Enter the iron gates of Grovewood Village and discover a magical blend of art, history, and Old World charm! Located in Asheville, North Carolina, Grovewood Village is home to Grovewood Gallery, nationally recognized for its dedication to fine American art and craft. Visitors can explore beautifully landscaped sculpture gardens, working artist studios, and an expansive collection of fine American crafts. There’s even an antique car museum! Whether you’re an Asheville local or just passing through, an afternoon at Grovewood Village will leave you with lasting memories. Here are some of our favorite things to see there.
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Plan a Trip to Grovewood Gallery
Grovewood Village is housed in the historic weaving and woodworking complex of Biltmore Industries, located adjacent to The Omni Grove Park Inn in North Asheville. In the early 1900s, Biltmore Estate Industries was a bustling craft enterprise that produced some of the highest quality homespun fabric in the country. The property, with its six cottages built from 1917 – 1924, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Today, Grovewood Village pays homage to the Biltmore business with its North Carolina Homespun Museum. The Museum presents a historical overview of the Industries and showcases an antique 4-harness loom and other memorabilia.
From furniture and lighting to jewelry and ceramics, Grovewood Gallery showcases a wide range of fine American art and craft. In addition to its many collections, Grovewood is home to Asheville’s only Antique Car Museum, the Golden Fleece Restaurant, 9 working artist studios, and an outdoor sculpture garden. It even has a sister gallery called Gallery of the Mountains. Located just across the street, Gallery of the Mountains features over 100 local and regional artists of the Southern Appalachians.
Grovewood Gallery hosts a myriad of special events throughout the year. If visiting in the winter, check out the annual “Vessels of Merriment” event in November and December. This intoxicating exhibition features handmade drinking vessels made by ceramic artists from around the country. You’ll see beer steins, growlers, moonshine jugs, porcelain sake sets, and more! Vessels of Merriment kicks off with a fun opening reception where viewers can meet some of the participating artists and enjoy wine and local craft beer. Check the gallery’s event calendar for details.
Book Your Stay at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant!
After a wonderful day at Grovewood Gallery, take a short drive back to our Chimney Rock bed and breakfast and unwind! Our historic property provides luxurious accommodations and excellent amenities for guests. Experience amazing views from our inn rooms, or stay in one of our spacious and family-friendly cabins. You’ll even enjoy a delicious, complimentary breakfast each morning of your stay! Visit our accommodations page to see what’s available and contact us today to make your reservations. We look forward to having you!
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