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  Biltmore Estate at Asheville, North Carolina - Visitor Guide
Biltmore Estate includes 8, 000 acres of land which, in addition to the Biltmore House and surrounding gardens, includes forest lands that were first managed by Gifford Pinchot, the father of modern forestry in the U.S. and the first Chief of the U.S. forest Service.
Biltmore's outdoor center is the place to visit to plan a variety of act ivies.
Today's Christmas at Biltmore begins on November 4 and ends on January I. It has proven to be one of the most popular features of Biltmore, with thousands of visitors coming each year to see the fabulously decorated estate during the daytime and at night.
www.willowwinds.com /biltmore-estate-guide.htm   (1626 words)

  Biltmore Estate by Richard Morris Hunt
This large estate was planned as self-supporting with gardens, a nursery, farms, and forests surrounding the estate.
Hunt and Vanderbilt had in fact visited a number of these estates in both France and England and they were especially impressed by Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire (1877-83), which was one of the principal sources for the east elevation of Biltmore Estate.
The huge estate of thousands of acres was planned by Frederick Law Olmsted (the designer of New York's Central Park) with a meandering approach road, imported plant material (which seems natural), and an impressive "Esplanade," or forecourt, leading to the main house.
www.bluffton.edu /~sullivanm/ncarolina/biltmore/biltmoreintro.html   (521 words)

 Biltmore Estate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Biltmore House is a French Renaissance-style mansion near Asheville, North Carolina, built by George Washington Vanderbilt II between 1888 and 1895.
The estate includes approximately 8,000 acres today and is split in half by the French Broad River.
Biltmore Estate got name from its general contractor, R. Willard Sandberg, who was a mute.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Biltmore_Estate   (697 words)

 USATODAY.com - Biltmore Estate remains main attraction after 75 years   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Biltmore House first opened to owner George W. Vanderbilt's family and friends in 1895, but it wasn't until 75 years ago that the rest of the world got a chance to see inside the country's largest home.
Biltmore is second only to the mountain scenery as the top reason visitors come, according to Marla Tambellini, the chamber's director of marketing and public relations.
Biltmore's research shows that visitors who spend more time on the estate report a better experience than those who have only a few hours to rush through the house itself.
www.usatoday.com /travel/hotels/2005-03-21-biltmore-hotel_x.htm   (1260 words)

 Untitled Document
Biltmore Estate is a mansion located outside Asheville in the mountains of North Carolina.
Biltmore was completed in 1895 and stands as a symbol to the Gilded Age.
This pathfinder is intended for adults interested in Biltmore Estate, whether for its architecture, landscape architecture, or connection to the famous Vanderbilt family.
www.unc.edu /~ferrr   (1545 words)

 Biltmore Estate
The Biltmore Estate is a study of how an entrepreneur can turn a large heritage resource from a non-revenue generator into a heritage tourism destination.
The Biltmore Estate was falling into disrepair in the late '50s and '60s, and by 1960 was losing $250,000 a year, with the barn, not the house bringing in most of the property's income.
The Biltmore Estate is a good example of a destination which has been successfully developed by a private owner.
history.utah.gov /heritage_tourism_toolkit/development_and_management/biltmoreestate.html   (513 words)

 Biltmore Estate Office -- Asheville, North Carolina: A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary
George Washington Vanderbilt's vision for his Biltmore Estate was not limited to his grand mansion, but included a picturesque, manorial village that would serve as an ornament of the landscape and solve the practical problem of housing estate workers and servants.
The architect of the Biltmore Estate, Richard Morris Hunt, was also responsible for three of the architecturally significant buildings of the Biltmore Village, including the Estate Office, constructed from 1894 to 1895.
Later in the 1930s the estate office was sold to the Asheville Fire Department, and garages for the fire trucks were accommodated behind the office.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/travel/asheville/off.htm   (280 words)

 Biltmore Estate -- Asheville, North Carolina: A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary
His legacy is the Biltmore Estate, embodying his vision as well as that of architect Richard Morris Hunt, supervising architect Richard Sharp Smith, and landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.
Included on the estate's present 8,000 acres are vineyards that provide more than 250 tons of grapes for the Biltmore Estate Winery, as well as farmland, pastures and forests.
Biltmore Estate is still privately owned and operated by George W. Vanderbilt's descendants.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/travel/asheville/bil.htm   (419 words)

What many guests to the estates’ grounds in Asheville, NC, may not know is the story of the man who brought his enormous collection of azaleas, numbering in the thousands, to Biltmore Estates.
The Glen was renamed Biltmore Estate’s Azalea Garden, and his life-long passion became a living legacy that Biltmore Estate’s hundreds of thousands of visitors continue to enjoy each year.
Admission to Biltmore Estate includes the grounds and gardens surrounding Biltmore House, the estates’ three restaurants and The Biltmore Estate Winery.
www.blueridgedigest.com /spring97/biltmore.html   (786 words)

