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 very much enjoyed our trip to the Biltmore! We have been to several castles and palaces in Europe, and this was equally impressive. We did the daytime tour and candlelight Christmas tour. The house is beautifully decorated, so we enjoyed seeing it in different lighting. We noticed different details in the candlelight that we didn't notice in the daytime tour. The grounds are immaculate, and the amazing greenhouse is a must-see. We also enjoyed the friendly staff! They made our trip more enjoyable.
The house has history, architecture, & warm holiday cheer. Even my 13 year old liked all the old furniture and gargoyles outside of the building. Worth the trip. Go explore The village and winery is a great break. Pet the animals in the farm area (yes they have hand washing stations).
Lake Lure, North Carolina
I took my Mum here when she visited from Australia. She just loved it and we spent the whole day here. We even did some wine tasting at the Vinyard. We live Charlotte NC and have a Vacation Rental in Lake Lure NC. If you visit this part of the world, please take the time to visit Biltmore and the Carolina Mountains. It is well worth it. Less than 45 minutes from Lake Lure to Asheville. John
Went to Biltmore in late Nov, just before Thanksgiving. The place was decorated for Christmas! What a sight to see. 2 teens and I did the audio tour. My 16 year old got tired of listening to the tape about half way through, but still enjoyed it. Make sure you make reservations if going in a busy time of year, and go early to beat the crowd.
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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.