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Asheville’s premiere culinary event is an evening of food, wine and beer tasting with 40+ AIR (Asheville Independent Restaurants), wine sponsors and local brewers, including Biltmore wines. This event is a fundraiser for AIR and its programs; including the “Chef’s of Tomorrow” Scholarship at AB Tech and GO! Kitchen Ready.

Thursday, December 18th - Saturday, December 20th

Gingerbread House Tea at the Inn on Biltmore Estate

December 18, 19, and 20, 2014. 1:00 p.m. $65 per person plus applicable tax.

Build your own gingerbread house with the hands-on assistance of a Biltmore Pastry Chef. The price includes instruction, supplies, and a special tea service including an assortment of tea sandwiches. This popular event sells out quickly, so reserve your spot today!

Call 800-411-3812 to reserve.

Monday, January 12th - Thursday, March 19th

Winter at Biltmore

Included with estate admission

Discover our great indoors at America's largest home. Be immersed in the intricate details and artistic touches found in Biltmore House and get a glimpse of tropical beauty in our Conservatory filled with palms, ferns, and orchids. At Antler Hill Village & Winery, enjoy free guided winery tours and exhibits of the Vanderbilts' personal treasures.

We welcome an exciting new exhibition exploring fashions of the early 1900s featured in the hit PBS series Downton Abbey. Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times includes more than 40 costumes from the series showcased in rooms throughout Biltmore House. The groupings are inspired by the fictional show and by real life at Biltmore, with stories from the estate during the time period woven throughout the exhibition.
Exhibition designed by Exhibits Development Group in cooperation with Cosprop Ltd., London.

Friday, March 20th - Saturday, May 23rd

Biltmore Blooms

Included with estate admission

Admire the progression of blossoms throughout all the gardens this spring, ranging from daffodils and stunning tulips to beautiful azaleas and fragrant roses. Biltmore House joins the festivities as well, with a bountiful display of orchids in the indoor Winter Garden and stunning arrangements throughout.

Tuesday, May 26th - Monday, September 7th

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.