Biltmore Estate in Asheville is the most beautiful in spring!

We recently visited the Biltmore Estate in Asheville - it was our second time around - but I have to say: every time I see it, I am in awe! It is gigantic! Bring lots of time with you, to discover the more than 250 rooms and the surrounding gardens. Last time we managed to miss the bowling alley, gymnasium and indoor swimming pool! This time we made sure to see those as well.

The tickets include also a wine tasting in the winery (that lays in the winery village, a little further down the road) because the Biltmore owns its own winery. And this wine tasting isn´t a stingy one- come and try out as many wines as you please (or can handle)! ;-)

Why do I think that spring is the best time to visit? Because of the more than 8000 acres of garden that is blooming in all colors: cherry blossoms, tulips, daffodils or hyacinth! How gorgeous!

Fun facts about the Biltmore Estate: George Washington Vanderbilt II build the Biltmore Estate between 1889 and 1895 and it is the largest privately owned house in the United States, at 178,926 square feet (16,622.8 m2) of floor space (135,280 square feet of living area). Vanderbilt named his estate Biltmore, derived from "De Bilt" and it is still owned by George Vanderbilt's descendants.

Approximately 1,000 people daily worked on the construction of the Biltmore Estate! In order to facilitate such a large project, a woodworking factory and brick kiln, which produced 32,000 bricks a day, were built onsite, and a three-mile railroad spur was constructed to bring materials to the building site.

The Biltmore Estate is definitely something that you should put on your bucket list, if you have never been!

Have a snack or lunch at one of the attached cafes!

The Bowling Alley at the Biltmore Estate!

The Gymnasium at the Biltmore Estate

The Indoor pool at the Biltmore Estate

The Winery Village has also many restaurants to pick from!

Wine tasting is included in the ticket price! ;-)

Dry Riesling from the Biltmore Estate!

This was our second time around at the Biltmore Estate, but for sure not our last time! ;-)