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9 Reasons to Make Biltmore Home Base for Your Fall Getaway
Fall is prime vacation time for those who love “leaf-peeping,” and Biltmore offers the best Blue Ridge Mountains views around. The estate’s ever-changing autumnal color plus its many seasonal activities and offerings make it the perfect home base for a fall trip.
Here are 9 reasons to make Biltmore the center of your getaway:
1. Location, Location, Location!
Nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina, Biltmore is located minutes from downtown Asheville—a vibrant city known for great dining, quaint shops, and its strong arts community—and just a few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway. In addition to your visit to Biltmore House & Gardens, you could easily spend several days enjoying Asheville and its surrounding mountains.
2. Rooftop Tour of America’s Largest Home
Discover spectacular views boasting every shade of fall color as far as the eye can see. This 60-minute guided tour offers wildly impressive photo ops—during autumn, especially—and provides a closer look at the design and construction of Biltmore House in areas that many guests never visit.
3. West Range Tour
Offered exclusively during weekends in September as part of our harvest season celebrations, this tour takes you by motor coach to the estate’s beautiful west side for a fascinating look at Biltmore's past and present forestry, agricultural, and sustainability initiatives.
4. Deerpark Carriage & Trail Ride Barn
Located in the heart of the estate, this historic structure is the headquarters for Biltmore’s Carriage Rides and Horseback Trail Rides. Whether you prefer a relaxing journey in an elegant carriage or a western-style adventure on a horse who suits your riding style, few things are as majestic as traveling our woodland trails enveloped in fall color.
5. Live Music Every Weekend
Biltmore turns up the volume with Live After Five on Friday and Saturday evenings throughout the season in Antler Hill Village. Featuring energetic jazz and pop bands, casual dining options, and gorgeous sunsets, it’s the perfect way for the whole family to unwind at the end of a fun-filled day on the estate.
6. Bee-Friendly Wildflower Gardening Seminar
After strolling through a kaleidoscope of colors in the Walled Garden, join Biltmore gardening experts in A Gardener’s Place shop beneath the Conservatory for this complimentary seminar. Learn how to create a beautiful haven for bees using a variety of wildflowers that also add rich hues in your own fall garden.
7. NC Wine Month Celebrations
September is NC Wine Month and what better way to celebrate than with a visit to the nation’s most-visited winery? Biltmore’s Winery in Antler Hill Village welcomes you with complimentary tastings of more than 20 handcrafted wines as well as limited-time free tastings of Biltmore® Reserve wines, plus special tours and tastings that provide an in-depth look at our winemaking process.
8. Taste of Biltmore Offerings
The bounty of our harvest takes center stage as we celebrate our farm-to-table heritage with Taste of Biltmore. Enjoy a host of special events that highlight our talented farmers, chefs, and winemakers, including a Culinary Showcase in Antler Hill Village weekends in September.
9. The Ultimate Fall Getaway
An overnight stay at Biltmore offers the unique experience of waking up on George Vanderbilt’s estate with autumn beauty just outside your door. Enjoy warm hospitality in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere at the charming Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate®, or experience world-class service with a luxurious four-star stay at The Inn on Biltmore Estate®.
Plan your visit today and discover for yourself why Biltmore is the perfect home base for your fall getaway.Return to Blog