Biltmore, Asheville

4.6
Garden · Historic Site
The main house on Biltmore contains more than 250 rooms, making it the largest privately owned home in the world. A short drive from the city, the sprawling estate includes landscaped gardens, stables, expansive hiking trails, and an award-winning winery. Go on a guided tour of the Renaissance-inspired house to learn about the Vanderbilt family, who built this large family home between 1889 and 1895. You may prefer a coach tour of the 3,237 hectare (8,000 acre) estate, where you'll learn how this land was developed and visit areas generally not open to regular guests. Explore the website to determine which tour is best suited to your interests, and reserve your tickets at least two days in advance. Put Biltmore and other Asheville attractions into our Asheville trip itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • You could not bring anything in to the house so leave it in your car or rent a locker. $60++ for an experience, not that great unless you are into history and architecture. Many spots in the house.....  more »
  • Loved the grounds, rooms decorations and gardens. Wished the indoor lighting was better. Ate lunch at Cedrics, which was good after waiting.  more »
  • Upon entering the gate at 8:30 a.m., we started our day at Antler Hill. We walked to the Biltmore Legacy to see the Downton Abbey exhibit but arrived an hour early. We walked to the farm yard and...  more »
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  • What can you say about Biltmore? I went in December so it was decorated for the season. I went both night and day. I liked both times. Rooms look different under different lighting. Definitely use the audio guide. Really a well rounded tour showing how the family and friends used the house but also how the servants lived. One thing I was surprised about was the lack of a visitor center to get oriented to the site and a movie of it all. But once there I didn't miss it. I was thrilled with having rooms to myself to take pictures and really see the rooms fully. I hear in warmer weather it is quite packed. There is music at night at Christmas season which was a real treat. Can't stop smiling about my time there
  • Everything about our visit was great. Such a beautiful home. So much history, so many unique rooms, furniture, and decor. Incredible view out back. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Shuttles ran continuously, driven by knowledgeable and friendly men. So glad they were heated because it was cold. Can’t say enough great things about this hone, will be back in Spring when everything is in bloom.
  • So much to see and do here! This place is breathtaking!! My 10 year old daughter loved it as well. The house tour is amazing. I would recommend getting an audio guide to listen to your first time here. Awesome concerts held here during the summer and tons of other tours to book with them also!
  • Such a beautiful place! My husband and I did the audio tour and it gives some interesting details about how life was on the estate. We also tried the deer park buffet. The food was all so delicious and they had so many dessert choices. I was genuinely blown away, by the flavors, and the fact everything is from the estate grounds. Also everything is made from scratch! Highly recommended!!!
  • Beautiful and breathtaking! You can truly spend an entire day here. The grounds are gorgeous the house is splendid. You feel like you have walked back in time. We were lucky the Downtown Abbey was in exhibit and had the best time reading and seeing the beautiful collections. The house was decorated for Christmas. There was live music and beautifully decorated themed tree in every room. It was fun to see the different themes. The Restaurants are all unique and have high standards for quality.

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