Travel Tips

Biltmore is the perfect escape. See our travel and planning tips to make the most of your visit to Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina.


Make the Most of Your Visit

Allow plenty of time. You may be surprised at the estate’s size. It’s good to allow at least two days to see the House, Gardens, Antler Hill Village, and Winery, especially if your visit includes guided tours and outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, and horseback riding.

Get your tickets in advance. Save by purchasing advance tickets online or by calling 800-411-3812.

A car is required for travel between locations on the estate. Learn more about getting around the estate.

Arrive early and avoid the rush. Visit Sunday through Friday, and you will typically encounter fewer guests.

Dress for comfort. Wear comfortable walking shoes and layers for the changing mountain weather.

Biltmore House Reservation Days

Reservations are required for your self-guided visit of Biltmore House on these high volume days:

2014: 

  • November 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30
  • December 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19-31

2015:

  • January 1, 2, 3, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31
  • February 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28
  • March 1, 21, 28
  • April 4, 11, 18, 25
  • May 2, 9, 10, 16, 23, 24
winding road through the forest couple walking in the conservatory

Pet Policy

You won’t have to leave anyone behind. The grounds are perfect for walking your pets, but please keep them securely leashed at all times. Pets (except service dogs) are not allowed in any building. All pets must be leashed on estate grounds for their own safety as well as the comfort of our other guests. Please be courteous of others and pick up after your pet.

A very limited number of outdoor, unattended pet kennels are available at Biltmore. They are self-service and available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in using a kennel, please see a parking host for kennel information upon arrival on the estate.


Photo Policy

Thank you for helping us preserve the integrity of the Biltmore name and image by cooperating with the following policies.

Inside Biltmore House:

Photography, videotaping, sketching, and cell phone use are not permitted within Biltmore House.

Outside Biltmore House:

Taking photographs of the exterior of Biltmore House and grounds or sketching images of the house or estate grounds is permitted for personal use only. All commercial uses are prohibited without express written consent. Recording, filming, photography, or taping of any concert is strictly prohibited.

Aerial Photography:

Aerial photography of Biltmore House is prohibited without written consent. Use of unmanned aerial vehicles or drones while on Biltmore property is prohibited.

Commercial Photography:

All commercial uses of photography or video is prohibited without written permission.

Wedding Photography:

Taking wedding photography or portraits on the property is prohibited without previous written permission.

The image, logo, and name of Biltmore are registered trademarks and cannot be used by outside parties without permission from The Biltmore Company. If you would like to publish one of our images, please complete our online image request form.

Biltmore prides itself on its professionalism and experience in working with production companies. To discuss your next project, please contact us.

panoramic of the biltmore house and grounds