Things to Do This Spring
Biltmore Blooms, March 20 - May 25, 2017
Welcome spring at its colorful finest with a getaway that brings together the artistry of nature and man. During Biltmore Blooms, acres of ever-changing blossoms weave a tapestry of colors across historic gardens. Indoors in America’s largest home, a new exhibition highlights a skillful blend of great literary works, costume design, and movie making with Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics. Overnight stays at Biltmore’s two hotels provide unique spring getaway options and the invitation to enjoy 8,000 acres of Blue Ridge Mountain beauty just minutes from Asheville’s lively downtown.
Your estate admission includes access to Antler Hill Village and Winery, featuring:
- Complimentary wine tastings at America’s Most Visited Winery
- Delectable farm-to-table dining
- Shopping for your own Biltmore treasures
- Our Farmyard with a variety of farm animals
- Admission to our exhibition, Fashionable Romance: 60 Years of Vanderbilt Family Wedding Fashion
Save $10 on each admission ticket when you book 7+ days in advance!
More to Do
Antler Hill Village is the perfect place to unwind after a busy day on the estate, where you can enjoy live music daily, and opportunities to relax with the refreshment of your choice, whether that’s a glass of wine, a gourmet sandwich, or an ice cream cone. Browse our shops, enjoy a meal at one of our restaurants, savor complimentary tastings at our Winery’s newly renovated indoor/outdoor wine bar, or pay a visit to our Farmyard to pet the springtime farm babies.
Weekly Bloom Report
Enjoy exotic hues of heritage orchids in the grand glass Conservatory, accompanied by purple and lilac crocus and brilliant gold forsythia in the gardens. In April, the Walled Garden unveils its starring act, with tens of thousands of daffodils and tulips displaying vivid tones of yellow, white, orange, and purple. Softer shades take the spotlight in May as mountain laurels, azaleas, and rhododendrons carpet the hillsides and valleys in shades of pink, coral, and violet.
Spring means fresh flavors from Biltmore’s gardens and local farms, ranging from tender lettuces and asparagus to estate-raised lamb and artisan cheeses from area producers. Talented estate chefs take the season’s bounty to devise menus that pair perfectly with Biltmore’s award-winning wines, signature cocktails, and craft beers. Springtime holidays add expanded offerings for brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner across the estate.
Tours and Outdoor Activities
Engaging tour opportunities include tours of Biltmore House and the estate, and special tours and tastings at our Winery. For those interested in exploring more of Biltmore’s 8,000 acres, our Outdoor Adventure Center provides an abundance of invigorating outdoor pursuits, from hiking, biking, and horseback riding, to Segway tours and Land Rover Experience off-road driving, as well as such river-based options as rafting, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, and fly-fishing.