Biltmore Estate

Biltmore, NC – Explore the wonders of Biltmore Estate in Asheville for a day or a week. Discover America’s largest home, magnificent gardens, award-winning winery, great shopping and delicious dining.

The world famous Biltmore House and Gardens was built by George Vanderbilt in 1895. Plan to spend the day in this 250 room mansion that brings the enchanting Gilded Age to life. Most of the original furnishings are being faithfully preserved and give the unique feeling that the family is still in residence. Filled with the art treasures Mr. Vanderbilt collected throughout his world travels the mansion is a museum in itself.

Biltmore House took 6 years and 1,000 men to build. With just over 4 acres of floor space it contains 250 rooms, 65 fireplaces, 43 bathrooms, 34 bedrooms, and 3 kitchens. The massive stone spiral staircase has 102 steps and in its center suspended by a single bolt is an iron chandelier containing 72 electric light bulbs. The Banquet Hall is 74 feet by 42 feet and the dinner table could seat as many as 64 guests. The meals served there were usually 8 courses and required 15 utensils per person to eat.