Things to Do This Summer

May 27 - September 5, 2016

The legacy of leisurely summer days lives on at Biltmore. Inspired by George & Edith Vanderbilt’s legendary hospitality, Biltmore today offers recreation and relaxation in all its forms, from exploring an awe-inspiring castle to family-friendly outdoor activities in our 8,000-acre Blue Ridge Mountain backyard.

Your estate admission includes access to Antler Hill Village and Winery, featuring:

  • Delectable farm-to-table dining
  • Shopping for your own Biltmore treasures
  • Complimentary wine tastings at the Winery
  • Our Farmyard with a variety of farm animals

Save $10 on each admission ticket when you book 7+ days in advance!  Plus, kids 16 and under are free all summer long.

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Special Events

Biltmore turns up the volume as darkness falls across the Blue Ridge Mountains with musical evenings. Live After Five, held on Fridays and Saturdays in Antler Hill Village & Winery, invites you to dance with lively jazz and pop, then complete your evening with relaxed dining on the estate. Select nights in August bring stars to the South Terrace of Biltmore House with Biltmore Concert Series, presenting outstanding performers on the grand stage of America’s largest home. Moveable Feast brings memorable dining to various outdoor locations around the estate.

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Tours and Outdoor Activities

Make your valuable family time count on the estate with playtime for all ages. Creating the perfect summer day is part of Biltmore’s heritage, so feel free to enjoy the same activities as the Vanderbilts’ guests did, such as strolling through colorful gardens or horseback rides through forests and fields. Or explore through more modern modes, including Segway tours, biking, and stand up paddle boarding. Younger guests can take a treasure hunt or Kids Audio Guide to Biltmore House, and we offer specialty tours that take you behind the scenes in Biltmore House.

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Be sure to bring your appetite! Harvest-fresh cuisine is paired with Biltmore wines at the Bistro, while Cedric’s Tavern serves global pub fare with style. New Village Social in Village Hotel presents a relaxed setting with signature cocktails, sustainable seafood, and regional specialties offered in bites, snacks, and small plates to share with family and friends.

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