While up in Asheville for the Grove Park Inn Gingerbread house competition, Lauren and I had the pleasure of visiting the Biltmore House on our first day there. All decorated for Christmas, it was truly a sight to behold and I took a few pics outside as they were still getting the big trees up and decorated on the front lawn. The folks at the Biltmore house also shared some beautiful photos with me to share with you of all the Christmas décor inside and outside the house, so you can get an up close look at the gorgeous Biltmore estate and how beautiful it looks during the Christmas holidays.
Since no pictures are allowed inside the house, you’re in for a treat!
These are a few shots I took when we were there, just as the big trees were going up on the lawn. With a house the size of the Biltmore, they need humongous trees for the lawn.
Front doors of the Bilmore, all decked out for the Holiday season. I was so glad we got to see this in person.
One of the shops at Biltmore, with lots of pretties.
The end of the Biltmore house where the grape arbor is located. This place is just magnificent, you can’t even imagine it until you see how grand it is in person. Ready to see how the biggest house in America decorates for Christmas? Prepare to be amazed.
Yes, it is that beautiful.
Tree at Antler Hill, a restaurant and shopping area at the Biltmore. That’s the Biltmore Inn on top of the hill, another beautiful place that I stayed in one night a few years ago.
Inside the house is just amazing too. This house is so big and grand that everything has to be oversized. Banquet hall fireplace.
Raising the big tree in the large banquet hall.
Here it is up and decorated. This was one amazing tree in person.
Shining brightly over the grand banquet hall. Every time I visit the Biltmore, I can’t help but think of Downton Abbey.
The breakfast room.
Biltmore House has its own gingerbread house.
Harpists play throughout the house as you are walking around taking it all in.
You can’t help but get in the Christmas spirit with all of these festive trees around.
The library, a magnificent display of dark wood and lots and lots of books.
Don’t miss the ceiling!
Another harpist and yet another stunning ceiling. The details in this historic home are astounding.
The grand stairway and believe me, it is grand!
If you’ve never been to the Biltmore, I would definitely put it on your bucket list. It’s truly an American icon like no other and what a treasure it is for the South. Merry Christmas from the Biltmore House!
And, the winner of the Everything But the House giveaway has been posted on the Rafflecopter widget!
Next week is a full week of fun and Christmas inspiration and I’ll be joining 2 Home Tours going on this year, so get ready to have some creativity with all of the festivities around blogland.