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No trip to Asheville is complete without visiting Biltmore, and with so many fun things to do and see, you’ll need more than one day, so consider an Annual Pass. Biltmore is perfect for couples (think romantic dates), families (the Farmyard and the Creamery are highlights for kiddos), and anyone interested in fresh mountain air, beautiful scenery, incredible gardens, and access to miles of hiking and biking trails. Plus, who doesn’t want to see George Vanderbilt’s stunning 250-room French Renaissance chateau, known as America’s Largest Home®? It’s like stepping into a fairytale--you’ll never want to leave!

Get your Annual Pass on Biltmore's website.

9 Reasons to Get a Biltmore Annual Pass

1. Your 8,000-Acre Oasis
Biltmore’s 8,000-acre oasis offers peace of mind and stunning views. As soon as you enter the estate, you can relax knowing you're in one of the most beautiful places on earth. As a Passholder, you can escape the outside world as often as you like and get lost in the beauty of Biltmore.

2. Surround Yourself with Beauty
Biltmore is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Surround yourself with nature and the awe-inspiring Biltmore Gardens set against the gorgeous backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Each season, stunning flowers put on a colorful show. Catch orchids in the Conservatory, technicolor tulips (100,000 bulbs!), the 20-acre Azalea Garden in spring, plus the Historic Rose Garden in summer and golden sunflowers in the fall.

Biltmore Biking

Deer Park Trail behind Biltmore House

3. Safe Family Biking Adventures
Bring your family for a fun, safe biking adventure on 20 miles of breathtaking trails, including a flat, paved trail along the French Broad River that’s perfect for a leisurely ride and for kids, or kick up some dust on the single-track woodland trails. Bring your own bike or rent one at Antler Hill Barn, where Passholders enjoy a 10% discount on bike rentals for themselves and one additional guest. The trails are great for walking or hiking, too! Read more about Biltmore Outdoors, including trails.

4. Date Night at the Winery
After you’ve strolled the dreamy gardens, pay a visit to Biltmore Winery for a winery tour and complimentary wine tastings of handcrafted wines, including reds, whites, and rosés. Visit the Premium Wine Bar to experience Biltmore's sparkling wine selection and linger over a glass or two as the sun sets. Passholders get exclusive discounts on bottles of Biltmore wine—bring your favorites home and give them away as gifts. If you join the Vanderbilt Wine Club®, you can save up to 25% on Biltmore wines, get exclusive access to tasting events, and receive special wine shipments each season.

5. A House to Rival Any Fairytale
Biltmore House is an 1895 French Renaissance-style chateau with 250 rooms, earning it the title of “America’s Largest Home.” Snap your picture in front of the iconic home and imagine yourself as a part of the Vanderbilt family. Inside you’ll find a priceless collection of art and antiques original to the Vanderbilts. Try the Audio-Guided Tour to learn more about this fascinating place, and make special reservations for a Rooftop Tour. Passholders get a $10 discount on house tickets for guests, your children 16 and younger get in free.

Biltmore Kids Activities

Enjoy crafts at Antler Hill Barn

6. Fun (and Free!) for Kids
As a Passholder, you can bring your children 16 and younger for free. At Antler Hill Village, you’ll find many family-friendly events. Visit the animals in the Farmyard, talk to expert staff, and pet some of your furred and feathered favorites. Antler Hill Barn hosts a variety of activities, including games and crafts, as well as demonstrations by local craftspeople. Pisgah Playground near the Barn has slides, swings, a sandbox, and more, and you’ll want to wrap up your visit at Biltmore Dairy Bar® next to Biltmore House with ice cream for the whole family. Read more on our Biltmore for Kids guide.

7. Share the Magic
One of the best perks of being a Passholder is sharing the magic that is Biltmore with your family and friends. After 5 p.m., you can bring guests with you in your vehicle to Antler Hill Village & Winery at no charge. Passholders also save on adult admission for family and friends accompanying you to the estate.

Biltmroe Rafting Trips
River floats on the French Broad River 

8. Outdoor Adventure
Biltmore offers special outdoor adventures and activities, including carriage rides, kayaking, river float trips, horseback trail rides, sporting clays lessons, Land Rover® experiences, and perhaps most surprising of all, falconry—where you can learn how to handle a trained hawk or falcon. Passholders enjoy a 10% discount for these activities, which they can also extend to an accompanying guest. Learn more about Biltmore Outdoors.

9. Exclusive Discounts
As a Passholder, you’ll get discounted tickets to Candlelight Christmas Evenings and receive invitations to special events and programs, shopping nights, and dinners. Passholders get discounts on all aspects of Biltmore, including ticket discounts for guests, discounts on tours and activities, as well as discounts on dining and shopping, and lodging, including Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate®, The Inn on Biltmore Estate®, and Cottages on Biltmore Estate™.

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Candlelight Christmas Evenings at Biltmore

Tips to Get Discounted Tickets to Biltmore

  • If you only want a daytime ticket, you can secure an $8 discount by booking your tickets at least 7 days in advance. If you know a Passholder, they can purchase discounted guest tickets online, at the Reception & Ticketing Sales Center, or by calling the Passholder Priority line at 800-413-9787.
  • Seniors age 65+ save $10 on regular adult daytime admission Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
  • U.S. military personnel save $10 on regular adult daytime admission with your military ID.
  • Get a second consecutive day on the estate for $25 with access to gardens, grounds, and Antler Hill Village & Winery (Biltmore House admission not included). Purchase on the first day of your visit.
  • Ticket rates are lowest from January to mid-March. Choose from four different ticket options. See details on their website.

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