Biltmore Estate

Here’s your chance to explore the “lifestyles of the rich and famous”. George Vanderbilt created Biltmore as an escape from everyday life. Now, you are invited to explore that escape for yourself. A visit to the 8,000-acre estate in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina provides limitless fun. The centerpiece is the Biltmore House, a four-story French Renaissance manor completed in 1895. Its steeply pitched roof has a copper roofline with Vanderbilt’s initials repeatedly inscribed along the crest. Said to be the largest private house in the United States, the interior floor area of the 250-room house covers four acres. At a time when bathrooms were virtually unheard of, Biltmore House had 43. There are 65 fireplaces and three kitchens, along with 34 bedrooms, a grand Banquet Hall and a Library containing 10,000 volumes. There’s a Walled Garden, an Azalea Garden with one of the country’s most complete collections of native and hybrid azaleas, a formal Italian Garden and a glass Conservatory.