Completed in 1895, George Vanderbilt’s 250-room chateau is as impressive today as it was more than a century ago. Biltmore House is truly a wonder of architecture and hospitality. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the house, as well as the 8,000 acre backyard of beautiful gardens and grounds surrounding it, designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. It is truly a magnificent site!
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This was our first trip to the Biltmore Estate and we couldn't have been more excited to see all the beautiful things we had heard about. Everything they advertise this estate to be, was so much more. It is hard to imagine such grandeur in a private home. The fact that it is privately owned adds to the beauty of the estate. They have cared for it, decorated it, landscaped it, the way they wanted it. Not what others thought they should have. It is such and amazing trip into the turn of the 20th century. The limestone carvings, the wooden bookcases, and mantels are from artisans long past. The grounds continue to manicured the way they meant to be seen by the family over 100 years ago. The Christmas decorations are so tastefully done! So beautiful. The evening candlelight tour was quiet and carolers sang through the sun room. The fireplaces were burning and the holiday spirit was alive at the Biltmore. Loved being able to make it a self guided, self paces tour at our pace. We took a sweet time! The next day were came back for the day tour and it was like a completely differant tour, although equally as beautiful. We purchased the audio tour for the day tour (I thought too expensive) and was glad we did. Many things were pointed out by listening to the audio that you would never know without it. We also took a walk to the conservatory and were completely overwhelmed by the plants, flowers, trees in and around the conservatory. I can only imagine the beauty of the gardens in the summer! I will be back some day..
Absolutely one of the most beautiful estates in America. There are so many different things you can do while visiting and the Biltmore Inn has amazing food! A must see!!
Visited many times and will continue to go back. Great for families. Perfect at christmas time. Deerpark restaurant was our favorite, not so impressed with the bistro
After visiting the Biltmore a couple of times, and seeing tv specials with it dressed for Christmas, I knew I had to see for myself at Christmas. Hubby and I bought tickets well in advance for a morning tour the Friday after Thanksgiving, one of their busiest days of the year. This attraction is very well run and they have experts at every turn. The tickets are what I'd call expensive but very well worth it. Even my hubby (who was telling everyone I was pulling him by the hair to come here) was so impressed with everything about the house that I wished I had sprung for the Behind the Scenes tour. When you arrive and park, you need to remember what section you're in so you can be delivered back. You can easily spend up to 6 hours at this place including the wine tour and tasting, walking the extensive grounds, etc... I'm telling you, there's not another place like this in America. It is stunning all the way. And very hard to put into words the beauty of it all, inside and out. I found out that most everything you see in the house is original, furnishings and all! Go, I promise it will not disappoint.. unless you do not wear you're best walking shoes.
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Will I need to print my E-ticket for entry to the Biltmore Estate?
Yes. For the Biltmore Day Pass, your E-ticket is your Biltmore Day Pass ticket. You will receive one page per ticket purchased with bar codes to present at the gate for entry. For the Candlelight Christmas Evening admission, you will exchange your E-ticket for admission at the Group Sales Office on the right as you enter the gates.
How long does it take to tour Biltmore Estate?
Allow yourself a full day to experience all that Biltmore has to offer. Guests are amazed at the size of the estate and you’ll want to give yourself enough time to see the House, Gardens and Antler Hill Village.