Biltmore Estate Thanksgiving Steeped in Tradition

September 14, 2018

A Biltmore Estate Thanksgiving also features a dash of Christmas charm, so guests can experience a little bit of both of these heartwarming holidays.

Thanksgiving is a holiday with a focus on a gratitude and grace, and of course, food. At Biltmore Estate, Thanksgiving is steeped in tradition. Their holiday celebration is inspired by actual menus George and Edith Vanderbilt served circa the early 1900s.

Photo Credit: Biltmore Estate / Facebook

Biltmore Estate Thanksgiving Dining Opportunities

You can dine at the following restaurants to participate in a Biltmore Estate Thanksgiving:

The Inn, Vanderbilt Room
Those who book the Inn's Thanksgiving Package can dine on a Thanksgiving Day Buffet Dinner from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Throughout the dinner, guests enjoy a welcoming atmosphere, a variety of holiday fare, and also live Christmas music. Be sure to also take a picture near the crackling fireplace set in the Library Lounge. To book you reservation and package, call 866-336-1245.

The Dining Room
Also available for those staying at the Inn, Biltmore Estate presents a four-course dinner in an elegant setting from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Related Post: Fall at Biltmore Estate: 5 Reasons You Should Be Here

Guests are also invited to gather around the fire in the Library Lounge and listen to Christmas music. Reservations are required. Call 866-336-1245 to reserve your spot.

For guests visiting Biltmore Estate but not staying at The Inn, there are two dining options: Cedric's Tavern and Bistro.

Cedric's Tavern
From 11:30 am to 9:00 pm, visitors can dine on a hearty three-course Thanksgiving meal at Cedric's Tavern. The menu consists of Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple Soup or a Farmer’s Salad, a main course of Cider-Glazed Turkey with Pretzel and Cornbread Stuffing, and your choice of a Mini Pie Trio or Maple Cheesecake. Cost is $40/adult and $19 for children 16 and under. A la carte menu items are also available. Reservations recommended; please call 828-225-1320.

The Bistro is also open from 11:30 am to 9:00 pm. This Biltmore restaurant is serving a three-course Thanksgiving meal featuring your choice of main courses: traditional Turkey, Prime Rib, Striped Bass, Pork Tenderloin, or Grilled Scallops. Melt-in-your-mouth dessert offerings include Pumpkin Pie Mousse and Cranberry Pecan Bread Pudding. Cost is $55/person. Reservations highly recommended; please call 828-225-6230.

Biltmore estate admission or a Biltmore dining pass is required to dine at any of the restaurants at Biltmore Estate.

outside biltmore estate with lights on trees in Asheville, North Carolina, USA


Experience a Biltmore Christmas

During your visit, marvel at the magic of a Biltmore Christmas, too. Held from November 3, 2018, through January 6, 2019, the extravagant celebration features dozens of Christmas trees, miles of ribbon, endless garland and twinkling lights.

The best way to savor Christmas at Biltmore are Candlelight Evenings. With candlelight and firelight accenting America’s largest home, the nighttime tours feature a house aglow similar to how it would’ve looked at the turn of the 19th century. Then, return during the day to visit the gardens, Biltmore Winery and Antler Hill Village. It’s a wonderful way to get into the spirit of the season while celebrating a Biltmore Estate Thanksgiving.

Attend a Biltmore Estate Thanksgiving

To experience a Thanksgiving holiday unlike any other, book your visit to Biltmore Estate today.

isis with mural in background

Written By Isis Maya

A New York native, Isis-Maya spent most of her professional life working in TV production until a vacation whisked her away to Central America and her love o ...

Want to write for Tripster?

  1. Michael P. Bower says:

    Biltmore wintery in above paragraph? Should this read winery? Wintery may be something I missed.

    • Keeping us on our toes! Love it! 😉 Updated the spelling error. As far as we know there isn’t a Biltmore wintery. But it sounds kind of fun!

  2. heather doddy says:

    Thinking of booking Thanksgiving dinner for my family of 4. Any suggestions?

Have something to add? Post it here:

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Subscribe to our Newsletter