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.
What a great experience. We spent 5 hours on property and could have spent more. Audio tour of the house was very well done and our youngest used the kids tour and gives it a thumbs up. The grounds ar... more »
We did our homework before going, so we had our advance tickets, audio units prepaid, house entry reservation time, and meals planned. We also knew the security rules before approaching the checkpoint... more »
One of my favorite places to be a tourist. The house is fascinating and beyond beautiful. To be honest, I really loved the multiple gardens and conservatory the most. Just touring the home and gardens can easily take half a day. The staff were so friendly, and on a hot day too. That takes dedication. We are going back to see it decorated for Christmas.
Wow such an incredible place. I didn't realize that it would be so magical and pristine until I arrived. Being the largest house in the country 100 years ago, and still holding that title today speaks volumes. The care, passion, authenticity that was put into creating this beautiful castle was so rewarding to look at. The best part is, after the museum and the Gardens, you can travel to the Winery and Village. Here they have great food, that is fresh and vibrant. The winery offers taste testing on their home grown wines, which you can then purchase on site. Great experience and everlasting memories
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