VENUE, LODGING, AND TRAVEL
Conference Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Asheville-Biltmore
Lilly-Asheville participants receive discounted rates on hotel rooms, free onsite parking, free wifi hotel rooms and meeting spaces, and reduced at the DoubleTree by Hilton Asheville-Biltmore.
115 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, North Carolina 28803
Check back soon for discounted rates and a link to reserve a room.
The DoubleTree Hotel is in the heart of Asheville. They are only a block away from the enchanting historic shopping district of Biltmore Village, which boasts an exciting array of local restaurants, stores, and entertainment. Biltmore Estate is only 2 blocks away and home to the 250-room Biltmore House, wine-tasting, shops, restaurants, and outdoor activities the whole family-and even pets-will enjoy. Downtown Asheville is 2 miles away, and the Blue Ridge Parkway is 1 mile.
Asheville Regional Airport (AVL): 12.6 miles from conference venue
From cruising the awe-inspiring Blue Ridge Parkway to discovering one-of-a-kind artwork in downtown galleries, Asheville, North Carolina is a treasure trove of attractions.
Biltmore Estate: Once the country estate of George Vanderbilt, Biltmore Estate is a sprawling, picturesque 8,000 acres and includes Biltmore House & Gardens and Antler Hill Village.
Biltmore Village: Designed to resemble a quaint English country village and once home to the workers of Biltmore Estate, today Biltmore Village is a destination for chic shops and fine restaurants.
Downtown Asheville: Visit downtown Asheville, North Carolina for delicious dining, unique shopping, and a buzzing nightlife.
Blue Ridge Parkway: Part of the National Park Service, the heavenly Blue Ridge Parkwayis over 465 miles of scenic road. It begins in the south at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina, travels through a portion of the Appalachian Mountains Chain, and wends its way up north to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. Explore Asheville’s piece of the Parkway and visit the Folk Art Center at Milepost 382 or the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitors Center at Milepost 384.
Food and Wine's Recommendations
Foodandwine.com says Asheville, coined the “Paris of the South,” is a is a melting pot of art, culture, architecture, spectacular beer and a food scene that rivals any city in the country. Click here to see their suggestions for places to check out.