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Thursday, January 5 - Sunday, March 26 — Offered Thurs. - Sun. at 10:00 a.m. Activity lasts approximately 1.5 hours.

Guided Hikes

Overnight guests only.

Explore the East Side of the estate with an insider’s perspective on this complimentary guided hike. The River Stroll hike is a relaxed-pace hike on partially paved roads to the Lagoon. Meet your hike leader at the entrance of the Outdoor Adventure Center.


Reservations are required and may be taken up to one hour prior to the event.  See the concierge at The Inn or the Village Hotel front desk to reserve or call 866-336-1245

Discover our great indoors at America's largest home, and enjoy the lowest admission prices of the year! 

During this special time, we thank our passholders for being part of the Biltmore Family. New this year, your Annual Pass includes all regular pass benefits, plus PASS (Passholder Appreciation Special Season) Perks—but only for a limited time! Perks include a buy-one-get-one tour, free audio guide, extra savings on dining and shopping, and much more. Share your love of Biltmore with family and friends by giving them a chance to be a Passholder for a day with Pass for a Day. Details in your Winter Ambassador, arriving in mailboxes early 2017. Restrictions apply.

Monday, January 23 - Friday, March 17 — 11:00 a.m. Weekdays.

Orchid Talks in the Conservatory

Included with estate admission.

Enjoy a complimentary 45 minute talk about our beautiful orchid collection at peak bloom, with vibrant colors and delicate blossoms creating a new winter wonderland. Capacity is limited; reservations can be made during the day of your visit at any Guest Services location. Tour meets inside the center front doors of the Conservatory.

The artistry of great literary works, costume design, and movie making comes together in a new exhibition premiering in Biltmore House. More than 40 award-winning movie costumes will be on display throughout America’s largest home, accompanied by the original books in George Vanderbilt’s 22,000-volume library that inspired the films. Elaborate costumes from recent films including Sherlock Holmes, Finding Neverland, Anna Karenina, and Far from the Madding Crowd will bring many of Vanderbilt’s favorite stories to life showcased in the grand spaces of Biltmore House.


Photo credit: THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY ©1996 Universal Pictures Limited.

Friday, February 24 — 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sparkling Wine Tasting at The Inn

Inn guests only.

What better way to toast romance than with a bit of Biltmore’s best bubbly! Tickle your palate with a variety of award-winning sparkling wines, along with a mouth-watering selection of handcrafted chocolate candies.

Join Biltmore Wines at the 2017 Cincinnati International Wine Festival, a charitable, non-profit organization founded in 1991 to promote the wine industry and raise funds for local charities.

Saturday, March 4 — 6:00 p.m.

Winemaker’s Dinner

$100 per person plus tax & gratuity. Wine Club Members only; must be 21 years or older to attend.

Vanderbilt Wine Club members will enjoy an exclusive evening of food and wine hosted by Winemakers Bernard Delille and Sharon Fenchak, accompanied by a fine dining experience prepared by Chef Eckman in the Private Dining Room at The Inn on Biltmore Estate. Includes custom, Vanderbilt Wine Club member wine glass souvenir.


Reservations required; call 800-411-3812.

Join Biltmore Wines at the annual Hilton Head Island WIne & Food Festival, with a celebration to embrace the fruits of global wine partnerships, signature Lowcountry cuisine, and the festival’s cornerstone: the International Wine Competition.

Monday, March 20 - Thursday, May 25

Biltmore Blooms

Included with estate admission.

You haven’t seen Biltmore until you’ve seen it in the spring. Our gardens – designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted – come to life with wave after wave of gorgeous blooms.


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