Daytime tickets are sold out for Sat., Dec. 22. If your travel plans are flexible, please select another date.
Candlelight Christmas Evenings tickets are sold out for Sat., Dec. 22 & Sun., Dec. 23. but are available for other dates.

Estate Hours & Directions


Biltmore® is open 365 days a year, and our hours vary each season. See current seasonal hours below.


Holiday Hours of Operation:  November 3, 2018 - January 5, 2019


Please note that Candlelight Christmas Evenings is by reservation only and is not included in daytime admission.
NO Candlelight Christmas Evenings on November 13 & 22, and December 24 & 25.

Main Hours

Admissions Gate

Open daily 8:30 a.m. – last scheduled Candlelight tour

Reception & Ticketing Sales Center

Open daily 8:30 a.m. – last scheduled Candlelight tour

Biltmore House

Daytime: Opens at 9:00 a.m., front door closes at 5:00 p.m. for daytime visitation
Evening: First Candlelight visit begins at 5:30 p.m.; front door closes 30 minutes following the last scheduled Candlelight entry time

Winery in Antler Hill Village

Open Sunday - Friday 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Open Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Gardens

Open daily 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Conservatory

Open daily 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The Biltmore Legacy in Antler Hill Village

Open Monday - Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Open Friday 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Open Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Open Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Antler Hill Barn

Open daily 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Farmyard at the Antler Hill Farm

Open daily 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Bike Barn in Antler Hill Village

Open daily 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Outdoor Adventure Center in Antler Hill Village

Open daily 9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.

Deerpark Carriage & Trail Barns

Open daily 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Estate Dining Hours

Bistro

Lunch: Open daily 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Candlelight dinner: Open daily 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (by reservation only)

Cedric’s Tavern

Lunch: Open daily 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Candlelight dinner: Open daily 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (by reservation only)

Deerpark Restaurant

Lunch/Brunch Nov. 2 - Dec. 15:
Open Thursday - Saturday 11:00 a.m.  2:00 p.m. 
Open Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Open Thanksgiving 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Closed Monday - Wednesday

Lunch/Brunch Dec. 16 - 31:
Open Monday - Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Open Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Open Christmas Eve/Day 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Lunch/Brunch Jan. 1 - 6:
Open Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Open Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Candlelight Dinner:
November 9-10, 16-21, 23-25, 29-30; December 1-23, 26-31
Open 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. or last reservation (by reservation only)
No Candlelight dinner November 22, December 24-25

Stable Café

Lunch: Open daily 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Candlelight Dinner: Open daily 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. or last reservation (by reservation only)

The Dining Room at the Inn on Biltmore Estate

Breakfast: Open daily 7:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Breakfast Buffet: Open daily 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Afternoon Tea: Open daily 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Reservations required. Call 828-225-1699.)
Dinner: Open daily 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (Reservations required. Call 828-225-1699.)

The Library at the Inn on Biltmore Estate

Lunch/Snacks/Cocktails: Open daily 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Dinner: Open daily 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The Lounge Bar at the Inn on Biltmore Estate

Open daily 12:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Village Social at Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate

Breakfast: Open daily 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Lunch: Open daily 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Dinner: Open daily 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Late Night: Open daily 10:00 p.m.– 12:00 a.m.

Snacks and Light Bites Hours

Bake Shop

Open daily 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Ice Cream Parlor

Open daily 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Courtyard Market

Open daily 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (weather dependent)

Conservatory Café

CLOSED

Creamery in Antler Hill Village

Open daily 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Smokehouse in Antler Hill Village

Open Friday - Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

The Kitchen at Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate

Open daily 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Wine Bar at the Winery

Open daily 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Estate Shops Hours

Gate House Gift Shop

Open Sunday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Open Friday & Saturday 8:00 a.m. 
– 8:00 p.m.

Shops in Stable Area

Bookbinder’s, A Christmas Past, Confectionary, and Toymaker’s
Open Sunday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Open Friday & Saturday 9:00 a.m. 
– 10:30 p.m.

Carriage House

Open Sunday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Open Friday & Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Open daily 9:00 a.m. 
– 10:30 p.m. on December 21 - 23, 26 - 30

A Gardener’s Place
Open daily 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Wine Shop in the Winery

Open Sunday - Friday 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Open Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Traditions in Antler Hill Village

Open daily 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The Barn Door in Antler Hill Village

Open daily 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Antler Hill Outfitters

Open daily 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Marble Lion at the Inn on Biltmore Estate

Open Sunday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Open Friday & Saturday 
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m

Cottage Door at the Inn on Biltmore Estate

Open daily 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

All hours are subject to change.


Hours of Operation:  Special Exceptions

Please see below for special holiday hours that differ from our normal hours.

Main Hours

Reception & Ticketing Sales Center

Thanksgiving: Open 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Christmas Eve: Open 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Christmas Day: Open 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Biltmore House

Thanksgiving: Open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Christmas Eve: Open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Christmas Day: Open 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Please note that there is no Candlelight Christmas Evenings program these days.

