Ideas for One Day Visits
With the addition of the new Antler Hill Village, one day is barely enough time to experience all that Biltmore offers. Click here to view an interactive map of the estate »
We recommend at least two days if possible. If your time is limited to one day, here are some tips on making the most of your day, based on your Biltmore House Reservation time.
MORNING BILTMORE HOUSE VISIT
Biltmore House & Gardens
Come early and start your morning with a coffee and pastry from the Biltmore Bake Shop located next to Biltmore House; you'll get a chance to take in the stunning beauty of the estate and relax before your reserved house entry time. Plus, you'll be right next to the house, so no need to hurry around.
Make your way to the house door. Enjoy your journey through Biltmore House. What a way to begin the day!
Next, explore our gardens. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted (famed Central Park creator), our gardens were named one of the Top Ten Botanical Gardens in the World by Travel + Leisure.
Relax over lunch at any of our fabulous restaurants. The Stable Café is next to Biltmore House, or if you're visiting on a Saturday or Sunday you may want to enjoy brunch at Deerpark Restaurant. Another option is to make your way to Antler Hill Village which features the relaxing Bistro and fun Cedric’s Tavern.
Antler Hill Village
Head over to the Antler Hill Village where you’ll experience more of Biltmore’s story at our newest gathering space located where estate families socialized a century ago.
Winery — Delight in free wine tastings and a redesigned guided tour to learn how we make award-winning wines. See Edith Vanderbilt’s rare 1913 Stevens-Duryea automobile—one of 10 in existence—on display.
Outdoor Adventure Center — Enjoy the grounds of the estate to the fullest with one of our many outdoor activities.
Village Green — Relax with music and storytelling each afternoon at the centerpiece of our new village.
Farm — Explore farm life in the early 1900s with knowledgeable interpreters and exhibits in our historic Barn. Meet friendly animals in the Farmyard and stroll the Kitchen Garden.
The Vanderbilts at Home and Abroad— 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.
MIDDAY BILTMORE HOUSE VISIT
Take advantage of the cool gardens in the morning. Discover why our stunning gardens have been included in the Top Ten Botanical Gardens of the World by Travel + Leisure.
Head for the grand Biltmore House next.
Antler Hill Village
Next, visit our winery in the Antler Hill Village and enjoy complimentary tastings. Relax on the Village Green with live music on select afternoons. Stroll through The Biltmore Legacy and learn more about the Vanderbilts and their descendants who continue to preserve the estate today. Soak up sunshine and fresh air with a fun outdoor activity at our Outdoor Adventure Center. Enjoy a fun dinner at Cedric’s Tavern where the décor, ambience, and menu pay tribute to the neighborhood pubs of Britain and Ireland.
AFTERNOON BILTMORE HOUSE VISIT
Antler Hill Village
Make your first stop at our Outdoor Adventure Center, where you'll find plenty of fun outdoor options. Soak up the ambience of this charming 15-acre village. Relax on the Village Green. Learn more about the Vanderbilts and their descendants at the historical exhibition in Biltmore Legacy. Stroll through the Antler Hill Farm. The Barn in Antler Hill Village—once the social and work center for these families—is alive again with blacksmiths, woodworkers, and other craft demonstrations.
Savor lunch at Cedric’s Tavern surrounded by archival photographs related to the Vanderbilt’s favorite family pet—a St. Bernard named Cedric. Look for his 33” collar on display, as well.
Your next stop should be the Winery for a leisurely complimentary tasting of our award-winning wines.
Then, on to the grand gardens surrounding Biltmore House.
Now, discover the wonder of Biltmore House, George and Edith Vanderbilt's magnificent home, filled with priceless artwork and antiques.
End your visit with great shopping at our Stable area shops or Gate House.