Asheville, North Carolina is home to of one of the most beautiful historical estates in the United States, The Biltmore Estate. This magnificent property is located in the beautiful Smoky Mountains approximately, approximately a 40 minute drive from Maggie Valley, NC. Situated on a staggering 8000-acre estate, this 250-room house was the genius work of George Vanderbilt II. This breathtaking piece architectural genius was originally built as a private residence and was completed at the end of the nineteenth century. Today, the hotel has become a top tourist attraction that any travel enthusiast cannot afford to miss out. Here are some of the top reasons you must visit the Biltmore hotel in Asheville:
George Vanderbilt, the founder of Biltmore Estate was born in 1862. In 1888, he visited Blue Ridge Mountains with his mother and loved the place. In his mind, he envisioned building a luxurious country home here to enjoy. In 1889, the construction of the Biltmore house began. This architectural construction took place over a period of 6 years.
In 1895, the home was opened to host friends and family. This house was made up of a staggering 43 bathrooms, 35 bedrooms and 65 fireplaces among other facilities. In 1898, George married his wife Edith and in 1900 the construction of the horse barn and dairy barn kicked off. After his death in 1914, his only daughter Cornelia and her husband Cecil opened the house to the public where it was used to promote the failing tourism sector during depression.
During World War II in 1942, the house was used to store priceless works of art that had been shifted from Washington DC. In 1971, William Cecil planted his first vines at the Biltmore and later established the Biltmore Wine Company in 1983. In the latter years, The Inn, Antler Hill Village and the Village Hotel were opened consecutively at the Biltmore Estate.
The Biltmore Hotel offers a wonderful opportunity for art lovers to study the designs of art décor hall and Tudor-style homes. The tour of the hotel is simply unbelievable! It is amazing to witness that the architectural designs were so highly advanced at that time.
A visit to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville allows you to sample their grand yearly festivities such as the following:
The Biltmore Hotel offers a wide array of tourist attractions that are breathtaking to say the least. These include:
In case you have never toured Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, now you have every reason to do so and create wonderful memories to last a lifetime. The Biltmore is just one of many wonderful outings you can take during your stay at Creekside Lodge in Maggie Valley! Please call our friendly staff at Creekside Lodge at (800) 621-1260 and reserve your spot today! We look forward to helping you plan a wonderful visit and many beautiful vacation memories!