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A Fantastical Creature

Posted on 07/14/2015 by Joanne O'Sullivan

The Indian spice trade, Portuguese royalty, and a shipwreck: what do these adventure-story elements have to do with Biltmore House? There’s a connection to them in the Salon, in the form of...

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Top Tips for Traveling with Wine

Posted on 07/09/2015 by Jean Sexton Comments(1)

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...

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Unusual Biltmore Jobs: Rosarian

Posted on 07/07/2015 by Jean Sexton

You could say that Emily Wilson’s interest in plants runs in her family: the Georgia native attended Auburn University, graduating from the College of Agriculture with a horticulture degree...

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Unusual Biltmore Jobs: Blacksmith

Posted on 07/01/2015 by Jean Sexton Comments(2)

Biltmore is more than just America’s largest home—the estate, located in Asheville, North Carolina also employs approximately 2,000 people. Many Biltmore employees work in traditional...

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More than a housekeeper—a central figure in Biltmore House

Posted on 06/25/2015 by Judy Ross Comments(3)

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...

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