One of the most beautiful places in the U.S., every year, over a million people visit the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. It is one of the most popular attractions in North Carolina and the on-site winery is now the most visited winery in the United States. Most North Carolinians have visited Biltmore at least once and have been inspired by the stunning scenery, lush gardens, ornate architecture, and historic relevance. If you haven’t been to The Biltmore in North Carolina yet, keep reading to find out why it’s one of the state’s most popular attractions that’s undoubtedly one of the best castles in the US:

The Biltmore is an icon in North Carolina, and we’re so proud to call it ours. Visit the official Biltmore website for admission, hours, tour schedules, seasonal activities, events, accommodations, dining, and more.

Have you visited the Biltmore Estate? Tell us what you remember about your first visit? What time of the year do you think is the best to visit the estate? Tell us what you think in the comments below!

Looking to re-discover some of North Carolina’s other popular tourist destinations? Why not take a private tour of North Carolina’s Magical Land Of Oz this summer with your family? It’s sure to be an unforgettable experience!

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What's the best time of year to visit The Biltmore?

Gosh, there really isn't a "bad" time of year to visit The Biltmore, as each season of the year brings something different to the table.

Winter at The Biltmore is always delightful. During the holidays, more than 55 trees are installed and decorated with literally hundreds of twinkling lights and garland. A massive, 35-foot-tall tree is erected in the estate’s Banquet Hall; it's the tallest of the scores of Christmas trees inside this commanding castle. And with a dusting of snow falling softly on the Biltmore’s kingdom? Magic.

Spring is equally lovely, when the gardens of The Biltmore begin to bloom. While the house itself is a major attraction (the Biltmore draws over a million visitors each year), the massive and meticulously kept gardens on the estate are absolutely heavenly and rival the home's stunning beauty. The summer rose garden, spring tulip display, and sunflower fields add an enchanting, natural element to this commanding castle, and are worth seeking out during their seasonal blooms.

What else is there to do in Asheville, North Carolina?

Surrounded by the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville, North Carolina, combines epic outdoor adventure with mountain town charm, for a wholly unique and wonderful experience. The city boasts a vibrant arts scene and delightful mix of quirky eateries and acclaimed restaurants; the region is also home to beautiful wineries and world-renowned attractions (see: The Biltmore!). Of course, the area's natural splendor is in a league all its own, with the rolling Blue Ridge Mountains surrounding Asheville and offering visitors unparalleled outdoor recreation, adventure, and scenery. And while the fall foliage of Asheville is often praised, the spring blooms and verdant greenery of this lovely town is, in our opinion, just as magical.

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