We visit the Biltmore in Asheville several times a year and are always just as raving about it as we were on our first visit. Many Builtmore sites have plenty of insider tips on what to do. Feel like royalty in this 1895 French Renaissance castle built by George W. Vanderbild. An unforgettable list of things to do to explore the 8,000 acres, including 250 Biltmore homes, 75 acres of beautiful gardens, the most visited wineries in the country, shops, restaurants, 4-star accommodations and hiking trails. Let’s enjoy our vacation. Plan your trip using the Builtmore guide on page 20 (see links to all pages below).
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Biltmore House: Discover the wonders of Biltmore House, America’s largest private residence with a collection of original and prized Vanderbilt family art and antiques. The house is a guided tour, so it’s a good idea to tour with an audio guide as soon as you enter the house. After touring the house, stop by the barnyard for a light meal or browse the shops. The Stable Café is perfect for sandwiches, burgers and salads. The guided tour of the house will last at least 2 hours. Check out photos of the Biltmore House decorated for Christmas.
Gardens: Beautiful gardens and woods are perfect for a leisurely stroll. Stroll through the gardens designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted from his Home inspection Vaughan. The lush and beautiful light-reflecting ponds of Italian gardens are a welcome introduction to the amazing world of garden paths. The 10-acre Walled Garden, Azalea Garden and Spring Garden are within walking distance. Take a photo tour of Biltmore Gardens and Biltmore Bloom’s Spring Flower Guide.
Orangery: Surrounding the walled garden is a year-round tropical wonderland with an extensive collection of orchids.
Bass Pond: For a longer hike, follow the signs to Bass Pond and find a more secluded (and romantic) area, especially at the marina (above). Wildflowers and grasses bloom on the Meadow Trail in the spring and summer, and azaleas bloom in the spring on the Woodland Trail. Exercise thousands of acres in Biltmore’s pet-friendly backyard with your dog.
Image Location: Our favorite view of the Biltmore house is along the path that leads from the house to the vineyard. Look for a small lake (lagoon) on the left. At the other end is a narrow dirt road that you can cross over a small bridge with a great view of the back of the house. An ideal place for picnics and walks.
Antler Hill Village: This village offers a relaxing place to eat, shop and learn about Builtmore’s history. Great place after a tour of the house. House for vineyards and farms (see below). Enjoy live entertainment on the Village Green. Visit the historic barn to see a special rotating heritage exhibit. The base for all outdoor activities, including the Land Rover Experience driving school. Stay at two hotels, the Inn At Biltmore Estate and the Village Hotel. Learn more about the town of Antler Hill.