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biltmore house and gardens


Biltmore House and Gardens in Asheville, North Carolina is one of the state's most beautiful attractions.  It was built more than a century ago by George Washington Vanderbilt who earned his wealth through steamboats, railroads, and various business enterprises.  The 250 room castle, constructed in 1895, is said to be the largest privately owned home in the United States.   

As soon as you step inside, it's as though you've magically transformed into another time in history. The architecture of this impressive chateau is simply amazing.  Each and every room is filled with the most lovely antiques and relics of the 1800's.  Unique features include indoor plumbing which was virtually unheard of at this time in history, and a beautiful indoor swimming pool.

North Carolina's Beautiful Biltmore House and Gardens is a great place to visit.

The gardens and grounds that surround this exquisite estate are truly a lovely site to see!  Architect Fredrick Law Olmsted, who was America's foremost landscape architect laid down some of his best work at Biltmore House and Gardens.  As a result, we may now enjoy the beauty of the Italian Garden, the first managed forest in the USA, and many other lush landscapes.  

The grounds and buildings of Biltmore Estate have appeared in a number of major motion pictures and TV series:

Tap Roots (1948)The Swan (1956)The Pruitts of Southampton (1966)Being There (1979)The Private Eyes, (1994) Ritchie Rich  (1980)A Breed Apart (1984)Mr. Destiny (1990)The Last of the Mohicans (1992) Serafina and The Black Cloak (2015)

directions to biltmore house and gardens

Below are recommended routes to Biltmore. Please visit NC Department of Transportation website for real-time information on road conditions or construction delays.


From Interstate 40 East
Take I-40 east to Asheville. Take exit 50 (U.S. Highway 25), then turn left at the traffic light after exiting. Stay in the left lane and follow signs to the Biltmore entrance.

From Interstate 40 West
Take I-40 west to Asheville and take exit 50B (U.S. Highway 25 North). After exiting, stay in the left lane and follow signs to the Biltmore entrance.

From Interstate 26/U.S. Highway 19/23 East

Take I-26 east to Asheville. In Asheville, take I-240 east to I-40 west. Follow Interstate 40 west to exit 50B (U.S. Highway 25 North). After exiting, stay in the left lane and follow signs to the Biltmore entrance.


From Interstate 26 West

Follow I-26 west toward Asheville to exit 31A (Hickory/Knoxville exit). Take I-40 east to exit 50 (U.S. Highway 25), then turn left at the traffic light after exiting. Stay in the left lane and follow signs to the Biltmore entrance.

From the Blue Ridge Parkway
Take the U.S. Highway 25 North exit; Biltmore is approximately 4 miles from the parkway.

Address for GPS directions: 1 Lodge St, Asheville, NC 28803

Biltmore House and Gardens is only about 75 miles away from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Shopping, dining, and hotel room stays are available on the grounds.  This attraction is open year around with themed events and happenings for every season.  For more information, or to purchase  DISCOUNT TICKETS, CLICK HERE!

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