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The First Hostess of Biltmore: A Tribute to Maria Louisa Kissam Vanderbilt

As the youngest of eight children, George Vanderbilt had a very close relationship with his mother, Maria Louisa Kissam Vanderbilt. After his father’s death in 1885, it was George who took on the task of caring for her, a task that played a significant role in the selection of Asheville…

A Musical Portrait

Among the most eye-catching elements of the Oak Sitting Room are two John Singer Sargent portraits, each with a distinctly different feel. The demure woman in a silk gown is Mrs. Benjamin Kissam, George Vanderbilt’s aunt. The lively woman dressed in a Spanish mantilla and flouncey dress is one of…

George Vanderbilt: One of the Best Read Men in the Country

While other members of the Vanderbilt family were recognized for their lavish parties or successes in the stock market, when it came to George, the press instead focused on his love of learning and, more specifically, his preoccupation with books. A turn-of-the-century New York journalist wrote of the youngest Vanderbilt:…

Patron of the Arts: George Vanderbilt

With his deep appreciation and understanding of arts and languages and his vision for a self-sustaining country estate, George Vanderbilt could easily be called a “Renaissance man;” a description given to individuals who possess many talents or areas of knowledge and are considered versatile and well-rounded in a number of…

Groundbreaking Work in Gardens and Glass

Chihuly At Biltmore Was On Display From May 17 To October 7, 2018. Please Enjoy This Archived Content. Long known as the father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted reached the pinnacle of his professional career with his landscape design for Biltmore–George Vanderbilt's magnificent private estate. A vision for…

Happy Birthday, Frederick Law Olmsted

In April, we remember Biltmore’s landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted, born April 26, 1822. Often referred to as the “Father of Landscape Architecture in America,” he’s best known today as the designer of Central Park in New York City. Prior to becoming a landscape architect, Olmsted was first a seaman,…

“Cupid’s Richest Captive”—George Vanderbilt’s engagement

The April 1898 announcement of George Vanderbilt’s engagement to Edith Stuyvesant Dresser was a leading topic in newspapers of the era. At age 36 and the only unmarried son of William Henry Vanderbilt, George was considered America’s most eligible bachelor and termed “Cupid’s richest captive” by the popular press. In…

The Inn on Biltmore Estate Suites & Rooms

A stay at The Inn on Biltmore Estate soothes the soul and rejuvenates the spirit. Inspired by George Vanderbilt’s legendary hospitality and Biltmore House’s gracious accommodations, the inn offers four-star and four-diamond luxury on Vanderbilt’s grand 8,000-acre historic estate.   Rooms and suites at the inn are designed to ensure…

Biltmore Wines Have Big Personalities

In honor of North Carolina Wine Month, we’re matching some of Biltmore’s historic figures with the corresponding Biltmore Wine that best fits their personality! George Vanderbilt Antler Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Mr. Vanderbilt was known as a thoughtful collector of wine, often bringing back cases of his favorite discoveries from his world…

Wedding, Graduation Memories Come Alive with Custom Frames

As spring slips into summer, two big events appear on many calendars: graduations and weddings. Both occasions are cause for major celebration, as family and friends gather to toast happy couples and salute proud grads. And both events are the perfect time to capture and preserve memories, whether it’s a…