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Address: 1 Lodge Street, Asheville, NC 28803
Phone Number: 828-225-1333
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Wine tasting, Dining, Driving
Description: George Vanderbilt's historic country estate in Asheville, NC; Biltmore...
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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Fascinating view of the aristocratic life

We took the fully our of the house without the audio service - might have learned more with it, but the written descriptions were very good. There were, as a advtied, oats off... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We took the fully our of the house without the audio service - might have learned more with it, but the written descriptions were very good. There were, as a advtied, oats off airs - good exercise. We also took the "Legacy of the land" tour and the "Upstairs, Downstairs" tour. Both were fascinating. The house was magnificent and the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Bought tickets online from their website ahead of time...you will save a lot of money than walk up price...tour inside house was amazing...all the details gorgeous, the best is the basement to see servants quarters, kitchen, swimming pool area, etc so neat...restaurants expensive...after tour of house we drove off property to eat and take a break...you can come back same... More 

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New Hampshire
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73 reviews 73 reviews
13 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Wow, where do I begin. We all loved this place. The stunning architecture, gardens and grounds designed by Frederic Law Olmstead which unfortunately were not in bloom was the thing we liked best about our trip to Asheville. It was just over the top. I don't always like old homes, but this is just gorgeous and maintained to perfection. During... More 

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Gurnee, Illinois
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The Biltmore Estate was as advertised and more. It never ceases to amaze me the opulence the uber rich can add to their homes! We visited the Biltmore during the Downton Abbey exhibit. It fit in really nicely with the rooms in the house. Highly recommend it. Also recommend the audio tour. The flowers in the conservatory were spectacular. Even... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Loved the Biltmore and the Dowton Abbey costumes from the PBS Show. Don't miss this opportunity to see it!

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Our visit included the Downton Abby clothing exhibit. The Biltmore is a grand place to visit. Lots of history and beauty. Be sure to visit the winery and Cedrick's restaurant, just a short drive on the way out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing house to your! This is my second time here, first time was 15 yrs ago and it does not disappoint. The gardens are beautiful! Great wine! A must see!

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Atlanta
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

My wife wanted to revisit the Biltmore to see the "Dressing Downton" exhibit. She is a big fan of Downton Abbey and was excited to see some of the costumes used in the series on display at the Biltmore House. The audio guide is a must to understand what you are looking at in the grand rooms of the house.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Pretty house but long waits to get through it. The people with the head phones slow everyone else down. They need to work on the flow with different types of guest. I recommend going during the week when perhaps less crowded. But, overall, a nice experience.

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Brantford, Ontario
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The Biltmore is a historic masterpiece, and beautiful to behold. But I have to be a "party pooper" on this one. It's been turned into just another "theme park" but without the rides. For example, to pay more than $125 for a party of five (one was free) for mere admission, and then be asked to fork out another $10... More 

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