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Sunday, March 20 - Monday, August 29 — Offered on select dates. Activity lasts approximately one hour.

Complimentary Handicrafts at Antler Hill Barn

Overnight guests only.

Children ages 4 to 12 can learn traditional Appalachian crafts and make a toy or souvenir to take home with them at our handicrafts sessions at Antler Hill Barn. Crafts such as off-loom weaving, creating corn shuck dolls, quilt design, and limber jacks (a folk instrument) were popular during the time of the Vanderbilts. Our instructors continue to keep these traditions alive.


Available Thursday – Monday, March 19 - April 4, and Thursday – Monday in July and August.


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.

Sunday, March 20 - Saturday, December 31 — 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 21 - Sunday, October 30 — 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.

Tuesday, May 3 - Wednesday, August 31 — Daily, 2:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Live Music in Antler Hill Village

Included with estate admission.

Whether your summer afternoon is meant for kicking back or kicking into high gear, Antler Hill Village & Winery offers choices for all ages. Enjoy daily music on the Village Green while you dine, shop, or relax and take in the sights and sounds of Biltmore.

Saturday, May 14 - Sunday, September 25 — Offered Saturdays & Sundays.

Grape Stomp in Antler Hill Village

Included with estate admission.

Grown-ups and kids alike are invited to take part in this ancient maceration (softening of the grape skin) practice, long an important part of winemaking. A grape stomp souvenir will be given to commemorate your experience. Complimentary. No reservation required.

Biltmore turns up the volume as darkness falls across the Blue Ridge Mountains with musical evenings. Fridays and Saturdays feature Live After Five with energetic bands, the Grape Stomp, and casual food featuring chef-inspired cookout favorites. Dance with lively jazz and pop, then complete your evening with relaxed dining on the estate.*


*Food and beverage at additional cost.

Come explore our 8,000-acre Blue Ridge Mountain backyard and create memories to last a lifetime. Enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, exploring our gardens and grounds, or even bring a picnic and relax in a quiet spot. Add to your visit with additional outdoor activities like fishing, horseback riding, bike rentals, and more, available at our Outdoor Adventure Center.

Tuesday, July 5 - Monday, September 5 — 1:00 p.m.

A Gardener’s Place Seminars - Summer

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.

Wednesday, July 6 - Tuesday, August 16 — 8:00 p.m.

Summer Film Series at Antler Hill Barn

Complimentary, for Overnight Guests only.

Come enjoy a casual family-friendly movie night at the barn. Kick back on hay bales or benches and enjoy a summer classic with popcorn. Soft drinks, candy, and alcoholic beverages are also available at additional cost.

  • Wednesday, July 6: A League of Their Own
  • Wednesday, July 13: Footloose
  • Wednesday, July 20: The Great Outdoors
  • Tuesday, July 26: Parent Trap
  • Tuesday, August 2: Field of Dreams
  • Tuesday, August 16: Dirty Dancing

Call 800-411-3812 for more information. Reservations are not required.

Favorite performers take to the stage on the South Terrace of Biltmore House, presenting extraordinary evenings of great music and unsurpassed views in an incomparable setting. A variety of dining options adds to the evening, including gourmet picnics and wine.  See the line-up now.


*Evening events by reservation only.


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