Things to Do This Summer
May 24 – September 2, 2019
Kids Free All Summer*
Save $10 per admission; book 7+ days in advance**
From romantic escapes to fast-paced fun, the tempo of a Biltmore summer keeps perfect time with longer days and leisurely pursuits. With a glorious 8,000-acre Blue Ridge Mountain backyard to explore, families are invited to make the most of “together time.” Come to Biltmore, where a one-of-a-kind summer getaway awaits!
- Self-guided visit to Biltmore House & Gardens
- Our fun-for-all-ages model train display, Biltmore Gardens Railway, available now through September 29 in our soaring glass Conservatory and Antler Hill Village
Also included is access to Antler Hill Village & Winery, where you’ll enjoy:
- Complimentary wine tastings at America’s Most-Visited Winery
- Seasonal dining at our fantastic estate restaurants
- A variety of shops filled with unique Biltmore treasures
- Friendly farm animals to visit at our Farmyard
- The Outdoor Adventure Center, headquarters for estate exploration
*Kids 16 and younger are admitted free of charge with the purchase of an adult daytime admission. See offer details.
**Save up to $10 on each daytime admission ticket when you book seven or more days in advance.
More to Do
Biltmore Gardens Railway
Experience Biltmore’s historic gardens and grounds in an entirely new way: accented with beautifully executed botanical model train displays! Located in our Conservatory and at Antler Hill Village, these one-of-kind, multi-level displays showcase replicas of structures connected with Biltmore and its founder George Vanderbilt. Each replica was meticulously handcrafted from such natural elements as leaves, twigs, and bark, much of which was gathered from estate grounds.
Antler Hill Village & Winery
Charming Antler Hill Village, where you can enjoy live music daily, is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a busy day on the estate. Sample award-winning wines and delectable cheeses, chocolates, and charcuterie at the Winery’s beautifully appointed wine bar. Visit the Farmyard to pet the friendly farm animals, browse our unique collection of shops, then cap off your time with us by enjoying fresh farm-to-table fare at one of our estate restaurants.
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, and such river-based options as float trips and kayaking, there’s truly something for everyone!
Dining on the Estate
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.