River Float Trips

Enjoy a peaceful float down the gentle French Broad River as it winds through the estate. Sit back and relax as a knowledgeable guide paddles your raft, or get in a single or tandem kayak for a more private self-guided experience. Call us for details and reservations.


family on rafting trip

Guided Raft Trip

Offered daily at 9:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 4 p.m. daily. Dependent upon weather and river conditions. Lasts 2 hours including travel time.

Cost: $35 per adult, $25 per youth (ages 12 and younger)

Self-Guided Kayak Trip

Offered at 9:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 4 p.m. daily. Dependent upon weather and river conditions. Lasts 2 hours including travel time.

Cost: $25 per person

Terms and Conditions

  • Wear weather-appropriate clothing; footwear is required.
  • Sunscreen and bottled water are recommended.
  • Children must be at least 3 years old and at least 35 lbs. to participate.
  • A parent or guardian must accompany youth under 18 and sign their liability release.
  • Please arrive at the Outdoor Adventure Center 15 minutes prior to reservation time.
  • Availability is dependent upon river and weather conditions.
  • Tickets are nonrefundable unless cancelled by the Outdoor Adventure Center.

*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.