News Releases

Biltmore In Living Color: A Shutterbug’s Dream

Asheville, NC

Combine the stunning architecture of Biltmore House against a background of maple, elm and oak trees in the midst of changing seasons, and you have a location like no other to capture photos of western North Carolina’s annual fall leaf show. Biltmore House and its surrounding grounds offer a photographer’s dream setting for getting fall color photos packed with huge “Wow!” factor.
Here are some of our favorite photo-opportunity spots at Biltmore. Consider them as you scout locations for album-ready photography:
The Rooftop of Biltmore House – The Rooftop Tour provides you with a bird’s eye view after a climb up the Observatory’s spiral staircase and onto the balconies and rooftop of the 250-room house. At 70-plus feet above ground, you have a primo spot to snap shots of the statue of Diana across the Vista and the perfect summit from which to spy autumn-hued chrysanthemums sunning in the Walled Garden.
Top of the Rampe Douce – The Rampe Douce is a wide, graduated stairway zigzagging along a rough-cut limestone wall across the wide front yard from Biltmore House. The Rampe’s location allows for fitting the entire front of the house inside your viewfinder.
Statue of Diana – Beyond the Rampe Douce and up the hill, the statue of Diana stands at the perfect vantage point and elevation for capturing a majestic view of Biltmore House with sky and mountains in the background.
The South Terrace Tea House – The wide open terrace gives you long-range views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in one direction and the Black Mountains in the other. At its edge perches a limestone teahouse with panoramic views of the deerpark, Lagoon and Mount Pisgah at 5,897 feet, the highest peak in the distance.
The Loggia – This location is on the back of Biltmore House, accessible on the ground floor right off of the Music Room. The Loggia is an open-air porch with soaring arch ways above an ornate balcony. A favorite of wedding photographers, the Loggia overlooks the deerpark with views of the carriage ride trail across the fields. This setting served as backdrop for many Vanderbilt family photos.
Return to news