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Summer at Biltmore

May 28 – September 30, 2021

“I only wish everyone could see it at this season for the first time.”
–George Vanderbilt in a July 1895 letter to Frederick Law Olmsted

Experience Summer at Biltmore as if for the first time. Wrap yourself in summer’s embrace, as days lengthen and new ways to explore our 8,000-acre backyard abound. Savor complimentary wine tastings at our Winery. Discover an array of shops and restaurants and the timeless beauty of Biltmore House. Make new memories with family and friends: escape to this one-of-a-kind destination, where your peace of mind, health, and safety remain our top priority.

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Room to Roam, Time to Explore

Longer days mean more time to explore all that this Blue Ridge Mountain oasis has to offer: from acres of glorious gardens, miles of walking, biking, and hiking trails, and an abundance of new outdoor activities to Biltmore House and Antler Hill Village, home to our award-winning Winery, our working Farmyard, Pisgah Playground, and Stickwork by Patrick Dougherty, our unique-to-Biltmore large-scale outdoor sculpture.

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Stickwork by Patrick Dougherty

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Biltmore House, Estate Grounds

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Stay on Biltmore Estate

To fully experience George Vanderbilt’s magnificent estate, stay at one of our splendid overnight properties. Wake amid 8,000 acres of Blue Ridge Mountain glory, explore the estate at your leisure, then relax into the gracious hospitality of your restorative home away from home.

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Summer at Biltmore

Summer is the perfect season for dining al fresco in charming Antler Hill Village.

Discover the timeless beauty of Biltmore House, which includes the Winter Garden.

Another must-see: this unique-to-Biltmore, large-scale sculpture in Antler Hill Village,
handcrafted of willow branches by renowned Stickwork artist Patrick Dougherty.
Image: Free as a Bird (2021) Biltmore’s Antler Hill Village, Asheville, NC, U.S.
Photo: Rachael McIntosh.

Don’t miss Biltmore Gardens Railway, the fun-for-all ages botanical model train displays
housed in our glass-ceilinged Conservatory in the Walled Garden.

A variety of shops await you in Antler Hill Village, also home to exceptional restaurants and our award-winning Winery.

Exploring by bike is a relaxing way to experience more of the estate;
ride along the river to the Lagoon to take in this view of the back of Biltmore House.

Simply spectacular in the summer, the Italian Garden features three large pools,
each brimming with a variety of exotic water lilies, tropical bananas, papyrus, and colorful koi fish.

Enjoy a gentle mountain breeze and a breathtaking view of
Biltmore House and the Front Lawn while relaxing on the Vista.