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Christmas at Biltmore 2017

Christmas at Biltmore Estate

America’s largest home transforms each holiday season for an awe-inspiring tradition in Asheville, N.C. that dates back more than 120 years. 2019-2020 Christmas at Biltmore Dates: Nov. 1, 2019-Jan. 5, 2020 Welcome the holiday season in style with Christmas at Biltmore -- a two-month holiday celebration featuring incredible decorations, live music and special

Biltmore Blooms

Biltmore Blooms

Biltmore Estate Events for Spring 2020 Biltmore Blooms 2020: Dates to be announced 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. When George Vanderbilt decided to build his 250-room family home in

Biltmore & Italian Gardens

Visit Biltmore: A True American Treasure

Discover an American fairy tale, complete with a castle. 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 mother in the late 1880s and immediately began acquiring land. By late 1889, he was ready to build

Grayline Asheville Trolley Tours

5 Awesome Ways to Explore Asheville’s Rich History

Unlock the Secrets to Asheville’s Storied Past 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 the way. Whether you prefer traveling by foot or by bus, in a group or solo, these are five of the

6 Things You Didn't Know About Biltmore Village

6 Things You Didn't Know About Biltmore Village

Street cars, fancy fast food and what's coming next When George Vanderbilt and his team of architectural experts built the 250-room mansion and developed the (then) 120,000-acre estate that became Biltmore, they did so with a broad vision for the role the estate would play in the local community. Beginning in the 1890s, architect Richard Morris Hunt and landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted

City & County Buildings Reflected

How Asheville's 50-Year Debt Paid Off In Architectural Treasures

  • July 21, 2015

Built For the Ages 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 luminaries, and a mecca for rising young architects following in the footsteps of one of the masters, Richard Morris Hunt, who built

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