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Indulge in the ultimate Thanksgiving Day dining experience with your loved ones at The Dining Room at The Inn on Biltmore Estate. Savor a delicious four-course dinner in our elegant, intimate setting—a memorable culinary experience complemented by impeccable Biltmore service. After dinner, gather around the crackling fire in the Library Lounge and enjoy live Christmas music. 


For The Inn’s Thanksgiving Package guests only. Reservations required, please call 866-336-1245. Recommended dress code is business casual; jacket suggested.

Cedric’s Tavern invites you to experience our take on hearty Thanksgiving favorites. Your robust three-course meal leads off with guest favorite Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple Soup or a Farmer’s Salad, offers up a main course of Cider Glazed Turkey with Pretzel and Cornbread Stuffing, and concludes with your choice of a Mini Pie Trio or Maple Cheesecake. Full á la carte lunch and dinner also available.



Reservations recommended; please call 828-225-1320.

Saturday, December 1 — 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Vanderbilt Wine Club Christmas Party

$30 per person, plus tax and gratuity

This event is SOLD OUT.
Toast the season with fellow wine club members at our third annual Christmas party! Join us for Christmas gifts, live music, and a selection of light bites and fine wines at the Hemlock Room at Amherst, our elegant new space adjacent to Deerpark.


For Vanderbilt Wine Club members (plus one guest) exclusively. Guests must be 21 or older to attend. Reservations required. Please call 800-411-3812 and press 3 to reserve.

Join us for the time-honored tradition of creating a gingerbread house! The Inn's pastry chef will be on hand to assist you as you decorate your house with a selection of colorful candies. Also available, assorted tea sandwiches and desserts from our Holiday Tea menu, and for an additional charge, seasonal cocktails.
Available December 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, and 22.


Available to overnight guests, Passholders, and guests with Daytime Admission. Call 866-336-1245 to reserve.

Saturday, December 15 - Monday, December 24 — 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Cookie Decorating at Village Hotel

Village Hotel guests only

Capture the whimsy of holiday decorating at Village Hotel during this family-friendly event! Your own personal chef hat and apron add to the excitement of decorating assorted sugar cookies with icing and edible decorations. The hotel’s pastry team joins you to offer expert tips and take-home techniques, guaranteeing your creations will be a hit at your next work, neighborhood, or holiday cookie exchange. No reservations required.


December 15 and December 22, 23, & 24.

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.

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