Asheville's Biltmore House Shows Off Autumn Colors
For travelers short on time, but big on taking in all that fall has to offer, Biltmore House in Asheville is a one-stop shop for everything autumn.
With one of the most extensive fall garden displays in the Southeast (where "Mum" is the word), world-class activities, a winery, culinary temptations, the Inn on Biltmore Estate and the stunning 250-room Biltmore House, Biltmore offers an expansive -- yet efficient -- way to experience a full fall immersion.
Cloaked in rich hues of harvest gold and burgundy, deep plums and umber, Biltmore's 8,000 acres await exploration. Enjoy gardens bursting with thousands of colorful mums, pastoral and mountain views, vibrant colored forests and rolling countryside.
At Biltmore's Outdoor Center, activities include carriage rides, horseback riding, guided Segway tours, fly fishing and sessions at the Land Rover Experience Driving School. River Bend Farm welcomes visitors with demonstrations of what it was like to live and work on the estate in the 1890s, including a barnyard full of farm animals to visit.
Panoramic views star on guided rooftop tours of Biltmore House. Particularly dramatic during the fall, with crisp air and clear vistas all the way to Mount Pisgah, this birds-eye view of the estate is one of Biltmore's most popular tours.
Biltmore House offers an array of indoor beauty, complete with the Vanderbilt family's original collection of furnishings, art and antiques. Four, never-before-seen rooms opened earlier this year after an extensive restoration. Known as the Louis XV Suite, these rooms are the most grand bedrooms in the house, and served as birthplace of two generations of Vanderbilts.
The estate boasts five restaurants, which celebrate a legacy of sustainable agriculture, serving fresh produce grown in the gardens right on the estate.
Biltmore's award-winning winery offers tastings, tours, culinary demonstrations and seminars. And, for those looking to capture the romance of fall overnight, the Inn on Biltmore Estate offers year-round packages.
Visit www.biltmore.com for more information.
More like this story