Asheville, NC is among the fastest-growing cities in the nation, so it should come as no surprise that the city has also become one of the region’s hottest tourist spots. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville offers miraculous natural beauty, coupled with a thriving arts scene and fantastic restaurants, alongside countless other attractions.
Chief among those attractions is Asheville’s magnificent Biltmore Estate, arguably the very finest example of the city’s stunning architecture. A sprawling chateau, the Estate is 175,000 square feet, and stands on 8,000 acres. In 1964, it was designated a National Historic Landmark; in 2007, it was ranked eighth on the “List of America’s Favorite Architecture” by the American Institute of Architects; and today, it draws in a wide range of visitors both familiar with Asheville’s myriad charms and those new to the area.
One of the factors that makes Biltmore Estate enticing is its convenience. It is so centrally located, and offers so much on its own; it is the ideal setting for a weekend getaway. But for those overwhelmed by the prospect of planning such an excursion — be it family vacation planning or a romantic getaway — the immediate concern is obvious: where to begin? Well, perhaps it is best to start with the essentials and then explore your options based on your tastes.
Hours of Operation
January 13 - March 19, 2014
Biltmore House Open
Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Open Saturday and Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Reception & Ticketing Sales Center
Open Sunday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Open Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m
Open daily 9:00 a.m. – Dusk
Open Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Open Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Your daytime admission includes:
- A self-guided visit of Biltmore House
- Access to our historic gardens and Antler Hill Village
- Admission to our exhibition, The Vanderbilts at Home and Abroad
- Free wine tasting and guided Winery tour