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Biltmore Estate

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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Lodging Near Biltmore Estate

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Clarion Inn Biltmore Village

Clarion Inn Biltmore Village

234 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville
4.1
of 5, from 1,014 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Asheville, this motel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Cathedral Of All Souls and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Asheville Mall. Biltmore Village and Smith-McDowell House Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$129
Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate

Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate

207 Dairy Rd, Asheville
4.7
of 5, from 296 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the mountains, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Antler Hill Village and within 3 mi (5 km) of Cathedral Of All Souls and Biltmore Village. McCormick Field and Biltmore Estate are also within 6 mi (10 km).

$139
The Residences at Biltmore

The Residences at Biltmore

700 Biltmore Ave, Asheville
4.4
of 5, from 667 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the historical district, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Memorial Stadium, Downtown Market Asheville, and Asheville Mall. Biltmore Estate is 3.6 mi (5.7 km) away.

$184
Posh Boutique Hotel

Posh Boutique Hotel

8 Village Lane, Asheville
4.8
of 5, from 308 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the historical district, this condo is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Cathedral Of All Souls and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Asheville Mall. Biltmore Village and Smith-McDowell House Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$67
Baymont Inn & Suites Asheville/Biltmore

Baymont Inn & Suites Asheville/Biltmore

204 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville
4.2
of 5, from 1,610 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cathedral Of All Souls and Biltmore Village. McCormick Field and Memorial Stadium are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$95
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites-Asheville-Biltmore VLG Area

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites-Asheville-Biltmore VLG Area

186 HENDERSONVILLE ROAD, Asheville
4.4
of 5, from 34 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cathedral Of All Souls and Biltmore Village. Smith-McDowell House Museum and McCormick Field are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Biltmore Village Area

Biltmore Village Area

305 London Rd, Asheville
5.0
of 5, from 4 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Asheville, this property is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cathedral Of All Souls and Biltmore Village. Asheville's Fun Depot and Smith-McDowell House Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$114
Hampton Inn & Suites Asheville Biltmore Village

Hampton Inn & Suites Asheville Biltmore Village

117 Hendersonville Road, Asheville
4.6
of 5, from 16 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Asheville, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Cathedral Of All Souls and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Asheville Mall. Biltmore Village and Smith-McDowell House Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km).