Asheville, North Carolina
For a peek at how the tip-top of the “1%” has lived, head to Biltmore Estate -- 250 rooms of Gilded Age splendor built by industrial tycoon George Washington Vanderbilt in Asheville, NC. Step inside a banquet room with a 7-story high ceiling, a breakfast room graced by 2 Renoirs, a library with 10,000 books, even a personal bowling alley. You can also hike, bike, take fly-fishing lessons and visit the award-winning winery before occupying a room at the 4-star Biltmore Inn.
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