Biltmore Estate, Asheville

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The main house on Biltmore Estate 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 Estate and other Asheville attractions into our Asheville trip itinerary planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • When visiting Asheville, the Biltmore Estate is a must do attraction. Plan to spend a few hours touring the house, gardens, and winery shopping area. The house was already decorated for Christmas and ...  more »
  • This is a great getaway with great lodging options. You can customize your trip to family, friends or couples. There are a variety of dining options and lots of grounds to explore. Definitely stay on ...  more »
  • We took the Christmas decor with audio tour. Beautiful decor and the mansion is impressive...hard to wrap your mind around a 1895 piece of architecture with so many progressive amenities -- on suite b...  more »

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