Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC

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Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina

Overview

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!

Good To Know

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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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.

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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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Rufat Nadir
Apex , NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Too overpriced!"
September 2019 NEW
Nice landmark and historical place, but it does not worth $70/person. You can see entire house in 1 - 1,5 hours max and nothing much to do there.
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Heather B.
BarNunn, WY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"BREATHTAKING"
September 2019 NEW
I was sceptical I must admit...the price. As I walked through the gate my jaw dropped. The grounds, house, shops, gardens, options, options, options. I couldn't get enough.
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Tip: Wear comfortable shoes, stay hydrated

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Steve Dungan
Yorktown, IN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Biltmore visit"
September 2019 NEW
Nice to see, but over priced. Glad we had the discounts coupons. We enjoyed the basement and seeing the bowling alley, pool, kitchen and staff living quarters.
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Tip: DO Not pay for the audio, everything is in the booklet which is free

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Robert Hernandez
North Augusta , SC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Weekend get away"
September 2019 NEW
As always Biltmore Estates was very interesting. This is my second time ordering my tickets from Tripster and we are pleased
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Tip: If you are planning on purchasing tickests to Biltmore you will have to complete a time registeration from another web site. Follow the directions on your print out from Tripster.

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Cheryl Gancio
Redwood City, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great Getaway"
September 2019 NEW
The Biltmore is a great stop for families, girls get together, bridal party - etc. I had a great time with friends and family there were nine of us ranging in age from 17-50. There was something for all of us to enjoy.
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Tip: You need to make a reservation for the house. If you’re not that into seeing mansions the grounds are beautiful. The winery is also fun. Look into cost for only going to winery and gardens - may be less expensive if mansion isn’t your thing.

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Christina Murray
Cameron , NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Biltmore Estate"
September 2019 NEW
One of the best experiences I’ve had. It’s great for all ages. Such a beautiful piece of history to see. A must see for all!
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Tip: You should check out the quaint town of Asheville and the gardens/winery at the Biltmore!

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Sandra Bachman
1 Review
"Beautiful!!"
September 2019 NEW
Was so peaceful and beautiful grounds. Fountains weren’t up along with some plants and foolish. Would love to go back and stay on grounds. Lived Asheville and surrounding area
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Janice Hubbell
Alpharetta, GA
1 Review
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"Girls trip"
September 2019 NEW
I found the whole experience at the Biltmore wonderful. The staff are welcoming and very helpful.
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Tip: The staff at the Biltmore are wonderful!

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CoopyCobMN
Monticello, Minnesota
"Lives up to its name as one of the few US Castles!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 16, 2019 NEW
Very beautiful and well preserved. The home is amazing and the furniture and art phenomenal. There is a lot to see--the first bowling alley, one of the first indoor pools and gyms as well as the luxurious rooms of the Vanderbilt family. The Vanderbilts lived the FINE life!
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58aging
Westwood, Massachusetts
"History and architect"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 15, 2019 NEW
Definitely a must take in while visiting. I would recommend early in day tickets. Very well organized, informative staff throughout tour for further questions you may have. Estate and grounds superb.
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lilulu9999
Bourbonnais, Illinois
"Must see!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 13, 2019 NEW
This estate is breathtaking in every way. 178,000+ square feet of opulence. Well worth planning ahead for. Beautiful gardens, too, with Antler Village nearby.
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tinacc75
OLEAN, United States
"Biltmore- worth your time"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 13, 2019 NEW
If you enjoy taking a step back into time, and learning about history... this is a must see. Be sure to upgrade to the audio tour.
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RobsonNcle
Columbia, South Carolina
"Stunning"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 13, 2019 NEW
We drove from Charlotte thinking this visit would only take part of our day and we would have time to take in a country hike. Oops! There is so much to see at Biltmore we spent about 5 hours there. There is some stunning art, fascinating historical detail. The docent staff and courtesy vehicle drivers are all knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their work. The views are amazing. Well worth a visit, but don't plan to do anything else on that day!
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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 guestsupport@biltmore.com 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.