of you who are wondering who won… my sister did with my mom coming in second. I was completely off my game but I enjoyed playing so that’s all that matters.
Time to head over to the Biltmore and Antler Village… Stay tuned for more posts about our mini-break in Asheville coming your way throughout the week.
Grand Bohemian Hotel | 11 Boston Way. Asheville, NC