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Chihuly glass sculptures, concerts under the stars help make summer shine at Biltmore this year

Asheville, N.C. (June 2018)

From towering, jewel-toned glass sculptures in the historic gardens and reflecting pools, to the array of stars gracing the concert stage, Biltmore shines this summer in multiple ways.

Chihuly at Biltmore

Meandering through the mesmerizing display of Dale Chihuly’s enormous shining glass sculptures in the estate’s historic gardens has the makings of a perfect summer day. Chihuly at Biltmore is the first large-scale art exhibit the estate has hosted. Each of the 16 vivid installations is highlighted by a complementary landscape design created by Biltmore’s horticulture team in collaboration with the Chihuly team.

The gardens are open on select evenings for the first time ever during reservation-only Chihuly Nights at Biltmore. At nightfall, the artwork is dramatically illuminated to showcase their colors and shapes. Guests may take in sunset views of the Blue Ridge Mountains; enjoy live music in the gardens; and choose from a selection of wines from an alfresco wine bar. Chihuly Nights at Biltmore is offered throughout the exhibition’s run. 

The Biltmore Concert Series

Summer nights heat up when nationally- and internationally-known stars take the grand stage on the South Terrace of Biltmore House during the annual Biltmore Concert Series. This year’s line-up features Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Night Ranger; Jay Leno; Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, for KING & COUNTRY and Lauren Daigle; and The Temptations and The Four Tops.

Summer Movie Night Under the Stars

Each Tuesday in July, Biltmore’s Summer Movie Night will be held in Antler Hill Village near the estate’s Winery. This year’s movie lineup includes Richie Rich (parts filmed at Biltmore), Dirty Dancing, Great Outdoors, Parent Trap, and Field of Dreams. Summer Movie Night is open to all day guests, lodging guests and Biltmore annual pass holders. Arrive early to reserve a seat for the 8 p.m. start time.

Vanderbilt Travels Railway Model Train

George Vanderbilt’s railway travels are highlighted in a 250-foot long model train display in Antler Hill Village this summer. Five model trains run along five intricately designed track loops, passing by miniature versions of the Biltmore Rail Depot, the USS Vanderbilt Steamship, Eiffel Tower, Arc De Triomphe, London Bridge, and more.

Stay overnight for the ultimate summer escape

Choose from two distinctive properties to reap exclusive benefits like waking up on George Vanderbilt’s mountain estate. Experience gracious hospitality with a luxurious package celebrating summer holidays at The Inn on Biltmore Estate, or relax with a more casual stay at Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate, located in the middle of Antler Hill Village’s activities.

Summer specials

  • Kids Free:  Kids 16 and younger are admitted to the estate for the day for free (with ticketed adult), now through Labor Day.
  • Father’s Day: On Sunday, June 17, treat Dad to Biltmore and save off the regular daytime admission price. Dads can visit for just $25 on Father’s day with the purchase of one adult or youth daytime admission ticket.
  • Save on admission: Receive $10 off ticket price if visit is booked seven or more days in advance.

Purchase tickets in advance at, or call 800-411-3812, or visit the Reception and Ticketing Services Center at Biltmore.

About Biltmore
Located in Asheville, North Carolina, Biltmore was the vision of George W. Vanderbilt.  Designed by Richard Morris Hunt, America’s largest home is a 250-room French Renaissance chateau, exhibiting the Vanderbilt family’s original collection of furnishings, art and antiques.  Biltmore estate encompasses more than 8,000 acres including renowned gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture.  Today, Biltmore has grown to include Antler Hill Village, which features the award-winning Winery and Antler Hill Farm;  The Inn on Biltmore Estate; Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate; Equestrian Center; numerous restaurants; event and meeting venues; and Biltmore For Your Home, the company’s licensed products division. To learn more about Biltmore, go to or call 877-BILTMORE.

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