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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.

Saturday, April 13 - Sunday, September 29 — Saturdays & Sundays 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Grape Stomp at Antler Hill Village

Included in admission

Grown-ups and kids alike are invited to take part in this ancient maceration (softening of the grape skin) practice, long an important part of winemaking. All “grape stompers” will receive a special souvenir to commemorate this unique experience.

 


No reservation required.

Relax and unwind to the rhythm and charm of Antler Hill Village as our accomplished jazz, pop, swing, and rock duos, trios, and bands deliver fantastic 45-minute sets! Grab a sandwich, a cool drink, or an ice cream cone to enjoy against a backdrop of excellent musicianship, dynamic vocals, and the beauty of Biltmore Estate.

Summer at Biltmore offers an abundance of opportunities to explore our 8,000-acre Blue Ridge Mountain backyard and create the kind of memories that last a lifetime. Enjoy a picnic by the lagoon, a relaxing stroll through magnificent gardens bursting with summertime color, and free tastings at our outdoor wine bar. Savings include $10 off per adult admission with seven-day advance purchase, and free admission for kids 16 and under 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 unwind after a fun-filled day on the estate.

For a limited time, in our Conservatory and at Antler Hill Village & Winery, enjoy beautifully executed botanical model train displays! These displays feature a variety of Biltmore area structures, each handcrafted in meticulous detail from such all-natural elements as leaves, bark, and twigs. With 800 feet of rails and trains traversing six separate lines at different eye levels, this is a one-of-a-kind, fun-for-all-ages garden experience.

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.

Saturday, August 31 — 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Chef Derek Powell’s Antler Hill Village Cookout

á la carte

Join Cedric’s Tavern Executive Chef Derek Powell for an Antler Hill Village Cookout. Bring friends and family to enjoy beautiful summer weather and a delectable array of Southern sides, sweets, and main dishes that showcase perfectly prepared estate-raised pork, beef, and BBQ ribs. It’s a mouth-watering, more-the-merrier event you won’t want to miss!

 

Estate daytime admission, overnight stay, or Biltmore Annual Pass required. All prices á la carte.

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.