Events & Activities

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Stroll acres of formal and informal gardens designed by America’s foremost landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted. From the beauty of the Italian Garden to the breathtaking trees in America’s first managed forest, Biltmore’s lush landscape is a living tribute to the genius of Olmsted, who also designed Central Park in New York City.

Enjoy a lesson with an expert instructor on our estate and learn proper gun mount, stance, target engagement, and other fundamental skills.

Inspired by the Vanderbilt tradition of sharing afternoon tea with guests, this experience offers a welcome moment of leisure spent enjoying a delightful assortment of teas, English finger sandwiches, scones, fruit breads, cheeses and tea pastries.

Relax on a 60-minute ride aboard a classic 6-passenger carriage. Enjoy Biltmore’s beautiful scenery just as Vanderbilt guests did over a century ago.

 

Call 828-225-6398 to reserve.

Learn at your own pace with private equestrian lessons. One-on-one intensive learning and undivided instructor attention ensure a rapid increase of skills.

 

Call 828-225-1454 to reserve.

Offered Wednesdays - Sundays, Friday and Saturday evenings.

Live Piano Music in the Library Lounge

Included in admission or with a stay at The Inn.

Classical and contemporary favorites provide a soothing respite from a day of exploration and adventure on the estate.

View 60 years of Vanderbilt wedding fashion, featuring the first ever display of the Lee family wedding veil worn by Mary Lee Ryan at her marriage to Vanderbilt’s grandson in 1957 as well as by her cousin Jacqueline Lee Bouvier at her 1953 marriage to future President John F. Kennedy.

Take a motor coach tour of the estate and learn about the history of the land, structures, and former residents while visiting areas not usually open to guests.

Group lessons allow students to compare and contrast their skills with other riders. Groups explore new techniques and learn from each other in a friendly environment.

 

Call 828-225-1454 to reserve.

Offered Thursday & Sunday evenings.

Live Jazz in the Library Lounge

Included in admission or with stay at The Inn.

Featuring some of the area’s finest musicians, our live jazz evenings offer the perfect opportunity to cozy up with a cocktail and recount the highlights of your day at Biltmore.

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