More than 125 years ago, George Vanderbilt envisioned Biltmore as a relaxing retreat from the cares of the everyday. Tucked within 8,000 acres of Blue Ridge Mountain beauty, the estate invites deep relaxation the moment you enter its gates. Enhance your sense of well-being with wellness practices that quiet the mind, balance your energy, and connect you with nature.

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Nature Mandalas

Discover the history and types of mandalas, as well as the basic shapes, designs, and natural elements used to create them during this fun creative outdoor activity! Participants will explore our fields and forests to find materials with which they will create their own personal and unique mandala. After ending the session with a collective moment of reflection and gratitude, the group will gift their creations back into the natural world from whence they came. Be sure to bring your phone or camera to capture a keepsake image of your mandala!

Maximum of 10 participants. Advance reservations required. To participate in this activity, guest must have a daytime ticket, a Biltmore Annual Pass, or a stay at one of the estate’s splendid overnight properties.

Cost

$30 (Ages 10 & Up)

Hours

Sat. at 11 a.m.
through Mar. 31, 2022

Phone

828-225-1425

Location

Antler Hill Village

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Sensory Journey Hike

Returning Spring 2022
This energizing treat for the senses invites you to connect to Biltmore’s natural world in a focused way via sight, sound, smell, touch, and maybe even taste! Immersed in the estate’s quiet natural beauty, you’ll experience a deep sense of peace as you explore and soak in the vibrant yet soothing energy that emanates from the stunning landscapes that surround you.

Maximum of 10 participants. To participate in this activity, guest must have a daytime ticket, a Biltmore Annual Pass, or a stay at one of the estate’s splendid overnight properties.

Cost

$20 (Ages 10 & Up)

Hours

Returning Spring 2022

Phone

828-225-1425

Location

Antler Hill Village

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Mindfulness Walk

Enhance your day with peace, calm, and connection with nature during a gentle, one-mile afternoon walk. A wonderful way to ease into vacation mindset, this experience is a perfect introduction to the world of mindfulness. Take in the beauty of Biltmore’s great outdoors as your guide provides simple focus prompts that encourage the full engagement of all of your senses.

Maximum of 12 participants. Advance reservations required. To participate in this activity, guest must have a daytime ticket, a Biltmore Annual Pass, or a stay at one of the estate’s splendid overnight properties.

Cost

$20 (Ages 10 & Up)

Hours

Friday at 3:30 p.m.
through Mar. 31, 2022

Phone

828-225-1425

Location

Estate Grounds

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Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bath)

This activity is temporarily unavailable.

Coined in 1982 by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries, the term “Shinrin Yoku” (Japanese for “Forest Bath”) is defined as “making contact with and taking in the atmosphere of the forest.” This nature healing practice has been found to reduce stress, improve feelings of happiness, free up creativity, and optimize overall well-being.

The estate’s lush forests offer a unique opportunity to dive deep into the heart of Shinrin Yoku. Reconnect with your roots as a being who evolved with the forest. Restore balance to your daily life as you discover the fundamentals of forest bathing, experience a sensory awakening, and answer invitations to connect with the natural world that surrounds you.

Appropriate for all experience levels, from first-timers to experienced practitioners, Shinrin Yoku takes place in a beautiful forest setting within walking distance from The Inn on Biltmore Estate.

Cushions available. Guests welcome to bring their own towels or mats.

Maximum of 8 participants. To participate in this activity, guest must have a daytime ticket, a Biltmore Annual Pass, or a stay at one of the estate’s splendid overnight properties.

Cost

$30 (Ages 13 & Up)

Hours

Temporarily unavailable.

Phone

828-225-1425

Location

Estate Grounds

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Morning Meditation

Returning Spring 2022
Calm your mind and focus your thoughts and energy with this gentle, guided experience designed to support optimal well-being, and empower you to greet the day relaxed and refreshed. Appropriate for all experience levels, from first-timers to experienced practitioners, this meditation takes place on the beautifully manicured lawns* adjacent to our historic Horse Barn. Cushions available. Guests welcome to bring their own towels or mats.

*In the case of chilly or inclement weather, meditation will take place in an indoor location.

Maximum of 10 participants. To participate in this activity, guest must have a daytime ticket, a Biltmore Annual Pass, or a stay at one of the estate’s splendid overnight properties.

Cost

$15 (Ages 13 & Up)

Hours

Returning Spring 2022

Phone

828-225-1425

Location

Antler Hill Village

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Evening Meditation

This activity is temporarily unavailable.
Begin your evening with a gentle, guided meditation experience that centers your mind as you unwind from the day’s activities with a focus on gratitude. Appropriate for all experience levels, from first-timers to experienced practitioners, this meditation promoting optimal well-being takes place in a lovely outdoor setting adjacent to The Inn on Biltmore Estate. Cushions available. Guests welcome to bring their own towels or mats.

Maximum of 15 participants. To participate in this activity, guest must have a daytime ticket, a Biltmore Annual Pass, or a stay at one of the estate’s splendid overnight properties.

Cost

$15 (Ages 13 & Up)

Hours

Temporarily unavailable.

Phone

828-225-1425

Location

Antler Hill Village

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