In alignment with the latest CDC guidance and North Carolina mandates, fully vaccinated Biltmore guests are not required to wear face coverings except on estate shuttles.

Biltmore guests and employees who are not fully vaccinated are encouraged to follow CDC guidance for precautions regarding COVID-19.

We appreciate your patience as we update communications.

Our Top Priority:
The Safety of Our Guests, Employees, and Community


Following CDC guidelines for stringent disinfection with increased frequency and using EPA-approved disinfectant for COVID-19.

Biltmore House

Reservations are required every day for all guests for entry to Biltmore House.

Mask Guidance

For fully vaccinated guests and employees, face coverings are not required except on estate shuttles per NC mandate. Face coverings are strongly recommended for those not fully vaccinated.


Frequent disinfection of surfaces with CDC-approved disinfectants and increased take-out options.

Overnight Stays

Application of established industry-leading disinfection procedures aligned with CDC guidelines.

Social Distancing

Social distancing is recommended by the CDC for those not fully vaccinated. Please be courteous and allow ample space in all public areas.


Reducing contact points and recommending use of credit, debit, or Biltmore Gift Cards. Cash payment may not be accepted at all estate locations and is subject to change.

Approved Bags

Guests may carry small personal bags no larger than 19″ x 14″ x 9″ inside Biltmore House. If your bag does not meet these requirements, please leave it in your vehicle or ask about storage options.

What We Are Doing

Safety is our top priority. To that end, we are doing the following:

  • Enhancing cleaning procedures, in accordance with CDC guidelines, with increased frequency
  • Daily health screenings and use of personal protective equipment for employees
  • Providing hand sanitizer stations for guest and employee use
  • Reinforcing CDC guidelines on signage throughout the estate
  • Monitoring guest areas to encourage social distancing and reduce group gatherings
How You Can Help

We are excited to welcome you back to Biltmore. To help us keep everyone safe, we ask that you please:

  • Follow CDC guidelines for social distancing and hand washing
  • Stay home if you are ill or exhibiting symptoms of flu or COVID-19
  • Allow ample space for social distancing on all public spaces
  • Be prepared for cashless payments, as we will be accepting credit, debit, and Biltmore Gift Cards only during this time
Supporting Our Team

Our long-standing commitment to a safe work environment guides all we do, including the adoption of new standards:

  • Flexible Sick Leave Policies
  • COVID-19 Training Series required for all employees
  • Adherence to CDC guidelines for social distancing, hygiene, PPE, and workspace barriers
  • Teleworking encouraged for eligible positions
  • Stringent disinfection protocols for all work spaces
  • Paid time off for COVID-19 vaccination appointments