Open House

The Official Blog of Biltmore®

More From Biltmore

Home Ideas & Inspirations

Wine & Food

Gardening

Meet Our Contributors

RSS Feed

Insider Tips


Top Tips for Traveling with Wine

Posted on 07/09/2015 by Jean Sexton

From road trips to air travel, the words “summer vacation” are ones we dream of all year long—there’s just something about warm weather that puts us in the mood to take...

Read More

More than a housekeeper—a central figure in Biltmore House

Posted on 06/25/2015 by Judy Ross Comments(2)

You may not realize it from her position, but one of the significant figures in Biltmore’s past is Emily Rand King, who served as housekeeper and head of staff for the Vanderbilts from 1897...

Read More

Bringing music to Biltmore House

Posted on 05/11/2015 by Judy Ross

Music has been part of Biltmore's life since George Vanderbilt opened its doors in 1895. The estate’s tradition of musical entertainment was ongoing, even though the Music Room itself...

Read More

National Historic Landmark designation illustrates U.S. heritage

Posted on 05/01/2015 by Judy Ross

May 23 marks a Biltmore birthday: on that day in 1963, the estate was officially nominated as a National Historic Landmark. The original landmark designation 52 years ago was based on the theme...

Read More

Restoration retrospective: the Tyrolean Chimney

Posted on 04/15/2015 by Judy Ross Comments(2)

As part of our look back at the extensive renovation project that returned the Louis XV Suite to its current splendor six years ago this month, let’s take a moment to consider the namesake...

Read More