Biltmore, Asheville

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The main house on Biltmore contains more than 250 rooms, making it the largest privately owned home in the world. A short drive from the city, the sprawling estate includes landscaped gardens, stables, expansive hiking trails, and an award-winning winery. Go on a guided tour of the Renaissance-inspired house to learn about the Vanderbilt family, who built this large family home between 1889 and 1895. You may prefer a coach tour of the 3,237 hectare (8,000 acre) estate, where you'll learn how this land was developed and visit areas generally not open to regular guests. Explore the website to determine which tour is best suited to your interests, and reserve your tickets at least two days in advance. Put Biltmore and other Asheville attractions into our Asheville trip itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Great visit to the estate. We did the gardens pass since it was the cheapest at 75 per person. A bit more expensive than we had thought it would be, but the grounds are in great shape and it isn't... 
    Great visit to the estate. We did the gardens pass since it was the cheapest at 75 per person. A bit more expensive than we had thought it would be, but the grounds are in great shape and it isn't...  more »
  • We started our day with a self guided tour of the grounds, including the azalea garden. Be prepared for a bit of a hike, including up and down hills. We were there in early May and the azaleas had... 
    We started our day with a self guided tour of the grounds, including the azalea garden. Be prepared for a bit of a hike, including up and down hills. We were there in early May and the azaleas had...  more »
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  • Really fun! If you have a ticket, you can explore the grounds any time during the day and then enter the home at your “ticket time.” It’s a self guided tour where you press numbers on a handheld speaker that you put up to your ear. We went through pretty quickly and it took us just short of 1.5 hours. You could spend multiple days exploring the grounds. Be aware of the times the restaurants close if you want to get food there. The food is at a premium price so that’s one downside, but you’re paying for the experience. You cannot take a stroller inside because of all the stairs. Our toddler did great on the tour and liked pressing the buttons on their speaker. They have a special audio tour for kids programmed on the speakers. It kept them entertained for the first half. They lost steam the second half but still made it through happily. Definitely a really cool site to see.
  • This attraction is a great place to spend your day! The house itself is an amazing piece of history. The grounds it sits on has many other things to do as well like a garden, a conservatory, miles of trails, and a winery. Would totally recommend! However A bit pricey for what's included. Was hoping to see more of the house. The gardens were so impressive and the art and what we got to see inside the house was mind blowing and so interesting. Make sure to take the guided audio tour. Not sure if I'll ever go back but if I do I will most certainly allow for more time to wander around the gardens. It is very beautiful place! Make sure you allow at least an hour + for the indoor house tour with audio guide. We spent a full day exploring the house, shops and gardens!

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