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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  • The Biltmore Estate is a wonderful experience. We were there on a busy Thursday with loads of people. Parked in the C parking lot and rode the trolley to the house. Like the frequency - . every 15 min...  more »
  • To think one family lived here!!!! The estate at Christmas is beyond words. Beautifully decorated with Christmas trees everywhere, poinsettias and garlands, lights . . . it is amazing. And the conserv...  more »
  • Had a Fabulous Visit to Biltmore. What a Fabulous Estate. Took the Regular Tour all decorated for Christmas, took the Upstairs/ Downstairs Tour about the inner workings of the Mansion. After the Winer...  more »

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To take advantage of the best Asheville has to offer without breaking the bank, stay at one of the city's small motels, many of which offer free breakfast buffets and plenty of secure parking. Asheville's historical district contains most of the city's bed and breakfasts, allowing you to stay within a short walk of downtown shopping, dining, and entertainment. The area also boasts numerous budget-friendly hostels, offering inexpensive private rooms for backpackers. For something completely different, rent an eco-friendly cabin in a wooded area just a short drive from the city.
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