 Estate (house) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An estate comprises the houses and outbuildings and supporting farmland and woods that surround the gardens and grounds of a very large property, such as a country house or mansion.
It is an "estate" because the profits from its produce and rents are sufficient to support the household in the house at its center.
"Estate", with its "stately" connotations, has been a natural candidate for inflationary usage during the 20th century, much as the "landscaping" that can be effected in a front or back yard.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Estate_(house)   (274 words)

 Biltmore Estate
Be sure to have an automobile since the drive to the Biltmore House from the entrance gate is three miles.
Biltmore Estate provides the ideal location for romance with a century old French Renaissance chateau.
The most dramatic view of Biltmore House is en route from the house to the winery.
www.romanticasheville.com /Biltmore.html   (1047 words)

 Biltmore Industries Archive
BILTMORE INDUSTRIES ARCHIVE EXHIBIT and HISTORY Webpages were prepared in early 2002 to accompany an exhibit in the Mel Blowers Gallery of the D. Ramsey Library at UNCA.
The original Biltmore Estate Industries ALBUM [69 images] of woodwork and woodworkers is a rich visual record of the woodworking enterprise initiated by Yale and Vance and later developed by Fred Seely as part of the early craft offered by Biltmore Industries.
The Biltmore Industries history and physical files were incorporated into the Grovewood Gallery, Inc. enterprise as a separate foundation now owned by the Blomberg heirs and today the files reside in one of the original buildings of the Industries.
toto.lib.unca.edu /findingaids/mss/biltmore_industries   (1601 words)

 Biltmore Estate Winery: America's most visited Wines & Vines - Find Articles
Biltmore Estate Winery grows about 20% of the grapes it uses on 80 acres of vineyards, one of the largest plantings of vinifera east of the Mississippi River.
Biltmore Estate's vineyards are in a valley across the French Broad Lick River from the estate house, and are constantly being improved after experiments by vineyard manager Dennis Wynne.
The estate's vineyards lie at about 2,200 feet, with the altitude and its consequent cold winters creating additional challenges beyond those endured by most eastern vinifera grape growers.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m3488/is_11_85/ai_n8576708   (859 words)

 The Antiques of the Biltmore Estate
The Biltmore House in Asheville, North Carolina, is such a place, and it should be on every antiquer and collector's list as a must-see.
Unfortunately, there is not space here to do justice to the antiques of the Biltmore House or to adequately describe the gymnasium, tile swimming pool, kitchen areas, servants' quarters and common rooms, laundry, drying room, the gardens, conservatory, winery, or the stable.
Our thanks to the Biltmore Estate for providing photos and the information for this article, especially that listed in A Guide To Biltmore Estate that was used extensively.
www.go-star.com /antiquing/biltmore.htm   (1777 words)

 Biltmore Estate Celebrates Christmas
Biltmore Estates is a three-hour drive from our studio, so we were out the door by 6 a.m.
Biltmore Estate is the largest private owned residence in America, which makes it the perfect showcase for this expression of Christmas past.
Biltmore Estate is perfect for all ages, the young see it a castle, and the adults see it as a work of art in human development.
www.theblueridgehighlander.com /christmas_at_biltmore_estate/index.html   (2131 words)

 Biltmore Estate
Biltmore Estate began its relationship with nTarget by using an nTarget web form to support their email program signup and destination guide requests.
Their email contact list grew from 25,000 to 87,000 members, and Biltmore has added email newsletters for the Winery and the Inn on Biltmore estate.
The nTarget program is completely integrated into the Biltmore Estate web site with many opportunities to join a list with only an email address and a zip code.
www2.ntarget.com /SUCCESSSTORIES/traveltourism/BiltmoreEstate/tabid/148/Default.aspx   (183 words)

 Amazon.com: America's Castles:Biltmore Estates: Video: America's Castles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The creation of Biltmore Estate is explored through references to the homes of his parents, his travels throughout Europe and the Vanderbilt relationships to Richard Morris Hunt and Frederick Law Olmsted.
The main rooms within Biltmore, which cannot be photographed without the permission of the estate, are presented in the video.
The presentation does not feature all of the rooms that are available with a general admission to the estate and is limited in providing behind the scenes photography of additional rooms that may also be seen with special tour packages.
www.amazon.com /Americas-Castles-Biltmore-Estates/dp/B000006QLE   (944 words)

 Biltmore Estate
Be the first to know of Biltmore specials and events.
Biltmore respects your privacy and will not reveal any of your personal information to outside parties.
Please see our privacy policy for more information.
www.ntarget.com /clients/biltmore/new_nt.htm   (110 words)

