Biltmore

Biltmore, Asheville: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Biltmore Reviews: 4.5/5

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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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TSP2014
Colleyville, TX266 contributions
Just Like I remembered
Jun 2021
It had been 18 years since my family last visited the Biltmore Estate, and we were looking forward to visiting again. Our entry time was 10:30, but we wanted to get on the grounds at 9 to give ourselves time to walk through the gardens and look in the shops. It's a pretty good drive from the entry gate up to the house and then from the parking lot to the house so allow plenty of time. The gardens were beautiful and so was the special train exhibit they had as well. We got up to the front of the house a few mins before our entry time and were able to enter right on time. Your entry comes with an audio guide, which is very good (not too much information, but not enough to leave you wondering what you're looking at). They let you take pictures inside the house as long as you don't have flash. It takes about 1 hour or an hour and a half to go through the house. The entry price is high ($76/person on a Tuesday). However, it's well worth it because it gives you access to the grounds including the Antler Village (which is well worth the time too). Overall it was a great experience and a must do if you are in the Asheville area.
Written June 21, 2021
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TBaer
Kennett Square, PA4 contributions
The annual and perennial gardens are a disaster.
Jun 2021
I visited the grounds on June 19th with my husband and another friend. Our main interest was the gardens and conservatory. We paid $75.00 per ticket for the privilege and expected an impressive horticultural display. Instead, the annual and perennial gardens looked terrible, as though they are never weeded, watered or pruned. (I uploaded some photos). We appreciated the Olmstead landscape and the ancient trees planted back in the days of the Vanderbilts, but that was long ago. We were very disappointed by our visit and we certainly did not get our money's worth. I wrote guest services who had little to say in response. My advice to anyone planning a visit to the gardens is save your hard earned money.
Written June 21, 2021
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xinnkeeper
Kennett Square71 contributions
Big Disappointment
Jun 2021
We bought tickets for the gardens and grounds last Saturday at a cost of $75pp. While the trees in the forested areas were fine, with some wonderful individual specimens, the formal gardens and arboretum were a big disappointment. Many beds were empty, and those that had plants in them were wilted and/or dying. The espaliered fruit trees were not pruned, dying, or pulled out entirely. Everything was overtaken by weeds and most beds in need of watering. I'm used to Longwood Gardens and other arboretums that maintain their gardens and charge 1/3 the price to enjoy.
Written June 21, 2021
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Cauley
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Biltmore
Jun 2021 • Couples
Beautiful grounds! The house was stunning! There were plenty of hiking and biking trails as well as shopping.
Written June 20, 2021
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Profittky
West Liberty, KY21 contributions
Very nice but not sure it it is worth the money paid
Jun 2021
Seeing the Biltmore was really neat. It was interesting to see how the Vanderbuilts lived and the beautiful way each room was designed. The gardens are beautiful too. The actual tour only takes an hour. What I didn't like is we took the 5 pm tour and arrived a little early; all the shops and food were closed. To pay 86 bucks apiece, they should have kept them open for the people who booked at this time (only time available). It is good for a one time visit, but would not pay that price again to see it. And the walking! Although I don't usually mind walking a lot, walking from the parking lot to Biltmore and then all around the grounds in 80+ degree weather was tiring. I couldn't see elderly people being able to do that. Also it was confusing when it was time to leave, need more signs to guide you out of the curvy roads and back out of the area.
Written June 20, 2021
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Adriene A
Opelika, AL63 contributions
American innovation with European treasures
May 2021
I enjoyed looking around the Biltmore a lot, but the signage was not the greatest (could have used a few more maps of the grounds). I enjoyed not only the art in the main living quarters, but going down to the kitchen, the bowling alley, the gym and the indoor pool was very neat!
Written June 19, 2021
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aliciaburge
Seymour, IL266 contributions
Beautiful grounds
Jun 2021 • Friends
This was a wonderful place! It is a beautiful house and grounds to tour. We also had a nice little lunch and the cafe on the grounds. I recommend getting tickets a head of time.
Written June 19, 2021
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Chris S.
Illinois5 contributions
Opulent Decadence or Decadent Opulence?
Apr 2021
Either way, it is a fantastic tour through Gilded Age splendor! They really knew how to build them back then and then some! Do yourself a favor and check out how the .001% used to live.
Written June 18, 2021
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Terrilyn F
Towson, MD29 contributions
too late in season for gardens
Jun 2021
The "castle" tour was amazing, but would recommend earlier or later as heat was oppressive and no shade available.
Written June 18, 2021
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Courtney
47 contributions
Rooftop tour views A+
Jun 2021 • Friends
We did the self guided audio tour and then the rooftop tour. Definitely recommend the rooftop tour for the amazing views alone! Our guide was a little abrupt but the house is pretty amazing and worth seeing. Also, if you ask them to, the ice cream shop will put a scoop of ice cream in your coffee so you can have a coffee float.
Written June 18, 2021
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