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Explore the estate’s East Side with an insider’s perspective on this moderate- to fast-paced guided hike through wooded areas on dirt-packed trails. Meet your Trail Blazers hike 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. Hike lasts between 1 and 1.5 hours.


For overnight guests 10 and up only. Reservations required and may be taken one hour prior to event; 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.

Biltmore’s exciting new exhibition showcases breathtaking large-scale glass sculptures in an equally breathtaking setting: the historic gardens of America’s Largest Home®. The vibrant colors and organic shapes that distinguish Chihuly’s dramatic creations are captivating presented within Biltmore’s artfully designed landscapes. The sculptures' placement in the gardens offers an intriguing juxtaposition of the master works of two consummate artists—premier American artist Dale Chihuly and revered Biltmore landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted.

Biltmore House & Gardens will open to the public for special viewings of Chihuly’s stunning large-scale glass sculptures after dark. Chihuly Nights at Biltmore—by reservation only—is an enchanting opportunity to witness the effects of dramatic nighttime lighting upon the luminous colors and graceful forms of these spectacular installations. Sunset over the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, live music in the gardens, and a wine bar make the evening experience all the more enticing. Chihuly’s towering works of art illuminated against a night sky surrounded by the timeless beauty of Biltmore House & Gardens: a truly moving, memorable experience.


Reservations required; guests must have an evening admission. Biltmore Annual Passholders enjoy a $20 savings per admission.

Friday, May 25 - Monday, October 8 — 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

A Gardener’s Place Seminars: Water Gardens

Included in admission

Join Biltmore gardening experts in A Gardener’s Place shop located beneath the Conservatory for a complimentary gardening demonstration, Container Water Gardens. Learn how to make a splash in your garden, on your deck, or in your home with a unique, easy-to-create-and-care-for decorative living feature you’ll enjoy all summer long!

As darkness falls across the Blue Ridge Mountains, Biltmore turns up the volume with Live After Five. Featuring energetic jazz and pop bands and casual dining options offering inspired takes on cookout favorites, it’s the perfect way to relax after a fun-filled day on the estate.

May 27, July 22, November 11, 2018
Bring your Land Rover and a guest to explore Biltmore’s 8,000-acre backyard! During this 6-hour, half-day event, you’ll become better acquainted with all the unique off-road capabilities your rugged vehicle has to offer. An expert Land Rover driving instructor will be on hand to show you how to navigate purpose-built courses featuring ascents, descents, side tilts, and challenging rocky terrain. A fun and exciting outing for both the novice and advanced driver, this special outing includes breakfast and lunch for you and your guest.


Space is limited, advance registration required. Please call 828-225-1541 to reserve. Drivers and guests meet at front gate at 8:30 a.m. No estate admission required. Continental breakfast and hot buffet lunch is included.

Discover the ancient art of falconry on Biltmore’s historic grounds. Learn how to handle a trained hawk or falcon, then experience the inimitable thrill of a raptor flying to and landing upon your gloved hand. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to interact with one of these majestic birds of prey.

Saturday, September 1 - Wednesday, October 31 — Daily. Tasting lasts approximately 20 minutes.

Complimentary Reserve Wine Tastings

Included in admission

For a limited time, enjoy complimentary tastings of a treasured part of our extensive, award-winning portfolio: the special blends that comprise our exclusive Biltmore Reserve Collection. Savor this opportunity to sample and discover new favorites at our beautifully appointed tasting room.


All guests must be 21 or older and present a valid driver’s license as well as a Reserve Wine Tasting coupon to attend. Reserve Wine Tasting coupons will be distributed at the admissions gate at the estate’s entrance.One coupon per guest.

Immerse yourself in a kaleidoscope of color as George Vanderbilt’s magnificent estate and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains are beautifully transformed by autumn’s touch. The arrival of cool weather, an abundance of outdoor activities, plus special harvest-themed dining and Winery offerings make for a truly unique and exceptional fall getaway.

Friday, September 28 — 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The Effect of Glass on Grape: Riedel Tasting

$85 per person, includes set of Riedel glassware for each ticketed attendee

Picture a crisp autumn evening on lovely Lioncrest Veranda at Deerpark. Imagine a specialty wine experience where you sip Biltmore’s award-winning wines from expertly-crafted Riedel stemware. On this fascinating evening, you’ll discover the impact wine glass shape and size has on your favorite vintages, and why Riedel is known worldwide as “the winemaker’s choice.” Join us for this one-time-only event where a sip of wine becomes a celebration!


Limited number of tickets available; reservations required; call 800-411-3812 option 3 to reserve.
Cost does not include tax or gratuity. Attendees have the option to purchase additional sets of glassware. Biltmore Annual Passholders plus one guest enjoy a 10% discount. Vanderbilt Wine Club members plus one guest enjoy a 20% discount. Discounts cannot be combined. Guests must be 21 or older to attend.

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