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Equestrian Center - Ride Biltmore Program

$30 per person with estate admission, plus applicable tax.

Enjoy more than 80 miles of well-marked estate trails with your horse. Limited primitive camping and access to our rental paddocks are both available for additional fees.


Call 828-225-1454 to reserve.

Offered Wednesdays–Sundays, 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Saturdays, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Live Piano Music in the Library Lounge

Included in admission or with a stay at The Inn.

Classical and contemporary favorites provide a soothing respite from a day of exploration and adventure on the estate.

Featuring some of the area’s finest musicians, our live jazz evenings offer the perfect opportunity to cozy up with a cocktail and recount the highlights of your day at Biltmore.

Come to Village Social at Village Hotel for live music Thursday–Sunday evenings with two talented, versatile musicians. On Thursdays and Sundays, Kevin Scanlon blends diverse musical styles to create his own sound that features guitar, banjo, harmonica, and vocals. On Fridays and Saturdays, we host Chris Rhodes, an accomplished vocalist, guitarist, producer, and arranger who offers up a dynamic mix of jazz, R&B, blues, and funky pop-rock.

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.

Explore the estate’s East Side with an insider’s perspective on this relaxed-paced 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.

Saturday, October 14 - Sunday, December 31 — 1:30 p.m. Daily

A Gardener’s Place Seminars: Holiday Tablescapes with Plants

Included in admission

Join Biltmore gardening experts in A Gardener’s Place Shop beneath the Conservatory for a complimentary demonstration, Holiday Tablescapes with Plants. Learn how to create a long-lasting, living tabletop conversation piece using plants, such natural elements as pinecones and twigs, other interesting objects of your choosing, and your very own imagination!

Friday, November 3 - Saturday, January 6 — Fridays & Saturdays, 3:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

Bonfire & S’mores

$6.00 plus tax per S’mores Kit

Join us near Antler Hill Barn for a good old fashioned bonfire! Cozy up with your loved ones, relax, and unwind while making (and eating!) tasty toasty s’mores—it’s the perfect way to wrap a fun-filled day on the estate, or your Candlelight Christmas Evening visit. Purchase your s’mores kits at our Creamery or at The Kitchen Café (inside Village Hotel).

Friday, November 3 - Sunday, January 7 — 5:30 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

Antler Hill Village & Winery Holiday Illumination

Included with estate admission or overnight stay

New this year, the warm festive glow of Christmas at Biltmore extends to charming Antler Hill Village! Bask in the beauty of a glittering cascade of lights illuminating trees, buildings, and the pathways that connect our unique shops, remarkable restaurants, and the nation’s most visited Winery. Don’t miss this must-see experience, including the stunning ornament display that adorns the ceiling of the Winery’s Tasting Room, where complimentary tastings await.

Experience the holidays wreathed with the wonder of Biltmore. Our celebration presents Christmas on a grand scale with more than 55 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.

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