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Sunday, March 20th - Saturday, December 31st — Offered Thurs. - Sun. at 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. Activity lasts approximately 1.5 hours.

Guided Hikes

Overnight guests (complimentary) & Passholders ($10 per person) only.

Explore the East Side of the estate with an insider’s perspective on this complimentary guided hike. Hikes cover both paved and unpaved terrain and are suitable for beginner to intermediate hikers. Meet your hike leader at the entrance of the Outdoor Adventure Center.

  • 8:00 a.m. Trail Blazer is a fast-paced hike on dirt terrain in wooded areas, avoiding the heat.
  • 10:00 a.m. River Stroll is a relaxed-pace hike on partially paved roads to the Lagoon.

 

Reservations are required and may be taken up to one hour prior to the event.  See the concierge at The Inn or the Village Hotel front desk to reserve.  Passholders please contact the Reception & Ticketing Sales Center to reserve.

Monday, March 21st - Sunday, October 30th — Saturdays & Sundays, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Complimentary Yoga Classes

Overnight guests (complimentary) & Passholders ($20 per person) only.

Start your day at Biltmore in perfect balance with our complimentary outdoor yoga class.* 

  • Saturday mornings at 8:30 a.m. Meet your yoga instructor on The Grand Terrace of The Inn.
  • Sunday mornings at 8:30 a.m. on the Village Green in Antler Hill Village.
  • No mat required, towels are provided. 

 

Reservations are required and may be taken up to one hour prior to the event.  See the concierge at The Inn or the Village Hotel front desk to reserve.  Passholders please contact the Reception & Ticketing Sales Center to reserve.

 

*Weather permitting. See the concierge at The Inn or the front desk at Village Hotel for weather back-up location.

Food and wine takes center stage at Biltmore as we celebrate the harvest season with Taste of Biltmore. Experience our farm-to-table heritage with hand-crafted wines and culinary events showcasing our winemakers, chefs, and farmers.

Tuesday, September 6th - Wednesday, October 19th — 1:00 p.m.

A Gardener’s Place Seminars - Fall

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.

 

1:00 p.m. - Success with Succulents

  • Attend the seminar and get a 20% off coupon towards purchase of a succulent!
  • Super-trendy and a favorite group of plants for many gardeners
  • Learn how to plant and grow these easy-care plants
  • Ideas for beautiful and creative arrangements to brighten any indoor or outdoor space


Please note, these are demonstrations and are not participatory.

Thursday, October 20th - Saturday, December 31st — 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.

A Gardener’s Place Seminars - Winter

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.

 

1:00 p.m. -  Wonderful Winter Wreaths
A beginner? No problem. Basic design tips will give you confidence. Whether you’re a traditionalist or more contemporary be inspired with new ideas and techniques. Personalize your wreath using natural elements, such as twigs, cones, and moss.

 

2:00 p.m. -  Terrific Tabletop Topiaries
How about something different instead of the usual centerpiece? Learn different styles and techniques and use faux berries, greenery, natural materials and your imagination!

 

Please note, these are demonstrations and are not participatory.

Friday, October 28th — 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Antler Hill Barn Dinner with Special Guests Balsam Range

$99 per adult/youth, $60 per child. Available to Overnight Guests, Passholders, or Guests with estate Daytime Admission.

Join us for a farmer-inspired dinner at Antler Hill Barn with special musical guests Balsam Range, outstanding acoustic musicians and singers from Haywood County. Enjoy Biltmore Wine, select beers, and non-alcoholic beverages as well as live music, lawn games for all ages, and a bonfire.

 

Call 800-411-3812 for details and to reserve.

 

For the ultimate getaway, book a Taste of Biltmore package weekend stay at The Inn on Biltmore Estate.

Wednesday, November 2nd - Thursday, November 3rd

Passholder Savings Days

Biltmore Annual Passholders only.

Kick off the holiday season and save up to 20% on shopping, dining, and overnight stays during this special event, now two days long! The festivities begin at 10:00 a.m. on November 2 as a horse-drawn wagon carrying the huge Fraser Fir tree for the Banquet Hall arrives at Biltmore House, accompanied by Santa.
Also new this year, Passholders may bring unticketed guests to shop and dine at Biltmore after 5:00 p.m.

 

*Select shops remain open until 8:00 p.m. Dining discount does not apply to dinner at The Dining Room or Afternoon Tea in Library Lounge at The Inn. 

Saturday, November 5th - Sunday, January 8th — Saturdays & Sundays starting at 3:00 p.m.

Carolers in Antler Hill Village

Included with estate admission.

Enjoy festive Christmas caroling in Antler Hill Village on Saturdays and Sundays and the day after Thanksgiving. Five 30-minute sets starting at 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 15th - Sunday, December 18th — 1:00 p.m. Daily

Gingerbread House Tea at The Inn on Biltmore Estate

$85 per person, includes tax & gratuity. Available to Overnight Guests, Passholders, or Guests with estate Daytime Admission.

Join us in the Vanderbilt Room at The Inn to embrace the holiday spirit with this charming annual tradition of creating your own gingerbread house! The Inn's Pastry Chef will be on hand to assist you and decorations include a wide assortment of colorful candies. In adition to Santa making special visits to mingle with everyone, you can enjoy our delightful Holiday Tea menu and all the ambiance of our Christmas décor while you decorate your gingerbread creations.

 

This popular event sells out quickly, so reserve your spot today! Call 800-411-3812 to reserve.

Saturday, December 31st — 9:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.

New Year’s Eve Barn Party

$200 per person; ages 16 and older only.

Ring in the New Year with friends at Antler Hill Barn. Located at Antler Hill Village in close proximity to both The Inn and Village Hotel, this lively event is our most casual way to celebrate the end of 2016 and welcome 2017. Enjoy the DJ, light hors d’oeuvres, and dessert, plus beer and wine, and a sparkling wine toast at midnight. Attendees will receive festive party favors and enjoy fireworks from the Village Green.

 

Reservations required. Call 800-411-3812 to reserve. A cocktail cash bar will be available for those who prefer that option.

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