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Mrs. Mary “Mimi” Ryan Cecil

Posted on 11/20/2017 by Judy Ross Comments(1)

Mary "Mimi" Ryan Cecil died on Friday, November 17, 2017 in Asheville, NC. Mrs. Cecil and her late husband, William A.V. Cecil, were active members of the Asheville, NC community as owners of the...

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Mr. William A.V. Cecil

Posted on 11/01/2017 by Judy Ross Comments(4)

William Amherst Vanderbilt Cecil, owner of The Biltmore Company, died on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at his home in Asheville. He was 89 years old. William A.V. Cecil was the youngest son of...

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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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Celebrate Biltmore’s Historic Trees

Posted on 05/06/2016 by Judy Ross Comments(7)

On a beautiful summer day, it's a great time to walk through Biltmore’s forests to honor the estate’s timeless commitment to the legacy of the land. And if you can’t be there...

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