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Sunday, December 23 - Monday, December 24

Ornament Decorating at The Inn

$45 per person plus tax. Includes supplies. Overnight Guests only.

Create a unique keepsake holiday ornament in this special workshop led by local Asheville artist Andrea Kulish. Participants learn to decorate eggs in the traditional Ukrainian Pysanky style to make beautiful pieces of art. Andrea’s handcrafted ornaments will be displayed during instruction and all supplies will be provided.


Reservations required; call 866-336-1245 to reserve your space. Event occurs at 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on the 23rd, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on the 24th.

Monday, December 24 - Tuesday, December 25 — 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Dining at Deerpark Restaurant

$56 per adult, $24 per youth (ages 10-16), $15 per child (ages 6-9), children 5 and under dine free

Enjoy your holiday meal buffet-style in a peaceful, rustic setting. All taste preferences are deliciously satisfied with options that include beautifully displayed chilled Seafood and Holiday Antipasti, plus soup, salads, sumptuous Southern sides, and a chef’s carving table laden with mouth-watering slices of Herb Crusted Turkey, Slow Roasted Prime Rib, House Cured Ham, and Spice Roasted Salmon. Top off your feast with delightfully divine desserts!


Estate admission or Biltmore Annual Pass with advance reservations required. Please call 828-225-6260 to reserve.

Come to Bistro for a fantastic three-course holiday feast in our vibrant, casual setting! Choose from five delectable main courses: Herb Crusted Prime Rib, Roasted Duck Breast, Seafood Cioppino, Roasted Leg of Lamb, and Plancha Grilled Lobster. Dessert offerings include Chocolate Cake with candy cane anglaise, milk chocolate snow, and Bailey’s ice cream! Children’s menu also available.


Reservations highly recommended. Please call 828-225-6230 to reserve.

Cedric’s Tavern invites you to experience our hearty take on Christmas Day dinner. Your robust three-course meal leads off with Oyster and Clam Pan Roast or a Farmer’s Greens Salad, offers up three main course options (Slow Roasted Pheasant, Honey and Mustard Glazed Ham, and Slow Roasted Prime Rib), and concludes with your choice of Gingerbread Cake or White Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake. Children’s menu also available, as well as full a la carte lunch and dinner menus.


Estate admission or Biltmore Annual Pass required. Reservations highly recommended. Please call 828-225-1320.

The ultimate winter getaway awaits at America’s Largest Home® with an enticing combination of value and elegance. Our most peaceful season offers the lowest rates of the year on admission prices and overnight stays at our two splendid hotels. Included with admission: free tastings at our Winery, and beginning February 8, an entirely new way to experience Biltmore: as a Vanderbilt houseguest at a turn-of-the-century house party*!


*Enhance your experience of A Vanderbilt House Party with our special limited-time Audio Guide. Guide is FREE with online Biltmore House admission purchase, a valid Biltmore Annual Pass, or an overnight stay package booked at The Inn or Village Hotel between February 8 and May 27, 2019 that includes Biltmore House admission.

Friday, February 1 - Friday, February 22 — Fridays, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sparkling Wine and Chocolate Tasting at The Inn

Included with stay at The Inn

What better way to toast romance than with a bit of Biltmore’s best bubbly! Tickle your palate with a variety of award-winning sparkling wines, along with a mouth-watering selection of handcrafted chocolate candies.


For overnight guests at The Inn exclusively. Guests must be 21 or older to be served alcohol.

Friday, February 8 - Sunday, February 17 — 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Valentine’s Day Dinner in The Dining Room

Savor an exquisite three-course meal served in The Inn’s most exclusive and elegantly appointed dining space. Designed to deliver a memorable, romantic culinary experience, each course on this special menu is accompanied by a carefully selected Biltmore wine.


Reservations required, call 828-225-1699.

Experience America’s Largest Home® in an entirely new way: by imagining yourself a Vanderbilt houseguest at a turn-of-the-century house party. Our new exhibition brings this festive celebration to life through vivid audio storytelling and displays of elegant clothing recreated from archival Vanderbilt photos and portraits. An integral part of this experience, our new premium Audio Guide (free with ONLINE ticket purchase) immerses you in another place and time. Innovative 360° sound techniques combine with stories told by characters based on people who lived and worked at Biltmore in the early 1900s. Don’t miss your chance to listen in as guests and staff prepare for the leisurely days and glamorous nights of A Vanderbilt House Party.

Saturday, February 9 — 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Sparkling Soirée: Gilded Age Masquerade

$150 per person, plus tax and gratuity

Kick off Biltmore’s newest exhibition, A Vanderbilt House Party – The Gilded Age, with a masquerade celebration that will transport you back in time. Don a mask and your most stunning attire for an evening of unparalleled elegance featuring live entertainment, dancing, and refreshment. Enjoy savory canapés, sweet petit fours, and a selection of Biltmore wines including the release of our new dessert wine, Mariporta.


Vanderbilt Wine Club members plus one guest enjoy a 20% discount. Biltmore Annual Passholders plus one guest enjoy a 10% discount. Guests must be 21 or older to attend. Black tie optional (prize awarded for best dressed!). Masks encouraged, but will also be provided. Reservations required. Please call 800-411-3812 and press 3 to reserve.

Thursday, February 14 — 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Chocolate Social at The Inn

Included with stay at The Inn

Indulge in the time-honored tradition of sharing sweets with your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day—join us for a sumptuous selection of fine chocolates, heart-warming hot cocoa, and Biltmore red wines.


Exclusively for overnight guests at The Inn.

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