Fall Crawl – 36 Hours at Biltmore
More From Biltmore 08/28/16
Written By Sharon Bell
A day-and-a-half doesn’t seem like enough time to truly experience fall in Asheville, right? Think again! Whether you’re visiting Asheville for the week, or are just passing through Biltmore on your road trip, here are our “Fall Crawl” suggestions to create perfect fall getaway. Guests at Biltmore don’t need to go far to experience all Western North Carolina has to offer—with history, local brews, field-to-table cuisine, and fall beauty right on the estate.
Of course, a visit to Biltmore House is on the very top of our list, but what should you do after spending a few hours touring America’s largest home? Pick and choose from our list below to create a custom autumn itinerary.
Spectacular Fall Views
South Terrace (.5 hours)
Located next to Biltmore House, this four-acre elevated terrace space provides incomparable views of the surrounding mountains.
Rooftop Tour (1 hour)
This specialty tour is an excellent way to build your architectural knowledge of Biltmore House while taking long-range fall views.
Walled Garden & Conservatory (1 hour)
Hundreds of vibrant chrysanthemums and salvias blanket the Walled Garden during Fall at Biltmore. Continue your stroll into the Conservatory to be transported to a tropical oasis right in the middle of autumn!
Bass Pond (1 hour)
Fall color radiates across Biltmore’s Bass Pond. Fun fact: The iconic brick bridge over the Bass Pond is made a stunning backdrop in a scene in the film Last of the Mohicans as two central characters rode across it in a horse-drawn carriage.
Antler Hill Village & Winery
The Biltmore Legacy (1 hour)
See historical items from 60 years of Vanderbilt family weddings including a reproduction of Cornelia Vanderbilt’s 1924 wedding gown and the veil work by Jacqueline Lee Bouvier for her marriage to John F. Kennedy.
Complimentary Tastings & Winery Tours (2 hours)
Your admission to Biltmore includes a complimentary tasting of more than a dozen wines inside our newly-renovated tasting room. Sign up for a production tour or barrel tasting to get a unique behind-the-scenes experience, or relax with a Red Wine & Chocolate Seminar.
Dining & Cocktails
Fall marks the beginning of oyster season and Village Social features seasonal seafood items delivered almost every day to ensure freshness. Their small plate menu is perfect for sharing! Or, if seafood isn't your favorite, the Bistro and Cedric's are excellent choices to experience some of Biltmore's field-to-table cuisine and Asheville's local brews.
Enjoy early evening music in Antler Hill Village before capping off the evening with a specialty cocktail by the fireplace at either The Inn or Village Social.
Guided Hike (1.5 hours)
Wake up the next morning with a brisk walk! Choose from a fast-paced or relaxing guided hike to get an insiders perspective on Biltmore's landscape.
Segway Tour (1.5 hours)
Explore more remote areas of the estate on our off-road or West Side Segway Tours. For those who prefer a more relaxing way to explore the estate, consider a Carriage Ride or our Legacy of the Land tour.
We're here to help!
These ten items are just a few suggestions from all that Biltmore has to offer. For any questions, or help creating your customized itinerary, call our Guest Support team, send us a Facebook message, or tweet us!