Blog with biltmore

71 Blog Posts
Biltmore Summer Concert Series

2017 Biltmore Concert Series

Each summer in Asheville, N.C., the South Terrace of Biltmore  provides the stage for one of the most picturesque and unique outdoor music venues in the country. The stunning grandeur of America's Largest Home and the  Blue Ridge Mountains are the backdrop for the annual Biltmore Concert Series , which welcomes a number of legendary performers every year. American rock band The

Biltmore Tree Raising 2016

Christmas Tree Raising at Biltmore Kicks Off 2016 Holidays

Aboard a horse-drawn carriage, Santa has ushered in the holiday season at Biltmore by bringing a 35-foot-tall Fraser Fir tree for display in the grand Banquet Hall. It's a sure sign in Western North Carolina that Christmas is just around the corner.  And, the tree raising is the kick-off to the Christmas at Biltmore celebration which officially begins Nov. 4 and extends through Jan.

Designed for Drama costume prep

Biltmore to Showcase "Fashion From the Classics"

Exhibition inspired by George Vanderbilt's library From the costumes of Downton Abbey to the wedding gowns of film , Biltmore recently has dazzled with fashion exhibitions in America's largest home. Now, Biltmore has revealed that its newest exhibition, set to open Feb. 10, 2017, is inspired by favorite stories in George Vanderbilit's 22,000-volume library. The exhibition will

Tags

biltmore

2015 Biltmore Tree Raising

Biltmore Raises 35-foot Fir to Kick Off Christmas Season

Decking the halls, Vanderbilt-style Each November, America's Largest Home welcomes its first holiday guest in the form of a 35-foot Fraser fir, which arrived yesterday on a horse-drawn wagon driven by Santa Claus himself. Of course, getting the massive tree to the door of Biltmore House is only the first step. It takes 50 people to pull the tree into the front door, down the hallway and into

Rock Your Summer: Biltmore's 2015 Concert Series

Rock Your Summer: Biltmore's 2015 Concert Series

Save the date for an "Unforgettable" night The summer concert stage at Biltmore --offering expansive sunset views of the 250-room Biltmore House in one direction and the Blue Ridge Mountains in the other--is preparing to kick off the 19th annual Concert Series in August . Grammy-winning R&B vocalists Natalie Cole and Peabo Bryson lead a line-up featuring favorites from several

Two Ways to Experience Downton in Asheville

Two Ways to Experience Downton in Asheville

New costume display & banquet series welcome Season 5 Footmen set the table at Lex18's Downton Abbey dinner series. With the fifth season of  Downton Abbey  kicking off on January 4, 2015, fans of the show will soon have new ways to experience the high-class, upstairs-downstairs drama for themselves. More than 40 original costumes from the hit PBS series are on their way to

Are You "Game" for Something New This Thanksgiving?

Are You "Game" for Something New This Thanksgiving?

3 Wild Holiday Recipes from Biltmore's chef Photo courtesy of Biltmore. If there's one place that really knows how to put together a holiday feast, it's Biltmore . Back in the days when the Vanderbilts lived in America's Largest Home, even an intimate Thanksgiving for a few family members involved 10+ gorgeous courses, served in the Banquet Hall beside the elegant triple

Biltmore Welcomes 35-Foot Christmas Tree

Biltmore Welcomes 35-Foot Christmas Tree

Tree-Raising ceremony kicks off holiday celebration Santa made an early delivery to the Biltmore House Wednesday on “Tree Raising Day.” He arrived via a horse-drawn flat-bed wagon with the 35-foot Christmas tree that with elicit “oohs and aahs” from thousands of visitors during the Christmas at Biltmore celebration. And he had plenty of help. Hundreds of onlookers

Sneak Peek: First Downton Costume on Display

Sneak Peek: First Downton Costume on Display

Biltmore displays Dowager Countess outfit A costume worn by actress Dame Maggie Smith for her character Violet Crawley on the PBS series Downton Abbey is now on display in the Second Floor Living Hall in Biltmore.Credit: ©Carnival Films Earlier this month, the conservators at Biltmore  unveiled the an exclusive preview of the upcoming exhibit "Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for