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Our Story

Our Vision

A Word From Bill Cecil

Welcome and thank you for your interest in Biltmore.

What began as my great-grandfather’s estate continues to thrive as a timeless experience for today’s guests. Since 1895, Biltmore has had the natural beauty of the mountains and the majestic house and gardens to beguile us, inspire us, and allow us to escape from the everyday.

Biltmore is still family-owned, and we are still passionate about our mission of preservation through self-sufficiency—a philosophy embraced before the first stone was ever placed.

We remain self-sustaining through innovation, creative thinking, and listening to guests who continue to tell us they want more ways to connect with Biltmore. Wine was our first foray into offering a taste of Biltmore; now, you can experience life as a guest of the Vanderbilts at our four-star Inn on Biltmore Estate® or a more casual stay at Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate®. You can also reimagine your own surroundings with a line of home furnishings, bedding and bath items, and gourmet foods.

Just as first envisioned, Biltmore is all about home—welcoming and celebrating family and friends, and extending the spirit of Biltmore beyond our 8,000 acres. It was true in 1895, and it remains true today.


Bill Cecil, President & CEO

The Biltmore Story

Investing in the Future

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Historic Preservation

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Environmental Stewardship

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Diversity & Inclusion

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