There’s no bad time to visit. Winter means the famous Christmas decor is up (and Christmas pricing is in effect), but autumn brings stunning foliage and during the spring the gardens are in full bloom. You don’t need a tour to appreciate how massive and grand the house, grounds, and furnishings are. However you choose to visit, don’t miss the pool, the ballrooms, and the conservatory.
“George Vanderbilt's luxurious chateau”
Completed in 1895, George Vanderbilt's 250-room French château is a real life wonder. Enjoy a self-guided visit of Biltmore House that unveils a fresh look at how people lived and worked in America’s largest home. Also, explore the acres of beautiful gardens and grounds, designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, during your visit. George Vanderbilt created Biltmore as an escape from everyday life. Now, you are invited to explore that escape for yourself. A visit to the 8,000-acre estate in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina provides limitless fun. Welcome and thank you for your interest in Biltmore.What began in 1895 as my great-grandfather's estate continues to be an amazing experience for today's visitors. At its core, Biltmore will always have the natural beauty of the mountains as well as the majestic house and gardens to inspire us and allow us to escape from the every day. Biltmore is still family-owned, and we are passionate about our mission of preservation through self-sufficiency—a philosophy embraced before the first stone was ever put in place.We remain self-sustaining through innovation, creative thinking, and listening to our guests who continue to tell us they want more ways to connect with Biltmore. Wine was our first foray into offering a taste of Biltmore. Now, you can experience life as a Vanderbilt guest at our Inn on Biltmore Estate. You can also inspire your own surroundings with a line of home furnishings, decorative accessories, home building products, and live plants. And so, full circle, we're all about home—welcoming and celebrating family and friends—and extending the spirit of Biltmore beyond our 8,000 acres.It was true in 1895 and it remains true today.
The Biltmore was used for Richie Rich's house and as a kid moving to Asheville, I was so excited to tour his place. A few years down the road, I worked for a wedding planner and saw a lot of gorgeous weddings take place both at the Estate house and the Inn. The wine tasting at their winery is fun and I highly recommend doing a candlelit tour during Christmas here, so beautiful! A must see when visiting Asheville.
We spent a wonderful few hours touring this magnificent estate. I consider this a must do when visiting Asheville. Be sure to get the audio tour when you purchase your tickets as it is a headphone set that describes each room as you walk through the house.
Very expensive for a self guided tour. Can't even see the the outside of house or go to the vineyard to buy some wine unless you pay $59 a person to go through the gates. They do offer a $10 military discount.
The Biltmore Estate is such a surreal place to visit, the house and the grounds are absolutely beautiful and getting a tour is worth it to hear all about the history of this place. It's also massive so don't expect to tour the entire thing in a couple of hours, if you want to really dig in you should expect to spend the whole day here.
Beautiful! Especially in spring when flowers are in bloom. A full day. (Easy) hiking trails. Much to photograph. Not an inexpensive day, but if it's a busy day, splurge for the 'premium tasting' if you do the winery. The lines for complimentary on a busy day get quite long.
When you're in this area there are 2 must-sees/dos... Hang out in awesome downtown Ashville with all its funky shops and cafes and visit the Biltmore. Prepare to be blown away. Also plan on spending at least 2/3 of your day here. Fall, of course, is beautiful in this area, but also busy. Fun to experience year-round though.
I feel like a princess when I was here and I took a lot of pictures here. There's so many amazing views. The building is magnificent and great landscaping.
The house and grounds are beautiful. This is definitely an all day event. I really enjoyed wine tasting at the on site winery.
The whole family loved this! Go to the bathroom before taking the tour of the house. I regret not doing the audio tours for my family, including the kid’s version for my 6 y/o. However, my 9y/o was really into reading the guide and being our tour guide.
The gardens were great and the Chihuly exhibits were a favorite photography subject of young and old(er). I am so glad I gave my kids the camera for a bit. We took about three hours, but if I had planned it a bit better (bathrooms before tour, purchased audio tour, packed lunch), we could have spent 4-5 hours there.
We spent Christmas day 2014 here and absolutely loved every minute. You will spend the entire day and will definitely want to go back; we want to visit again in the spring to see the gardens in full bloom.
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