Since 1895, Biltmore has welcomed guests from all over to experience the splendor of George Vanderbilt’s visionary estate.
Nestled in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, Biltmore was the vision of George W. Vanderbilt. Designed by Richard Morris Hunt, the 250-room French Renaissance chateau is America’s largest home. On exhibit is the Vanderbilt family’s original collection of furnishings, art and antiques. The estate is a National Historic Landmark and encompasses 8,000 acres of renowned gardens and grounds designed by Frederick Law Olmsted.
Fast Facts about Biltmore
- Biltmore House took 6 years to construct and was opened to friends and family on Christmas Eve, 1895.
- Biltmore House spans 175,000 square feet, over 4 acres of floor space.
- There are 250 rooms inside Biltmore House, including 35 bedrooms, 43 bathrooms, and 65 fireplaces.
- Current acreage of the estate is approximately 8,000 acres.
- Today, Biltmore has grown to include Antler Hill Village, which features the award-winning Winery and Antler Hill Farm; the four-star The Inn on Biltmore Estate; Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate; Equestrian Center; numerous restaurants; event and meeting venues; and Biltmore For Your Home, the company’s licensed products division.