Cozy, sophisticated, and conveniently located, this historic short-term rental is in the Biltmore Village Historic District. Built in 1895 and designed by R.S. Smith, the supervising architect for The Biltmore House, Griffin’s Lair is located on an upper terrace bordered on the West by the 8,000 acre Biltmore Estate grounds. Just minutes from Downtown Asheville locations, Griffin’s Lair rivals Luxury Cabins in North Carolina.

Views from the private terrace overlook Biltmore Village, The Cathedral of All Souls, designed by Richard Morris Hunt and peek a boo view of Grandfather Mountain.  

Griffin’s Lair today – A luxury rental

The apartment has been fully restored and enhanced by owner Robert S. Griffin, AIA of Griffin Architects PA. Griffin and his partner Ron Clemmer moved the cottage to its current location 30 years ago to save it from demolition.  Griffin personally petitioned The City of Asheville to create the Biltmore Village Historic District, was Co-chairman of the Biltmore Village Historic museum (which raised private funds to restore and add brick sidewalks and historic street lights to the village), and authored the Biltmore Village development plan for the city of Asheville Historic Resources Commission and The State of NC Department of Archives and History. 

Griffin’s Lair luxury rental is located in Historic Biltmore Village which is the perfect location for guests, moments to downtown, 15 minutes by car from Asheville’s Regional Airport and within a few minutes walking distance from bus stops and all of Biltmore Village’s attractions.