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Edith Dresser Vanderbilt: a very charming and accomplished girl

Posted on 12/30/2014 by Jean Sexton

In honor of Edith Vanderbilt’s birthday on January 17, we’d like to share a glimpse into her childhood and young adult years before she married “the most eligible bachelor in the...

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Wintry Words Arrangement

Posted on 12/28/2014 by Holly Clark

It’s easy to make lush floral arrangements in spring and summer, but what about winter, when many flowers and plants are out of season? Christy Leonard, one of Biltmore’s Floral...

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George Vanderbilt and his automobiles

Posted on 12/18/2014 by Judy Ross

Because Biltmore House had superb stables, we often think the Vanderbilts relied on horses and carriages for transportation throughout their lives. Certainly, when George Vanderbilt was born in...

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Whistler and Vanderbilt: an artist and his patron

Posted on 11/20/2014 by Judy Ross

George Vanderbilt was a knowledgeable art collector, acquiring both the classics—like tapestries from the 1500s—and works from contemporary artists of his time such as Renoir. For...

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Wreathed in wonder

Posted on 11/17/2014 by Holly Clark

Christmas at Biltmore is a season wreathed in wonder when we honor George and Edith Vanderbilt’s legacy of warm welcome and holiday hospitality at Biltmore House. From dozens of beautifully...

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