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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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Our Christmas tree-toppers top them all!

Posted on 10/21/2014 by Jean Sexton

When George Vanderbilt’s grandson inherited Biltmore House in 1960, the immense home had been open to the public for three decades. Each year, Biltmore House was closed December–March...

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Designing A Welcome Home

Posted on 12/12/2013 by Jean Sexton

Once you pass through the entrance way “Vestibule” into Biltmore House, you have entered a special place for Biltmore Floral Designer Mary Quirk. This is the first space that guests...

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O Christmas Tree!

Posted on 11/30/2013 by Leeann Donnelly Comments(6)

For nearly 40 years, Biltmore’s engineering team has handled the logistical challenges of carrying a 35-foot-tall tree through Biltmore House and raising it safely and securely in the...

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A Child’s Joy at Christmas

Posted on 11/25/2013 by Jean Sexton

When asked how she sums up all the months of planning and preparation, all the glittering decorations adorning the trees, all the lights, and all the passion she puts into her work, Simone Bush,...

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