Fly-Fishing School

Polish your fly-fishing skills with expert guidance from our professional instructors. Biltmore is an Orvis Endorsed Fly-Fishing School. Call us for details and reservations.


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Two-Hour Intro to Fly-Fishing

Learn the essentials of casting taught by world-class Biltmore instructors. All Orvis equipment provided. Minimum age is 12 years.

Cost: $125 for one person per instructor

Half-Day Fly-Fishing Lesson

Learn the basics of fly-fishing and casting, including equipment, casting, presentation, landing the fish, water safety, and knots from our expert guides. Enjoy the beauty of the estate during your lesson, including testing your skills at one of our ponds or lakes. Biltmore provides Orvis equipment. Minimum age is 12 years.

Cost: $225 per person for four-hour instructions per instructor

Two-Hour Kids’ Fishing

Kids can fish our Lagoon area with a fishing instructor using conventional spinning or baitcasting rods and tackle. All fishing equipment is provided. Minimum age is 7 years.

Cost: $125 per person. Maximum two kids per instructor. No fishing license required.

Guided Fly-Fishing Adventures

Enjoy full-day fly-fishing adventures, including a guided fly-fishing float trip on the French Broad River for smallmouth bass (intermediate to advanced skill only). Includes lunch. All Orvis equipment provided. Minimum age is 12 years. Two-day advance reservations are required.

Wade Trips

Enjoy a guided wade trip on local rivers stocked with trout. Lunch from an estate restaurant provided.
Price: $350 for up to 2 guests, 6-8 hour trip (includes transportation time)
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Experienced fly-fishing anglers only; NC fishing license required

Fly-Fishing Drift Boat Trip

Fly-fish on one of Biltmore’s picturesque lakes or the French Broad River in a drift boat oared by one of our expert instructors.
Price: $350 for up to 2 guests, 4 hour trip
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Experienced fly-fishing anglers only; NC fishing license required on French Broad River


*Prices are in addition to estate admission and subject to change. Plus applicable tax.

Save $10 with a Next-Day Outdoor Activity*

No time for an outdoor activity the day of your visit? No problem! Make a reservation for a next-day outdoor activity on the day of your visit, and you can return to participate in your outdoor activity without paying a $10 next-day upgrade. Reserve at any guest services station or at the Outdoor Adventure Center.

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*Does not apply to hiking or biking. Some restrictions may apply.

Biltmore Annual Pass - 10% Discount on Tours & Activities*

Behind-the-Scenes Guided Tours
Includes Upstairs – Downstairs Tour, Rooftop Tour, Legacy of the Land, Guided House Tour, and Premium House Tour**

Specialty Wine Experiences
Includes Red Wine & Chocolate, Biltmore Bubbles, and Vine to Wine Tours***

Outdoor Activities
Includes Fly-Fishing School, Land Rover Experience Driving School, Land Rover Kids Course, Sporting Clays School, Biking, Carriage Rides, Guided Horseback Trail Rides, Segway Tours, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, and River Float Trips*

Call the Passholder Priority Line at 800-413-9787 for reservations and more details.

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*Discounts apply to one Passholder and one accompanying guest. Advance reservations are required for guided tours, wine experiences, and outdoor activities as space is limited. Valid Annual Pass must be presented at the time of your tour. Biltmore reserves the right to cancel any tour or activity if certain requirements are not met or due to inclement weather. Discounts are not valid on Saturdays and Christmas Day through New Year's Day. Biltmore Annual Passes are nontransferable and nonrefundable.

**Audio Guide to Biltmore House not included in discount.

***Guests are required to be at least 21 years old to participate in wine experiences.


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