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Our Christmas tree-toppers top them all!

Posted on 10/21/2014 by Jean Sexton

When George Vanderbilt’s grandson inherited Biltmore House in 1960, the immense home had been open to the public for three decades. Each year, Biltmore House was closed December–March...

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Backyard chickens—in a 8,000-acre backyard!

Posted on 09/05/2014 by Judy Ross

Chicken farming in your backyard is growing in popularity around the country as more people get interested in heirloom breeds and fresh eggs. Biltmore also has its own backyard chicken farm,...

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Preserving History in Biltmore’s Italian Garden

Posted on 08/31/2014 by Sharon Bell

Filled with numerous varieties of exotic water lilies, tropical bananas, papyrus, and koi fish, the Italian Garden pays tribute to George Vanderbilt and Fredrick Law Olmsted’s vision each...

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Cows and sheep and donkeys, oh my!  Maintaining a working farm at Biltmore

Posted on 08/25/2014 by Judy Ross Comments(1)

The animals you see grazing when you drive through Biltmore are not just decorative—they play a major role in continuing George Vanderbilt’s vision of a self-sustaining, working estate....

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Preparing for the vineyard harvest

Posted on 08/01/2014 by Jean Sexton

Though it’s still summer here in Western North Carolina, autumn isn’t too far away. We’re looking forward to a bit of fresh crispness in the Blue Ridge Mountains that signals the...

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