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This is the special time of year when we thank our passholders with 2 free admission tickets to share with family and friends, as well as discounts on estate shopping, dining, guided tours, outdoor activities, and stays at the Inn on Biltmore Estate. You’ll also get admission to Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times Exhibition, beginning February 5, 2015.

Monday, January 26th - Thursday, March 19th

Orchid Talks in the Conservatory

11:00 a.m. Weekdays. Included with estate admission.

Enjoy a complimentary 45 minute talk about our beautiful orchid collection this winter. Capacity is limited to 15 guests daily. 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.

All bike purchases include a helmet (while supplies last) and 1 year of basic tune-ups at Ski Country Sports!
Limited inventory. All bikes are sold as-is at the Antler Hill Bike Barn on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 828-225-1425 for more details.

Friday, March 20th - Monday, May 25th

A Gardener’s Place Seminars

Included with estate admission

Please join us in A Gardener’s Place Gift Shop, located beneath the Conservatory, for daily free demonstrations featuring gardening and floral topics.


Spring Seminars:
1:00 p.m.—Exquisite orchids for beginners
2:00 p.m.—Nurturing treasured houseplants

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.

Friday, March 20th - Monday, May 25th

Orchid Display in Biltmore House

Included with estate admission

During Biltmore Blooms, our gardens come to life with gorgeous blossoms. Inside Biltmore House, we complement the grounds in the Winter Garden. This glass-domed room was a place to relax and entertain surrounded by lush plants and flowers. During this time only, you can step down into the room just as George and Edith Vanderbilt’s guests might have. Sit and enjoy music and the fabulous collection of fragrant, exotic orchids.

Friday, March 27th - Saturday, March 28th

Biltmore Warehouse Sale—Open to the Public

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

2000 Riverside Drive, Asheville NC

Garden & Home Décor
Get your spring off to a great start and take advantage of tremendous savings at our seasonal warehouse sale. Save up to 50% on garden and home décor, jewelry, apparel, and more!

Join us for a delicious Easter brunch.  Adults $47; ages 10-16 $22;  ages 6-9 $15; children 5 and under dine free.

Friday, November 6th - Sunday, January 10th

Christmas at Biltmore Daytime Celebration

Included with estate admission

Experience the holidays wreathed with the wonder of Biltmore. Our celebration presents Christmas on a grand scale with more than 40 trees decorated by our talented staff, accented with miles of ribbon, garlands, and lights. Festive menus in our restaurants and holiday wine tastings make for a memorable visit.

Friday, November 6th - Saturday, January 2nd

Candlelight Christmas Evenings

By reservation only. Pricing varies by date.

Candlelight, firelight, and live music bring holiday warmth to the extravagant holiday décor of Biltmore House, creating an evening to remember. Evening guests can also take advantage of Antler Hill Village & Winery to enjoy free wine tastings. Advance reservations are required for evening visits.