I think we have been to the Windover 5 times now. We love that the owners make us feel like family from the first "hello", to the last "good bye". Even better, Jen & Glenn remember you when you re visit their home. For those people who are fearful that they will feel as if they are intruding in on someone else's home, you need not worry. Once you check in and get the tour, you're given your room key and front door key. You won't be bothered at all unless you need help (I mean any help!!!). Jen & Glenn are there for what ever you need. Breakfast was great both days we stayed. Second day we had to leave early (breakfast is at 9) so we asked for something to go - they sent us off with muffins, bananas, egg & cheese sandwiches, orange juice, yogurt, & hot coffee! Talk'en about the royal treatment! Just Amazing how above & beyond they go. I'd say we'll be back again, but I guess you already know that from my review.
About the area that the Windover is in- there's a very active downtown area with shopping, craft and art galleries galore. Great dining options (Jen & Glenn are happy to provide suggestions!) and even a furniture gallery with a coffee/ sweet bar. Yes odd- but once you see it you'll get it...
The Biltmore estate is not far, and you can get a reduced price for admittance through the Windover. We like to check in at the Windover, then head to the biltmore by 4 pm. Get to the biltmore gatehouse at 4 but before 4:30. The approach road to the house closes at 4:30, and the house closes at 5. But once you get in, you can enjoy all the outdoor gardens until dusk, then return on day 2 using the same tickets to see inside the house. Admittance after 4 pm gets you Back in next day for free! Take a picnic dinner on the first night and find a romantic place on your own to dine. Just a great experience!
Thanks to Jen & Glenn for everything. The Windover is a Gem!
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