Things to Do This Summer

May 25–September 3, 2018

From romantic escapes to fast-paced fun, the tempo of a Biltmore summer keeps perfect time with longer days and leisurely pursuits. Kids 16 and under are admitted free, and with a glorious 8,000-acre Blue Ridge mountain backyard to explore, families are invited to make the most of “together time.” Inside America’s Largest Home®, grand rooms recall the graceful rhythm of Vanderbilt hospitality. Come to Biltmore, where a one-of-a-kind summer getaway awaits! 

Admission includes:

  • Self-guided visit to Biltmore House & Gardens
  • Access to the first art exhibition in our historic gardens, Chihuly at Biltmore, available now–October 7

Access to Antler Hill Village & Winery is also included, where you’ll enjoy:

  • Complimentary wine tastings at America’s most-visited winery
  • Seasonal farm-to-table dining at your choice of three fantastic restaurants
  • A variety of shops filled with unique Biltmore treasures
  • Friendly farm animals to cuddle at our Farmyard
  • The Outdoor Adventure Center, headquarters for estate exploration
  • Our exhibition The Vanderbilts at Home and Abroad
  • A 250-foot model train display of George Vanderbilt’s railway travels

With so much to see and do this summer, one day is not enough! Stay at one of our two splendid properties and experience George Vanderbilt’s magnificent estate as it was originally intended: as an overnight guest.

Save up to $10 on each adult admission ticket when you book 7+ days in advance! 

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More to Do

Chihuly at Biltmore

Our first art exhibition in Biltmore’s historic gardens is also the first garden exhibition of Dale Chihuly’s works in North Carolina. The renowned American artist’s work is included in more than 200 museum collections worldwide, and now, for a limited time only, can be seen at Biltmore. Dazzling in daylight, the exhibition takes on another dimension when viewed after nightfall. Join us to experience Chihuly’s awe-inspiring marvels of color, form, and light.

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Antler Hill Village & Winery

Unwind after a busy day on the estate while enjoying live music and opportunities to relax with the refreshment of your choice, whether that’s a glass of wine, an ice-cold beer, or an ice cream cone. Browse our shops, enjoy a fresh farm-to-table meal, and savor award-winning vintages at our Winery’s indoor/outdoor wine bar. You can also visit our Farmyard, marvel at our 250-foot Vanderbilt Travels Railway display, and the new exhibition at The Biltmore Legacy.

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Events on the Estate this Summer

Tours and Outdoor Activities

Engaging tour opportunities include behind-the-scenes tours of Biltmore House and the estate, and special tours and tastings at our Winery. For those interested in exploring Biltmore’s 8,000 acres, our Outdoor Adventure Center provides an abundance of outdoor pursuits, from biking, horseback riding, and carriage rides, to sporting clays, Segway tours, Land Rover off-road driving, and such river-based options as float trips and kayaking.

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Dine with us this summer to delight in fresh seasonal flavors from Biltmore’s gardens and local farms! Farm-fresh ingredients range from tender lettuces and asparagus to estate-raised lamb and beef and artisan cheeses from area producers. Inspired by this seasonal bounty, talented estate chefs devise menus thoughtfully designed to please a variety of palates while pairing perfectly with Biltmore’s handcrafted wines, signature cocktails, and craft beers.

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