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Biltmore +

One Lodge Street

Asheville, NC 28803

800-411-3812

America’s Largest Home in Asheville, NC

Discover Biltmore House, Gardens, Antler Hill Village and Winery

In 1888, George Vanderbilt fell in love with the Blue Ridge Mountains and decided to make the region his home. The result was Biltmore, his historic estate in Asheville, NC.

More than a century later, Biltmore continues to welcome visitors. The estate’s crown jewel is Biltmore House, America’s largest home. During your self-guided visit, enjoy stunning architecture, priceless works of art, and a fascinating look at life at the turn of the 20th century.

Beyond Biltmore House, 250-acres of gardens beckon with panoramic mountain views and an assortment of native and exotic plants.

For a look at the estate’s agricultural heritage, drop by Antler Hill Village. Enjoy exhibits at The Biltmore Legacy, live entertainment at the Village Green, and family fun at the Farm. Biltmore’s Winery entices with complimentary wine tastings and a self-guided tour of the wine cellar.        

To see more of the estate, enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities from our Outdoor Center.

Great dining featuring local ingredients and shopping round out your visit. The four-star Inn on Biltmore Estate, the only accommodations on estate grounds, offers a luxurious conclusion to your stay.

Biltmore is open 365 days a year. Learn more and purchase tickets hotel packages at www.biltmore.com.

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Highlights & Happenings

  • Doughton Park, MP 240
  • Renew your senses amid this landscape of open meadows. Doughton Park is one of the best places along the Blue Ridge Parkway to view white-tailed deer, raccoons, red and grey foxes, and bobcats.  Flowers burst on the scene in late spring and crea
  • Humpback Rocks, MP 5.8
  • At the northern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Humpback Rocks is perhaps the best representation of the varied combination of natural and cultural resources anywhere along the Parkway corridor. Visitors can tour a collection of nineteenth century far
  • Folk Art Center, Milepost 382
  • Open year round, the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway showcases the finest in traditional and contemporary craft of the Southern Appalachians.
  • Craggy Gardens, MP 364
  • These high elevation summits are home to spectacular floral displays. June and July are usually prime times to view the pink and purple blooms of rhododendron, but don’t despair if you miss the peak bloom. Violets, blackberry, May-apple, a
  • James River & Otter Creek, MP 60-63.8
  • At the lowest elevation along the Parkway, visitors can hike, camp, fish, have a picnic, and see restored Battery Creek Lock from the Kanawha Canal.
  • Blue Ridge Music Center
  • The Blue Ridge Music Center is a state-of-the-art performing arts facility built to preserve and promote the historic music of Virginia and the Blue Ridge. The Blue Ridge region has produced more old-time and bluegrass musicians per capita than any o
  • Waterrock Knob, MP 451.2
  • An ideal spot for watching sunrise and sunsets across the rugged mountains, Waterrock Knob Visitor Center sits at almost 6,000 feet elevation. Exhibits, book sales, and a trail leading to the summit of Waterrock Knob await visitors. The last hik
  • Civil War Sesquicentennial
  • 2015 marks the 150th year anniversary of when the last shot east of the Mississippi was fired during the Civil War, which rang out in present-day Waynesville.
  • Parkway Road Conditions
  • An open Parkway is a safe Parkway. Be sure to check road conditions online or by phone before you travel and during your visit.
  • Hiking Trails
  • A journey on the Blue Ridge Parkway offers motorists spectacular views of Southern Appalachia’s diverse beauty for 469.1 uninterrupted miles.
  • Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner
  • The 66th edition of the Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner is your ultimate source for planning a trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains.
  • Camping
  • Camping is one way visitors traveling through the Blue Ridge Parkway can spend the night under the stars in one of America’s most beautiful natural settings.
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