A convenient luxury historic apartmanent with private garden terrace.
About Robert Griffin
Robert is a local residential architect and interior designes with a passion for preservation. He personally petitioned the City of Asheville to create the Biltmore Village Historic District, and co founded The Biltmore Vilage Historic Museum which raised funds for the restoration of Biltmore Village, replacement of the historic streetlights and brick sidewalks. Robert is a passionate gardener and enjoys the terraced gardens at Griffin's Lair. His architectural firm: GriffinArchitectsPA.com has received many awards for their architecture and interior design projects.
Robert Griffin purchased this Cottage in 1984
Why Robert Griffin chose Biltmore Village
This property was in danger of demolition. Robert and his partner moved it to it's current location in 1984 and have lovingly restored, furnished and created a garden setting for it. Their antique shop Fireside Antiques was located downstairs. Griffin's Lair was the first location of The Biltmore Village Historic Museum.
What makes this Cottage unique
A rooftop terrace overlooking Biltmore Village and adjacent to The Biltmore Estate's grounds afford a private and convenient oasis for guests.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Perfect in every way!
We spent a couple nights here to celebrate our 20th anniversary and loved it! Everything was well organized from arrival to anything we could have needed during our stay. The property is very clean and cozy, we felt right at home. It was in the perfect location for us and we would definitely like to return for another stay.
We absolutely loved staying at Griffin's Lair! It was not only convenient and well stocked but we felt like we had our own secret the no one knew about when we went in the gates. Adorable shops down below and convenient to everything! If you are deciding between a couple of places I can tell you this one will not disappoint!
In my mind the property owner/manager are amazing because everything was as it said and we did not have to contact them for a thing. They have directions in a manual and I can not imagine any questions that weren't answered in the manual.
For anyone planning a trip to Asheville, We highly, highly (and already have to our friends and family) recommend renting Griffins Lair! It's perfect! Description describes it accurately, but until you are there you don't realize how fabulous it is!
We had a wonderful visit to the Biltmore Estate and this apartment was a very convenient place to stay. Lots of restaurants and shopping close by.
The apartment was very clean and comfortable. The bed was really comfy, bath linens were very nice and the kitchen was very well stocked with any appliance you would need.
Mr. Griffin is very detailed in his welcome binder with everything you need to know about the apartment. Thank you for letting us stay there!
Girls weekend delight
Four female friends could not have selected a better location - two had not been to Asheville, so this was the perfect combination of history, location, comfort and convenience to explore the the area. Traveling from Oklahoma and Florida, we thoroughly enjoyed the beautifully decorated apartment - even purchased one of the Griffin's Lair mugs to remember the trip! It slept all four easily with the king bed, sleeper sofa and day bed, and although we did not use all of the kitchen and laundry conveniences, it would make a nice extended stay in the future. Even though we were on the busy intersection by Biltmore Village, street noise was minimal and black out shades a nice feature. Weather was drizzly so we didn't spend much time on the patio, but it would be a great spot for morning coffee or evening Biltmore wines. Thank you so much for this wonderful respite and taking such care to create an art-filled environment that represented Asheville so well. Loved the pen and ink sketches of landmarks seen on the tolley tour! I look forward to returning.
Beautiful place and location! A place built for a princess!