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A Great Camp in the Great Outdoors

Posted on 05/12/2016 by Judy Ross Comments(1)

In the late 1800s, it was fashionable for families like the Vanderbilts to have a getaway “great camp” or lodge in the Adirondacks so that they could enjoy outdoor activities such as...

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Celebrate Biltmore’s Historic Trees

Posted on 05/06/2016 by Judy Ross Comments(1)

On a beautiful summer day, it's a great time to walk through Biltmore’s forests to honor the estate’s timeless commitment to the legacy of the land. And if you can’t be there...

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A desirable destination for romance

Posted on 05/02/2016 by Jean Sexton

Even before construction of Biltmore House was officially completed, George Vanderbilt’s world-class hospitality and the romantic atmosphere of the surrounding mountains made Biltmore a...

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A summer retreat for sheep

Posted on 04/26/2016 by Jean Sexton

After George Vanderbilt officially opened Biltmore House to his friends and family on Christmas Eve 1895, you might imagine that the building projects he envisioned for his grand estate were...

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The Legacy of John Cecil

Posted on 03/23/2016 by Jean Sexton Comments(3)

Of all the romantic celebrations held on the estate, none has been quite as spectacular the April 29, 1924 wedding of Cornelia Vanderbilt to British diplomat John Francis Amherst Cecil. Hundreds...

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