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
Explore the indoor wonders of America's largest home, and enjoy the lowest admission prices of the year!
- Monday, January 9 - Friday, March 17
Passholder Appreciation Special Season Biltmore (Annual Passholders only)
During this special time, the Biltmore thanks its passholders for being part of the Biltmore Family. New this year, your Annual Pass includes all regular pass benefits, plus PASS (Passholder Appreciation Special Season) Perks. Share your love of Biltmore with family and friends by giving them a chance to be a Passholder for a day with Pass for a Day. Contact the Biltmore directly for more details.
- Sunday, January 22 - 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Equestrian Center - Hunter Pace
Take advantage of this 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. For more information, call 828-225-1454.
- Monday, January 23 - Friday, March 17 - 11:00 a.m. on Weekdays.
Orchid Talks in the Conservatory
Enjoy a complimentary 45-minute talk about the Biltmore's 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 - Tuesday, July 4
Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics (Included with estate admission)
The artistry of great literary works, costume design, and movie making comes together in a new exhibition premiering in Biltmore House. More than 40 award-winning movie costumes will be on display throughout America’s largest home, accompanied by the original books in George Vanderbilt’s 22,000-volume library that inspired the films. Elaborate costumes from recent films including Sherlock Holmes, Finding Neverland, Anna Karenina, and Far from the Madding Crowd will bring many of Vanderbilt’s favorite stories to life showcased in the grand spaces of Biltmore House.