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Biltmore House
by Sandra L Hartsell   
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Last edited: Friday, October 11, 2013
Posted: Friday, March 21, 2008

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There are no words to describe this magnificent house.

The Biltmore Estate is a breath taking sight to see. While you drive through the Entrance, you are welcomed by a stream to the right of you. The water flows beautifully down the stream. The trees' loom over the entrance of the Estate.

The information center is to the left of the Entrance. In the information center, there is a film that you can view before going up to the house. You can buy your ticket here to visit the house or purchase tickets for a private carriage ride. Their are several package rates available.

The parking lot is to the right of the Entrance. A bus picks you up and drops you off at the front door of the Estate. You can walk from the parking lot to view the beautiful wooded scenery, if you do not want to ride the bus.

When you enter the black iron gate, a Gazebo sits on top of a hill to the left. The middle of the Biltmore yard is beautifully landscaped.

The house is full of history and heritage. The Winter Garden is beautifully lit by a gorgeous overhead windows. The winter garden has live plants from one of the 5 gardens on the Estate. The feature of this area is the "Boy steeling geese sculpture."

The Library is so gorgeous. The painting of "Chariot of Aurora" views down from the ceiling. The blue, pinks,and white are still as vivid, as they were in 1890. Books line the walls from the floor to the ceiling. Volumes and volumes of books with titles of Scupturing, Paris, Spain, Etc. have been used for generations in this room.

Giant fireplaces warmed the house many years ago, as the family sat in the formal living rooms on all of the four floors. The Pipe organ was played at different times.

Formal dining rooms are located all over the house. The tapestries and gorgeous rugs accent the China patterns on the oversized tables.

Husbands and wives did not sleep together in the 1800's. Mr. Vanderbilt's room was lined in gold. The Portuguese walnut furniture is very beautifully designed.

Mrs. Vanderbilt's room was also gorgeous. With purple and gold filled bed linens. The room is a sight to behold. Gold curtains and walls line the room. Mr. and Mrs. Vanderbilt's Oak sitting room was a place for the couple to relax and get away by themselves for a while.

The Mountain view is beautiful, as you look out over the Estate. To the left of the house is a flower garden.

This is such a beautiful place to see. Words cannot describe all there is to see here. I hope that you will take a day or two to come and visit Biltmore House in Asheville, N.C.

Admission price for 9 and younger is free through the year. Ages 10-18 are admitted free January and February. It is $29.00 for adults. You can contact biltmore at biltmore.com or 1-877-Biltmore

 

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