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.
- January-March: Winter at Biltmore
Discover our great indoors at America's largest home, and enjoy the lowest admission prices of the year!
- March-May: Biltmore Blooms
Welcome spring at its colorful finest! Acres of ever-changing blossoms weave a tapestry of colors across historic gardens designed by the renowned landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmstead.
- May-September: Summer at Biltmore
Explore our 8,000-acre Blue Ridge Mountain backyard and create memories to last a lifetime. Summer at Biltmore offers fun, family-friendly outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, stand up paddleboarding and fly fishing. For a more restive pace, enjoy our magnificent gardens, bring a picnic and relax in a quiet spot. Summertime savings are available all season long, with $10 off per adult with a seven-day advance purchase and free admission for kids 16 years and under!
- July-August: Biltmore Concert Series
Favorite performers take to the stage on the South Terrace of Biltmore House, presenting extraordinary evenings of great music and unsurpassed views in an incomparable setting. A variety of dining options adds to the evening, including gourmet picnics and wine.
- September-November: Fall at Biltmore
The bounty of Biltmore’s fields, glorious gardens and vineyards is celebrated throughout the entire estate. Admire the magnificence of America’s largest home embraced by autumn hues across the Blue Ridge Mountains, and enjoy harvest menus and winery activities by the barrelful.
- November-January: Christmas at Biltmore
Experience the holidays wreathed with the wonder of Biltmore. Our celebration presents Christmas on a grand scale with more than 40 trees decorated by our talented staff, accented with miles of ribbon, garlands and lights. Festive menus in our restaurants and holiday wine tastings make for a memorable visit.