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Remembering our Christmas past

Posted on 11/20/2015 by Jean Sexton

Christmas has always been celebrated in grand style at Biltmore and the festivities have always included a special party for employees of the estate. While George Vanderbilt was still a bachelor,...

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How a first-timer helps deck Biltmore’s halls

Posted on 11/11/2015 by Jean Sexton Comments(1)

For the past decade, Tracy Ross has enjoyed Christmas at Biltmore from the sidelines, first as a host in Biltmore House and then as a member of the Reception & Ticketing Sales Center team....

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Celebrating a Gilded Age Christmas

Posted on 11/10/2015 by Jean Sexton Comments(5)

Each year, our floral department selects a theme inspired by the Vanderbilt era, and they interpret it throughout the entire estate, from Biltmore House to Antler Hill Village & Winery, plus...

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New life for an old house

Posted on 11/06/2015 by Jean Sexton

What was once an old farmhouse on Biltmore’s West Side is now the newly-restored club house for the Biltmore Sporting Clays Club. This remarkable transformation continues to be a...

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Literary Biltmore

Posted on 10/29/2015 by Joanne O'Sullivan

You only need to look at the Library at Biltmore House to understand how important books were to George Vanderbilt. Throughout much of his adult life, he read an average of 81 books per year, or...

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