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Biltmore Estate

Address: 1 Lodge Street, Asheville, NC 28803
Phone Number: 828-225-1333
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Ranked #2 of 65 Attractions in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Wine tasting, Dining, Driving
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Owner description: George Vanderbilt's historic country estate in Asheville, NC; Biltmore includes Biltmore House--America's largest home--plus gardens, winery, Antler Hill Village, historic farm, 4-star Inn on Biltmore Estate, shops, restaurants, branded products, and outdoor adventures. This National Historic Landmark is an amazing destination offering a wide range of activities for all ages.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

I understand the costs involved in running this home, but for what we paid, you would think more of the home would be available to tour or at a minimum, allow photos to be taken. Again, they sell photos hence the reason picture taking is a no-no. I don't think we would return, gardens were unattractive to say the least.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

When I purchased the candlelight tour (which is $20-$30 more than reg tour) I was told we could visit again the same day or next day. The candlelit tour was beautiful with the fireplaces going and candles lit. However, like I said it is more expensive and you have a set time to go through. We felt a little rushed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The Biltmore is simply amazing. My wife and I did the extra butler's tour and it was well worth it. You get to see areas of the house that the main tour does not take you. We also did the Candlelight Christmas tour. I highly recommend the audio tour. Only $10 more per person and you get so much more... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

I have always wanted to tour Biltmore during the Christmas season and I was not disappointed when I finally got that tour! The huge, live tree in the family room was more beautiful than the tree in Rockefeller Center (shh, don't tell my NYC friends), and the decor takes you back in time when everything was handmade with pride. Can't... More

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Staley, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Biltmore was decorated for Christmas and the whole place had beautiful trees in every room; greenery adorned the walls, railing and outside. We did the extra "architecture" tour and it was well worth it. Our guide, James, was really great and so friendly and funny. The tour takes you all the way up to the top balcony where you can... More

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Dothan, Alabama
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52 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Everyone is very friendly, the tour is awesome, but plan to do a lot of walking! There's a bit to see and to hear about so GET THE AUDIO TOUR.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I arrived in late January and the ground was covered in snow. The home was beautiful and inviting. I toured on my own in the morning, used their transportation to get around the grounds (and had a private driver, who was a knowledgeable staff person, as no one else was around). I returned for the Butler's tour - very worth... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We visit Biltmore every couple of years and are never disappointed. The key is to not rush. Take your time and take in the sights of the beautiful home and surrounding property. I recommend going during the early spring or fall. Both times are peak visitation times so go during the week days if possible as crowds will be less.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I went to both the day and the Candlelight attractions. I found the day interesting and informative. However, for the extra charge their wasn't a whole lot of difference between the two. The information was the same. There was one tree that was far to big for the location and was almost covering up the organ pipes. The ornaments and... More

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Nashville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Try to visit at Christmas time even if you are only able to attend the candlelight tour. We saw so much that was missed in the crowds of the daytime.

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