Events & Activities

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Offered daily.

Hiking

Included in admission

Experience the grounds at your own pace with nearly 22 miles of hiking trails. Enjoy a walk along the French Broad River, through lush green forests, or in the open meadows of the estate. Stop by the Bike Barn or Outdoor Adventure Center for a detailed trail map and orientation.

Two-hour lessons cover the basics of expedition-style driving while allowing additional time for you to increase your knowledge and ability to create a more memorable off-road adventure.

Choose between a single or tandem kayak and embark on a private, peaceful self-guided trip down the gentle French Broad River.

Available daily.

Biking

Varies from $15-60

Explore the estate from a different perspective on our many miles of biking trails. Choose from our well-marked woodland trails for a more challenging ride, or take a leisurely ride on our paved trail along the French Broad River. Bring your own bike or rent one from us at the Bike Barn.

This guided ride on the more technical Deerpark Trail takes you on both paved and off-road surfaces all the way to the South Terrace of Biltmore House.

Discover why chocolate and red wine are a match made in heaven! Featuring locally produced artisan chocolates from French Broad Chocolate and Chocolate Gems, and an opportunity to taste and experience the tactile attribute of a raw cacao bean, this tasting provides information about wine production at Biltmore, the process of farming origin-specific cacao, and its effects upon the finished product.

Offered daily. Activity lasts 45 minutes.

Carriage Ride

$35 per person with estate admission, plus applicable tax.

Treat yourself to a relaxing journey and breathtaking views of Biltmore’s scenery on a 12-passenger wagonette drawn by Belgian draft horses. One child 5 years and younger free per paying adult.

 

Call 800-411-3812 to reserve.

Offered daily. Activity lasts approximately 1.5 hours.

Kids’ Audio Guide to Biltmore House

$10.98 per person with estate admission, plus applicable tax.

This fun and entertaining tour is narrated by Cedric, the Vanderbilts’ Saint Bernard. Cedric guides kids through amazing rooms in Biltmore House, sharing stories about the Vanderbilts and living in America’s largest home.

Tour the house—including areas seen in the Upstairs – Downstairs Tour, Rooftop Tour, and House Tours—with a guide assigned exclusively to you.

Offered daily. Activity lasts 1.5 hours.

Private Carriage Ride

$350 for up to 4 guests with estate admission, plus applicable tax.

Enjoy the beauty of the estate on a private ride in an elegant vis-a-vis carriage drawn by Belgian draft horses. Three-to-four-day advance reservations are required. Also available for weddings.

 

Call 828-225-6398 to reserve.

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