Autumn colors will glow this fall at Biltmore

Fall at Biltmore offers some of the most spectacular views of the season’s ever-changing autumnal leaf color, given its location in the heart of western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains.

Fall floral displays in Biltmore’s gardens have been carefully planned to provide good color in October, with peak bloom through the middle of the month. Each fall, the Walled Garden is filled with charming chrysanthemums, in dazzling jewel-toned colors. Explore hidden gems such as the Conservatory, Bass Pond, and Lagoon, all created with the intent of enjoyment in the great outdoors.

Chrysanthemums at their most beautiful in the Walled Garden.

Given Biltmore House’s 8,000-acre backyard, guests have many activities to choose from to experience the natural beauty of the estate. Guided experiences such as Falconry, the Geocache Challenge, River Birding Tours, and more are designed for learning more about the wild and domestic animals that inhabit the estate’s grounds.

In addition to tours of the wondrous interiors of Biltmore House, a specialty tour of the home’s rooftop is available. Here, the views of the surrounding mountains are unparalleled, while putting you closer to some of the home’s incredible architecture and design elements (like gargoyles!).

One of the most memorable experiences at Biltmore is the thrill of seeing the grounds from the rooftop of Biltmore House.

Elsewhere on the estate
The Italian Renaissance Alive exhibition takes you on a multi-sensory journey across Italy. Set to a powerful operatic score, it illuminates the masterworks of such icons as Michaelangelo, Raphael, Bottivelli, and Caravaggio. The exhibition is located at Amherst at Deerpark.

Ciao! From Italy Sculptural Postcard Display complements the Italian Renaissance Alive exhibition, and reveals George Vanderbilt’s passions for travel, culture, architecture, and art – as well as his personal experiences traveling through Italy. The display is located in Antler Hill Village.

The Birth of Venus by Botticelli, ca. 1484–1486
Explore Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus in vivid, large-scale detail with a visit to Italian Renaissance Alive at Biltmore.

Visit Antler Hill Village, which was inspired by a farming legacy that goes back more than 125 years. Located on the property about 4 miles from Biltmore House, the village offers live music in the bandstand, harvest-inspired menus at Biltmore’s restaurants, and opportunities to learn more about Biltmore’s agriculture history. This is also where Biltmore’s Winery is located, where guests may sample award-winning Biltmore Wines.

Lodging at Biltmore
If you’ve been dreaming of an easy escape in a storybook setting, book a luxurious stay at The Inn on Biltmore Estate or choose the lively surroundings of Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate —both distinctive hotels make it simple to relax and rediscover a sense of well-being. For a truly private getaway, our historic Cottages on Biltmore Estate offer you a well-appointed home away from home throughout your stay.