In 1889, Geaorge Vanderbilt hired two designers to begin a project that took over six years to complete. Architect Richard Morris Hunt and landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted constructed a four-story stone house and ornamental gardens that has become a popular North Carolina tourist destination known at the Biltmore Estate, located in Asheville, NC.
Mr. Vanderbilt’s vision and inspiration lives to this day. We receive more than one million guests every year at our 8,000-acre estate, with more than 1,700 employees ready to make each guests visit special. Our other offerings include Biltmore Wine; a line of Biltmore-inspired home furnishings, home building products, and outdoor living and garden items; and our four-star Inn on Biltmore Estate. – Biltmore
Are you planning a vacation in North Carolina? Then a trip to the Biltmore Estate is a great North Carolina vacation destination. It has 75 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, on-site shopping, walking paths, winery, horseback riding, carriage rides, fishing, boating, and more. You’ll find something for everyone in the family to enjoy.
Current & Upcoming Events at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC
Come experience an intimate look at historic Biltmore and the family that created it with The Vanderbilts at Home and Abroad, our new exhibition at the Biltmore Legacy in Antler Hill Village. Included in your Biltmore admission, this exhibition sheds light on the time that the Vanderbilts spent together at Biltmore and beyond.
Fridays After Five
Now Extended through August 31
Join us at Antler Hill Village and Winery for the perfect start to your weekend! We’ll feature live music, wine and beer, and fun for the kids throughout Antler Hill Village. Enjoy a delicious picnic or choose from the dinner menus at The Bistro and Cedric’s Tavern. Enjoy a free wine tasting at the Winery. The whole family can join in the fun with a grape stomp at the Village Green followed by a tasty snow cone or popcorn as you watch the sunset over the Blue Ridge Mountains.
*Not occurring August 24.
A Moveable Feast
Friday, October 13, 2012
Enjoy an outdoor feast inspired by the bounty of the land on Saturday, October 13. Our Hunter’s Harvest Dinner is held on the lawn of the Rampe Douce under the watchful shadow of Diana’s statue. Celebrated as the goddess of the hunt, Diana is our honorary guest at this meal inspired by Biltmore’s hunting legacy.
Biltmore Concert Series
August 9–October 19, 2012
George Vanderbilt introduced his new home to family and friends on Christmas Eve 1895 with a wonderful celebration that we continue today. Add Christmas at Biltmore to your calendar and enjoy America’s largest home decorated with dozens of Christmas trees, hundreds of wreaths, bows, and poinsettias, miles of evergreen garland, and thousands of ornaments.
Fall at Biltmore
Christmas at Biltmore Daytime Celebration
November 3, 2012–January 1, 2013
Candlelight Christmas Evenings
November 9–December 31, 2012
Festival of Flowers
March 21–May 19, 2013