Biltmore Estate

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  • Address: 1 Lodge Street, Asheville, NC 28803, United States
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  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8282251333
  • Ticket Price: 60 USD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Park, Estate, Historical Site, Leisure, Family And Kids, Architecture , Heritage Building
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Known as America’s largest home The Biltmore Estate spawns a gargantuan area of 178,926 sq ft. Commissioned by George Vanderbilt and built by his architect Richard hunt the estate stands as America’s one of the most prominent examples of the architecture of the Gilded Age. The chateau was built sometime between 1889 and 1895 and is still inhabited by the descendants of Vanderbilt. A large section of the estate is for tourists and other events like weddings. The building has about 252 rooms in total including 33 bedrooms for family and guests, 43 bathrooms, 65 fireplaces, three kitchens.

For Vanderbilt’s love of technology the building was equipped with latest technology at the time such as electric elevators, forced-air heating, centrally controlled clocks, fire alarms and an intercom system.

  • The first floor has the Banquet hall with a table that could seat 64 guests for supper, a Music room with an Organ gallery that was installed in 1916, a library containing 10,000 volumes of books in 8 languages. The paintings on the ceilings, the baroque detailing are all simple astounding.
  • The second floor has some lavish guest bedrooms one of which was Louis XV suite underwent extensive restoration and was opened after 100 years in 2011.
  • The third and fourth floor has a no.of bedrooms, guest rooms and rooms for male servants. The view of the balcony from here is superb.
  • The basement has a huge swimming pool, a cellar wine and additional rooms for servants. The bachelor wing has an exquisite collection of Vanderbilt’s gun collection.

Even the park landscape spawns an area of 125,000 with a beautiful collection of tropical trees. The Chateau is a must visit.

Biltmore Estate Travel Tips

  • For Special passes, annual passes and gift cards refer website.

Entrance Ticket Details For Biltmore Estate

  • The ticket prices vary at different times of the year. Refer website.
  • Prior booking avails discounts.

Biltmore Estate Hours

Biltmore House:

  • September 8th 2015 to November 5th 2015: 9.00am to 5.00pm.
  • November 6th 2015 to January 2nd 2016: 9.00am to 5.00pm (for daytime visitation. First Candlelight visit begins at 5:30 p.m.; House closes 30 minutes following the last scheduled Candlelight entry time. Also Candlelight Christmas Evenings is by reservation only and is not included in daytime admission.

Other Section:

  • Different sections in the park have variable timings, please refer official website.
  • The timings are subjected to change every month, refer official website for the same. 

How to Reach Biltmore Estate

  • Rented car
  • Taxi

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  • Biltmore Estate Address: 1 Lodge Street, Asheville, NC 28803, United States
  • Biltmore Estate Contact Number: +1-8282251333
  • Biltmore Estate Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Biltmore Estate Price: 60 USD
  • Best time to visit Biltmore Estate(preferred time): 09:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Biltmore Estate: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Asheville include Biltmore Estate in their plan

  • 65.71% of people start their Biltmore Estate visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Biltmore Estate

Monday, Friday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Biltmore Estate

People normally club together Thomas Wolfe House and Smith - Mc Dowell House Museum while planning their visit to Biltmore Estate.

People also prefer to start their day with Biltmore Estate.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Biltmore Estate Reviews & Ratings

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  • Can you just tour the gardens

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    • Yes, a self-guided visit to the gardens of the Biltmore Estate is permitted. The cost is included in the admission fee. For more information, you can visit the official website of Biltmore. 

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  • looking for a room with a balcony

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    • The private cottages at the Biltmore Estate may have a room with a balcony. But it would be better to call the estate on 800-411-3812 for details. 

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  • Is it handicapped accesable and what is the cost for two senior citizens?

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    • Yes, almost all the estate is accessible by wheelchairs. Ticket prices differ depending on the day you are visiting. So, it would be better to call the estate on 800-411-3812 directly to confirm the charges. 

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  • What is the Biltmore Estate official website address? Are there any ticket discounts for senior citizens, AARP or AAA members?

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    • You can find the official website of Biltmore Estate here. Seniors aged 65  get a discount of USD 10 on regular adult daytime admission every Tuesday and Wednesday. Additionally, there are various special discounts offered at the estate, the details of which can be found on their official website. 

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  • What is a basic cost to visit the Biltmore? 2/2/19

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    • Hello,

      The daytime ticket prices to visit the Biltmore Estate varies anywhere between USD 55 and USD 85. You can visit their official website once your exact date of visit is finalized and book yourself a ticket. Alternatively, you can also call on 800-411-3812 to find out about the ticket prices. 

       

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  • why so expensive ? we can visit Monticello / president t. Jefferson home in va. for much less steve

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    • The tour of the estate includes numerous things like wine tasting, parking, admission to exhibitions and access to heritage gardens which is why the cost is a little high. You can opt for special offers or the annual pass which will be a better deal, the details of which have been given on the estate's official website. 

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