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. 

  • 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

  • Women Shopping Downtown
    by Shayla Martin

    Mastering the perfect girlfriends getaway is a bit of an art. A mix of personalities means that the ideal destination needs to have a range of activities and dining options for everyone.  Lucky for you, Asheville has it all! From world-class … read more

  • New Video Screenshot

    There's the view that takes your breath away, the refreshing mountain air and the fresh flavors of the Blue Ridge. Discover Asheville, and perhaps your new favorite song by local band River Whyless. Take a Look Around … read more

  • Biltmore & Italian Gardens
    by Elizabeth Sims

    Asheville’s crown jewel, Biltmore , was created by George Vanderbilt in 1895 as a retreat reminiscent of the grand castles and estates of France and Britain. Vanderbilt fell in love with the North Carolina mountains after visiting with his … read more

  • Pride & Prejudice Costumes at Biltmore
    by Marilyn Ball

    Biltmore’s iconic 8,000-acre estate and grand 250-room home , built for the Vanderbilt family and loved by the world for its history and architecture, espouses a level of grandeur usually reserved for the silver screen. So it’s fitting … read more

  • City & County Buildings Reflected

    Asheville is a city where architecture has stood still for several generations. Prior to the stock market crash of 1929, Asheville was a boomtown. It served as a home for the Vanderbilts, a resort for Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and other historic … read more

  • Biltmore Blooms Walled Garden
    by Cat Kessler

    Welcome spring in high style with more than 130,000 flowers, blooming in gardens fit for a Vanderbilt. At Biltmore Blooms, the estate's annual festival of flowers, the color and fragrance of orchids and thousands of spring bulbs steal the show. … read more

  • Sweeping mountain views, great food, and lively music create the vibe in Asheville
    by Del Holston

    If you’re looking for things to do in Asheville, then consider this list your primer to the many activities available in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether you’re a first-time visitor, or perhaps well acquainted with the flare of this … read more