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Offered daily.

The Vanderbilts at Home and Abroad

Included with estate admission

Enjoy an intimate look at the family that created Biltmore with our exhibition, The Vanderbilts at Home and Abroad. This exhibition sheds light on the time the Vanderbilts spent as a family at Biltmore and beyond. Located in Antler Hill Village.

Availability varies.

Equestrian Center - Ride Biltmore Program

$30 per person with estate admission, plus applicable tax.

Enjoy more than 80 miles of well-marked estate trails with your horse. Limited primitive camping and access to our rental paddocks are both available for additional fees.

 

Call 828-225-1454 to reserve.

Classical and contemporary favorites provide a soothing respite from a day of exploration and adventure on the estate.

Featuring some of the area’s finest musicians, our live jazz evenings offer the perfect opportunity to cozy up with a cocktail and recount the highlights of your day at Biltmore.

Come to Village Social at Village Hotel for live music select evenings with a variety of talented, versatile musicians. Relax while enjoying a diverse mix of musical styles ranging from jazz to R&B, from blues to funky pop rock.

Thursday, January 3 - Sunday, December 29 — Thursdays - Sundays, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Guided Hike: River Stroll

Included with a stay at The Inn, Village Hotel, or Cottage

Explore the estate’s East Side with an insider’s perspective on this relaxed-paced, one-hour guided stroll on partially paved trails. Meet your River Stroll leader at the Outdoor Adventure Center. Wear comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes; active wear is available at The Marble Lion retail shop within The Inn and at Antler Hill Outfitters in Antler Hill Village.

 

For overnight guests 10 and up only. Reservations required and may be taken one hour prior to hike; call 866-336-1245 or see concierge at The Inn or the Village Hotel front desk to reserve. Weather permitting: contact the Outdoor Adventure Center at 828-225-1425 prior to event.

Experience a turn-of-the-century celebration through vivid audio storytelling and displays of clothing recreated from Vanderbilt photos and portraits. A custom Exhibition Audio Guided Tour* immerses you in an era of leisurely days and glamorous nights—realistic 360° sound techniques and stories told by characters based on people who lived and worked at Biltmore in the early 1900s allow you to imagine you are there as guests and staff prepare for A Vanderbilt House Party.

 

*Audio Guided Tour is FREE with ONLINE ticket purchase, a Biltmore Annual Pass, or an overnight stay package that includes Biltmore House admission. One Audio Guide per guest, per Passholder, and per youth accompanying Passholder.

Welcome spring at its colorful finest! Acres of ever-changing blossoms weave a tapestry of colors across historic gardens designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.

Monday, April 1 - Thursday, May 23 — 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Daily

A Gardener’s Place Seminars: Effortless Orchids

Included in admission

Join Biltmore gardening experts in A Gardener’s Place Shop beneath the Conservatory for a complimentary demonstration, Effortless Orchids. Caring for this most beautiful and diverse of all plant species is easier than you think! Discover what orchids need to thrive and re-bloom, season after season.

Monday, April 1 - Thursday, May 23 — 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays

Ask a Gardener

Included in admission

When should you plant bulbs? How do you achieve an ever-changing display of color? What are the tricks to extending your garden’s blooming season? During Biltmore Blooms, our talented horticultural experts are on hand to answer these questions and more! Look for them under the Walled Garden pergola.