Winery in Antler Hill Village

Thanksgiving: Open 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Christmas Eve: Open 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Christmas Day: Open 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Conservatory

Thanksgiving: Open 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Christmas Eve: Open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Christmas Day: Open 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

All hours are subject to change. Please note, hours may differ at other estate locations as well on these days. For full details or questions, please contact the Reception & Ticketing Sales Center. During certain Reservation Days, opening times may vary. Please check Reservation Days below.


Hours of Operation:  Year-round for Select Locations

Please see below for general estate hours year-round (subject to change).

Main Hours

Admissions Gate and Reception & Ticketing Sales Center

8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Winter season)
8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Spring-Fall seasons)
8:30 a.m. – last Candlelight evening entry time (Christmas season)
Hours for additional evening event programs:
8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Biltmore Concert Series nights)

Year-round Daytime hours:
Opens at 9:00 a.m.; Front Door Closes at 5:00 p.m.;
Biltmore House closes 1 hour after the Front Door Closes

Hours for additional evening event programs:
Reopens at 5:30 p.m. for Candlelight Christmas Evenings

 

Gardens

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Winter season)
9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Spring season)
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Summer season)
9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Fall season)
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Christmas season)

Winery

11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Winter season)
11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Spring-Fall seasons Sunday - Friday)
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Spring-Fall seasons Saturday)
10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Christmas season Monday - Saturday)
11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Christmas season Sunday)

Biltmore Legacy

11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Winter season Monday - Friday)
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Winter season Saturday & Sunday)
11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Spring-Fall seasons Monday - Thursday)
11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Spring-Fall seasons Friday)
10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Spring-Fall seasons Saturday)
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Spring-Fall seasons Sunday)
10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Christmas season)

All hours are subject to change.


Biltmore House Reservation Days

Reservations are required for your self-guided visit of Biltmore House on these high volume days. We recommend you reserve your entry time online at the same time you purchase your tickets.  If you already have tickets or are a passholder, you will need to reserve your time over the phone since these days can sell out. If you arrive without a reservation, please proceed to Guest Services to inquire about availability.

Your reservation time is for entering Biltmore House. Arrive at least 45 minutes prior to your Biltmore House entry to allow time to park and catch a shuttle to Biltmore House. Your admission gives you access to the rest of the estate during normal hours of operation. Spend the full day to enjoy everything Biltmore has to offer!

2018:​

  • December 1-2, 7-9, 14-31

2019:

  • January 1, 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27
  • February 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24
  • March 1-17, 23-24, 30-31
  • April 6-7, 13-21, 27-28
  • May 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26
  • June 1, 8, 15-16, 22, 29-30

Estate Transportation and Parking

A car is required for travel between locations on the estate. Transportation is not provided around the estate unless you have estate lodging. Shuttles from the house to the Conservatory are available April through December.

If you plan to arrive by an external transportation service such as taxi, Uber or Lyft, you will be responsible for your own transportation several times during your estate visit. 

Alternatively, you may visit Guest Services to make a reservation for the Biltmore Express shuttle service at an additional charge.  This service provides transportation around the estate and returns to your drop-off location at the end of your visit.

Parking is included with admission.  At Biltmore House, you may choose between these options.

  • Park & Ride lots provide free shuttles that take guests to the front of Biltmore House
  • Park & Walk lots require a 5- to 10-minute walk to Biltmore House

Parking assistance is available.

Estate Travel Distances:

  • Reception & Ticketing Sales Center to Biltmore House: 3 miles
  • Biltmore House to Antler Hill Village & Winery: 5 miles
  • The Inn on Biltmore Estate to Biltmore House: 4 miles
  • Biltmore House to Deerpark: 2 miles
  • Antler Hill Village & Winery to Deerpark: 2 miles
  • Reception & Ticketing Sales Center to The Inn on Biltmore Estate: 2 miles

Local Driving Directions

Below are recommended routes to Biltmore. Please visit NC Department of Transportation website for real-time information on road conditions or construction delays.
Address: 1 Lodge St, Asheville, NC 28803 for GPS directions.

From Interstate 40 East
Take I-40 east to Asheville. Take exit 50 (U.S. Highway 25), then turn left at the traffic light after exiting. Stay in the left lane and follow signs to the Biltmore entrance.
From Interstate 40 West
Take I-40 west to Asheville and take exit 50B (U.S. Highway 25 North). After exiting, stay in the left lane and follow signs to the Biltmore entrance.
From Interstate 26/U.S. Highway 19/23 East
Take I-26 east to Asheville. In Asheville, take I-240 east to I-40 west. Follow Interstate 40 west to exit 50B (U.S. Highway 25 North). After exiting, stay in the left lane and follow signs to the Biltmore entrance.
From Interstate 26 West
Follow I-26 west toward Asheville to exit 31A (Hickory/Knoxville exit). Take I-40 east to exit 50 (U.S. Highway 25), then turn left at the traffic light after exiting. Stay in the left lane and follow signs to the Biltmore entrance.
From the Blue Ridge Parkway
Take the U.S. Highway 25 North exit; Biltmore is approximately 4 miles from the parkway.
 

Nearest Airport

Asheville Regional Airport is the nearest airport to Biltmore.


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