Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC

1 Approach RdAsheville, NC 28803
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Overview

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!

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Asheville Travel Experts
  • George Vanderbilt’s 250-room country retreat.
  • Construction completed in 1895.
  • Admission includes self-guided tours of Biltmore House & Gardens and the Antler Hill Village—featuring the Winery, The Biltmore Legacy, Village Green, and Farm.
  • Printed e-ticket is required for entry.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Parking is free.
  • Shuttles provide transportation from Biltmore House parking lots to the front door of the house.
  • Self-guided tour of the home takes 1.5 to 2 hours.
  • Give yourself enough time to visit the House, plus the Gardens, and Antler Hill Village.
  • No photos or video allowed inside the home.

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Insights from Reserve Direct's own team members

Joan B.

Spring is the best time of year to explore Biltmore's beautiful gardens. In addition to the house and gardens, there is a lot to see and do on the estate so be sure to arrive early to make the most of your visit.

Savannah Rhame

Biltmore Candlelight Christmas Evenings are a must-do during the holidays. Experience the grandeur of a Vanderbilt Christmas at night, then return the next morning to explore the grounds during the day.

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Description

from Biltmore Estate
Plan your visit to George Vanderbilt’s 8,000-acre estate. Mr. Vanderbilt created Biltmore Estate as an escape from everyday life. Now, his descendants invite you to enjoy his legacy of hospitality. His 250-room chateau, completed in 1895, is as impressive today as it was more than a century ago. Biltmore House is truly a wonder of architecture and hospitality. As our guest, you’re invited to enjoy a self-guided tour of the house, as well as the beautiful gardens and grounds surrounding it, designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.

Your admission includes self-guided tours of the breathtaking Biltmore House & Gardens as well as Antler Hill Village—featuring the Winery, The Biltmore Legacy, Village Green, and Farm.

May 17 - October 7, 2018
Included with daytime admission, Chihuly at Biltmore represents the first art exhibition in Biltmore’s historic gardens. The works of world-renowned American glass artist, Dale Chihuly, are included in more than 200 museum collections worldwide, and now, for a limited time only, they can be seen at Biltmore. We invite you to immerse yourself in this unique visual experience, an absolute must-see presentation of unparalleled artistic expression.

Play in our 8,000-acre backyard with an array of outdoor activities, indulge in one-of-a-kind shopping, and savor our restaurants' exceptional fare. Visit Biltmore in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC and let our gracious hospitality inspire you.

Rates vary depending upon date selected. Biltmore admission tickets are non-refundable once purchased, however, you may use them on a future visit.

The following dates are expected to have a high volume of guests and advance reservations are required for house entry: April 14-15, 21-22, 28-29; May 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27; June 2, 9, 16-17, 23, 30; July 1-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29; Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25; Sept 1-2; 8, 15, 22, 29; Oct 4-7. Times are based on availability. Please call the number printed on your E-Ticket to reserve your time. Note: Printed E-ticket voucher is required for entry.


Reserve Gatlinburg Customer Reviews

43 Reviews
Lotte Manel
Highland Dale, FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Enjoyable and interesting"
April, 2018 NEW
The entire grounds including the village and hotels were well worth the price. Would recommend this as a must see when in the area. Really lucky to see the Titanic exhibition of period clothing during our visit as it made it feel real. Just beautiful !
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Tip: beautiful !

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melody woodall
raleigh, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Biltmore Estate"
April, 2018 NEW
Had a great time mother -daughter trip flowers were beautiful..
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Tip: you will not be disappointed

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Chris Nelson
Woodbury, MN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Biltmore Estate is a MUST See!"
April, 2018 NEW
Fun and magical for the whole family with plenty of activities to do for an entire day of fun. We especially enjoyed the house tour, the farm, the winery and the shops. We'll be back to experience the horse back riding and trails next time!
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Tip: Don't miss getting a frozen treat from the Creamery. It's incredible!

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Laurie Farley
Lexington, MI
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Stunning!!!"
April, 2018 NEW
This was our second time visiting the Estate, we brought our adult daughter this time and had a splendid time touring house and garden grounds. We seen things the second time we missed the first, that was a bonus. For future visitors, you will not be disappointed.
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Tip: Lots of stairs, wear good walking shoes

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Kimberly Rogers
Haw River, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Beautiful Easter weekend get-away"
April, 2018 NEW
This was my third trip to the Biltmore Estate. I was really excited about this trip because the costumes from Titanic were going to be on display. And they were beautiful! I thought they would all be in one room but they were arranged throughout the house in the best settings. Of course being a woman, I loved the beautiful gowns. My husband thought it was pretty cool also. So glad we got to enjoy the house and costumes on such a great day. The weather was perfect!
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Tip: A lot of walking and climbing stairs. Wear comfortable shoes.

