River Float Trips

Enjoy a peaceful float down the gentle French Broad River as it winds through the estate. Sit back and relax as a knowledgeable guide paddles your raft, or get in a single or tandem kayak for a more private self-guided experience. Call us at 800-411-3812 for details and reservations.


family on rafting trip

Guided Raft Trip

Offered daily April-October. Dependent upon weather and river conditions.

Cost: $35 per adult, $25 per youth (ages 12 and younger)

Self-Guided Kayak Trip

Offered daily April-October. Dependent upon weather and river conditions.

Cost: $25 per person

Terms and Conditions

  • Wear weather-appropriate clothing; footwear is required.
  • Sunscreen and bottled water are recommended.
  • Children must be at least 3 years old and at least 35 lbs. to participate.
  • A parent or guardian must accompany youth under 18 and sign their liability release.
  • Please arrive at the Outdoor Adventure Center 15 minutes prior to reservation time.
  • Availability is dependent upon river and weather conditions.
  • Tickets are nonrefundable unless cancelled by the Outdoor Adventure Center.

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


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

Behind-the-Scenes Guided Tours
Includes Butler's Tour, Architect's Tour, Vanderbilt Family & Friends 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, 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.