Like the modern country house of a well-traveled friend, Hotel Domestique feels both international and inviting, worldly yet at home in its beautiful Blue Ridge locale. Established by world-renowned cyclist George Hincapie to share the same unforgettable hospitality, cuisine, rest and adventure he discovered during his travels abroad, Hotel Domestique is the perfect destination for relaxation.
Rooted in the French term for “servant,” domestique is the name given to cyclists like George Hincapie who serve their team and work tirelessly to propel it forward. It is fitting, then, that Hincapie’s modern, European-inspired hotel bears that name. Fitting, too, that the hotel’s hospitality lives up to that high standard of service. Our entire team is committed to delivering personal, passionate service.
Hotel Domestique’s style comes to life as an uncommonly comfortable, modern mix. Old-world materials like hand-hewn beams and iron are paired with luxurious designer upholstery, textiles and accessories. An exceptional collection of contemporary regional art lines the hotel’s walls. The result is a rare balance that delights guests—while making them feel perfectly at home.
Inspired by the world travels, tastes and active lifestyle of legendary cyclist George Hincapie, Hotel Domestique is a study in contrasts. Part countryside auberge, part modern boutique hotel, the intimate South Carolina property is appointed with exceptional contemporary furnishings and art, while still exuding the easy charm of a relaxed wayside getaway. Rustic hardwoods, exposed stone walls and artisanal ironwork are paired with a chic palette of designer tones and textiles. Inspiring, four-season views of one of America’s most beautiful mountain ranges are paired with architecture drawn from some of Europe’s most inviting inns and chateau.
Those dramatic contrasts are evident in the experiences and excursions available to Domestique guests, too. The property has not only charmed travelers looking for a quiet escape, it has also become a favorite basecamp for those seeking out a variety of exhilarating adventures. World-class cycling, golf, paddling, fishing and hiking abound in every direction. Similarly, just as some guests spend their entire visit relaxing on property and savoring exceptional local flavors at Restaurant 17, others make the short trip to take in the award-winning culture and cuisine of nearby Asheville and Greenville.