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We're hosting the annual Biltmore Challenge Endurance Rides, which will include: 


Friday, May 5: 25 mile LD, 50 miles
Saturday, May 6: 30-mile LD, 55 miles, 75 miles, 100 miles


Registration is required. Learn more at the link below or call 828-225-1454 for more information.

Saturday, May 13 — 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Designed for Drama Tea Series

$85 per person.

Join us in the Vanderbilt Room at The Inn to celebrate our Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics exhibition with an exclusive Designed for Drama Tea Series. Bringing together lovers of literature and fine tea, we invite you to enjoy this unique Biltmore experience offered monthly, highlighting a different book from George Vanderbilt’s expansive 22,000-volume collection. Watch as the magic unfolds around you with delightfully themed menus, lively entertainment, and imaginative décor that bring the literary classics to life. May's book is The Works of William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night.

Reservations required; call 800-411-3812.

Sunday, May 14 — 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Flowers to Wear – Mother’s Day

Overnight guests only.

Join us at The Inn on Biltmore Estate on Mother’s Day to create a special souvenir for you and your loved one at our Boutonniere & Corsage Bar, led by a resident Floral Design Expert. Guests may watch or participate and are invited to take their creation as a souvenir.

Cherish Mom on her special day at The Inn’s annual brunch prepared with the freshest seasonal ingredients. Bring your camera and capture this memorable day in front of our floral photo display beautifully embellished with roses and peonies in various shades of pink.


Call 800-411-3812 to reserve.

Join us for a fun way to get out and about with our horses, enjoy trails we normally don’t have access to and compete in a friendly game.


For more info, directions, event details, waiver, and RSVP, please click the link below.

Saturday, May 20 —1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Target & Taste

$160 or $50 for tasting only per person, plus applicable tax. 10% discount available to Passholders and Wine Club members.

Jones House at Biltmore Sporting Clays Club on Biltmore Estate

Guests will enjoy a leisurely afternoon of sporting clays activities followed by a Biltmore wine tasting, including the new vintage of our popular red wine blend The Hunt, plus hors d’oeuvres, lawn games, and live bluegrass music at the Biltmore Sporting Clays Club in the historic Jones House located on the estate’s scenic west side.


Call 800-411-3812 to learn more and reserve. Call 828-257-5959 for shooting questions.


*Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

Enjoy the variety of Trail Challenges, Obstacle Courses, and Recreation Rides in a fun and family friendly environment. Create friendships with best friends you have yet to meet. Events are open to all breeds of horses, donkeys and mules.


For details and registration, click on the link below and then on the individual event.

Friday, May 26 - Monday, September 4

Summer at Biltmore

Included with estate admission.

Come explore our 8,000-acre Blue Ridge Mountain backyard and create memories to last a lifetime. Enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, exploring our gardens and grounds, or even bring a picnic and relax in a quiet spot. Add to your visit with additional outdoor activities like fishing, horseback riding, bike rentals, and more, available at our Outdoor Adventure Center.

Sunday, May 28 — 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Memorial Day Celebration Dinner at Antler Hill Barn

$99 per Adult/Youth, $60.00 per child (Age 0-9) plus tax. Gratuities included. Overnight guests and Passholders only.

Join us for a delicious dinner buffet that pays tribute to our veterans with a unique USO South Pacific theme evening and fun activities for all ages.  Enjoy live music featuring the Liberty Belles Trio, a group who bring to life the songs of the great musical era of the 1940s, Biltmore wine, select beers, and non-alcoholic beverages.  End the evening with a dramatic fireworks display on estate grounds.


Reservations required.  Call 800-411-3812 to reserve.

A competitive trail ride (CTR) is a competitive distance event over a measured distance and completed within a window of time. NATRC rides are not races. Our rides emphasize the skill of pacing your horse to maximize his longevity as a distance horse.


Registration is required. Learn more at the link below or call 828-225-1454.


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