Biltmore was the vision of George W. Vanderbilt, who first opened Biltmore House to family and friends on Christmas Eve 1895. Designed by Richard Morris Hunt, America's largest home is a 250-room French Renaissance chateau, exhibiting the Vanderbilt family's original collection of furnishings, art and antiques. Biltmore encompasses more than 8,000 acres including historic gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, Antler Hill Village & Winery, and the four-star Inn on Biltmore Estate. The new exhibition, "The Vanderbilts at Home and Abroad," opens in 2012.
1 Approach Road
Asheville, NC 28803
Hours of Operation: Varies seasonally, check website.