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Explore the estate’s East Side with an insider’s perspective on this relaxed-paced, one-hour guided stroll on partially paved trails. Meet your River Stroll leader at the Outdoor Adventure Center. Wear comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes; active wear is available at The Marble Lion retail shop within The Inn and at Antler Hill Outfitters in Antler Hill Village.

 

For overnight guests 10 and up only. Reservations required and may be taken one hour prior to hike; call 866-336-1245 or see concierge at The Inn or the Village Hotel front desk to reserve. Weather permitting: contact the Outdoor Adventure Center at 828-225-1425 prior to event.

Tuesday, March 20 - Thursday, May 24 — 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Live Classical Music at Biltmore House

Included in admission

The Winter Garden and Breakfast Room of Biltmore House come alive with beautiful music evocative of springtime. Soloists including harpists, violinists, cellists, and guitarists perform 30-minute instrumental sets on weekdays and duos perform on weekends. 

Tuesday, March 20 - Thursday, May 24 — 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Live Classical Music at The Conservatory

Included with admission

Soloists including harpists, violinists, cellists, and guitarists perform 30-minute instrumental sets. Depending on the weather, you may find our musicians in our grand glass conservatory, or outside amid the beauty of our spectacular gardens.

Welcome spring at its colorful finest! Acres of ever-changing blossoms weave a tapestry of colors across historic gardens designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.

Tuesday, March 20 - Thursday, May 24 — 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

A Gardener’s Place Seminars: Effortless Orchids

Included in admission

Join Biltmore gardening experts in A Gardener’s Place Shop located beneath the Conservatory for a complimentary gardening demonstration, Effortless Orchids. Caring for this most beautiful and diverse of all plant species is so much easier than you think! Discover what orchids need to thrive and re-bloom, season after season.

Friday, March 23 - Friday, May 25 — Select Dates, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Gourmet Wine Evening

$80 per person plus tax

March 23, April 13 & 27, May 11 & 25
This special evening features Biltmore’s finest wines, including our award-winning Chateau Reserve Sparkling and Antler Hill Series, each individually paired with specially selected hors d’oeuvres. Delight in the discovery of how specific combinations of fine wine and flavorful fare stimulate the senses to create a truly satisfying experience!

 

Limited to 20 attendees, reservations recommended; call 800-211-9803 to reserve, or visit guest services on day of visit. All guests must have a ticket. Biltmore Annual Passholders and Vanderbilt Wine Club members enjoy an exclusive 10% discount. Guests must be 21 or older to attend.

Join us for a unique outdoor yoga experience in a quiet setting with a focus on wellness, balance, and rejuvenation. No mat required, towels provided. Wear comfortable clothing. Active wear is available at The Marble Lion retail shop at The Inn and at Antler Hill Outfitters in Antler Hill Village.

 

On Saturday mornings, meet your instructor on The Grand Terrace of The Inn at 8:15 a.m.
On Sunday mornings, meet your instructor on the Village Green in Antler Hill Village at 8:15 a.m.

 

Contact concierge at The Inn or the Village Hotel front desk to reserve and for weather back-up location.

Explore the estate’s East Side with an insider’s perspective on this moderate- to fast-paced guided hike through wooded areas on dirt-packed trails. Meet your Trail Blazers hike leader at the Outdoor Adventure Center. Wear comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes; active wear is available at The Marble Lion retail shop within The Inn and at Antler Hill Outfitters in Antler Hill Village. Hike lasts between 1 and 1.5 hours.

 

For overnight guests 10 and up only. Reservations required and may be taken one hour prior to event; call 866-336-1245 or see concierge at The Inn or the Village Hotel front desk to reserve. Weather permitting: contact the Outdoor Adventure Center at 828-225-1425 prior to event.

Biltmore’s exciting new exhibition showcases breathtaking large-scale glass sculptures in an equally breathtaking setting: the historic gardens of America’s Largest Home®. The vibrant colors and organic shapes that distinguish Chihuly’s dramatic creations are captivating presented within Biltmore’s artfully designed landscapes. The sculptures' placement in the gardens offers an intriguing juxtaposition of the master works of two consummate artists—premier American artist Dale Chihuly and revered Biltmore landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted.

Biltmore House & Gardens will open to the public for special viewings of Chihuly’s stunning large-scale glass sculptures after dark. Chihuly Nights at Biltmore—by reservation only—is an enchanting opportunity to witness the effects of dramatic nighttime lighting upon the luminous colors and graceful forms of these spectacular installations. Sunset over the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, live music in the gardens, and a wine bar make the evening experience all the more enticing. Chihuly’s towering works of art illuminated against a night sky surrounded by the timeless beauty of Biltmore House & Gardens: a truly moving, memorable experience.

 

Reservations required; guests must have an evening admission. Biltmore Annual Passholders enjoy a $20 savings per admission.

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