Biltmore’s annual Christmas at Biltmore runs Nov. 1, 2019, through Jan. 5, 2020. The country’s largest, privately-owned residence, Biltmore House in Asheville, North Carolina is among the country’s most elaborately-decorated homes during the holidays. More than 30,000 Christmas lights and 150 candles are used to illuminate just the house’s interior.
The Banquet Hall tree is the largest of the 62 hand-decorated Christmas trees in Biltmore House this year. More than 13,000 ornaments were used to decorate the trees. Miles of fresh evergreen garlands and swags provide additional seasonal beauty throughout the house.
We try to visit every year. It’s a quick 3 hour drive from Atlanta and stopping in downtown Asheville and Sylva make it a perfect road trip and really puts you in the Holiday spirit.
Pro tip: Splurge for “Candlelight Christmas Evening,” the only time of the year when guests can take a tour after sunset and by candlelight.
More information is available about tickets, reservations, overnight accommodations and Christmas at Biltmore at www.biltmore.com.
Located in Asheville, N.C., Biltmore was the vision of George W. Vanderbilt. Designed by Richard Morris Hunt, America’s largest home is a 250-room French Renaissance chateau, exhibiting the Vanderbilt family’s original collection of furnishings, art and antiques. Biltmore estate encompasses more than 8,000 acres including renowned gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture. Today, Biltmore includes Antler Hill Village, which features the award-winning Winery and Antler Hill Farm; four-star The Inn on Biltmore Estate; the new Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate; Equestrian Center; numerous restaurants; event and meeting venues; www.biltmore.com or call 877-BILTMORE.