Biltmore Estate and Biltmore Village
Explore America’s Largest Home
Biltmore Estate is Asheville’s premier tourist destination. This grand, palatial mansion was built in 1895 for George Vanderbilt, grandson of the famed industrialist and philanthropist Cornelius Vanderbilt. Biltmore Estate is the largest home in the United States, with 250 rooms, 65 fireplaces, a banquet hall, a library containing over 10,000 volumes, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a bowling alley, and so much more.
Built in the elegant French Renaissance style, Biltmore Estate is surrounded by beautifully manicured Italian gardens and 22 miles of well-maintained hiking trails, earning it the nickname “The Versaille of America.” It is easy to spend an entire day exploring the magnificence of Biltmore Estate. You can see the estate by foot, bicycle, horse carriage, or even a Segway. Whether you come to view the impressive collection of Impressionist art, get lost in the immaculate gardens, or admire the views of the lovely French Broad River, Biltmore Estate should be at the very top of your Asheville travel itinerary.
You should also plan a visit to the historic Biltmore Village. Biltmore Village began as a residential community for workers at Biltmore Estate but now offers first-rate shopping, dining, and recreational opportunities for Asheville tourists and locals alike. Explore Biltmore Village before or after your trip to Biltmore Estate, or swing by anytime during your stay at the Inn. We’re just a stone’s throw away.