Food & Wine Lovers
The Vanderbilts were well-known for their hospitality and entertaining, including the finest foods and wines from around the world. We continue to honor that legacy today in our restaurants and our award-winning Biltmore Wines that reflect George Vanderbilt's commitment to providing the best for his guests.
Our four-star Inn on Biltmore Estate is waiting to welcome you. It is the only hotel on the property, and sits atop Antler Hill, which lends its name to the new Antler Hill Village just below. Arrive in the afternoon and unwind in the new village, enjoying live music and storytellers on the Village Green, and a casual dinner at the new Cedric's Tavern. This tavern, named after George Vanderbilt's beloved St. Bernard, Cedric, pays tribute to the neighborhood pubs of Britain and Ireland, and is your chance to try our own Cedric's Brown Ale and Cedric's Pale Ale.
You might also consider one of our Biltmore packages available through our Asheville hotel partners. Learn more about Asheville Hotel Packages.
Visit Like A Vanderbilt
- Next morning, treat yourself to the Inn on Biltmore Estate breakfast buffet in The Dining Room or the breakfast option in your hotel package before beginning your day at Biltmore House.
- Purchase our Audio Tour Guide, which covers all rooms open to the public in Biltmore House. Be sure to check out each in-depth information stop for more details on the Vanderbilt family and life on the estate. Click here to view an interactive map »
- Look for dining vignettes with tables set for family and guests, and how many people the Banquet Hall would seat.
- In the Basement, learn more about cooking and housekeeping with the pastry kitchen, rotisserie kitchen, and main kitchen.
- Allow plenty of time to enjoy the tour and be sure to ask our Guest Relations Hosts any questions you may have.
- Take our Butler's Tour, which takes you close-up to the fascinating details related to running Biltmore House and catering to guests.
- For lunch, try the Stable Café located next to Biltmore House. This was the original stable area for horses, and you can enjoy rotisserie and smoked favorites from historic box stalls that have become booths.
- Afterward, go to the Library Terrace on the south end of Biltmore House and immerse yourself in the "outdoor rooms" designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. From the Library Terrace all the way to the Bass Pond, experience a series of formal and informal gardens—each with its own story to tell.
- Don’t miss the four-acre Walled Garden with its espaliered fruit trees. Olmsted originally planned it as a kitchen garden for the estate, but Vanderbilt preferred "a garden of ornament," instead.
- Make reservations for dinner in The Dining Room and enjoy creative interpretations of regional cuisine featuring estate-raised beef and lamb, mountain trout, and fresh, seasonal ingredients from our kitchen gardens.
- Today's first stop is our new Antler Hill Village. Visit the Kitchen Garden with the dew still on it and look for edible flowers and herbs in season before enjoying coffee and pastries at the Creamery.
- Soak up the ambience of this charming 15-acre village that brings together our agricultural history with today’s emphasis on food, wine, and entertaining.
- Your next stop should be the Winery for a guided tour that culminates in a complimentary wine tasting.
- Whether you're a bona fide oenophile or just learning more about your own wine preferences, allow our accomplished Wine Tasting Hosts to guide you through a tasting experience with our fine wines.
- Our user-friendly Wine Tasting Profiles offer categories ranging from "Crisp and Refreshing," "Juicy and Sweet," "Smooth & Luscious," and "Bubbly and Festive" to "Soft and Elegant," "Rich and Savory," and "Hearty and Robust," so you're sure to find the perfect selections for your enjoyment, entertaining, and gift-giving.
- Indulge in our delectable Red Wine and Chocolate Seminar or any of our other specialty food and wine pairings, including Premium Wine Tastings.
- Sample our new Biltmore chef-approved dressings and marinades.
- Our Wine Shop offers a wide array of handy wine accessories, gourmet foods, cookbooks, and a complete selection of Biltmore Wines to satisfy your inner food-and-wine lover.
- Experience an intimate look at historic Biltmore and the family that created it with The Vanderbilts at Home and Abroad, our new exhibition at the Biltmore Legacy in Antler Hill Village. Included in your Biltmore admission, this exhibition sheds light on the time that the Vanderbilts spent together at Biltmore and beyond.
- Round out the evening by celebrating our food and wine heritage with dinner at the Bistro. This welcoming restaurant features estate-raised products including micro-greens and gourmet seasonable vegetables and fruits from our own Field to Table program as well as other locally-sourced foods.
Consider purchasing our Biltmore Twelve–Month Pass which allows you to come as often as you like in every season, and offers great discounts on dining and shopping. You can buy the pass online, at our Reservation and Ticket Center, or upgrade to a pass from your daily admission ticket at any Guest Services Station.