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Decking Our Halls Is A Year-Round Process

Posted on 10/25/2016 by Jean Sexton

From miles of garlands and hundreds of wreaths to thousands of lights and decorations on more than 70 trees inside America's largest home, our annual Christmas at Biltmore celebration is...

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The Emperor’s Chess Set

Posted on 10/23/2016 by Amy Dangelico

Some people have a knack for choosing the perfect gift. On George Vanderbilt’s 21st birthday, his friend James McHenry proved to be one of those people. The railroad financier’s gift...

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The Banquet Hall Tree: A Christmas at Biltmore Tradition

Posted on 10/21/2016 by Amy Dangelico

The 35-foot-tall Fraser fir selected for the Banquet Hall each year is always the tallest tree inside Biltmore House. Adorned with hundreds of lights and ornaments, the towering tree is a beloved...

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Fall Garden Maintenance at Biltmore

Posted on 10/18/2016 by Sharon Bell

As fall beauty begins to blanket the estate, our dedicated garden crew is busy preparing the grounds for cooler temperatures. Of course, the blowing and raking of leaves is a seemingly never-...

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A renaissance for Roussanne

Posted on 10/18/2016 by Jean Sexton

Receipts in Biltmore’s archives document that George Vanderbilt purchased and consumed wine on a regular basis, both at Biltmore and during his travels. Records of some trips, including one...

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