A Guide to the Biltmore Estate by Locals

Everything to know about the Biltmore Estate

This guide to the Biltmore Estate shares all the details on Asheville’s most visited attraction. As annual members, we have become pros at navigating the ins and outs of the Estate. We try to make the most of our membership with frequent visits, whether it’s to spend the day strolling the ground with our dog or a quick visit to the playground and the ice cream shop at Antler Hill Village. Having a membership allows us to come and go, so we don’t feel too bad when we can’t spend hours there.

This guide to the Biltmore Estate includes everything from admission details to hotel options, where to eat on the property and even details on visiting with kids.

We hope that it helps you make the most of your time at the Biltmore, whether you have an annual pass or if this is your first visit to America’s Largest Home┬«.

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This is a great place to start when planning your time at The Biltmore, from details on admission to where to park.

Things to do At The Biltmore

There’s always something new to explore

The perfect adventure awaits! Whether it’s an expert guided tour of the Biltmore House, a romantic horse-drawn carriage or an afternoon at the winery, our roundup of fun things to do at The Biltmore will keep you busy.

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Bistro restaurant at Biltmore with text "a guide to dining at the Biltmore Estate"

Dining At The Biltmore

From white linen tablecloths to a BBQ food truck

A list of The Biltmore Estate’s dining options, with everything from a four-star restaurant to an English pub, ice cream shop and even a cocktail lounge. Find out which restaurants need reservations and learn more about the menus before you go.

Visiting The Biltmore With Kids

Explore the kid-friendly side

Guided Audio Tour for Kids

Pisgah Playground

The Garden Railway

The Creamery

Visiting the Biltmore Estate With Kids

The Biltmore Estate is actually very kid-friendly, especially the gardens and grounds. Not only is there just a vast amount of land to explore, but there are also multiple kid-centric activities.

See below for a few of our favorites!

Playground at Biltmore Estate's Antler Hill Village
Biltmore Estate statue of Cornelia Vanderbilt and Cedric in front of Cedric's Tavern
Smokehouse food truck on the Biltmore Estate in Antler Hill Village
Exterior view of the Biltmore House in Asheville, NC

Disclaimer: Hours, pricing, menus, etc. may have changed since we last updated this post, so make sure to confirm all of this directly prior to visiting any business or attraction listed on our site.

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