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Reserve Gatlinburg Customer
LENOIR, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Biltmore Estates"
April, 2018 NEW
This was a pleasant family trip. My husband who is a native of Asheville had never visited Biltmore Estates nor had I. Our family was able to enjoy the self-guided tour, gardens, winery and restaurant in a leisurely manner. I was grateful that I was able to get a bit of a discount through Reserve which made the visit better. I cant wait ti visit the gardens again for the special showcase of art and flowers. Its a terrific place for family.
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Tip: Wear comfortable shoes and take time to experince both the grounds and beautiful setting of the Estate

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Britni Pruitt
Chesnee, SC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great day date!"
February, 2018
We had a wonderful experience at Biltmore. I’ve been many times but this was by fat the best. I was pleased that by purchasing the tickets online that I did not have to wait in the ticket line building.
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Tip: Parking at the gardens is better than waiting on the buses.

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Scottty Robinson
Crossville, TN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Biltmore at Christmas"
February, 2018
A must see at Christmas time!!
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Tip: Go and see Biltmore at Christmas time!!!

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Kim F
TN
"Spring at the Biltmoe"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 20, 2018 NEW
I highly recommend 2 days at the Biltmore. One for the house and gardens, 1 for the winery,etc. The land is so huge there is so much to see. Take one of the back tours. You see rooms not on regular tour.
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Sue L
"Absolutely amazing and breath taking experience!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 20, 2018 NEW
All I can say is wow, wow and wow! We went during when the Biltmore was decorated for Christmas, children's choir in the main hall and was elaborately decorated from top to bottom. We had never been before and our children gave us tickets for our anniversary, along with hotel/food (what a gift!). I am so glad we went, thanks to them, and loved absolutely every minute of it, so much we went back two more times the same day. It was absolutely amazing. If nothing else, you should go during the holidays. Awe inspiring, at the least!
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tdietz885
Chardon, Ohio
"Our second visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 19, 2018 NEW
The Titanic costume display added additional context to the Biltmore story. The architecture and craftsmanship of the period makes us appreciate what we have lost over the years.
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Nicole K
"Never gets Old"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 19, 2018 NEW
This was our second trip to Biltmore. It never gets old. Always something new to see or do. Truly breathtaking. Loved all the spring flowers, especially the tulips. Don't skip the greenhouses as there is so much to see. Great for a family or a romantic getaway. Bring walking shoes and a picnic lunch if you love the outdoors. Book your tickets in advance to save !
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Levannah
Hendersonville, North Carolina
"Biltmore is a gem and never disappoints"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 19, 2018 NEW
We visited the Biltmore Estate recently to enjoy the Titanic exhibit and, once again, we thoroughly enjoyed the day. New exhibits like the Titanic one make each repeat visit fresh again. Even with the crowds, staff are exceptional, knowledgeable and welcoming -- always patient and smiling. On this visit, we were especially appreciative of the estate staff. Biltmore is an absolute "must" whether you are visiting the Asheville area for the first time or are enjoying a repeat visit as a pass holder. Next time, we won't wait quite so long for a repeat visit to enjoy the estate's spring and summer gardens.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Biltmore Estate

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.

Do I need to make reservations after I purchase my tickets?
Biltmore Day Pass: Reservations are required only for certain days for entry by calling the Biltmore office with the phone number provided on the E-ticket. We cannot offer admission without prior reservation due to popularity of this attraction.

Candlelight Christmas Evening: All entries to Candlelight are done by reservation. Times for the Candlelight tour vary and require advance reservations. After you have purchased your tickets, Biltmore will contact you to schedule your reservation time, or you may call the number printed on the e-ticket. Guests will not be admitted without a reservation and Candlelight Ticket. Guests are required to exchange voucher and pick-up tickets at Group Sales office. 

