Recommended Two Day Itinerary
George Vanderbilt was meticulous in planning every detail of Biltmore House and his entire estate. We invite you to enjoy America’s largest home and its beautiful gardens plus the Antler Hill Village setting that includes the Winery and the Farm. Click here to view an interactive map »
Experience Legendary Hospitality
Soak up the ambience of this charming 15–acre village full of unique shopping, dining, and exhibits where our agricultural history and our legacy of hospitality and entertaining come together for today’s guests.
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.
Visit the Bandstand on the Village Green for the afternoon’s entertainment and live music in the village.
Next stop: the Winery for a guided tour and a complimentary wine tasting.
Return to the inn for an elegant dinner in The Dining Room, which features fresh and creative culinary favorites along with world–class service.
Enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep in the heart of the estate. Inn on Biltmore Estate sits atop Antler Hill, which lends its name to the new village just below.
Get an early start on your Biltmore House and Gardens visit. Be sure to enjoy the Approach Road as you travel toward the house. Each twist and turn was carefully planned to bring visitors a sense of leaving the world behind them and moving farther into the woods. Look for stands of bamboo, which give a lush, tropical feel to the road. According to landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, “People coming from New York to Biltmore in the winter or spring must be made to feel that they are decidedly closer to the sun.”
When you arrive at Biltmore House, enjoy delicious breakfast pastries and fair-trade coffee at The Bake Shop in the Stable Courtyard.
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.
Inside the house, look for fresh floral arrangements and live plants that reflect each season of the year.
Allow plenty of time to enjoy the experience, and be sure to ask our Guest Relations Hosts any questions you may have.
Consider adding any of our Specialty Tours to your experience. Our Architect's Tour offers breath-taking views. The Butler's Tour takes you up close to the fascinating operations of the house. Our new Friends & Family Guided Tour focuses on the legendary hospitality of the Vanderbilts with inside glimpses of family stories and vintage clothing and accessories.
Experience Our Historic Gardens
Savor lunch in the Stable Café located next to Biltmore House before beginning your garden journey on the Library Terrace. This was the original stable area for horses, and you can enjoy your meal from these historic box stalls that have become booths.
Afterwards, immerse yourself in the “outdoor rooms” designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. From the Library Terrace to the Bass Pond, experience a series of formal and informal gardens—each with its own story to tell.
The Conservatory is a great example of a functional, beautiful space. Stroll through the exotic blooms and buds that can only survive under protective glass.
- Just below the Conservatory, take advantage of some great gardening shopping at A Gardener’s Place. This unique shop offers both gifts and plants–many of which are exclusive to Biltmore.
- Enjoy daily complimentary “how-to” seminars at A Gardener’s Place. (A Gardener’s Place is open seasonally from late March–December 31.)
Continue through our gardens, including the Spring Garden, which is often overlooked.Continue all the way down to the Bass Pond, experiencing less formal gardens and landscaping as you move farther away from Biltmore House.
On your way back to the inn, enjoy a leisurely dinner at the Bistro. This elegant restaurant features estate–raised and locally sourced products including edible flowers and herbs in season from our own Kitchen Garden.
Indulge in a leisurely morning with the Chef’s breakfast buffet at the inn. Check out The Spa and treat yourself to luxurious treatments such as a Rose Petal Facial inspired by our historic gardens. Many of our relaxing services are available as couples treatments, as well.
Return to Antler Hill Village. The Outdoor Adventure Centerbeckons; check out lessons and outdoor activities that Gilded Age guests would have enjoyed, as well as more modern offerings like Segways and our Land Rover Experience Driving School.
As you leave Biltmore, pause for reflection—literally—at the Lagoon. This water element was created as a mirror for the west side of the house and is beautiful any time of year.
Remember: There’s so much to do at Biltmore that you may want to return again and again. Consider purchasing our Twelve–Month Pass, which allows you to come as often as you like in every season, and children 16 and under may accompany you for free with your pass! 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.