Biltmore Help Center

What to Bring

  • Can I bring food or drinks with me?

    Outside food and beverage is not permitted in estate dining locations, Antler Hill Village or Biltmore House areas, including the Front Lawn area of Biltmore House, Stable Courtyard, and South Terrace.

    Picnics with outside food and beverages are permitted in other locations on the grounds and we invite you to visit Guest Services for recommended picnic spots. Tailgating, including use of tents, grills, multiple camping chairs/tables, and large coolers, is not permitted in Biltmore parking lots or on the grounds.

    No outside alcohol is ever permitted on Biltmore property.

  • Are any items prohibited on the estate?

    Please note that the following are prohibited in Biltmore House:

    • Food and drink
    • Pets (except service animals)
    • Weapons*
    • Video recording and sketching
    • Photography and cell phone use that interferes with the enjoyment of other guestssee full photo policy

    *Law enforcement officers are not exempt unless coordinated and approved in advance by Biltmore’s Director of Security & Police Operations. 

  • Is special clothing or footwear required?

    Dress comfortably. Wear walking shoes and layers for the changing mountain weather.

  • Can I bring a bag/backpack?

    All bags, packages, and boxes will be inspected by security personnel. We reserve the right to refuse admission for any bag, parcel, or other item. Weapons are prohibited.


  • Do you have pet-friendly rooms?

    Pets are not permitted at any of the lodging accommodations on the estate. ADA-regulated service animals are allowed.

  • Do you offer kennels?

    A very limited number of outdoor, unattended pet kennels are available at Biltmore. They are self-service and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Kennels near Biltmore House are only open seasonally, whereas kennels in Antler Hill Village are open year-round. If you are interested in using a kennel, please see a parking host for kennel information upon arrival on the estate.

  • Is Biltmore pet friendly? Can I bring my dog to the estate?

    You won’t have to leave anyone behind. The grounds are perfect for walking your pets, but please keep them securely leashed at all times. Animals (except service animals) are not allowed in any building.

    Animals are allowed on the outdoor patios of Bistro and Cedric’s Tavern, but patio seating should be requested from the host or hostess inside first. All animals must be leashed on estate grounds for their own safety as well as the comfort of our other guests. Please be courteous of others and pick up after your animal.

    Pets are not permitted at any of the lodging accommodations on the estate. ADA-regulated service animals are allowed.


  • Do you allow drones or aerial photography?

    Use of unmanned aerial vehicles or drones while on Biltmore property is prohibited. Aerial photography of Biltmore House is prohibited without written consent.

  • Can I take photos outside Biltmore House?

    Taking photographs of the exterior of Biltmore House and grounds or sketching images of the house or estate grounds is permitted for personal use only. Set up must be minimal, requiring no more than two pieces of equipment. The following are not permitted for personal photography or sketching: changing of clothing, hair or make-up styling, lighting set-up or disruption of guest areas.  

    All commercial uses are prohibited without express written consent. Recording, filming, photography, or taping of any concert is strictly prohibited.

  • Can I take photos inside the Biltmore House?

    Taking photographs by cell phone or cameras, without flash, is permitted on the self-guided tour for personal use only. No commercial photography is allowed. Photography is not permitted on specialty tours inside Biltmore House.

    Video cameras, tripods, monopods, selfie sticks, or any other photography equipment are not allowed inside Biltmore House. For the safety and convenience of all guests, group photos must be taken outside of Biltmore House.

Other FAQs

  • What can I do if you’re sold out on the date I wish to visit Biltmore House?

    Please choose a different date. We encourage you to book your visit at least seven days in advance; this not only enables you to secure your preferred date and time, but also gives you the best ticket price.

  • Why are you sold out on some dates?

    To ensure our guests have the best possible experience of America’s Largest Home®, we limit the number of guests per Biltmore House reservation time. When we post the “sold out” message on our website (typically during the holidays, our busiest season), this means all available reservation times for Biltmore House entry are booked for those dates.

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