Visitor's Guide to the Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC
Besides relaxing in your cabin or enjoying the 39 acres of woodland gardens here at the Asheville Cabins of Willow Winds, you may want to take a short side trip during your stay. It’s hard to believe, but you’re only five minutes from the entrance to the Biltmore Estate.
The Biltmore Estate is one of the top tourist destinations in the United States and Asheville’s main attraction. We are happy to supply you with tickets, directions and suggestions to round out your stay with us. A visit to Biltmore is a family-friendly trip, too.
Special Events at the Biltmore Estate
Discover why the Biltmore Estate attracts more visitors than most other historic sites on its calendar of special events . These attractions occur throughout the year, so visitors can enjoy the splendor of the estate during all four seasons.
- Biltmore Blooms: A prime time for enjoying the riot of color from estate-grown tulips and other flowers.
- Easter Egg Hunt: Takes place on Biltmore's Front Lawn on Easter Sunday and features activities for children, including an appearance by the Easter Rabbit, photos with the Easter Rabbit, magic shows, music, storytelling and crafts.
- Biltmore Concert Series: Nationally renowned performers take to the stage on the South Terrace of Biltmore House. The lineup is announced in May.
Biltmore Estate Admission
The Asheville Cabins of Willow Winds offers a special admission rate for our guests. See our special Biltmore Estate Packages. Visiting the estate in the dead of winter means fewer lines, fewer crowds, and best prices!
In keeping with the family emphasis of the Biltmore Estate, children age 9 and younger are admitted free during the day throughout the year. Youths (age 10–16) are admitted at a special rate.
The Biltmore Estate is a well-known destination that provides plenty for all ages to see and do. Learn more about year-long activities on this magnificent estate:
- The Biltmore House — America's largest private residence
- The Biltmore Gardens — the inspiration of our own four seasons woodland gardens at Willow Winds
- The Biltmore Winery — the most visited winery in America
- Antler Hill Village — the farm, Cedric’s Tavern, shops and live entertainment
- Biltmore Estate Dining — casual or elegant dining, full meals or light bites
- Christmas at the Biltmore — for an extra special Biltmore experience
- The History of the Biltmore Estate— a short but fascinating look at how it came to be
Exploring the Outdoors at Biltmore
Consider the Biltmore Estate an 8,000-acre wonderland for numerous outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, horse back riding, carriage rides, Segway tours, fly-fishing, river running, sporting clays and even off-highway driving.
The Land Rover Driving School introduces guests to the fundamentals of four-wheeling on a specially designed off-road course. The estate outfitters also offer guided float trips and rentals on the French Broad River, a beautiful waterway that courses through the estate. The nearby Pisgah National Forest also offers a bounty of hiking, biking and other forms of outdoor recreation.
Biltmore is a Four-Season Destination
The Biltmore Estate always has something going on, with lots to see and do, during every season of the year. Its beauty is evident year-round and activities match the season. From the old-fashioned and over-the-top decorations at Christmas to the lazy summer days in the gardens, you’ll always find a new adventure when you visit the estate.