The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC


An aerial view of Biltmore’s Walled Garden and Conservatory.

Since 1895, Biltmore has had the natural beauty of the mountains and the majestic Biltmore House and gardens to beguile us, inspire us, and allow us to escape from the everyday.   

With an emphasis on preservation, it’s no surprise Biltmore prides itself on having an in-house conservation department. This work continues today under the direction of the next generation of family, led by Bill Cecil Jr. and his children and Dini Cecil Pickering and her children. Preservation at Biltmore covers much more than major restoration projects—although those are significant investments.  

Biltmore’s preservation efforts also span the daily needs of maintaining a 250-room historic building, a winery, and 8,000 acres of gardens, managed farmland, and forest to continue to deliver authenticity and gracious Vanderbilt-inspired hospitality to its guests.  

Biltmore is still family-owned, and passionate about its mission of preservation through self-sufficiency—a philosophy embraced before the first stone was ever placed.


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