Biltmore Experience the Beauty and History of the Biltmore Estate
Located only three miles from the Country Inn & Suites, Asheville Downtown Tunnel Road, this French Renaissance château, completed in 1895, is the largest privately owned house in America. Built by George and Edith Vanderbilt to serve as their personal home, the house has been open to the public since 1930. The Estate
Embark on a self-guided tour of the 252-room Biltmore House. Take in a banquet hall with 70-foot ceilings, an indoor garden, a bowling alley and a 10,000-volume library where you can see a chess set that belonged to Napoleon. When you finish your tour, make sure to explore the grounds, which feature acres of gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and views of the surrounding mountains.
Wine tastings are included in the price of Biltmore Estate admission, so don’t forget to visit the award-winning winery, where you can sample rosé, red, white and sparkling vintages. After your tasting, stop by the shop to browse a selection of wines, gourmet foods and specialized kitchen accessories.
If you have a true passion for wine, book a Biltmore Package that includes these complimentary events:
- Culinary Demonstrations at the Winery
- Red Wine and Chocolate Seminar at the Winery
- Winery Behind-the-Scenes Guided Tour
Antler Hill Village
Witness a craft demonstration by a woodworker or blacksmith, take a horseback ride or visit the farm animals at this historical village. A living tribute to the workers who farmed crops, cared for the Estate’s livestock and ran the dairy, Antler Hill Village also features shops and restaurants.
Biltmore Winter Events:
- Monday, January 9 - Sunday, March 19
Winter at Biltmore
Discover the great indoors at America's largest home, and enjoy the lowest admission prices of the year!
- Monday, January 23 - Friday, March 17 — 11:00 a.m. Weekdays.
Orchid Talks in the Conservatory
Enjoy a complimentary 45-minute talk about our beautiful orchid collection at peak bloom, with vibrant colors and delicate blossoms creating a new winter wonderland. Capacity is limited; reservations can be made during the day of your visit at any Guest Services location. Tour meets inside the center front doors of the Conservatory.
- Friday, February 10 - Saturday, February 18 — 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Valentine’s Day Dinner in The Dining Room
Savor an exquisite three-course meal served in an exclusive and elegantly appointed dining space. Designed to deliver a memorable, romantic culinary experience, each course on this special menu is accompanied by a carefully selected Biltmore wine.
- Sunday, February 12 — 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Equestrian Center - Hunter Pace
A fun way to get out and about with your horse, enjoy trails you normally don’t have access to, and compete in a friendly game. Registration is required. Call 828-225-1454 for more information.
- Tuesday, February 14
Valentine’s Day Dinner at the Bistro
Come dine on the estate and enjoy a gourmet four-course dinner with your sweetie at the Bistro this Valentine's Day. Call 828-225-6230 to reserve.
- Saturday, February 18 — 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Designed for Drama Tea Series
Celebrate Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics exhibition with an exclusive Designed for Drama Tea Series. Bringing together lovers of literature and fine tea, the Biltmore invites you to enjoy this unique experience offered monthly, highlighting a different book from George Vanderbilt’s expansive 22,000-volume collection. Watch as the magic unfolds around you with delightfully themed menus, lively entertainment, and imaginative décor that bring the literary classics to life. February's book is Pride and Prejudice. Reservations required; call 800-411-3812.