Visiting The Vanderbilt’s Homestead a.k.a. “The Biltmore Estate”

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The Biltmore Estate
The Biltmore Estate

This past fall my husband and I visited the humble Vanderbilt Homestead called Biltmore for our 23rd Wedding Anniversary trip.  This was my first time ever visiting the Biltmore Estate and I have to tell you I was in awe of this beautiful home located in my favorite part of the mountains Asheville, North Carolina.  I would love to go see these grounds in the spring as they were amazing in October!

We also got our apples to can and dry for the year while we were up in the mountains but we had an absolutely amazing time I am so glad we went so I am going to take you on some of our adventures at Biltmore….kind of a pictorial tour and January is such a great month to plan trips for the Spring and Summer anyway.  You will not believe the gardens or the grounds and we had an extreme fascination with the farm grounds…wonder why 😉  I was in heaven!  By the way I have so many more photos there is no way I could share them all with you but just know I would return again and again and the staff is phenomenal they will answer any question you have!  I will be following up with a Part 2 of this trip and how we kept things on the “Cheap” for a frugal vacation!

rooster
We started our tour of the Biltmore Estate at the Barn Yard and look at this proud rooster we ran into!
laying box
They had these clever egg collection boxes that angle away from the nesting boxes…just genius!
the viking on the tractor
What can I say men and tractors…right?
KarenLynn and the goat
We both loved playing with the goats! Note the sign that says Do Not Feed The Animals!
goat nipping at KarenLynn
Note that there is not a sign telling the animals not to eat or bite us…ha ha LOL!
the viking and the goat
My husband got very cozy with this one goat! They were pals!
espaliered
There were many examples of espeliarded trees and shrubs.
biltmore grounds
The Biltmore grounds were just beautiful!
biltmore statue
Art and Statues were everywhere
biltmore water lily
An example of the beautiful flowers all over the Biltmore property.
biltmore grounds
The Biltmore grounds are quite expansive.
biltmore walkway
This walkway ends however if you go to to the left you head towards the gardens and the fishing pond.
Edith Vanderbilt's car
Edith Vanderbilt was a woman after my own heart in many ways and she loved to drive her car!
a different view of Biltmore
A view of the Biltmore from the first level of gardens.
the viking and I in the greenhouse
The Viking and I had our photo taken in one of the many greenhouses on the estate. Isn’t it fantastic?
A photo of me with the ornamental grass in the lower gardens.
A photo my husband snapped of me in the lower gardens. Look how tall that ornamental grass is!
Waterfall at Biltmore estate
This waterfall is located near the bass pond.
a different view of the Biltmore
This is a different view of the Biltmore I snapped this while we were eating our tailgate supper!

I hope your enjoyed our tour of the Biltmore estate and grounds and hopefully I can share more pictures with all of you soon!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Fondly,

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16 thoughts on “Visiting The Vanderbilt’s Homestead a.k.a. “The Biltmore Estate”

    1. Shutterbug thank you so much for stopping in and you know I am so thankful that I got to see Biltmore even though I waited for years for the opportunity 🙂 I met a woman while I was there that had waited about 20 years longer than myself!

    1. Thanks so much Mr. CBB…..we had to take turns carrying the “good” camera…ha ha but so worth it 🙂 Hope you guys go visit there someday. I really want to go to Canada some day especially since my Paternal grandfathers family is from there….

        1. Well I am not the best person to recommend since I am not very well traveled compared to most….but some of my favorite trips have been New York City we went to Broadway, I went to Dallas TX once and that was awesome and Colorado is really amazing country too! But if you want to feel like you are in a tropical oasis you have to go to Key West Florida 🙂

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