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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Bilrmore Estate is beautiful. It was worth the time and money. While my teenagers weren't super thrilled with looking at a "museum" they were pleasantly surprised at the history behind the house and the pool area and the view from the back porch area.
Biltmore is a must see while in the Asheville NC area. The home, furnishings, and art work are truly beyond description. There are several add-ons you can purchase with your general admission; we recommend purchasing the audio tour. We were surprised at the cost of the general admission tickets ($60 each for adults), but we spent about 6 hours there and felt it was well worth the price. The gardens cover acres of the property and one could easily spend the day exploring just the gardens. Wear sensible shoes! We recommend the walk to the Bass Lake and through the Spring Garden, which follows a small beautiful stream. The Biltmore staff and guides were very friendly and sincere in making sure you enjoyed your visit.
75 dollars a person including audio guide was a bit much for a two hour tour. But when you are right there you have no choice. Beautiful home which is the largest private home in us. 43 bathrooms. Lots to see. they had a special occassion with victorian dresses.
Reston, Virginia, United States
We'll join those in the minority with regard to the Biltmore Estate. The already high price of admission (about 2x what we paid recently at Longwood Gardens and Winterthur, where guided tours are included) is only the beginning. Extra charges for additional "behind the scenes" tours and other items abound. We did take one of those backstage tours ($20@) and it was worthwhile, but that took our per person cost to $75. The gardens are spectacular and the house is magnificent. However, as others have noted, there's a lack of storyboards and many of the rooms were too dark to read the provided booklet. And, surprisingly, the gift shops had very few Biltmore-branded items! Finally, having to drive a loop road to exit that takes you past the winery before returning to exactly where you entered is especially offensive. It's hard not to go at least once given that it's the #1 attraction in Asheville, but once was enough for us.
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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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