Biltmore is more than a magnificent chateau in a picturesque mountain setting. It is the spirit of the people who envisioned its splendor and then lived, worked, played, and entertained here. These are their stories.
New Rooms Reveal New Stories
We uncovered more than wallpaper and woodwork while researching and restoring four of Biltmore's most grand guest rooms. We found stories about the people who lived in, worked in, and loved America's largest home.® Discover what made Biltmore House a home with the debut of new rooms and our new storytelling audio tour.
He was a voracious reader of books, a husband, a father, a visionary, and a gracious host who took delight in sharing the beauty of his spectacular estate with his guests. Come experience George Vanderbilt's renowned spirit of hospitality. It's still alive and well at Biltmore.
She was a strong and capable woman in an age when neither quality was expected of a genteel lady. Widowed at a young age, Edith Vanderbilt steadfastly managed Biltmore, nurturing it to become a unique and fascinating destination for your family, as you seek a glimpse into a storied past.
As the only child of George and Edith Vanderbilt, Cornelia Vanderbilt was the princess of a 250-room castle in an 8,000-acre kingdom. Today, you can explore the wonders she knew.