By Paris Wolfe Contrasting the near-Bohemian vibe of downtown Asheville, North Carolina, the legendary Biltmore Estate stands as an anomaly, a temple to the decadent Gilded Age at the turn of the 20th century. It is the American equivalent of a castle. Then again, maybe their proximity makes sense. Asheville requires some funds to indulge in the entertainment scene. That may be a bit hyperbole, but there’s no dispute that Asheville, like the Biltmore, is packed with art and surrounded by mountain beauty. Both destinations share a reputation as places to dine, drink and play. At the turn of the 19th century, American industrialists raced to see who would build biggest, best, most impressive country estate. On Christmas Eve 1895, George Vanderbilt won. The…