Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC

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Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina


Completed in 1895, George Vanderbilt’s 250-room chateau is as impressive today as it was more than a century ago. Biltmore House is truly a wonder of architecture and hospitality. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the house, as well as the 8,000 acre backyard of beautiful gardens and grounds surrounding it, designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. It is truly a magnificent site!

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from Ashley, one of our Asheville Travel Experts
  • George Vanderbilt’s 250-room country retreat.
  • Construction completed in 1895.
  • Admission includes self-guided tours of Biltmore House & Gardens and the Antler Hill Village—featuring the Winery, The Biltmore Legacy, Village Green, and Farm.
  • Printed e-ticket is required for entry.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Parking is free.
  • Shuttles provide transportation from Biltmore House parking lots to the front door of the house.
  • Self-guided tour of the home takes 1.5 to 2 hours.
  • Give yourself enough time to visit the House, plus the Gardens, and Antler Hill Village.
  • No photos or video allowed inside the home.

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Insights from Tripster's own team members

Joan B.

Spring is the best time of year to explore Biltmore's beautiful gardens. In addition to the house and gardens, there is a lot to see and do on the estate so be sure to arrive early to make the most of your visit.

Savannah Rhame

Biltmore Candlelight Christmas Evenings are a must-do during the holidays. Experience the grandeur of a Vanderbilt Christmas at night, then return the next morning to explore the grounds during the day.

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from Biltmore Estate
Your admission includes self-guided tours of the breathtaking Biltmore House & Gardens as well as Antler Hill Village—featuring the Winery, The Biltmore Legacy, Village Green, and Farm.


Plan your visit to George Vanderbilt’s 8,000-acre estate. Mr. Vanderbilt created Biltmore Estate as an escape from everyday life. Now, his descendants invite you to enjoy his legacy of hospitality. His 250-room chateau, completed in 1895, is as impressive today as it was more than a century ago. Biltmore House is truly a wonder of architecture and hospitality. As our guest, you’re invited to enjoy a self-guided tour of the house, as well as the beautiful gardens and grounds surrounding it, designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.

Play in our 8,000-acre backyard with an array of outdoor activities, indulge in one-of-a-kind shopping and savor our restaurants' exceptional fare. Visit Biltmore in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC and let our gracious hospitality inspire you.

Rates vary depending upon date selected. Biltmore admission tickets are non-refundable once purchased, however, you may use them on a future visit.

Reservations for Biltmore House entry are required every day, year-round, for all guests. Reserving an entry time before arrival guarantees your Biltmore House visit, even on Biltmore's busiest days. Without a house reservation, entry into Biltmore House is not guaranteed. Times are based on availability. Please call the number printed on your E-Ticket to reserve your time.

Please Note: Reservations are required for Biltmore House only. You do not need one to visit Biltmore's gardens and grounds, Antler Hill Village & Winery, and estate restaurants and shops.

Tripster Customer Reviews

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"Biltmore Tour"
October 2019 NEW
Great experience and Tripster saved me money. I would use them again.
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Stephen Lawson
Tallahassee, FL
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"Good thru Tripster"
October 2019 NEW
Got the tickets through Tripster which saved us $14 per ticket to the Biltmore Estates.
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Tip: The Biltmore is OK for adults, kids are not interested in an old big house over 1 1/2 hours. I feel the cost is too much for a self guided tour.

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Lynn B.
Easley, SC
1 Review
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"Biltmore House is always amazing!"
October 2019 NEW
We love the Biltmore House. Regardless of how many times we go, we always learn something new. It truly is amazing.
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Tip: Schedule your visit time ahead.

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Tommie Bourland
Lawrenceville, GA
1 Review
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"Beautiful Biltmore!!"
October 2019 NEW
I had wanted to visit the Biltmore for a number of years. I finally did it with 2 friends who also had never visited it. It was more massive and beautiful than I ever imagined. Every room was full of exquisite beauty. We were in awe at every turn. Everyone must put the Biltmore on their bucket list.
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Tip: Be prepared to be amazed. You must do the wine tasting at the winery.

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Jimmie R.
Winter Springs, FL
1 Review
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"Definitely worth your time"
October 2019 NEW
At first, my wife and I were rather skeptical about spending the time and money to see the Biltmore, but after talking with others who had visited previously, we decided to splurge and visit. We are both were very glad that we did! The estate was amazing with all the furnishings and architectural details. It was just incomprehensible to imagine someone living in a house or having a lifestyle like the Vanderbilt's did. The staff throughout the property was so welcoming and kind, making us feel as though they really appreciated us visiting the estate. I definitely recommend to everyone visiting the house to spend the extra money and get the audio tour. It gives you more insight to the history of the house that you wouldn't receive otherwise. I noticed that those visitors who did not use the audio equipment tended to breeze through the self guided tour thus not getting the full experience. If you have the time available, put this on your itinerary.
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George Banks
Matthews , NC
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"Hijacker website, no value add"
October 2019 NEW
While searching for discount tickets to Biltmore I was diverted to the Tripster website. While I was able to buy my entry tickets on that site, there was no provision there for reserving an entrance time. This required a separate phone call and a separate emailed reservation form to be exchanged at the Biltmore ticket office. This is an unnecessary and convoluted process. It would have been simpler to simply use the website for ticketing and reservations. That said, the estate was beautiful as always
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Tip: Everyone should go, but avoid third party ticket sellers.

