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:
- January 9th-March 19th: Winter at Biltmore
Discover the great indoors at America's largest home, and enjoy the lowest admission prices of the year!
- January 23rd-March 17th at 11:00 a.m. on 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.
- February 10th-July 4th: 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.
- March 2nd-4th: Cincinnati International Wine Festival
Join Biltmore Wines at the 2017 Cincinnati International Wine Festival—a charitable, non-profit organization founded in 1991 to promote the wine industry and raise funds for local charities.
- March 10th-11th: Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival
Join Biltmore Wines at the annual Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival for a celebration to embrace the fruits of global wine partnerships, signature Lowcountry cuisine and the festival’s cornerstone—the International Wine Competition.
- March 20th-May 25th: Biltmore Blooms
(Included with estate admission.)
You haven’t seen Biltmore until you’ve seen it in the spring. The gardens—designed by renowned landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted—come to life with wave after wave of gorgeous blooms.
- March 26th, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.: Designed for Drama Tea Series
($85 per person.)
Join us in the Vanderbilt Room at The Inn to celebrate our Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics exhibition with an exclusive Designed for Drama Tea Series. Bringing together lovers of literature and fine tea, we invite you to enjoy this unique Biltmore 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. March's book is Beauty and the Beast. Reservations are required; call +1 (800) 411-3812.