If I purchased an Admission but unable to visit as planned, can I cancel my purchase?
Biltmore admission tickets are non-refundable once purchased, however, you may use it on a future visit. When you are ready to visit in the future, please bring your E-ticket to the entry gate. If you would like, you can also give your admission ticket(s) to friends or family to enjoy!
What type of clothing is recommended for my visit?
Dress comfortably.  Layers are recommended to account for the variable mountain weather as are comfortable walking shoes.

It there a fee to park at Biltmore Estate?
No, parking is free of charge.

Are shuttles available at the Estate?
Yes, shuttles are available between the parking area and the Biltmore House.  You will need your own transportation to access the other Estate attractions.  From April to December, a shuttle is also offered from Biltmore House to the Conservatory.  Driving your own car to the Estate is highly recommended as some of the estate venues are located several miles apart.

Does Biltmore Estate feature any restaurants where kids eat free?
Yes, at Deerpark Restaurant kids 9 and under eat free of charge.

What is the pet policy at Biltmore Estate?
Pets are allowed at Biltmore Estate, but only on the grounds, not in any building (except for service dogs).  All pets must be leashed on estate grounds for their own safety as well as the comfort of our other guests. Please be courteous of others and pick up after your pet.

A very limited number of pet kennels are available at Biltmore. They are self-service and available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in using a kennel, please see a parking host for kennel information upon arrival on the estate.

What is the photo policy at the Estate?
Photography, videotaping, sketching, and cell phone use are not permitted within Biltmore House. Taking photographs of the exterior of Biltmore House and grounds, or sketching images of estate grounds, is permitted for personal use only. All commercial uses are prohibited without express written consent. Recording, filming, photography, or taping of any concert or event is strictly prohibited.

Is Biltmore Estate accessible?
Yes! As a car is required to travel between locations throughout the estate, shuttles are provided to the Front Door from the parking lots. In addition, a seasonal shuttle is available from the house to the Conservatory from April through December. Transportation is not provided between Biltmore House and Antler Hill Village & Winery. Driving your own car to the Estate is highly recommended as some of the estate venues are located several miles apart.

Also, at Biltmore House, guests may choose between Park & Ride and Park & Walk parking lots. Park & Ride shuttles guests to the front of Biltmore House whereas Park & Walk requires a 5-10 minute walk.

Guests with visual impairments can receive a complimentary Audio Guide to Biltmore House by visiting the Front Desk of Biltmore House. Guests with hearing difficulties can visit the Front Desk of Biltmore House to request a Neckloop Telecoil Coupler or a printed transcript of our audio guide. Printed transcripts are also available for all Biltmore films shown on the estate.

Sign Language Interpreters are available for all tours offered by Biltmore. To request a Sign Language Interpreter, call 800-411-3812 or email guestsupport@biltmore.com at least seven days prior to visiting.

All restaurants and shops on the estate are accessible by wheelchair. Accessible restrooms are indicated by signage.

Is the Biltmore House wheelchair accessible?
A visit to Biltmore House includes three floors and several flights of stairs. Because of the historic architecture, only the First and Second Floors are accessible by wheelchair. Guests who are unable to go to the Third Floor and Basement may visit our designated Second Floor rest area and watch a video of the rooms they are unable to access.

Does the estate offer wheelchairs?
Biltmore House and the Winery have a limited number of wheelchairs available on a first-come, first-served basis for inside use only. Please bring your own wheelchair to ensure your comfort.

What does my Chihuly Nights ticket include?
Your Chihuly Nights ticket includes an evening visit of the First Floor of Biltmore House and surrounding gardens (call the number on your e-Ticket to reserve a time), plus daytime access to Biltmore Gardens, Antler Hill Village, & Winery on the same day or next day as your evening visit. Only the First Floor of Biltmore House is included in your Chihuly Nights ticket.

Do I need a reservation for Chihuly Nights?
Yes. All entries to Biltmore Chihuly Nights are done by reservation. Times for the House visit vary and require advance reservations. After you have purchased your tickets, Biltmore will contact you to schedule your reservation time, or you may call the number printed on the e-Ticket. Guests will not be admitted without a reservation and Chihuly Nights Ticket.

Can I get a refund on my Chihuly Nights ticket?
No. Tickets are nonrefundable.

Can I visit the Biltmore House during the day with my Chihuly Nights tickets?
You may upgrade your Chihuly Nights ticket to include a daytime visit to Biltmore House for just $25 by calling the Biltmore number on your e-Ticket.

Are children allowed at Chihuly Nights?
Yes. A child ticket is required to reserve house entry for children 9 and under.