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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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We toured 36 of the rooms. Don't miss the kitchens swimming pool,l bowling alley etc. in the basement. I have toured many castles and mansions including the Vanderbilt;s... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Franklin, Pennsylvania
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Franklin, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We toured 36 of the rooms. Don't miss the kitchens swimming pool,l bowling alley etc. in the basement. I have toured many castles and mansions including the Vanderbilt;s Breakers in Newport, and this one is unique. Glad I kept this on my list and finally got there. The grand entrance experience was denied us that day as they had a... More 

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76 reviews 76 reviews
5 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This is a must see if you've never been before! I had gone years ago as a teenager and now taking my teenagers. I could not believe how much had been added from when I was there the first time and more building going up now. It is a full day trip if not two days trip, that is if... More 

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spruce pine nc
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This estate has something of interest for everyone in the family--from the stables to the gardens to the winery to the dairy--you will enjoy learning how this gem has survived and thrived. It is fun to imagine being a guest of the Vanderbilt family during the last century.

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Cincinnati
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Biltmore Estate If you live within driving distance and have not visited the Biltmore Estate, you are missing out. We visited there on April 11th and it was fantastic. It’s the largest private home in America and a monument to the Gilded Age. You will be gaga over the splendor and size of this place. It really has to be... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife and I truly enjoyed the beauty and history of the Vanderbilt family on our visit to the Biltmore estate. We recommend the additional audio guide receiver. This provided much more information than we would have received from reading the program guide. There are additional audio stories that provide a glimpse into the life of working for the Vanderbilt... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

It is hard to imagine what is was like to have lived there. Loved the mansion, but the day we were there it was a little crowded. You have to get the recorded player so that you can hear all about the house and different rooms.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were amazed at this stunning estates and land. We were also amazed at the cost! Your admission price does not include a tour guide, only a brochure. You can purchase an audio guide for an additional cost, which we chose not to. There are several employees that are in the rooms, but will only speak to... More 

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Biltmore V, Guest Relations Manager at Biltmore Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience. We have shared your comments with our leadership team. More 

Armonk, New York, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The Vanderbilts built this magnificent estate in the 1870's. Modeled after a British country house (think Downton Abbey), it is a wonder opus house to see with beautiful furniture, tapestries, and gardens. The entrance fee is expensive, but one can easily spend the better part of a day on the grounds without being bored. They do try to sell you... More 

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Biltmore V, Guest Relations Manager at Biltmore Estate, responded to this review

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

As amazing as it seems...we were so underwhelmed. The house is pretty, but honestly seemed so much smaller than the pictures make it look, and the experience was really 3rd rate. When they refer to the house tour as "self guided" here is what you should know. You pay about $50 per person to gain admittance to the house...meaning you... More 

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Biltmore V, Guest Relations Manager at Biltmore Estate, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for your comments regarding your recent visit to Biltmore. We greatly appreciate and encourage feedback from our guests, as it plays an invaluable role in our decision making process for any future changes. I apologize that you were dissatisfied with the cost of admission. Our admission not only includes access to Biltmore House, but... More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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158 reviews 158 reviews
25 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We were there when they were putting up Christmas decorations. Had half the Biltmore in regular decor and half in Christmas. All beautiful! What a lovely place to spend a day. Have a meal in the Stables restaurant - great food and service. The wine tour was interesting, but the wine itself (judging based on a wine tasting on the... More 

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Biltmore V, Guest Relations Manager at Biltmore Estate, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We look forward to your next visit! More 

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