The Biltmore Estate – Western North Carolina
America’s largest private home is located 25 minutes from Avalon. Built between 1889-1895 by George Vanderbilt, the estate is a Gilded Age wonder, The Biltmore House is a 250 room French Renaissance chateau sitting on an 8000-acre estate. It’s a storybook setting perched above the French Broad River with long range views of Mount Pisgah. The estate is now a playground for the public to enjoy with world-renowned gardens, hiking trails, horseback riding, kayaking, fishing, and Land Rover tours.
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Biltmore Estate Winery gives daily tours and tastings of their award-winning vintages and the restaurants, pubs, shops, and concert series offer lots to do for the whole family. Biltmore has been home to numerous movie productions, TV shows and commercials. The house itself is a world-class museum decorated with priceless art, fixtures and furniture from a bygone era. It’s America’s Downton Abbey. The best way to enjoy the estate is to purchase an annual pass, granting you access anytime you want to visit the house or grounds. Whether you visit for the Christmas lights or May flowers, anytime is a good time to visit Biltmore.