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Biltmore Estate194 viewsShare the wonder of Biltmore House, the largest privately owned home in America, with a priceless collection of arts and antiques original to the Vanderbilt home. Since the house is a self-guided tour, pay the little extra for the audio companion tour as soon as you enter the house. Excellent guided tours may be purchased to go "behind the scenes." After touring more than 60 rooms in the house, stop at the Stable Courtyard for refreshments or a visit to several quaint shops (and one large souvenir shop). Th
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Biltmore Estate246 viewsThe most dramatic view of Biltmore House is en route from the house to the winery. Look for the small lake (Lagoon) on your left. There is a narrow unpaved road at the far end that crosses a small bridge and takes you around the lake for a stunning view of back of the Biltmore House. Add a blanket and a bottle of Biltmore Estate wine for an especially romantic outing.
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Biltmore Estate185 viewsAt the winery, enjoy a self-guided "behind the scenes" tour and sample Biltmore Estate wines in the Tasting Room. Browse the Wine Shop. The Bistro Restaurant is an excellent choice for dinner, with its welcoming European atmosphere. Other culinary activities include cooking demonstrations, seminars, guest chef programs, introductory wine classes and daylong cooking classes featuring the estate's own chefs.
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Biltmore Estate162 viewsThe Cradle of Modern American Forestry
Biltmore Estate includes 8, 000 acres of land which, in addition to the Biltmore House and surrounding gardens, includes forest lands that were first managed by Gifford Pinchot, the father of modern forestry in the U.S. and the first Chief of the U.S. forest Service. Subsequently they were managed by Dr. Carl Schenck, who did something never before attempted in the U.S., the practice of modern forestry management where the harvest did not exceed the production.
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201 viewsThe Biltmore House
The Biltmore house is most recognized for its position as America's largest home. It is certainly that, with four acres under one roof and 250 rooms, 65 fireplaces, an indoor pool, and bowling alley. However, it is what the house contains that is most remarkable. It is decorated with thousands of original furnishings, including original art from masters such as Renoir, magnificent 16th-century tapestries, more than 40 bronze sculptures, Napoleon's chess set, and more
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The Cradle of Modern American Forestry173 viewsMore Than a Monument to the Gilded Age
Completed by its owner, George Washington Vanderbilt during the "gilded age" in time to accommodate its first guests for Christmas 1895, Biltmore House itself is huge limestone mansion different from any other residence in the U.S. Designed by Richard Morris Hunt, the late nineteenth century's most renowned architect, it is styled after a French Renaissance Château in France's Loire Valley.
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Christmas at Biltmore159 viewsThe Biltmore Gardens
No serious gardener should fail to visit the beautiful gardens at Biltmore Estate, which begin displaying their gorgeous blooms in April and continue to exhibit an ever changing display of nature's beauty until the leaves fall in October. These wondrous gardens are the legacy of Fredrick Law Olmsted, described in the March 2005 edition of National Geographic Magazine as maker of our nation's first great urban parks and founding father of landscape architecture in America.
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Biltmore Estate Dining190 viewsThere is never a need to go hungry at the Biltmore Estate. It provides a variety of choices in light and casual snacks and treats from quick bites in places such as the bake shop, the ice cream parlor, the creamery, the conservatory café, and food and beverage carts. It also makes available the elegance of fine dining in the Bistro, the Deerpark Restaurant, and The Dining Room at the Inn at Biltmore Estate. The chefs at Biltmore are able to utilize the bounty of products grown at Biltmore
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Mountains Asheville North Carolina172 viewsThe historic Biltmore Estate is located on 8,000 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains just outside of Asheville, NC. On the estate is a 250-room mansion, gardens, a vineyard, and lots of trails
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A beautiful view near Biltmore Estate161 viewsMountains Asheville North Carolina
   
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