Plan A Romantic Date or Getaway at Biltmore

Events & Activities 01/07/23

Written By Jean Sexton

Now is the perfect time to plan a romantic date or getaway at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, and we’ve got plenty of ways to inspire you!

Couple holds hands at Biltmore
Biltmore has been a romantic destination for couples since it first opened in 1895.

Romantic escape

When you’re longing for time away with your beloved, Biltmore serves up the ultimate romantic escape whether you’re seeking a private retreat for renewed connections or fun-filled adventures in the great outdoors.

Explore the estate together

Nothing is more romantic than a private carriage ride with views of Biltmore House along the way. (NOTE: Horseback and carriage rides return in spring 2023.)
Enjoy the great outdoors together on your next romantic date or getaway at Biltmore!
Choose wellness activities such as yoga and meditation to help reconnect with each other during your romantic getaway at Biltmore.
Enjoy outdoor activities such as bike riding together at Biltmore.

Create new memories by enjoying the outdoors together while exploring the grounds of George Vanderbilt’s 8,000-acre Blue Ridge Mountain estate.

“I can’t think of anything much more romantic than a private carriage ride for two,” said Heather Brannan, Outdoor Adventure Center Supervisor, “but Biltmore offers so many activities that you’re sure to find something that delights both of you.”

Adventure awaits

In addition to learning a new skill, your Land Rover® Experience at Biltmore will take you to areas of the estate many guests never see.
Explore the thrilling art of falconry at Biltmore
Learning a new skill together–like negotiating rough terrain in a Land Rover®–makes a romantic getaway at Biltmore unforgettable.
Although the sport is called falconry, other raptors, including hawks and owls, are part of the program at Biltmore.

Team up with your significant other for an adventure that may take you out of your comfort zone, but will also bring you closer together as you learn new skills with the help of our expert guides.

Rise and shine

Rise and shine at Biltmore when you stay overnight on the property at one of our distinctive hotels or private cottages.
Make a morning reservation for Biltmore House and feel like a guest of the Vanderbilts.
With so much to see and do at Biltmore during your getaway, stay overnight at The Inn (above), Village Hotel (below), or one of our private historic cottages to ensure you have time to experience it all.
Our historic cottages offer privacy to relax and enjoy your stay at Biltmore.
Enjoy Biltmore House from a new perspective with our breathtaking Rooftop Tour.

Beth Poslusny, Vice President of Destination Guest Experience, suggests making it a truly romantic getaway with accommodations and special packages at The Inn on Biltmore Estate®, Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate® or one of our private historic cottages.

“You’ll have the unique opportunity to awaken on the estate,” said Beth, “and there’s no better way to start a special day together!”

Make your date or getaway more romantic with the addition of a Behind-the-Scenes Guided Tour:

Table for two

Biltmore’s Winery offers wonderful ways to savor and share all year round, including the new Chandelier by Chihuly.
Enjoy our Red Wine and Chocolate Tasting featuring premium Biltmore wines and artisan chocolate truffles from French Broad Chocolates.
Whether you’re in the Tasting Room or the Wine Bar, our knowledgeable wine experts are on hand to guide your selections.
Sometimes the smallest details are the most romantic, like enjoying ice cream or hot chocolate together!

As part of your romantic date or getaway, make time to wine and dine on the estate with your special someone.

“Surprise your significant other by booking a Red Wine & Chocolate Tasting and learn why the flavors are a match made in heaven–just like the two of you!” suggested Tyler Hejl, Director of Winery Experience.

Round out the romance with the following options:

Delicious Dining
“From fine dining to casual, quick-service options and sweet treats, Biltmore offers fabulous flavors to suit every taste,” said Estate Executive Chef Mark DeMarco. “Something as simple as sipping hot chocolate from The Creamery while you stroll around Antler Hill Village can make any date more memorable.”

For the ultimate romantic dinner, Chef DeMarco suggests reserving a table for two in The Dining Room at The Inn on Biltmore Estate–both the restaurant and The Inn have earned a prestigious Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star rating for world-class service and gracious hospitality.

Plan your next romantic date or getaway now

Cheers to your next romantic date or getaway at Biltmore!
Plan a special romantic activity at Biltmore, or just enjoy time well spent together.
Each season offers beautiful and romantic reasons to plan a date at Biltmore, like a stroll through the Azalea Garden during spring.
From America’s Largest Home with its breathtaking gardens and grounds to amazing exhibitions, including the upcoming Italian Renaissance Alive, Biltmore remains the perfect location for romance!

 No matter what activities light your fire, the variety of things to do at Biltmore will provide the perfect spark for your next romantic date or getaway.

Featured image: This young couple’s romantic date included a selfie in front of Biltmore House!

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