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An exquisite mirage, the Grand Bohemian, with its picture-perfect Tudor-style architecture, was built to look old but actually completed construction just in 2009 (a gas station stood here before). That means guests have an experience that’s in keeping with the old-fashioned grandeur of the Biltmore Estate next door, but still enjoy all the modern amenities a hotel in this price range should have. Those include state-of-the-art electronic consuls in the spacious guest quarters, silky matelassé linens, and oversized bathrooms. On site are also a celebrated restaurant and a small, but well-run, spa and fitness center. While these niceties are all well and good, the hotel has made its name with its delightfully kooky design aesthetic. Imagine a hunting lodge as decorated by Edward Gorey and you’ll have some idea of what awaits guests. Antlers poke at you everywhere (from the chandeliers, from bedside lamps, off the complete deer heads mounted on the walls, you name it); they’re accompanied by fetchingly odd works of art (quirky boar and bear sculptures, things with feathers) and some genuine treasures (like hand-carved teak doors and ceilines imported from Bali, fine oriental rugs and 19th century bronzes). Note: Some of the rooms are across the street in a less atmospheric outpost, so be sure you're getting a room in the manor when you book.