North Carolina Biltmore Estate
No trip to Asheville is complete without a visit to the Biltmore Estate, George Vanderbilt’s 250-room home is a monument to America’s Gilded Age. When it was completed in 1896, the French chateau-styled mansion was a summer escape for Vanderbilt family and friends.
Today, even those of us of humbler birth can enjoy the collection of fine art and antiques, and stroll through gardens designed by America’s father of landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted. Other attractions on the estate include a winery with complimentary wine-tasting, farm, conservatory, shops, trails, carriage rides and restaurants serving dishes prepared from food grown on the estate. Biltmore Estate is open every day, and offers candlelight Christmas tours in November and December by reservation only.
At Inn on Main Street, we sell two-day Biltmore tickets for as much or less than the gate price for a single-day ticket, and we offer several packages that include Biltmore Estate tickets. The cost for the two-day tickets is $55 plus tax. Stay three nights in a premium room midweek, and get your tickets for free.