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Looking Back at the Flood of 1916

Posted on 06/28/2016 by Judy Ross

While many of the moments we celebrate in estate history are joyous, some of the most critical dates are solemn occasions that served as a turning point for Biltmore. One such event was the...

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A Great Camp in the Great Outdoors

Posted on 05/12/2016 by Judy Ross Comments(3)

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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A desirable destination for romance

Posted on 05/02/2016 by Jean Sexton Comments(1)

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 Comments(1)

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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Wedding gowns fit for a queen

Posted on 04/25/2016 by Judy Ross Comments(1)

From Queen Victoria to Princess Diana to the Duchess of Cambridge, royal wedding dresses have set fashion styles for nearly 200 years—everything from the color of the gown itself to flowers....

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