Fly-Fishing School

This activity is UNAVAILABLE during winter and will resume in spring.

Polish your fly-fishing skills with expert guidance from our professional instructors. Biltmore is an Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing School. Call us for details and reservations.


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Two-Hour Intro to Fly-Fishing

Spend two hours learning the basics of casting and then fish from a drift boat in the lagoon if time allows. All equipment provided. Minimum age is 12 years.

Cost: $125 for one person per instructor

Half-Day Fly-Fishing Lesson

Learn the basics of fly-fishing and casting, including equipment, fly presentation, landing the fish, fly selection, and knots from our expert guides and then fish from a drift boat in the lagoon. All equipment provided. Minimum age is 12 years.

Cost: $225 per person for four-hour instruction per instructor.

Two-Hour Kids’ Fishing

Have the children enjoy spin fishing at our lagoon. Ages 7 to 11 (must be accompanied by parent or guardian).

Cost: $125 per person. Maximum two kids per instructor. No fishing license required.

Guided Fly-Fishing Adventures

For all Guided Fly-Fishing Adventures:

  • Two-day advance reservation is required.
  • Minimum age is 12 years.

Choose from a guided half-day adventure fly-fishing on our lagoon from a drift boat, a guided half-day adventure float trip on the French Broad River for smallmouth bass, or an exciting guided full-day wade trip fishing for trout in one of our local streams or rivers. Fly-fishing experience is required for half-and full-day adventures. All equipment provided.

Fly-Fishing Drift Boat River Trip

Fly-fish for smallmouth bass and pan fish on the French Broad River in a drift boat oared by one of our expert instructors.

Cost: $350 for up to two guests, four-hour trip
Time: 9:00 a.m. 

Experienced fly-fishing anglers only. NC fishing license required on French Broad River.

Wade Trips

Enjoy a guided wade trip on local rivers stocked with trout. Lunch from an estate restaurant provided.

Cost: $350 for up to two guests, six- to eight-hour trip (includes transportation time)
Time: 9:00 a.m. unless specified otherwise by the guest

Experienced fly-fishing anglers only. NC fishing license with trout stamp required.





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