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Visiting the Biltmore Estate in Spring

Updated on September 23, 2013

Visit the Glorious Colors of a Biltmore Spring!

  • Recently a friend told me she absolutely HAD to go to the Biltmore for the
  • Festival of Flowers
  • next
  • Spring
  • and of course I volunteered to go with her! The
  • Biltmore Estate
  • is renowned for its
  • 8,000 acre
  • estate and phenomenal gardens. Tucked up in the mountains of
  • North Carolina
  • , it is the perfect place to take a weekend and relax in the fresh air with delicious food and wonderful people!

Biltmore Estate in the Spring

Biltmore Estate in the Spring
Biltmore Estate in the Spring

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

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!

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The Biltmore in the Spring

Tour the Biltmore as the Mansion and Grounds are in full bloom!

  • 26th Anniversary Festival of Flowers
  • Welcome spring with thousands of tulips and acres of azaleas at Biltmore. Join us for an estate-wide event celebrating the beauty of George Vanderbilt’s 8,000-acre estate, including gardens and landscapes designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, father of American landscape architecture.
  • 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
  • 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 & Chcolate Tour!

See the Biltmore's Festival of Flowers!

Traditional View of the Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina

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What Is Your Favorite Spring Flower?? - Roses, Lilacs, Pansies? Let Us Know!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Biltmore estate looks awesome in spring due to the beautiful flowers and the mansion is superb. Carolina as such is a beautiful place and I might make plans to visit these places.

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      Louis Wery 7 years ago from Sarasota, Florida USA

      My wife wants to return to the Biltmore Estate and your beautiful lens motivates us to make the trip. Soon....

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      hexagon 7 years ago

      My favorite spring flower is the pansies. Very nice lens.