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Biltmore Estate in Asheville
Distance from hotel: 3.4 miles
Category: Attractions
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Biltmore Estate

Known as America's largest home, Biltmore Estate is the stunning 250-room retreat of George and Edith Vanderbilt that was completed in 1895. Situated in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, the estate is open to the public. For the price of admission, you can embark on a self-guided tour of the Biltmore House & Gardens, taste top-tier wine or tour the winery, and enjoy a little history at the newest exhibition, "The Vanderbilts at Home and Abroad."


Hours -

Hours vary throughout the year. Visit http://www.biltmore.com/visit/plan-your-visit/hours-directionsfor specific details.

Prices -

There are several ticket options. Find the best one for you at http://www.biltmore.com/visit/plan-your-visit/buy-tickets


  • A Moveable Feast
  • Biltmore Concert Series
  • Fall at Biltmore
  • Christmas at Biltmore


  • Wine tasting
  • Self-guided estate tours
  • Dining
  • Shopping

Pet Policy

Your pets are welcome at Biltmore Estate as long as you have them on a leash at all times. Except for service dogs, no pets are allowed in any of the buildings. And, of course, always pick up after your pooch.

Photo Policy

There is no photography of any kind while you’re in Biltmore House. However, you have free reign when it comes to photographing Biltmore House’s exterior as long as it’s for personal use only. For commercial photography, including wedding photography, written permission must be obtained beforehand.


  • What days of the week are best for visiting?

    The best days to visit Biltmore Estate are Sundays through Fridays. Generally, it’s less crowded and easier to quickly book tours on those days.
  • Are reservations required for tours?

    Self-guided tours of Biltmore House do not usually require a reservation. However, on “busy days” it’s recommended that you make one. If you don’t have a reservation on those days, there’s no guarantee you’ll get in. “Busy days” for 2013 can be viewed at http://www.biltmore.com/visit/trip/timed.asp.

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