 Biltmore estate industries
The history of "Biltmore Estate Industries" is a subsection of the history of Biltmore Industries; specifically, it refers to the time between the founding of the Biltmore Estate Industries in 1901 and the purchase of the Industries by Fred L. Seely in 1917.
Biltmore Estate Industries was founded by Charlotte Yale and Eleanor Vance.
They returned from that trip with the first model of the loom that was eventually mass-produced for the Biltmore Estate Industries and later for the Biltmore Industries, under the direction of Fred L. Seely.
toto.lib.unca.edu /WNC_arts_crafts/biltmore_estate_industries.htm   (325 words)

 Asheville.com news: Biltmore Estate
While Biltmore House will always be the focal point of the estate, guests can now learn about the practical side of operating what was basically—and still is—a really big farm.
Today, Biltmore’s farm includes beef cattle, sheep, a Kitchen Garden that supplies fruits and vegetables to estate restaurants, and vineyards that produce grapes for the property’s award-winning wines.
All guests with general admission tickets or Biltmore Estate passholders are welcome to attend most of the fall festivities at no additional cost.
www.asheville.com /news/biltmoreharvest.html   (907 words)

 North Carolina's Grand Biltmore Estate -- Road & Travel
I speak of the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C., formally opened on Christmas Eve, 1895.
That sense of being a guest instead of a gawking tourist is not unique to me; on a recent visit I heard the same sentiment expressed by others over afternoon tea at the Inn on Biltmore Estate, a 213-room four-star hostelry that seems much more settled in than its 2001 opening would imply.
And mark this: the tours through the Biltmore House can be self-guided so you can dawdle in the billiard room, the music room, the tapestry gallery, the fascinating basement.
www.roadandtravel.com /luxurytravel/2006/biltmoreestate.htm   (281 words)

 Chateau in the Carolinas: Visiting Biltmore Estate
The massive French chateau is the area's greatest tourist attraction, but far from the sights and sounds of the visitors, in the deep forests of hemlock reclaimed by George Vanderbilt nearly a century ago, trail riders are having the time of their lives.
Wine-tastings are free with admission to the estate, and the lively Bistro restaurant next to the winery provides an opportunity to pair estate wines with meats and vegetables grown on the estate.
On horseback, viewing the Biltmore House from a distant trail, it's easy to imagine the clock has spun back a century and you're a Vanderbilt guest returning to a sumptuous meal and a luxurious room.
equisearch.com /horses_riding_training/travel/eqbiltmore938   (1225 words)

 CNN - arts & style - Newly opened rooms in America's largest home shine for Christmas - December 13, 1999
Completed in 1895, the 250-room Biltmore House in Asheville, North Carolina, is the largest private home in the United States.
Matching the scraps to a pattern found in the estate archives, they were able to execute an exact reproduction.
Biltmore Estate, in Asheville, North Carolina, is specially decorated for Christmas in turn-of-the-century style with more than 35 Christmas trees and hundreds of wreaths and poinsettias.
www.cnn.com /1999/STYLE/design/12/13/biltmore.ipix/index.html   (812 words)

 Biltmore Estate- North Carolina - VirtualTourist.com
The trees located at Biltmore Estate are from the Black Forest in Germany, and the gardens are full of many species of flowers.
Biltmore is also famous for its winery, and many types of wine are for sale at the gift shops.
Biltmore House is still privately owned by descendants of George Vanderbilt, and in order to maintain the house and grounds, they opened it to the public for tours.
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/North_Carolina/Things_To_Do-North_Carolina-Biltmore_Estate-BR-1.html   (826 words)

 Biltmore Estate Yields Conestee Cache
The estate is a national historic landmark that covers 8,000 acres of agricultural fields, woodlands and forested mountains, including the nation's first professionally managed forest.
Vanderbilt and the people who created Biltmore for him knew they were working on land that had been previously occupied.
When the estate was built, landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead did rough archaeological studies of the property and gave specific instructions that no Indian remains were to be disturbed.
daphne.palomar.edu /ddozier/course_notes/regions/woodland_files/biltmore_estate_yields_conestee.htm   (999 words)

 American Meadows - Biltmore Esate Bulbs
World-famous Biltmore House, in the North Carolina mountains, is a spectacular mansion of 250 rooms.
Today, most of the land is in the national forest system, but the estate still includes 8,000 acres, 250 of them magnificently landscaped.
This is why Biltmore today is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the east.
www.americanmeadows.com /BiltmoreEstate.cfm   (577 words)

 Biltmore Real Estate and Biltmore Homes For Sale
Of these, the exclusive Biltmore area at 24th and Camelback is one of the most popular real estate areas, yet it is decidedly free of true city bustle, being 5-8 miles away from downtown Phoenix.
Biltmore offers some of the best shopping around, and patrons of the arts will be well rewarded as well.
Biltmore residents never have to wonder if it’s going to be nice outside – that’s because it’s always nice outside.
www.azsonorahomes.com /biltmore-corridor-real-estate.html   (456 words)

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