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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.

Offered Daily, 11:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Craft Demonstrations

Included in admission, with a Biltmore Annual Pass, or an overnight stay at The Inn or Village Hotel

Time-honored traditions are kept alive by the enthusiasm and expertise of our blacksmiths, woodworkers, and other craftspeople. Antler Hill Barn hosts craft demonstrations and kids’ hands-on crafting projects that allow children the opportunity to make a special toy or souvenir to take home. At our Farmyard, guests can enjoy engaging farm talks and demos that include sheep herding, goat milking, brushing, and hoof trimming.

  • Craft Demonstrations: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., & 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Kid’s Hands-On Crafts: 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Goat Milking: 11:00 a.m.
  • Farm Talk: 11:30 a.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m.
  • Goat Brushing/Hoof Trimming: 4:00 p.m. 
  • Sheep Herding: 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 26

 

Demonstrations offered between hours noted and may be weather dependent. Kids’ crafting projects (for children 4-12 and their accompanying adult) change daily and include traditional crafts reminiscent of Biltmore, the Vanderbilt era, or the Appalachian region.

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.

Thursday, April 4 - Sunday, December 29 — Thursdays - Sundays, 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Guided Hike: Trail Blazers

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

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.

Saturday, April 6 - Sunday, October 27 — Saturdays & Sundays, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Complimentary Yoga Classes

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

Join us for a unique outdoor yoga experience in a quiet setting with a focus on wellness, balance, and rejuvenation. No mat required, towels provided. Wear comfortable clothing. Active wear is available at The Marble Lion retail shop at The Inn and at Antler Hill Outfitters in Antler Hill Village.

 

On Saturday mornings, meet your instructor on The Grand Terrace of The Inn at 8:15 a.m.

 

On Sunday mornings, meet your instructor on the Village Green in Antler Hill Village at 8:15 a.m.

 

For overnight guests 16 and up only. Reservations are required and may be taken up to one hour prior to activity. Contact concierge at The Inn or the Village Hotel front desk to reserve. Weather permitting. Contact concierge at The Inn or the front desk at Village Hotel for weather back-up location.

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 unwind after a fun-filled day on the estate.

Friday, May 24 - Monday, October 7 — 1:30 p.m. Daily

A Gardener’s Place Seminars: Bee-Friendly Flowering Herbs

Included in admission

Join Biltmore gardening experts in A Gardener’s Place Shop beneath the Conservatory for a complimentary demonstration, Bee-Friendly Flowering Herbs. Learn how to create a lovely haven for bees in your garden—add beauty to your environment while attracting and supporting these creatures that play such a vital role in our everyday life.

Sunday, September 1 — 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Labor Day Celebration Dinner at Antler Hill Barn

$125 per adult/youth, $60 per child (ages 0–9), plus tax (gratuity included)

Join us at Antler Hill Barn for a fun and delicious dinner buffet event to celebrate summer’s finale with a blue ribbon celebration inspired by Biltmore’s annual fall fair. Enjoy live music, games for all ages, Biltmore wine, select beers, and non-alcoholic beverages. Your evening ends with a dramatic fireworks display on estate grounds. 

 

Estate admission, overnight stay, or Biltmore Annual Pass with advance reservations required. Menu subject to change. Availability is limited. Please call 866-336-1245 to reserve. Passholder dining discount does not apply for this event.

Wednesday, October 2 - Wednesday, October 30 — Weekly, 8:00 p.m.

Fall Movie Night Under the Stars

Included in estate admission, with stay at The Inn, Village Hotel, or Cottage, or with Biltmore Annual Pass

Join us at Antler Hill Barn for a memorable movie night under the stars! Come early to find a good seat, play lawn games, and enjoy delicious Carolina barbecue and snacks available for purchase from The Smokehouse.

 

No reservations required. Reserved seating available to guests at The Inn and Village Hotel. Reserved seating will be held until 7:45 p.m.; all other seating is first come, first served. Dates subject to change. Outside food and beverage not permitted at the event. Outside alcohol not permitted on Biltmore property. For additional information, call 800-411-3812.

Saturday, December 14 - Sunday, December 22 — Select Dates, 1:00 p.m.

Gingerbread House Tea at Vanderbilt Room at The Inn

$95 per person, plus tax (gratuity included)

Make the kind of holiday memories that last a lifetime—gather friends and family for the fun-for-all-ages tradition of creating a gingerbread house! Seating is family-style and The Inn's pastry chef will be on hand to assist you as you decorate your house with a wide selection of colorful candies. Enjoy assorted tea sandwiches and desserts from our Holiday Tea menu. Seasonal cocktails are also available for an additional charge.

Available on December 14, 15, 20, 21, and 22.

 

Available to overnight guests, Passholders, and guests with Daytime Admission. Call 800-411-3812 to reserve.