Asheville, NC 28804
Several of the buildings are open to the public during normal business hours.
Biltmore Industries also known as Biltmore Homespun Shops, is a historic industrial complex located adjacent to the Grove Park Inn in Asheville. Built around 1917, the complex consisted of seven buildings constructed of hollow ceramic tile with stucco exterior wall surfaces. The buildings form a compact grouping of cottage-like buildings. Because the buildings were adjacent to the Grove Park Inn, the buildings were built to compliment the Grove Park Inn's organic architecture.
The complex included woodworking shops and facilities to handle all aspects of cloth production from receipt of raw wool to the retail sale of finished cloth. Common to all of the buildings is the presence of folk sayings, painted on walls or carved into doors or ceiling beams, which encourage the workers to give their best.
Though production has been cut back considerably over the past decades, Biltmore Industries still produce fine quality wool fabric using the original equipment and procedures established when the operation was moved to its present site in 1917.
Today Biltmore Industries houses a museum for the Homespun Industry, art gallery, craft and furniture showrooms, an antique care museum, artist studios, art gallery, weaving and spinning rooms plus a restaurant.