Biltmore Estate

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Wander through gardens and lush grounds, tour the grand mansion and learn about the history of this opulent estate in Asheville, North Carolina.

Visit Biltmore Estate, the largest privately owned house in the United States and tour its magnificent grounds. Stop at the winery and Antler Hill Village and walk through the striking 75-acre (30-hectare) formal gardens. Tour the estate and enjoy a wide range of activities. Discover many of the 250 vintage-style rooms in Vanderbilt’s Biltmore House, including a seven-story-high banquet hall, a library with over 10,000 books, an indoor pool, a bowling alley and more.

Admire the French Renaissance château-style architecture designed by New York architect Richard Morris Hunt. George Washington Vanderbilt built the mansion on the Biltmore Estate in the late 1800s and it is still owned by one of Vanderbilt's descendants.

Explore the vast gardens designed by the New York City Central Park landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Admire the rolling lawns, seasonal flowers and shrub gardens. Experience the 8,000-acre (3,000-hectare) grounds on mountain bike or by horseback. Float down the serene French Broad River with a guided raft trip or paddle on a self-guided kayak tour. Ride through the beautiful Biltmore Estate in an elegant carriage drawn by Belgian draft horses.

Relax in Antler Hill Village and learn about the Vanderbilt family in the Legacy exhibition hall. View the stunning Biltmore collection of priceless objects. Enjoy award-winning wines on a guided tour through the winery. During summer, listen to live music on the tranquil village green.

Purchase a day pass or stay overnight and dine in luxury accommodations on the estate. Plan activities at the outdoor adventure center. Daytime admission includes access to the historic gardens and Antler Hill Village, a self-guided tour of Biltmore House and a guided winery tour with free wine tasting.

Use the free shuttle from the Biltmore House on-site parking lots to the front door of the mansion. Visitors are encouraged to drive between locations on the vast estate. Be sure to experience the special candlelight tour if visiting around Christmas. Many rooms of the estate are decorated with themed Christmas trees.

End your day at Biltmore Estate with ice cream from the Creamery. Tour other parts of the fascinating area around Asheville.

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Clarion Inn Biltmore Village
Clarion Inn Biltmore Village
2.5 out of 5
234 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC
The price is $74 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 28
Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cathedral Of All Souls and Biltmore Estate. The Orange Peel and Wicked Weed Brewing ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,253 reviews)
"I was pleasantly surprised by this property. It's not fancy, but it had everything I needed. It's located a couple blocks from the Biltmore main entrance and the cost was reasonable. I felt that my room was very clean. The room looked freshly painted, the carpet was either new or cleaned, the surfaces ..."

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021

Clarion Inn Biltmore Village
The Residences at Biltmore
The Residences at Biltmore
3.5 out of 5
700 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC
The price is $109 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 1
Located in Kenilworth, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Biltmore Estate and within 3 mi (5 km) of Memorial Stadium and Downtown Market Asheville. Asheville ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,027 reviews)
"Very nice properties for an extended stay. Felt like home."

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2021

The Residences at Biltmore
The Inn on Biltmore Estate
The Inn on Biltmore Estate
4 out of 5
1 Antler Hill Rd, Asheville, NC
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Biltmore Estate and Antler Hill Village. Cathedral Of All Souls and McCormick Field are also ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (875 reviews)
"Beautifully decorated for Christmas! Very pleasant staff. Most professional! An excellent experience!"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

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Clarion Inn Biltmore Village
Clarion Inn Biltmore Village
2.5 out of 5
234 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC
The price is $74 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 28
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The Residences at Biltmore
The Residences at Biltmore
3.5 out of 5
700 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC
The price is $109 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 1
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The Inn on Biltmore Estate
4 out of 5
1 Antler Hill Rd, Asheville, NC
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DoubleTree by Hilton Asheville - Biltmore
DoubleTree by Hilton Asheville - Biltmore
4 out of 5
115 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC
The price is $125 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 23
DoubleTree by Hilton Asheville - Biltmore
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Asheville Downtown Tunnel Road, NC
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Asheville Downtown Tunnel Road, NC
3 out of 5
199 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC
The price is $94 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 28
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Asheville Downtown Tunnel Road, NC
Hampton Inn & Suites Asheville Biltmore Village
Hampton Inn & Suites Asheville Biltmore Village
2.5 out of 5
117 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC
The price is $144 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Asheville Biltmore Village
Baymont by Wyndham Asheville/Biltmore Village
Baymont by Wyndham Asheville/Biltmore Village
2.5 out of 5
204 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC
The price is $88 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Baymont by Wyndham Asheville/Biltmore Village
Courtyard by Marriott Asheville Biltmore Village
Courtyard by Marriott Asheville Biltmore Village
3.5 out of 5
26 Meadow Road, Asheville, NC
The price is $124 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 28
Courtyard by Marriott Asheville Biltmore Village
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites-Asheville-Biltmore VLG Area, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites-Asheville-Biltmore VLG Area, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
186 HENDERSONVILLE ROAD, Asheville, NC
The price is $125 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 28
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites-Asheville-Biltmore VLG Area, an IHG Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.