Awards and Accolades
George Vanderbilt's legacy of excellence continues today with Biltmore's exceptional beauty and hospitality. Our ongoing commitment to providing an unforgettable experience for our guests has been recognized most recently with these accolades:
Biltmore Receives Grand Award for Landscape Excellence
Biltmore's Historic Gardens received a Grand Award in the Park, Recreation Area or Playground category of the 2011 Professional Grounds Management Society Green Star Awards. The judges' decision was based on how well our Historic Gardens are maintained, interest and diversity in plant material, and staff attention to safety.
Obama Visits Historic Biltmore During Presidential Vacation
Biltmore was honored on Saturday, April 24, 2010 with a visit from President Obama and First Lady Michelle during a vacation getaway to Asheville.
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2008 Triple Bottom Line Award from Sustainable North Carolina
Biltmore was recently honored with the Triple Bottom Line Award from Sustainable North Carolina. This award is given to for-profit businesses that demonstrate the successful integration of all three aspects of sustainability—social, environmental and economic. Current efforts related to our environmental focus include an internal corporate environmental and social footprint analyses, and employee green teams appointed to drive sustainability initiatives. Other nominees included companies well known for their environmental efforts, such as Burt's Bees.
Biltmore Ranks in Top 10 of America's Favorite Architecture
Biltmore is one of America's favorite architectural wonders according to a public poll of the 150 best works of architecture conducted and released in February, 2007 by Harris Interactive and the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Biltmore shares the accolade with the Empire State Building, the U.S. Capitol Building, and the White House.
Biltmore Named Top NC Architecture
Biltmore tops a statewide poll for North Carolina's Favorite Architecture. The 2007 poll was conducted by The American Institute of Architects North Carolina.
Biltmore Winery: America's Most Visited
The most visited winery in the United States isn't located in Napa Valley. It's at Biltmore in the mountains of North Carolina, where approximately 600,000 visitors stop by to sample award-winning estate wines each year.
Biltmore Gardens Is a Top Choice
When Southern Living asked its readers for their favorite places in the South, memorable experiences at Biltmore's Gardens were top of mind. Biltmore received the 2006 Southern Living Readers' Choice Award for public gardens.
Asheville: A Top 12 World Destination
Asheville has been recognized as one of the top 12 travel destinations in the world. That's according to Frommer's—one of the country's top travel publications. Asheville shares the spotlight with Zurich, Switzerland; Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands; and Tokyo.
Official Best of North Carolina—2008
From Our Guests
My husband and I visited Biltmore as a last-minute overnight getaway. While we just live over the mountain in Maryville, Tennessee, neither of us had ever been to estate. I must tell you, we were completely in awe of the house, grounds, view, hospitality of the staff, and just the overall relaxed feeling that we experienced during our visit.
Angela M. Evans
My wife and I and two of our friends from New Jersey visited the estate last November for the third time over a ten-year period of time. Each visit has been a little better than the one before. The hospitality we have received each time we have visited is superb, and we actually feel like a special guest at a private estate. You are to be commended on the restoration of a grand American icon, and the way it is presented to visitors is very special. We have had the opportunity to visit many grand estates or American Castles during our lifetimes and find Biltmore to be the most magnificent of them all.
George H. Connell, III
White Hall, Arkansas
The estate was amazing. What an experience! My husband has been a builder for more than 30 years, and he was speechless at the workmanship of the mansion. He could not get over the detail in the woodwork. Personally, I plan to make the five-hour trip more often! Thank you for making our weekend an unforgettable one!
Rita & Buddy Evans