Christmas at Biltmore

The luxurious family home of George and Edith Vanderbilt is a marvel of elegance and charm, as magnificent today as it was more than a century ago.

Source: biltmore.com. exploreasheville.com

Faithfully preserved and filled with original furnishings and masterpieces of art, no other residence in America offers a more authentic and inspiring view of Gilded Age life while suggesting that the Vanderbilts and their guests are still at home.

photo Jason Tarr of ExploreAsheville.com.

The Biltmore House is even more magical when adorned for the holidays – complete with 55 elaborate hand-decorated trees including the favorite 35-ft. live Fraser fir in the Banquet Hall, a thousand poinsettias, miles of garland, and live music. Throughout the estate, find 100+ decorated trees with 25,000+ ornaments, 1.5 miles of fresh garlands, 500 wreaths and sprays, 2,000 poinsettias and other favorite holiday plants, and 100 kissing balls!

Since 1895, Biltmore has combined the natural beauty of the mountains and the majestic house and gardens to beguile, inspire, and allow guests to escape from the everyday. In addition to Biltmore House & Gardens, the Winery, and the shops and restaurants of Antler Hill Village, the 8,000-acre backyard invites your exploration. Miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails, acres of gardens, and such activities as falconry, horseback riding, and sporting clays allow you to craft your perfect day trip or overnight adventure.

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“We remain self-sustaining through innovation, creative thinking, and listening to guests who continue to tell us they want more ways to connect with Biltmore. Wine was our first foray into offering a taste of Biltmore; now, you can experience life as a guest of the Vanderbilts at our four-star The Inn on Biltmore Estate® or a more casual stay at Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate®. You can also reimagine your own surroundings with a line of home furnishings, bedding and bath items, and gourmet foods. Just as first envisioned, Biltmore is all about home – welcoming and celebrating family and friends, and extending the spirit of Biltmore beyond our 8,000 acres. It was true in 1895, and it remains true today”

President & CEO, Bill Cecil

Source: biltmore.com

Therese Stub Alhaug
Therese Stub Alhaug

Editor

Therese is the editor of Equilife, and is truly dedicated to equestrian sports and horses. She started riding as a little girl, and enjoys her free time with her two horses back home. Portrait interview is her favorite topic, as it has the gift to inspire others through peoples stories, knowledge, training and general life-philosophy, and certainly, their lives with horses.

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