Come take a trip through time to a bygone era of opulence and architectural brilliance, the Biltmore Estate in Asheville! This estate located in Asheville, North Carolina, is a hidden gem full of rich American history. Yet beyond its captivating beauty and monumental size, the Biltmore stands as a testament to America’s Gilded Age and the ambitious spirit of its builders. Get ready for a journey through time, and experience luxury at its finest at the Biltmore Estate.
A Piece of History at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville
This masterpiece of American architecture was designed by architect Richard Morris Hunt. It’s the largest privately-owned home in the U.S., and spans over 175,000 square feet with 250 rooms! The design was inspired by the magnificent estates of Europe, which can be seen in the aesthetics of the home. Every room at Biltmore tells a story, from its sprawling banquet hall to the winter garden, and showcases a perfect blend of art and architecture.
The estate owes its name to George Washington Vanderbilt II, who held the vision for it and commissioned it to be built. When you walk through its corridors, you’re retracing the steps of prominent guests, including authors, politicians, and celebrities who once graced its halls. Visit the estate’s archives and exhibits to glean a deeper understanding of the Vanderbilt family’s life and the era they lived in.
Design and Architecture Ahead of Its Time
Be sure to spend time in the gardens of the estate designed by landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted. You’ll be in a floral paradise as you take in the serene beauty of the Italian Garden to the seasonal blooms of the Azalea Garden. The vast estate is also home to the lush Pisgah National Forest, providing miles of trails for hiking and even horseback riding.
Stop by the estate’s award-winning winery. Wander through the vineyards, partake in wine tasting sessions, and learn the skills of winemaking as you enjoy the views of the Blue Ridge Mountains! Throughout the year, the Biltmore hosts various events and festivities. Such events include art shows, live music, and Christmas at the Biltmore.
Stay with Mighty Tree Properties!
Come visit the Biltmore House and see how history, culture, nature, and luxury come together in one place. Allow Mighty Tree Properties to host you with a vacation rental that keeps you central to the Biltmore and so much more! Reach out today for more information.