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Biltmore
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: George Vanderbilt's historic country estate in Asheville, NC; Biltmore includes Biltmore House--America's largest home--plus gardens, winery, Antler Hill Village, historic farm, 4-star Inn on Biltmore Estate, shops, restaurants, branded products, and outdoor adventures. This National Historic Landmark is an amazing destination offering a wide range of activities for all ages.
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Nice place to visit, does get crowded, especially the choke points, at least 4 of them.
Lots of very interesting rooms/pictures/architecture/materials/etc
Titanic theme was nice added touch
Guides are all very informed when you need a question answered

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We visited the Biltmore Estates on a Tuesday during spring break 2018. I enjoyed very much the self-guided tour of the Chateau. The gardens are incredible beautiful, do visit them. We spend some time in the village; my girls (9 and 5 years old) loved the pet farm. We visited the vineyards and winery. Took some ice cream at the Creamery. We spend a great time at Biltmore.
It was crowded that day, the issue with kids in that setting is that during the visit you are force to follow the line sometimes in narrow passages, not being able to turn back, it can be tough if the kids are tired. If you are taking the family ensure the little ones are well rested and fed before you enter the house.

Thank Raquel M
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Went on a Tuesday in March, but were packed in like sardines barely able to walk thru the tour. It was more like getting on the metro in DC in rush hour...

2  Thank Aimee W
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Bilt M, Guest Relations Manager at Biltmore, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your time with us.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

I recently visited Biltmore with my friends for a girl's weekend. We went early to tour the gardens and have lunch at Deer Park and then did an early afternoon entry into the house. Late March was a great time to visit. The weather was a little overcast and windy, but still good enough for it to be a good day. Even though we were too early for all the tulips, we did see the early tulips and went in the Conservatory where everything was in bloom. It was absolutely beautiful! The crowds weren't bad at all which was nice too.

If it's your first visit, I think it's worth it to get the audio tour for the house. It tells you so much about the history of the house and facts about the Vanderbilt family, that to me, it makes the tour complete. If it's not your first visit, I'd take time to do one of the extra tours like the rooftop. It's a great way to see portions of the house not on the main tour for a little different experience. The tulips are gorgeous in mid-April, so if you go then, make sure to check out the garden.

We spent about 5 hours total on the estate - 2 hours to walk through the gardens and the conservatory, 1.5 hours in the house, 30 minutes in the gift shop and buying season passes, an hour at Deer Park for lunch and an hour at the Winery.

If you're going to visit more than once, it's worth getting the season pass. You get a discount on dining, experiences, and in the gift shop and get 2 guest passes. It's a great deal if, like us, you live close and can make day or weekend visits.

To me, the best times to visit are April for the tulips, July for the roses, and at Christmas to see the house decorated. It's absolutely beautiful and there are candlelight tours which bring a whole new experince to the standard house tour.

There are parking lots with and without shuttles, so if you have anyone in your party who can't walk, make sure you go to the ones with the shuttle pickup. It takes you right to the front door of the house which is really nice. There's also an levator for some of the floors (just not the basement) for those who can't make the walk up the stairs.

In all, Biltmore is a beautiful place, steeped in rich history. It's one of my favorite places to visit, so I'd recommend it for anyone who loves history, architecture, flowers, or just wants a fun day/weekend trip.

3  Thank Ashley H
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Bilt M, Guest Relations Manager at Biltmore, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thank you for your kind words and delightfully detailed review. We are honored to hear you enjoyed your visit to Biltmore Estate!

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We visited the Biltmore Estate in early April. We booked our tickets online for the house tour and got to the estate about two hours before our scheduled entry time. We began at the winery, and loved the wine tasting. Or 12-year-old son was able to come to the tasting room with us as well, and the host served him grape juice with his oyster crackers. We tasted five wines and ended up purchasing several bottles! We spent about an hour walking the grounds around the house and felt like that was plenty. The gardens are beautiful and also a must-see. The house tour was amazing. We opted for the self-guided audio option and we were very glad we did. The narration added so much that we never would have learned by just walking and engaging interpreters along the way. The history and story of the Vanderbilts is as incredible as the house itself. The entry prices are a little excessive, however, but we were glad we spent the time and money visiting the Biltmore Estate.

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Bilt M, Guest Relations Manager at Biltmore, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

We are delighted to hear you and your enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you back to Biltmore again soon!

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