Events & Activities

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During this 90-minute experience, capture the feeling of being guided through Biltmore’s grand rooms by our curators and hosts. You’ll learn about learn about the Vanderbilts, their guests, and their servants, in addition to the surrounding architecture, design, and artwork.

After training, this tour follows gravel and dirt roads to the estate’s west side where you will enjoy beautiful views of pastures and vineyards while learning about Biltmore’s agricultural facilities.

Available daily.

Pisgah Playground

Included with estate admission.

Come to Antler Hill Village to enjoy our playground, featuring activities that connect the estate’s past with your children’s imagination with fun, healthy play.

Pilot three distinctive Land Rover models: the iconic Defender 90, Range Rover, and Discovery. Your seven-hour adventure begins with the Defender—last imported into the U.S. in 1997—and includes a brief history, walk-around, and the opportunity to put this rugged 4x4 through its paces! Lunch included.

Stroll acres of formal and informal gardens designed by America’s foremost landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted. From the beauty of the Italian Garden to the breathtaking trees in America’s first managed forest, Biltmore’s lush landscape is a living tribute to the genius of Olmsted, who also designed Central Park in New York City.

Enjoy a lesson with an expert instructor on our estate and learn proper gun mount, stance, target engagement, and other fundamental skills.

Inspired by the Vanderbilt tradition of sharing afternoon tea with guests, The Dining Room’s unique take on this experience offers a welcome moment of leisure. Join us for a delightful sampling of fine cheeses, artfully prepared sweet and savory canapés, and a selection of Newby Teas, renowned as one of the world’s finest tea purveyors.

Pilot three distinctive Land Rover models: the iconic Defender 90, Range Rover, and Discovery. Your 4-hour adventure begins with the Defender—last imported into the U.S. in 1997—and includes a brief history, walk-around, and the opportunity to put this rugged 4x4 through its paces! 

Enjoy amazing views while testing your balance with a guided stand up paddle board trip down a gentle three-mile stretch of the French Broad River. Stand up paddle boarding is a fun and relaxing way to experience the river and can also provide a high-energy workout.

On this guided tour, get a closer look at the design and construction of Biltmore House in areas not on the regular house visit—including stunning views and photo ops from the rooftop and balconies.

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