Winter Savings & Serenity
In the early months of the year, Biltmore offers a peaceful retreat following the hectic pace of the holidays. Winter specials include lowest admission of the year.
See our Biltmore Winter Outings Guide
Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics
February 10-July 4, 2017
See our Fashion from the Classics Guide.
See the third big costume exhibition inside Biltmore House with 40 elaborate costumes worn by stars in movies.
Biltmore Blooms festival of flowers
March 18–May 25, 2017
See our Biltmore Blooms Guide
Orchids begin the blooming spectacular, followed by 75,000 tulips with stunning floral displays across the estate that celebrate the majesty of Frederick Law Olmsted’s legacy. Enjoy live music daily in the Winter Garden in Biltmore House and the Conservatory, and daily seminars at A Gardener’s Place.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
April 16, 2017
The Easter Rabbit makes his annual appearance on Biltmore’s Front Lawn on Easter Sunday, along with special children’s entertainment including magic shows, music, storytelling, crafts and photos with the Easter Rabbit. Highlighting the day are the grand Easter Egg Hunts at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM. Children ages 2-9 years old may attend the hunt for free when accompanied by an estate pass holder or a ticketed adult. Day-of registration will be required. Bring your own basket or bag to collect eggs!
International Rose Trail Competition
Late May 2017
Since 2011, Biltmore’s Rose Garden has been home to the trials in which more than 90 varieties from growers and breeders worldwide have been planted and cared for by Biltmore’s expert horticulturalists. Each trial lasts two years and a permanent jury judges the roses four times per year. An international jury will select the winning roses in 12 categories. A special ticket package is available for attending competition events, including a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception in the Rose Garden at 6:30 PM on Friday, competition day on Saturday with 9 AM judging and 11 AM tour of the gardens and awards presentation and lunch at 12:30 PM.
Biltmore Outdoor Summer Concert Series
July & August
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On several evenings, Biltmore House and the Blue Ridge Mountains serve as backdrop for amazing musical experiences during Biltmore’s annual concert series on the South Terrace of Biltmore House. It's an incomparable setting for enjoying an eclectic variety of music under a canopy of stars. Reservations are required.
Fall at Biltmore
See fall colors and enjoy special events. See our Fall at Biltmore Guide.
Christmas at Biltmore Estate
Starts November 3, 2017
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Holidays arrive at America’s largest home in style. More than a century ago, George Vanderbilt chose this magical season as the time to unveil his new home to family and friends. On Christmas Eve 1895, he opened Biltmore House’s doors for a regal yuletide celebration. Christmas at Biltmore promises another extravagant celebration, complete with more than 50 Christmas trees, miles of ribbon, garland and lights, live music and inspirational holiday demonstrations await our guests. Biltmore House Christmas Photos
Downton Abbey Costume Exhibit in 2015