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We found Willow winds while researching for our 2nd annual girl’s trip ~ three sisters and our wonderful mother. We had a wonderful time at Beautiful Biltmore! It was nice to come back to “Mom’s Manor” and relax. We loved the pond, fountains, and hot tub. After a day of walking it was a nice retreat.

Thanks for a most relaxing and memorable atmosphere to enjoy time with my sisters and mother. We Loved It!!

Janette Corum, J. Self, J. Beck, J.Meadows

Biltmore Blooms bring the Beauty of Spring to the Estate

While a trip to the Biltmore Estate is a must any time of year, spring offers a special kind of Biltmore experience. The warm breezes rejuvenate the earth, bringing forth a sea of flowers that sprinkle the gardens and grounds with bursts of vibrant colors. With the colder weather becoming rarer and the new season showing its beauty all over Asheville (and the grounds of Willow Winds), there isn’t a better time to visit our small mountain city. Enjoy the natural beauty while it’s in full bloom!

Every spring, the Biltmore Estate exhibits a brilliant rainbow of over 200 orchids, 15,000 daffodils, and countless tulips and azaleas. Lasting from late March to the end of May, the Festival of Flowers changes by the week, with peak times for each type of flower. No visit is ever entirely the same! To start, the orchids will be displayed in the Conservatory. In early April, its the daffodils’ time to shine in the Walled Garden. Mid-April will show the most vibrant Tulips of the year, and May brings the 20-acre azalea garden. Any time you visit, you are guaranteed a visual (and aromatic) treat! Biltmore Blooms will take place March 19th – 26th 2016, and several events will herald this ode to spring: The Biltmore Easter Egg Hunt will be March 27th, and every weekend there will be live music at the Bandstand, as well as Saturday-Sunday grape-stomping for the kids! No more being cooped-up, it’s time to get outside!

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We found this wonderful place looking online. When we saw it we knew this is where we wanted to come. Beautiful scenery, cozy cabin, & hot tub!

We have really enjoyed our stay. Cabin is one of the best we have stayed in. The goodies in the tin and fridge was a nice surprise for us. Everything is Welcoming!!

We will gladly tell our friends of our stay & visit here. We enjoyed waking up to snow dusting on the ground. It felt like Home. Thanks!

Kristopher & Amy (Sanford, NC)

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