Blue Ridge Mountains

See the Blue Ridge Mountains when you visit Biltmore House, America’s largest home and a National Historic Landmark and ‘home’ to the Vanderbilt family. They have 125,000 acres for their country estate. The house overlooks the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Visit the Biltmore Estate

See the Blue Ridge Mountains when you visit Biltmore House.

It is now one of North Carolina’s most popular tourist destinations.

Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina
The beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains cover most of western North Carolina, including Asheville. While they extend from Georgia to Pennsylvania, the highest peaks are found here. In fact, Mt. Mitchell is the highest summit east of the Mississippi River. Much of the Blue Ridge Mountains in our area are protected by Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests, home to rivers, rare plants and a multitude of wildlife.

The Blue Ridge is noted for having a blue tint, especially when seen from a distance. Trees release isoprene into the atmosphere to create the blue haze. Find thousands of miles of hiking trails and many spectacular waterfalls. Enjoy the views from one of the most scenic drives in America, the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Asheville is a perfect base camp for exploring the mountains any time of year. Each season brings its own beauty. The winters are mild in the valleys but deliver plenty of snow in the highest mountains and ski resorts. Spring brings the greening of the mountains as leaves progress from valleys up to the mountaintops. Wildflowers abound. Summers bring plenty of sun, along with showers to nourish the waterfalls. Fall is the favorite time of year for many as the foliage turns a multitude of colors. When exploring, remember temperatures can vary greatly. Typically, the city of Asheville is about 15 degrees warmer than the highest peaks.
Explore Asheville’s historic landmarks, cultural arts, and breathtaking natural beauty, all which continue to entice and enchant visitors year after year.
The beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains surrounds Asheville, North Carolina, and there’s no better way to experience the majesty of the mountains than outdoor adventure. With more than a million acres of protected wilderness, there are plenty of places to hike, bike, fish and paddle.
Choose hiking trails that lead to mountaintops or favorite waterfalls. Enjoy mountain biking along secluded backcountry trails, fishing in cool mountain streams or kayaking along the French Broad River. Take a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway to see native wildflowers or to visit Mount Mitchell, the highest point east of the Mississippi River.
Wildlife – From herds of free roaming elk to the animated antics of cute little otters, these mountains are home to hundreds of wildlife species.

Biltmore House
Experience America’s Largest Home®, as magnificent today as it was more than a century ago. Your self-guided house visit spans three floors and the basement of the luxurious family home of George and Edith Vanderbilt. Explore the stories of the Vanderbilt family, their guests, and employees through displays of vintage clothing, accessories, art, furniture, and more.
Explore The Grounds at Your Own Pace
Enjoy a walk along the French Broad River, through dense forests, or peaceful open meadows. Hike the grounds of Biltmore at your own pace with our extensive network of trails, or explore by bike.

Discover Biltmore Winery, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina on George Vanderbilt’s 8,000-acre estate.

Biltmore Estate
Your daytime admission to Biltmore includes a complimentary wine tasting — an introduction to their distinctive portfolio of multi-award-winning reds, whites, and rosés. The knowledgeable wine hosts are on hand to guide your selections from among more than 20 handcrafted vintages.

We have created an Estate Escape Package, for 4 nights, staying at the Village Hotel on the Biltmore Estate. This package includes: Breakfast daily, Admission to the House, Estate and Audio guide for Biltmore House. Shuttle transport around the Estate, complimentary Wine Tasting, Hikes around the Estate. There is also a huge amount of optional extra activities to choose from, including fly fishing, bike rides, horse riding, falconry and ‘river fun’ (kayaks and rafts)

The Village Hotel – Casual, Comfortable & Centrally Located
Unwind with a welcoming getaway, offering you all the comforts of home just steps away from the Winery, restaurants, shops, and outdoor activities of Antler Hill Village.

Price includes:

    • A 4 night stay at the Village Hotel with breakfast.
    • Daily Admission to the House, Estate
    • Shuttle transport around the Estate.
    • Complimentary Wine Tasting Hikes

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• The above experience can be customised to suit your requirements
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