I always thought that I would wait until I was middle-aged before I would visit Biltmore, but I found myself buying a ticket anyway. Was it worth it? Definitely. This house is unbelievable. The Vanderbilts had some money, and they were not afraid to spend it. Most impressive were the dining room, indoor pool, and the gardens. Friends of ours suggested that we take a 'Behind the Scenes Tour' as well as the self-guided walking tour, but I found that the self-guided tour was enough for me. If you are at all into gardening, don't miss the spectacular gardens. The winery is OK if you've never been to one in California, but I wouldn't make a special trip.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 10, 2000
Biltmore Estate and Gardens
1 Approach Road
Asheville, North Carolina 28806