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George Vanderbilt: Book Lover

Posted on 02/27/2013 Comments(5)

Currently on display, now through May, in the exhibit case in the lobby of the Inn on Biltmore Estate is a collection of books from George Vanderbilt’s time and a look at his reading habits....

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Happy Birthday, Dear Edith

Posted on 01/17/2013 by Leslie Klingner Comments(1)

Today, January 17, is the 140th anniversary of Edith Vanderbilt’s birthday. In celebration of her life and legacy, we thought it would be fun to share some little-known stories about her....

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Nonsense and a Very Good Time

Posted on 01/08/2013 by Leslie Klingner

To mark the turning of 1901 into 1902, George and Edith Vanderbilt hosted a house party for 20 of the movers and shakers of Boston and New York society. Among the revelers that year were Larz...

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Celebrating the New Year - Past and Present

Posted on 01/01/2013 by Darren Poupore

With 2012 clearly in the rearview mirror, many of us are reflecting on the events of the past year before looking forward to the promises of a New Year. If we were to look further back, into the...

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A Little History About A Little Cottage

Posted on 12/11/2012 by Leeann Donnelly Comments(4)

Guests who visit Biltmore often ask us about the beautiful little cottage that sits close to the estate’s exit road, near our Inn. Designed by Richard Howland Hunt, son of Biltmore House...

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