ASHEVILLE, N.C., May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Unwinding from the daily routine can mean many things at Biltmore: romantic garden strolls, wine tastings, farmyard visits, scenic bike rides, and live music under the stars. Not to mention exploring the castle-like, 250-room Biltmore House. Imagine the possibilities on vacation at Biltmore this summer, running now through Sept. 7, 2015.
Biltmore's great outdoors
Acreage surrounding Biltmore House offers a variety of activities for fans of the great outdoors. Meander through the colorful and ever-changing manicured gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, or explore miles of hiking and biking trails that wind through wooded areas and open fields. Take in mountain and Biltmore House views from the back of a horse, while floating down a lazy river, on a Segway, or on a carriage ride. Try your hand at fly-fishing, sporting clays or get behind the wheel of a Land Rover.
Music under the stars: The Biltmore Concert Series
Dance under the stars this summer during Biltmore's Concert Series. Kicking off Aug. 7, this year's line-up includes Natalie Cole and Peabo Bryson; Counting Crows: Somewhere Under Wonderland Tour with Citizen Cope; ZZ Top with Blackberry Smoke; Chris Tomlin and MercyMe; Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers and Blues Traveler; and The Four Tops and The Temptations. Visit www.biltmore.com/concerts for dates and details.
NEW! Free cooking demonstrations by Biltmore chefs
Biltmore's chefs will share their knowledge in a series of free cooking demos, set for dates in June, July and August. They'll demonstrate techniques and share Biltmore-inspired recipes for the home kitchen. Select events also include a three-course lunch featuring highlights from the class (additional price). http://www.biltmore.com/events/cooking-demonstrations
Fun in Antler Hill Village and Farm
Admission to Biltmore includes access to Antler Hill Village Farm and Barnyard. The Barnyard is home to blacksmiths, woodworkers and other craft demonstrations. The Winery hosts a Kids Grape Stomp on the weekends. "The Vanderbilts at Home and Abroad" exhibition is housed in the Legacy building and sheds light on the time the Vanderbilt family made Biltmore House their home, and their world travels.
Evening weekends during the summer feature Live After Five in Antler Hill Village with musical performances on the bandstand at the Village Green. A variety of culinary options will be available, and Cedric's Tavern, the Bistro, the Creamery will be open.
Admission offers entry to the Winery, with complimentary tastings and a production tour. Specialty tours such as the Vine to Wine Tour, Biltmore Bubbles Tour and the Red Wine and Chocolate seminar are available at an additional cost.
Stay over at Inn on Biltmore Estate
Extend your visit with an overnight stay at the award-winning Inn on Biltmore Estate or with Biltmore's local accommodations partners and take advantage of packages on select dates this summer.
Summer 2015 vacation deals at Biltmore
- Kids 16 and younger receive FREE admission now through Labor Day, Sept. 7.
- Dads receive FREE admission on Father's Day, June 21, with purchase of an adult or youth ticket.
- Save $12 when tickets are purchased seven days in advance.
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. Today, Biltmore has grown to include Antler Hill Village, which features the award-winning Winery and Antler Hill Farm; the four-star Inn on Biltmore Estate; Equestrian Center; numerous restaurants; event and meeting venues; and Biltmore For Your Home, the company's licensed products division. To learn more about Biltmore, go to www.biltmore.com or call 877-BILTMORE.
SOURCE The Biltmore Company