Story Ideas for “A Visit to Biltmore”
A Family Vacation with a Historic Twist
Set against the backdrop of the 250-room Biltmore House and the Blue Ridge Mountains, families of all shapes and sizes have lots of options when visiting Biltmore.
This real-life castle sparks the imagination and offers activities for all adventure levels. Biking, hiking, horseback riding, and more, there’s something for every member of the family. And the kids will have so much fun they won’t realize that this vacation also comes with a history lesson.
While wives and girlfriends swoon at the romance of Biltmore, the estate was originally the ultimate 18th-century bachelor pad. Today, the estate has more than enough grit and excitement for the ultimate “mancation.” Tap into your inner outdoorsman with rugged fun trying your aim on Biltmore’s sporting clays course or taking an Orvis-endorsed fly-fishing class. Go off-road during a class with the Land Rover Experience Driving School or off the paved path on a guided Segway tour. See George Vanderbilt’s gun collection, housed in Biltmore House in a room devoted to the collection. Round out the “mancation” by staying at the Inn on Biltmore Estate, which offers a variety of packages, including the Trails and Target Package. This package features a two-hour lesson at the Land Rover Experience Driving School and a two-hour sporting clays lesson with a Beretta shotgun.