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Date Activities for Summer at Biltmore

Written By Amy Dangelico

Posted 05/23/22

Updated 04/23/24

Events & Activities

There’s no better place to enjoy a summertime date with your sweetheart than Biltmore. Our 8,000-acre estate has a variety of activities for couples—whether you’re looking for a romantic offering or just a unique way to spend quality time with your special someone.

Here are a few recommendations for planning a date to Biltmore that you won’t want to miss.

4. Reconnect amid Mother Nature

Couple hiking in Biltmore's 8,000-acre backyard
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One great Biltmore date option is to explore our Blue Ridge Mountain backyard. Located in Antler Hill Village, our Outdoor Adventure Center offers a wide range of activities for reconnecting amid Mother Nature. Choose from a Private Carriage or Horseback Trail Ride, Sensory Journey Hike, River Float Trip, and more.

3. Savor Handcrafted Vintages at Our Winery

Whether you’re in the Tasting Room or the Wine Bar, our knowledgeable wine experts are on hand to guide your selections.

What could be more romantic that sipping award-winning wines? Another fantastic date option, a visit to our Winery is perfect for the novice and connoisseur alike. Explore our vast portfolio of reds, whites, and roses in our Tasting Room or unwind at the Wine Bar where you can savor finest reserve and sparkling wines.

2. A Thrilling New Exhibition

📷 by @heyheatherangel on Instagram | Dale Chihuly Sapphire Neon and Neodymium Reeds on Logs (detail), 2023 Biltmore, Asheville, North Carolina, installed 2024 © 2023 Chihuly Studio. All rights reserved.

A date option that’s also a fully immersive experience: Chihuly at Biltmore. Presented in the galleries of Amherst at Deerpark®, Chihuly at Biltmore includes specially curated pedestal works, Drawings, and large-scale installations of Chandeliers, Towers, Mille Fiori, and Neon.

Be transported to another world as you move through the breathtaking galleries of Amherst and in two additional locations around the estate: A Winter White and Glacier Blue Tower on the East Terrace in front of Biltmore House and a freestanding Torchlight Chandelier at the Entry Green in Antler Hill Village.

1. Stay Overnight for a True Getaway

A rejuvenating couples treatment at our petite spa facility is the perfect way to end a day of estate exploration with your sweetheart.

We invite you to stay overnight at one of our distinctive lodging options to transform your Biltmore date into a true getaway. Choose from the four-star luxury of The Inn, the casual comfort of Village Hotel, or the premium privacy of one of our Cottages. An added perk? Overnight stays include access to pampering treatments of The Spa Biltmore.

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