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Insider’s Guide to Experiencing The Biltmore

An extraordinary sight awaits visitors in Asheville at The Biltmore, a stunning landmark built over one hundred years ago. You can scratch this one off your bucket list with a historic Western North Carolina getaway to see what makes this house so special with our “Insider’s Guide to The Biltmore.”

The historic Biltmore Estate in Asheville

About The Biltmore

The Biltmore estate is the largest private home ever built in America and was commissioned by George Washington Vanderbilt II in 1889 and finished in 1895. It is a stunning example of Gilded Age architecture with trees, expansive lawns, and luscious gardens all around the property. A true testament to the opulence of the era, it is now a historical landmark and museum, welcoming all within its walls that once housed only the wealthiest members of society. Though it is considered a mansion, its incredible size and grandiosity are more reminiscent of a castle with a great tower in the center and others overlooking the surrounding area in all directions. Step into the past and experience an incredible opportunity that is worth visiting at least once in your life.

the Biltmore Estate at dusk

Sights You Don’t Want to Miss

An exclusive event being held at The Biltmore until March 22nd, 2022, the Van Gogh Alive exhibit takes the works of the famous painter and creates a multi-sensory spectacle with new ways to appreciate his timeless works of art. This is part of a new series being held at Biltmore until 2023 with exhibits on Monet and Leonardo da Vinci upcoming in the new year and beyond. In addition to The Biltmore, other exciting activities await like the Blue Ridge Parkway, a gorgeous drive through the Appalachians with absolutely stunning views and varied vistas. There is an entrance near The Biltmore and we highly recommend taking a drive and experiencing a true natural wonder from the comfort of your car. To spot some beautiful waterfalls, visit nearby DuPont State Recreational Forest for a scenic hike, or stroll around the North Carolina Arboretum to take in some more of the area’s natural beauty.

a glass of Biltmore wine being poured at their Western North Carolina winery

Two Exclusive Discounts

For potential guests and visitors to The Biltmore, we here at Engadine have the best ways to save on your trip and still see all the area has to offer.

  1. Get a ticket through us with our exclusive promo code and save $13 as a “partner price” discount on admission to the mansion. Includes complimentary parking, access to the whole house with a self-guided audio tour, and beautiful gardens around the property!
  2. Planning to make Engadine Inn and Cabins your home base for your Biltmore visit? Then save on the whole Biltmore At a Bargain Package and receive two discounted Biltmore admission tickets when you book a stay for three or more nights.

living room with fireplace at our Western North Carolina mountain getaway

Complete the Experience with a 5-Star Stay

Engadine Inn and Cabins is the perfect place to stay for a truly unforgettable historic Western North Carolina getaway with all the comforts of home. We are only a short 15-minute drive away from The Biltmore so you can spend less time traveling and more time exploring its fascinating history. After a full day, you can retire to comfortable rooms with modern amenities and two lodging options to choose from. Five rooms at the Inn feature a more traditional bed and breakfast experience while the mountain cabins offer additional space and cozy accommodations for larger groups and pets! Book our private cabins near Asheville for a serene stay nestled at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains and immerse yourself in The Biltmore’s rich history and legacy.

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