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Visiting the Biltmore Estate in Autumn

Updated on September 23, 2013

Visit the Biltmore When it is Decorated for Fall!

  • The Biltmore Estate
  • is one of the most famous attractions in my home state of
  • North Carolina.
  • Every season the huge, gorgeous
  • mansion
  • and its grounds are completely
  • decorated
  • and opened for
  • special season tours.
  • My favorite season to visit The Biltmore is
  • Autumn
  • ! The rich Fall colors of the trees and flowers, the view of Autumn from the root top, and the seasonal decorations covering the estate!
  • This lens will give you a virtual tour of
  • The Biltmore House
  • during the Fall and hopefully convince you to visit in person!

The Magnificent Biltmore Estate in Autumn!

The Magnificent Biltmore Estate in Autumn!
The Magnificent Biltmore Estate in Autumn!

History of the Biltmore Estate

How the Biltmore House Came to Be

  • In the 1880s, George Washington Vanderbilt and his mother began taking trips to Asheville, NC. They adored the location and climate so much that George decided to build a home there. He called it the "little mountain escape." It took about 6 years to complete the mansion finishing in 1895.
  • It is 175,000 square feet (Quite the "little mountain escape," eh??) with 250 rooms, and the grounds are 8,000 acres. The Vanderbilt family lived in the mansion until 1956 when it was converted into a museum. The estate is still family owned. It is managed by The Biltmore Company under the direction of Vanderbilt's grandson, William "Bill" A.V. Cecil, III.
  • From the Biltmore Website:
  • Why is it named Biltmore?
  • George Vanderbilt named Biltmore by combining two words: "Bildt" the region in Holland where the Vanderbilt family originated, and "more," an old English word meaning upland rolling hills.

A picture of Bill Cecil in front of the Biltmore

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Where is the Biltmore?

The Biltmore Estate is located in Asheville, North Carolina. Tucked up high in the Smoky Mountains there is plenty of space, quiet, nature and delicious food!



The Biltmore in the Fall

Tour the Biltmore as the Mansion and Grounds are Displaying Fall Colors!

  • Autumn is my favorite time to visit this phenomenal estate! The trees and gardens are exploding with brilliant Fall colors! There are many ways to enjoy the entire estate during your visit:
  • Tour the Estate:
  • One-day Tickets start at $55 online. Enjoy a full day exploring our 8,000-acre estate. Your ticket includes:
  • - Self-guided visit of Biltmore House
  • - All-day access to our gardens and Antler Hill Village and Winery
  • - Complimentary wine tasting and guided tour at the Winery
  • - Plenty of dining and shopping opportunities
  • - Free parking
  • Roof Top Tour:
  • This is the best way to see the fabulous Autumn colors of the Biltmore acreage! The hour-long tours are offered year-round. Prices ($17/person) are in addition to estate admission.
  • Antler Hill Village and Winery:
  • Tour the winery, schedule a tasting, visit the wine shop, participate in demonstrations and seminars, or experience the Red Wine & Chocolate Tour!

See the Autumn Biltmore Gardens!

Bring a Picnic! - Spread Your Blanket and Enjoy the View!

Picnic Time Windsor English-Style Willow Picnic Basket with Deluxe Service for 4
Picnic Time Windsor English-Style Willow Picnic Basket with Deluxe Service for 4

Enjoy a leisurely tour of the grounds. Pack a lunch, some wine, chocolates, and blanket and you're all set. This picnic set contains everything you need for a wonderful leaf peeping adventure at The Biltmore!


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A Japanese Maple in Fall Foliage on the Grounds of the Biltmore

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    • mannasugar profile image

      mannasugar 6 years ago

      Very cool Lens...

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      SaintFrantic 6 years ago

      what a place.Incredible gardens.And that "little" house.Thanks for sharing this great lens

    • howtocurecancer profile image

      howtocurecancer 7 years ago

      I like this lens and you post here the activities for Autumn, very well organized your lens.

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      Louis Wery 7 years ago from Sarasota, Florida USA

      Looks gorgeous with the colorful autumn leaves. Sooner than later, we will make the trip!

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      sandralynnsparks 7 years ago

      I love Biltmore! My sister and her daughters just visited it!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      The house looks somewhat Scottish.