Biltmore

A tour de force of America’s gilded age and the enduring vision of George W. Vanderbilt, Biltmore is considered America’s largest home and the crown jewel of Asheville architecture. 

  • Serafina and the Twisted Staff
    by Jason Tarr

    In the cavernous basement of the Biltmore Estate and in the magical forests surrounding Asheville is a mythical protagonist, 12-year-old Serafina, who has captivated the attention of the nation’s readers. The first chronicle of her daring quest … read more

  • Biltmore Premium Wine Tasting
    by Constance E. Richards

    “Where ARE you? Are you in France?” squealed the comments on my new Facebook profile picture. I didn’t have to cross the pond to stand in a hillside vineyard, the horizon sprawled out behind me, puffy clouds languidly skimming … read more

  • Christmas Candlelight Evening
    by Janet Moore

    Christmas Eve 1895, and Biltmore House was bustling with activity. In just a few hours, George Vanderbilt would officially open his new home in Asheville, N.C., to family and friends with a lavish party. From the kitchen came rich smells of holiday … read more

  • Biltmore in the Fall at Sunset
    by Del Holston

    It's no question that some of the world's oldest mountains offer some of the best vantage points to watch the sun drop below the peaks in a splash of color. In an online poll, fans of Asheville, N.C. nominated their favorite places to watch … read more

  • A statue of Olmstead lives at the NC Arboretum in Asheville
    by Janet Moore

    He designed New York’s Central Park and Prospect Park; the city of Pinehurst, North Carolina, the landscape surrounding the U.S. Capitol. He pioneered not only landscape architecture but also conservation in America, and there are few places … read more

  • Grayline Asheville Trolley Tours
    by Del Holston

    Hidden among the tree-lined streets of Asheville lies a rich history waiting to be discovered. Take a trip back in time with local historians to learn how our thriving mountain town came to be, and about the amazing people who helped shape it along … read more