Carriage Rides at Biltmore

Relax aboard an elegant carriage drawn by our Belgian draft horses as you take in picturesque views of Biltmore House and its 8,000-acre backyard.

30-Minute Carriage Ride

Experience the estate’s beauty during your 30-minute ride aboard our 8-passenger surrey carriage. A brief stop along the way provides stunning views of Biltmore House and an opportunity to meet the horses.
Offered Monday & Thursday at 3 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., and Friday-Sunday at 11:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 5 p.m. Call to reserve.

Cost: $30 per person. One child 5 years and younger free per paying adult.


One-Hour Carriage Ride

Board our 6-passenger vis-á-vis limo carriage for a leisurely 60-minute ride that offers breathtaking Blue Ridge mountain views and a rarely-seen view of Biltmore House’s west façade.
Offered Saturday & Sunday at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4 p.m.

Cost: $65 per person. One child 5 years and younger free per paying adult.


Private Carriage Ride

This private 90-minute ride in an elegant vis-á-vis carriage allows you to tour George Vanderbilt’s magnificent estate just as his guests did more than a century ago.
Minimum 48 hours advance reservations are required. Also available for weddings. Call us for details and reservations.

Cost: Starting at $350 for up to four guests


The Biltmore Carriage outside the Carriage Rides & Trails barn preparing for a ride

*Prices are in addition to estate admission and subject to change. Plus applicable tax.

Save $25 with a Next-Day Outdoor Activity or Tour*

No time for an outdoor activity or a Behind-the-Scenes tour of Biltmore House the day of your visit? No problem! First, purchase a Biltmore admission ticket. On the day of your Biltmore visit, stop by any Guest Services station and reserve a next-day outdoor activity or tour for the following day which allows you to return for your tour or activity without paying a $25 next-day upgrade. 

Use our interactive map to locate Guest Services on the estate.

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*Does not apply to hiking or biking. Some restrictions may apply.

Biltmore Annual Pass - 10% Discount on Tours & Activities*

Behind-the-Scenes Guided Tours
Includes Upstairs – Downstairs Tour, Rooftop Tour, Legacy of the Land, Sustainability Tour, Guided House Tour, and Premium House Tour**

Specialty Wine Experiences
Includes Red Wine & Chocolate, Biltmore Bubbles, and Vine to Wine Tours***

Outdoor Activities
Includes Fly-Fishing School, Land Rover Experience Driving School, Sporting Clays School, Biking, Carriage Rides, Guided Horseback Trail Rides, Segway Tours, Outrider USA Adventure, Falconry, and River Float Trips*

Call the Passholder Priority Line at 800-413-9787 for reservations and more details.

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*Discounts apply to one Passholder and one accompanying guest. Advance reservations are required for guided tours, wine experiences, and outdoor activities as space is limited. Valid Annual Pass must be presented at the time of your tour. Biltmore reserves the right to cancel any tour or activity if certain requirements are not met or due to inclement weather. Discounts are not valid on Saturdays and Christmas Day through New Year's Day. Biltmore Annual Passes are nontransferable and nonrefundable.

**Audio Guide to Biltmore House not included in discount.

***Guests are required to be at least 21 years old to participate in wine experiences.