An Inspired Oasis
George Vanderbilt envisioned Biltmore in 1888, while on a short vacation to Asheville. His imagination was sparked by the area's beauty. He felt inspired to create a relaxed country estate in the Blue Ridge Mountains that would welcome family and friends for weeks, even months.
Through Biltmore, Mr. Vanderbilt's vision and inspiration lives to this day. We receive more than one million guests every year at our 8,000-acre estate, with more than 1,700 employees ready to make each guest's visit special. Our other offerings include Biltmore Wine; Biltmore For Your Home, a line of Biltmore-inspired home furnishings, gourmet foods and garden and patio items; and our four-star Inn on Biltmore Estate.
A family-owned company, our mission is the preservation of Biltmore as a privately-owned, profitable, working estate. Biltmore does not receive any governmental funding or grants, making it one of the United States' most significant National Historic Landmarks that is preserved solely through private funding.