Events & Activities

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Relax with a private, two-hour horseback ride as your expert guide leads you through the estate’s extensive network of outstanding trails. For 1 to 4 guests.

Once you have completed an experience, try your new skills on more difficult terrain. These two-hour courses can be customized to cover specific techniques like winching, expedition planning, and navigation.

Fridays - Sundays, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Handicrafts at Antler Hill Barn

Included in admission or with a stay at The Inn or Village Hotel.

Time-honored traditions are kept alive by our handicrafts instructors’ enthusiasm and expertise as they provide children ages 4 to 12 the opportunity to make a special toy or souvenir to take home! Crafting projects change daily, and include traditional crafts reminiscent of Biltmore, the Vanderbilt era, or the Appalachian region.


Demonstrations offered continuously throughout the day between hours noted, and last between 10 and 15 minutes. For children ages 4-12 with an accompanying adult.

 Enjoy a western-style guided ride on a horse chosen to match your skill level. Travel with loved ones and fellow guests along beautiful trails through the woodlands and meadows of the estate.

Whether it’s your first time out or you’re looking to hone your off-road skills, the Full-Day Experience provides the most flexible and individualized adventure. Lunch included.

Available March-December

Farmyard Visits

Included in admission

Visit Antler Hill Farm for a complimentary introduction to farm life and farm animals that were an integral part of life on the estate. Animals residing at the Farmyard may include laying hens, lambs, calves, goats, and draft horses. Antler Hill Farm staff are on hand to explain the role animals play on the estate and engage in hands-on activities based on seasonal availability.

Customized to fit your skill and comfort levels, one-hour experiences cover the basics of expedition-style driving. Obstacles such as steep ascents, descents, and more offer an exciting adventure.

Not ready to drive, but want to see what it’s like? Let our expert driver take you on this 30-minute expedition over broken bridges, climb large boulders and rocks, and go on a sideways adventure tackling hills at new angles.

Sit back, relax, and take in the breathtaking beauty of the estate while your knowledgeable guide paddles your raft down the French Broad River.

Take your skills to the next level as you learn techniques that will increase your scores and consistency.

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