Come and enjoy George and Edith Vanderbilt's charming and elegant, 8,000-acre estate, nestled in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. This fully preserved mansion is more than just an attraction; it's truly an experience. The building covers a staggering four acres of floor space. It has 35 fully furnished rooms, 43 bathrooms, and 65 fireplaces. You'll step back into the past as you step into this marvel of a home. It's fully furnished with its original furniture and masterpieces of art. It's truly the most inspired and authentic look into the Gilded Age in America.
This estate has a long and rich history and has been carefully documented by the Museum Service department and oversees the preservation of the Biltmore House and its contents.
Construction started in 1889 and took over six years and an entire community of craftsmen to build the manor. Eventually, they opened their doors to the public in 1930 to increase tourism during the depression. They've gone on to add multiple additions to the property, such as the main dairy and horse barn in 1900. Later on, William Vanderbilt planted his first vines at Biltmore in 1971, and not long after that in 1983, they opened the Biltmore estate wine company. They've also taken great lengths in their environmental stewardship and take pride in making the property as self-sufficient as possible. They also sold 87,000 acres to the United States Forest Service for less than five dollars per acre.
In 2001 they gave guests a chance to experience the Vanderbilt hospitality. You can stay at their four-star The Inn on Biltmore Estate or experience something a little more casual and stay at the Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate. No matter what you decide, you'll be in for an exciting look into the past at this luxurious historic landmark.