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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We visited the estate on Memorial Day weekend (Sunday) and it was insanely busy. We had previously visited 6 years ago on a normal weekend and enjoyed the house tour. This weekend it was way too crowded to enjoy the house tour so we ended up skipping out partway thru the tour as it was way too packed (and the tour was stopped in multiple places due to so many people). The gardens were beautiful to walk thru (spring/summer blooms) and the Antler Village was nice (and not packed). We enjoyed the free wine tasting and the wedding exhibit at the Biltmore legacy building. Overall it was a nice visit, but a little crowded for my taste.
When I said we were going to be in Asheville everyone who had been there said go to the Biltmore Estate. We stayed at the Village Hotel and were able to start early at 10. We noticed it was much busier later. Buy your tickets in advance at the visitor center in Asheville since they are $10 less pp. Take Versailles for the exterior and blend with English country for inside-imposing but also inviting. This is the closest you will get to American royalty lifestyles! We took an upstairs downstairs special tour and thoroughly enjoyed going through all of the staff's private passageways, the pantry and guest rooms. That was well worthwhile. The gardens are s tour in their own. Spectacular, varied, impressive and on and on. So I join the chorus-if you go to Asheville, go to the Biltmore Estate.
Had a wonderful girlfriend gathering in Asheville, taking two days to tour the Estate and grounds of Biltmore. We highly recommend using the audio option to learn all about the history and details of this immense structure. We added the rooftop tour in the afternoon and found it to be the highlight of our visit. Lunch was in The Stable restaurant and was worth the wait. The service and food were good despite the hurried atmosphere. The stroll through the gardens and grounds was lovely. We encountered plants we had never seen before in the greenhouses. Another important recommendation is stopping by for the complimentary wine tastings. Biltmore produces some mighty fine wines!
Lake Worth, Florida
This is the "attraction" in Asheville NC. Beautiful grounds and gardens, and a magnificent home built a century ago by George Vanderbilt. $50 for entry then more for head set for self guided tour. A nice place to spend the day.
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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.
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