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Melissa Farmer
Dudley, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great experience"
October 2019 NEW
We took our family for an educational experience at the Biltmore. We all learned a lot of history. Even my kids had a great time and enjoyed learning about the family and the history of the Biltmore. We will do this trip again during another season to see how different and similar the estate is throughout the year.
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Tip: Wear good walking shoes.

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Christine Franklin
Charlotte, NC
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"A must see in Asheville"
September 2019 NEW
I've been to the Biltmore twice and it does not disappoint! The audio tour is a must for understanding the history of the estate. A bonus would be visiting when the property is decorated for Christmas! Also be sure to stop by the winery on your way out...beautiful grounds!
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Tip: It can get crowded later in the day. Be sure to book your tour before 11am.

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Columbus, Ohio
"Gorgous Mansion is a Must-See"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 15, 2019 NEW
We did a self-guided tour of Biltmore and upgraded our tickets to include the audio guide. Without the audio guide, I would have enjoyed the beauty of the house, but missed the history and fun family tidbits. The standard house tour with audio took almost 2 hours for us to complete. Without the audio I probably would have taken about an hour just to enjoy all the rooms we were able to visit. We also reserved an additional guided tour called "Biltmore Revealed." There were eight of us on the tour and our guide took us to a few behind-the-scenes rooms to explain (and show) some of the renovation process, the challenges in restoring such a lavish home, and the inner workings of some of the facilities. It was truly fascinating! She told us stories about the house, the family, and the wonderful interactions between the Vanderbilts and the locals in the area. This one-hour (or slightly longer) tour was absolutely worth the $25 price!
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"Beautiful house BUT be forewarned about the mess"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 15, 2019 NEW
My husband and I visited the Biltmore many years ago and loved it so when our friends visited from England we knew they had to see it. The house is just a beautiful as ever but was in the midst of being decorated for Christmas so we were greeted by cardboard boxes and ladders and kind of a mess in some of the rooms. I understand that it’s a popular season at the Biltmore but couldn’t they decorate at night? We paid a lot of money to tour and were somewhat disappointed. I felt bad that our friends were seeing it like that. Perhaps if they had warned us ahead of time we could have decided for ourselves whether to go ahead or not.
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
"Amazing visity to a beautiful historic home"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 15, 2019 NEW
This is a must see if you're in the Asheville area! Be sure to get the audio's worth the extra cost. Amazing experience....don't miss the gardens also. Book online is easy before you go. Park in the "park and walk" lot...short walk and really sets for mood.
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"Fascinating Story"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 15, 2019 NEW
I was unaware of the story behind this absolutely beautiful home and was excited to learn more upon seeing it. The walking tour with audio is the best way to experience the majesty of the Biltmore. There may be a time in the future when I will be in the area and I will definitely visit again.
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Beaufort, South Carolina
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 14, 2019 NEW
The Biltmore is stunning. I admit that even though I knew it would be a beautiful estate to visit, I was dreading the crowds and expense. It was so worth it! What an amazing and peaceful property. We had initially hoped to stay at the Biltmore hotel, but that was prohibitive ($$$$!!). However, we decided to visit for two days and take part in a couple of the activities and spend our time on the grounds. For a very busy attraction it was quite lovely. The folks who work at the Biltmore, whether driving the parking shuttles, directing traffic, taking tickets, giving tours etc... were all very friendly. Even though it might not have been one of the best times to see the Biltmore, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The Christmas decorations were starting to appear, the Downton Abbey exhibit was also being started, the gardens weren’t in their prime, but none of that really mattered. It was a stunning home with amazing furnishings, art, drapes, and structural details. We took the “Roof Top” tour and it was a very manageable group of about 14 folks. Our guide, “Penny” was so sweet and informative. We also attended the “Tablescapes” event. That was not at all what we expected and that in itself was a disappointment, however, “Hope” was really kind and informative and gave a very nice presentation on some of the products in the garden center. Somehow we had anticipated something very different, but that said, it was still nice. If you have the chance, definitely go the the Biltmore and take the time to wander the grounds and see the house. It truly is an amazing and beautiful place.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Biltmore Estate

Will I need to print my E-ticket for entry to the Biltmore Estate?
Yes. For the Biltmore Day Pass, your E-ticket is your Biltmore Day Pass ticket. You will receive one page per ticket purchased with barcodes to present at the gate for entry. For the Candlelight Christmas Evening admission, you will exchange your E-ticket for admission at the Group Sales Office on the right as you enter the gates.

