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Biltmore Estate

1 Lodge Street, Asheville, NC 28803
828-225-1333
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Ranked #2 of 80 attractions in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Wine tasting, Dining, Driving
Traveler Description: This is not a typical historic house tour.  First time visitors to Biltmore almost always underestimate the amount of time it takes to tour the... more »
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Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We spent the afternoon touring the Biltmore and the grounds. As we were there just when the tulips were blooming, the gardens were magnificent. We should have budgeted more time to tour the gardens and the grounds. The self guided audio tour is worth the extra $10.00. It adds much in the way of detail that you won't pick up... More

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Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Springtime might be the best time to view this historic and beautiful mansion. The gardens and grounds were refreshing to wander through, and very well kept. The house was also full of fresh flowers and plants. To think that this lavish home was built more than 100 years ago is truly amazing. We just toured with the help of the... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Hard to believe that people could construct such a place in the early 1900's. Wife and I took the tour for the first time and were fascinated. Be sure you purchase tickets at least a week or more in advance to save the most $$ prices go up the closer you get to your visit.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Biltmore Estate was nothing exciting or beautiful during the winter months. I assume that it maybe nice when the vineyards are in bloom or ready to harvest, but I found it to be an expensive boring highlight of Asheville. There is a wine tasting that comes with your admission, but the wines were not all that and I'm a wine... More

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Pamiruru
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108 reviews 108 reviews
31 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The gardens were stunning as well as the house - no other like it. Years ago we had a guided tour but today you either take a self guided tour or use a audio recorder.

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Bradenton, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Must see attraction. Bring walking shoes and plan on spending several hours. Audio is worth the extra $10 especially on busy days as it helps to drown out the noise of others. We also took the Butler's Tour and very much enjoyed it. The Estate and grounds are beautiful and truly amazing. Don't forget to stop by the Winery. So... More

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North Charleston, South Carolina, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The Biltmore is definitely worth the ticket price. The home and gardens are beautiful and the history is captivating to say the least! Allow at least one whole day to see the home and a separate second day for the gardens and winery. If you want to do any recreation on the grounds, plan for a third day. Definitely call... More

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Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This is truly one of America's great architectural wonders. It's hard to fathom a home that is 178,000 square feet....for three people. The land which it is situated on is also a marvel and Mr. Vanderbilt truly had tremendous foresight. That said, some things to be aware of. It's a hefty price just to walk in the place @ $59... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

You can get in without paying the $59 per ticket. They only really check them when you enter the house and that is the least cool spot. The gardens were amazing and the winery was fun too.

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Asheville
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Biltmore blooms with insecticide and negligence. This afternoon (4/13/2014 at 1pm) I ingested a large amount of spray insecticide dispersed into the air while running on the Farm Trail immediately across from the campground near Carrier park. The truck was not present when I ran by earlier on my way out towards the road, however when on my way back... More

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