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The Biltmore Estate – A Gemstone Destination to Explore

Stroll through the gardens and lush park, visit the grand mansion and learn about the history of this opulent estate in Asheville, North Carolina.

Visit Biltmore Estate, the largest private home in the United States, and take a stroll on its magnificent estate. Stop at the wine cellar and Antler Hill Village, then stroll through the stunning French gardens stretching over 30 acres. Visit the estate and participate in a variety of activities. Discover many of the Vanderbilt family's Biltmore House retro-style pieces including a seven-story high-ceilinged function room, a 10,000-pound library, indoor pool, and bowling alley.

Admire the architecture resembling the style of the French Renaissance castles designed by New York architect Richard Morris Hunt. George Washington Vanderbilt built the mansion on Biltmore Estate at the end of the 19th century. The house still belongs today to the descendants of Vanderbilt.

Explore the expansive gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the landscape architect at Central Park in New York. Appreciate the hilly lawns, seasonal flowers, and shrub gardens. Explore the 3000 hectares of the estate by mountain bike or horseback. Sip on the peaceful French Broad River on a guided raft tour or kayak independently. Take a stroll on the splendid Biltmore Estate in an elegant sleigh drawn by Belgian features.

Relax at Antler Hill Village and learn more about the Vanderbilt family in the Legacy Showroom. Admire Biltmore's magnificent collection of precious objects. Enjoy award-winning wines on a guided tour of the winery. In the summer, attend a concert in the peaceful meadow.

Buy a day pass or stay overnight and enjoy a meal at one of the estate's luxurious accommodations. Take part in activities at the outdoor adventure center. Day admission includes access to historic gardens and the Antler Hill Village, a self-guided tour of Biltmore House and a guided tour of the winery with wine tasting.

Take advantage of the free shuttle that connects the on-site parking with the Manor Gate. Visitors are advised to travel on the vast estate by car. If you visit the mansion during the Christmas period, do not miss the special candlelight visit. Many rooms of the manor house are decorated with thematic Christmas trees.

Finish off your day at Biltmore Estate with ice cream at the dairy. Visit other parts of the fascinating region around Asheville.

 

 


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