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!
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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.
Beautiful! Are ALL the trees, wreaths, garlands, and poinsettias real? Or are some artificial?
Kate, I’m not sure about that part. Some of the smaller trees might be artificial, I just don’t know. It all looked beautiful!
Arlene [email protected] says
We are heading to the Biltmore House the week after Christmas. It is our Christmas gift this year! Can’t wait.
Marisa Franca @ All Our Way says
The Biltmore is truly awsome — your photos are beautiful. I’d love to go see it at this time of year.
Crystal Tingle says
My husband and I are going to The Biltmore House the week before Christmas. We are doing a hotel package deal. Not a bad idea considering it includes accommodations, tickets to Biltmore, breakfast at the hotel and lunch at one of the restaurants at Biltmore. Thanks for all the pictures. I can’t wait to go!
Melesa Garrison says
I had the pleasure of going to the Biltmore a few years ago and it was magical. I can’t imagine going at Christmas time. I did hear that it was gorgeous, and now I saw for myself, thanks to your beautiful pics. I would love to go back. I bought a book about the family that lived there and it is very interesting.
I live in California my sister (and best friend) lives in South Carolina. I visit her every year and ALWAYS go to the Biltmore House. I can’t get enough of it. This year we finally went the first day it was open for the Christmas Celebration. What a fantastic treat. That will have made my 15th visit in as many years. I LOVE the history, the craftsmanship, the vision, and well just about everything to do with this historical masterpiece.
Merry Christmas to all.
I truly love the Biltmore!! We have gone all four seasons and Christmas it the best by far !! Besides all its beauty, I just love the workmenship all the details that went into building the Biltmore back in 1895 .
Thanks for sharing the pictures !
Enjoy your day,
Cathy Roberts says
I love Biltmore! Thanks for sharing. And it does remind me of Downton Abbey!
Beautiful, adding to bucket list for sure : ) Thanks for sharing!
Barbara Hagan says
Thanks for a beautiful tour of this magnificent home…. so amazing is the incredible workmanship and minute details that were created during the 1800’s with the tools of that era. I read that George Vanderbilt had a rail system built to get supplies up the mountain before construction started. I have toured at Christmas and hope to go again soon. It is even more awesome to see the house in person…. by all means, put on your bucket list!!
What gorgeous images, Rhoda! I have only visited The Biltmore during the month of September. However, it is stunning all decked out for Christmas! Thanks so much for sharing these beautiful pictures!
Nancy from RI says
It’s so hard to capture the grandeur and size of the Biltmore, it truly is a must visit place. The gardens are just gorgeous as well. I also am a HUGE fan of the Ashville, NC, I would love to live there one day. Thanks for sharing!
Debby Cline says
This visit was on my bucket list particularly after my mother died. I posted a pic of myself on my blog at the Biltmore, called empty nest. This was my first post, on my blog, which was another check off on my bucket list. A beautiful place! A must see for everyone!
Thank you so much for sharing Biltmore. In my dreams 🙂
Bee C. says
I first visited the Biltmore at Christmas Candlelight tour MANY years ago….it had just snowed and there was a full moon…talk about MAGICAL! it was also very cold…but the beauty of the place warmed us up…I will never forget all 4 of my visits to the Biltmore… each was in a different season, but as magical as the last…it truly is a special place and even though I’ve seen blogs complaining about the cost…you have to go for the experience, which for me is wonderful as i’m not rich and don’t have access to any other mansions! the grounds are beautiful, and if you go, don’t forget that view off the back ‘porch’!! to die for!!