The home built by George Vanderbuilt in Asheville, NC.
(just a small summer cottage)
Before we went to Europe last year, Biltmore was a castle to me. It is a magnificent home for the era in which it was built, but it pales in comparison to the castles of old. It is a nice place to visit, however, especially at Christmas and in the spring, when they have a flower festival.
George Vanderbilt created Biltmore Estate in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains more than a century ago as a retreat for family and friends; a place to rediscover gracious hospitality and revel in nature’s beauty. His vision holds true today. Explore Biltmore House, a magnificent 250-room château filled with priceless art and antiques. Stroll through century-old gardens designed by America’s first landscape architect. Savor award-winning wines and taste our chefs’ creations using estate-raised foods. Enjoy our 8,000 acres of forests, farmlands, and rivers on bikes, horseback, and rafts.