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Top Five Favorites: Holiday Fun for Overnight Guests

Posted on 08/08/2017 by Jean Sexton

Since it's never too early to plan your holiday getaway at The Inn on Biltmore Estate or Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate, here are our Top Five Favorites for making memories your family will never forget!

Gingerbread Santa1. Gingerbread House Tea at The Inn on Biltmore Estate
Get into the spirit of the season by decorating your own gingerbread house with assistance from The Inn’s Pastry Chef. Santa even makes a special appearance while you enjoy the Holiday Tea menu and delightful Christmas décor.

2. Crafting a keepsake ornament at The Inn 
Gather the family together with local Asheville artist Andrea Kulish as she guides you through the creation of of your own traditional Ukrainian Pysanky-style eggshell ornaments--it's a remarkable way to commemorate your holiday stay with us.

Handcrafted Pysanky Christmas ornaments

3. Storytelling Events at Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate
Celebrate the joy of hearing classic holiday tales performed aloud throughout the season, including timeless stories that bring the season to life, just as they did for George Vanderbilt’s family and friends on Christmas Eve, 1895.

4. Cookie Decorating at Village Hotel 
Enjoy the sweetest event of the holiday with our family-friendly cookie-decorating event! The hotel’s pastry team joins you to offer expert tips and take-home techniques, guaranteeing your creations are sure to be a hit at your next holiday cookie exchange.

Bonus: Your own personal chef hat and apron "sweetens the deal" as you decorate assorted sugar cookies with icing and edible decorations.

Delicious Christmas cookies to decorate at Village Hotel

5. Wrapping Paper Weigh-in
Go ahead and give your gifts in grand style! When the wrapping comes off Christmas morning, the staff at each hotel will weigh the paper that covered your family's gifts and award a prize for the heaviest haul.  (Weigh-in held December 25 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.)

These are just a few ways to experience the holidays at Biltmore. Book your seasonal stay now at The Inn on Biltmore Estate or Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate and discover your own ideas for the merriest months of the year!

Featured image: Family generations enjoying a holiday getaway at The Inn on Biltmore Estate
First image: A decorative Santa for Biltmore's gingerbread house
Second image: Traditional Pysanky ornaments
Third image: Christmas cookies

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