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Stroll acres of formal and informal gardens designed by America’s foremost landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted. From the beauty of the Italian Garden to the breathtaking trees in America’s first managed forest, Biltmore’s lush landscape is a living tribute to the genius of Olmsted, who also designed Central Park in New York City.

Enjoy a lesson with an expert instructor on our estate and learn proper gun mount, stance, target engagement, and other fundamental skills.

Inspired by the Vanderbilt tradition of sharing afternoon tea with guests, The Dining Room’s unique take on this experience offers a welcome moment of leisure. Join us for a delightful sampling of fine cheeses, artfully prepared sweet and savory canapés, and a selection of Newby Teas, renowned as one of the world’s finest tea purveyors.

Learn at your own pace with private equestrian lessons. One-on-one intensive learning and undivided instructor attention ensure a rapid increase of skills.


Call 828-225-1454 to reserve.

Choose between a single or tandem kayak and embark on a private, peaceful self-guided trip down the gentle French Broad River.

Take a motor coach tour of the estate and learn about the history of the land, structures, and former residents while visiting areas not usually open to guests.

Group lessons allow students to compare and contrast their skills with other riders. Groups explore new techniques and learn from each other in a friendly environment.


Call 828-225-1454 to reserve.

Discover why chocolate and red wine are a match made in heaven! Featuring locally produced artisan chocolates from French Broad Chocolate and Chocolate Gems, and an opportunity to taste and experience the tactile attribute of a raw cacao bean, this tasting provides information about wine production at Biltmore, the process of farming origin-specific cacao, and its effects upon the finished product.

Two-hour experiences cover the basics of expedition-style driving while allowing additional time for you to increase your knowledge and ability to create a more memorable off-road adventure.

Tour the house—including areas seen in the Upstairs – Downstairs Tour, Rooftop Tour, and House Tours—with a guide assigned exclusively to you.

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