Grand Bohemian Asheville, Autograph Collection
What We Love
- Hunting lodge décor and rustic, locavore fare at the Red Stag Grill
- A 100-work gallery with paintings, sculptures, art glass and jewelry
- Live jazz music in the lounge
What To Know
- Valet parking is available for $15 per day
- WiFi is free
- Pets are welcome for a non-refundable fee of $150
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The Grand Bohemian doesn’t use the term “grand” lightly. A towering stone fireplace and dark wood pillars preside over gleaming wood-paneled walls, gilt-framed oil paintings and buttery leather armchairs in the Tudor-inspired lobby. Contemporary cocktails curtail that post-dinner thirst, while the meal itself lines up creative hearty fare like elk carpaccio or bison ribeye with blueberry demiglace. Rooms have a lighter, more modern touch with tufted velvet headboards, desks inspired by vintage trunks and antlers curled around metal lamps. Expect to be pampered with Matelasse linens, LCD TVs, Bose alarm clocks, DVDs players and bathrooms with rainfall showers and, in most, oversized soaking tubs.
In the Area
Asheville has America’s most breweries per capita, garnering it the nickname Beer City. Grab the Hop and Go Brewery Shuttle to taste at your own pace. The 1890s Vanderbilt-designed Biltmore Village has brick streets lined with lanterns and locally owned shops like Porter & Prince with its homemade soaps and indie designed clothes. Homey eats are easy to find at Corner Kitchen’s village-house dining room (think pecan-crusted mountain trout and bourbon sweet potatoes). And to get the broader lay of the land, head out along the 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway for local ranges with postcard-perfect views.
How to Get There
The hotel is nothing if not unique! The rooms are fabulous, and the bathrooms are spa-like! We have a very difficult time getting a King room here...they seem to be in short supply! Even though we once again had a 2 - bedded room, it was still cozy and fabulous! There was some confusion with our request to have our room serviced, and when it was performed, it was very inadequate. Other than that, the hotel is wonderful!
I really want to extend 5 stars (out of 5) to the Poseidon Spa! From the moment I was greeted by Andrea, I knew I would LOVE this experience! She helped me schedule exactly the services I needed! She listened to my issues, and assigned me to two FABULOUS individuals!
Madelynn was my masseuse , and she was extraordinary! It was, by far, one of the best massages I have ever had! She addressed my aches and soothed my extreme stress! If only I lived in Asheville!
Crissy performed my facial, and it was absolutely fantastic! I felt like a new person, and my skin was glowing! I highly recommend adding on the scalp massage! Amazing!
I am looking forward to returning to The Bohemian and the Poseidon Spa in the near future!
Really liked this Unusual hotel, really a boutique feel. Location is 5 minutes from the Biltmore and surrounded by area shops and restaurants and 10 minutes to the downtown area.
the valet, front desk, bar staff were all warm and friendly. they happily answered our many questions about the area.
The old world, lavish decor is fabulous-From the entrance, to the lobby, bar and restaurant, hallways and rooms. Very unusual- this is not a cookie cutter hotel.
Our large room had a balcony and plenty of space to spread out. Great bathroom had separate tub and shower (with a door). Tub has shutters which can open to bedrooms. Similar to Vegas and resorts.
Bed and the lavish bedding with throws were awesome.
I would definitiely stay again
At this price we were quite shocked to find that not only did we get put in the annex building across a street with the longest light I have ever experienced. Seriously! Also, the bathroom has a curtain for part of one wall and no door, just a curtain in the doorway. We decided to move to another hotel. One with complete bathroom walls.
The Grand Bohemian is a 4-star hotel, built like a 19th century hunting lodge, with its architecture in keeping with Biltmore Village where the hotel is located. The rooms are spacious with a large flatscreen tv. The bath is enormous, with both a large soaking tub and a separate shower. Valet parking is provided, and there is an additional charge for parking. Service is high and the staff is very polite and accommodating. It's located at the entrance to Biltmore Estate and about a mile from downtown. Very convenient. We ate at the hotel restaurant, The Red Stag, which I reviewed separately. Nice exercise room with treadmills, ellipticals, stair climbers and free weights. Three shortfalls, imho. As expensive as our stay was, the toilet paper was crappy (pun intended). The shower is very small. I'm barely 6' tall and could not bend over if I had to. Lastly, I would have liked sanitary wipes in the weight room, and an exercise ball would have been nice. Overall, an excellent stay.
A friend of mine and I visited the Grand Bohemian Poseidon Spa for hot stone massages and facials. We had a great deal through Travelzoo and it gave us a reason to check it out. The hotel is located in Biltmore Village (not Biltmore estates property) and has a true early century mountain feel to it. All of the decor is very ornate and lush with rich fabrics & inlaid wood. There is original art hanging everywhere and they even have a gallery.
The spa itself is truly a boutique spa. It's very small and there are no facilities within the actual spa (showers, restrooms etc). The restroom is on the next floor and unless you are staying at the hotel and have a room there is no shower (If just visiting the spa for the day keep that it mind). They have complimentary tea, mineral infused water and champagne. We received a delicious chocolate truffle at the end of our service and all of the staff was extremely welcoming and not "stuffy" at all.
The hotel is within easy walking distance to some restaurants in the village or the Red Stag is right onsite. We didn't eat at the Red Stag but did grab a drink at the bar!