Make Your Christmas Season Bright!
Located in Asheville, North Carolina, Biltmore was the vision of George W. Vanderbilt. 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 estate encompasses more than 8,000 acres including renowned gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture.
The Biltmore modern-day Christmas celebration is modeled on the first 1895 Christmas, with an elaborately decorated, 34-foot tall Fraser Fir dominating the Banquet Hall. Biltmore House takes on a warm glow during Candlelight Christmas Evenings, even an air of mystery, creating a unique holiday experience for guests. Local choirs and small musical ensembles stationed in the Winter Garden will perform music of the season as guests enter Biltmore House. Known as one of the Southeast’s most beloved and storied holiday travel destinations, Christmas at Biltmore will run through Jan. 1, 2012. Read full story about the Biltmore Christmas.
[Image: Gingerbread House, Biltmore, Asheville NC. Copyright 2007 The Biltmore Company, all rights reserved]