How long does it take to tour Biltmore Estate?
Allow yourself a full day to experience all that Biltmore has to offer. Guests are amazed at the size of the estate and you’ll want to give yourself enough time to see the House, Gardens and Antler Hill Village.

Do I need to make reservations after I purchase my tickets?
Biltmore Day Pass: Yes, advance reservations are required for house entry times. Reserving an entry time before arrival guarantees your Biltmore House visit, even on Biltmore Estate's busiest days. Without a house reservation, entry into Biltmore House is not guaranteed. Times are based on availability. When you purchase your tickets, please call the number printed in the notes section on your E-Ticket to reserve your house entry time.

Reservation times fill up fast. When reserved times are no longer available by calling in advance, please proceed to Guest Services at Biltmore House to inquire about availability on a first-come, first-serve basis.

We suggest arriving at least 45 minutes prior to your Biltmore House entry time to allow time to park and catch a shuttle to Biltmore House. Your estate admission gives you access to the rest of the estate during normal hours of operation. Spend the full day to enjoy everything Biltmore has to offer!

Candlelight Christmas Evening: All entries to Candlelight evening house entries are done by reservation times. Choose your evening house entry time when selecting your Candlelight tickets. Guests are required to redeem their printed e-ticket(s) at Biltmore’s Ticket Center for admission.

If I purchased an Admission but unable to visit as planned, can I cancel my purchase?
Biltmore admission tickets are non-refundable once purchased. Tickets are valid any one day during the selected season. If you would like, you can also give your admission ticket(s) to friends or family to enjoy.

What time does the Biltmore Estate open?
Biltmore Estate's admission gate opens at 8:30 am. The Biltmore House's front door opens at 9:00 am.

What type of clothing is recommended for my visit?
Dress comfortably. Layers are recommended to account for the variable mountain weather as are comfortable walking shoes.

It there a fee to park at Biltmore Estate?
No, parking is free of charge.

Are shuttles available at the Estate?
Yes, shuttles are available between the parking area and the Biltmore House. You will need your own transportation to access the other Estate attractions. From April to December, a shuttle is also offered from Biltmore House to the Conservatory. Driving your own car to the Estate is highly recommended as some of the estate venues are located several miles apart.

Does Biltmore Estate feature any restaurants where kids eat free?
Yes, at Deerpark Restaurant kids 9 and under eat free of charge.

What is the pet policy at Biltmore Estate?
Pets are allowed at Biltmore Estate, but only on the grounds, not in any building (except for service dogs).  All pets must be leashed on estate grounds for their own safety as well as the comfort of our other guests. Please be courteous of others and pick up after your pet.

A very limited number of pet kennels are available at Biltmore. They are self-service and available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in using a kennel, please see a parking host for kennel information upon arrival on the estate.

What is the photo policy at the Estate?
Photography, videotaping, sketching, and cell phone use are not permitted within Biltmore House. Taking photographs of the exterior of Biltmore House and grounds, or sketching images of estate grounds, is permitted for personal use only. All commercial uses are prohibited without express written consent. Recording, filming, photography, or taping of any concert or event is strictly prohibited.

Is Biltmore Estate accessible?
Yes! As a car is required to travel between locations throughout the estate, shuttles are provided to the Front Door from the parking lots. In addition, a seasonal shuttle is available from the house to the Conservatory from April through December. Transportation is not provided between Biltmore House and Antler Hill Village & Winery. Driving your own car to the Estate is highly recommended as some of the estate venues are located several miles apart.

Also, at Biltmore House, guests may choose between Park & Ride and Park & Walk parking lots. Park & Ride shuttles guests to the front of Biltmore House whereas Park & Walk requires a 5-10 minute walk.

Guests with visual impairments can receive a complimentary Audio Guide to Biltmore House by visiting the Front Desk of Biltmore House. Guests with hearing difficulties can visit the Front Desk of Biltmore House to request a Neckloop Telecoil Coupler or a printed transcript of our audio guide. Printed transcripts are also available for all Biltmore films shown on the estate.

Sign Language Interpreters are available for all tours offered by Biltmore. To request a Sign Language Interpreter, call 800-411-3812 or email at least seven days prior to visiting.

All restaurants and shops on the estate are accessible by wheelchair. Accessible restrooms are indicated by signage.

Is the Biltmore House wheelchair accessible?
A visit to Biltmore House includes three floors and several flights of stairs. Because of the historic architecture, only the First and Second Floors are accessible by wheelchair. Guests who are unable to go to the Third Floor and Basement may visit our designated Second Floor rest area and watch a video of the rooms they are unable to access.

Does the estate offer wheelchairs?
Biltmore House and the Winery have a limited number of wheelchairs available on a first-come, first-served basis for inside use only. Please bring your own wheelchair to ensure your comfort.