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July Travels of George Vanderbilt

Posted on 07/14/2016 by Amy Dangelico Comments(4)

Many of us often think of late summer—July, in particular—as an ideal time for a getaway. Perhaps it’s an effect of the solstice, but there’s just something about the year...

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6 Biltmore Rooms Named After Artists

Posted on 07/12/2016 by Sharon Bell Comments(1)

Vanderbilt was an avid print collector who purchased more than 1,400 prints in his lifetime. Not only did he have personal friendships with leading artists of the era, he even named some of the...

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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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