Biltmore Review – North Carolina Travel
The Biltmore is one location that has a lot of people drooling over the beauty of the place, but also dreaming of owning the location with the majesty that it holds. However, what a lot of people have to start to think about is how the Biltmore is going to really improve in the overall look and feel of the location when they are visiting. So what makes the Biltmore such an impressive location to visit when you are in Asheville compared to the other locations? That is what we are going to explore in our Biltmore review here.
Location Of The Biltmore
Knowing the location of any place that you are planning on visiting is important. If you know the address of the location it makes it easier for you to plan what to do, but also lets you know more about what is around the area for food, hotels if needed, but also know more about what the area looks like in general. Since that is the case here is the address to the Biltmore.
1 Lodge Street
Asheville, NC 28803
Features Of The Biltmore Estate
- 8,000 acres that are on the site.
- Various activities and tours for you to go and enjoy.
- Has an on-site spa to use.
- Provides kid-friendly activities
- A winery is on the grounds
What I Liked With The Biltmore
The History Of The Location
While I do not come off as a history nerd, I will say that I really love the history of all the different places that I travel to. This definitely holds true at this estate which has a history to it, but it is not a history that a lot of people would expect. The history here is varied and really depends on what you are looking for. However, I can tell you that one of the favorites is when the Biltmore hosts various different aspects to make things seem different, like the Downtown Abbey feel that some people have come to love, but also the Southern Charm of the location.
The Perfect Gardens
All I have to say is that I love the gardens at Biltmore. Yes, I know that I really should not start to drool over the way the gardens are laid out and how nice they are, but I simply cannot help it. The gardens are laid out just right and really have the great look and feel that almost anyone could fall in love with, but the way they are laid out makes sense. You can take a walk in the gardens and follow the paths around, but still not going to be missing out on anything because of how they are done. Not to mention, it drives my envy crazy of how nice the gardens are and laid out, when I am busy trying to get my own gardens just to sprout a flower.
Ability To Take Tours of the Home
I know that I touched on this to a point before, but if you can afford the tour guide hire one! These guides have so much information about the Biltmore and the location itself that you are going to be completely floored at how good it is. So you want to make sure you hire a tour guide to help you out and give you the background on what you are looking at. Not to mention, in some cases, not all, I have found some locations in my travels are limited to tours only and not individuals who are walking around and taking in the beauty of a place.
Can Make Reservations Early To Stay On The Grounds
Finding a place to stay in Asheville can be difficult to do as the location continues to grow in popularity compared to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge on the other side of the mountains. However, if you want to get away from most of the crowds, then you need to realize that you can actually stay on the grounds here. Granted, it may not get you away from all the crowds as this is a popular destination spot, but it will give you some beautiful scenery and sounds to wake up to.
What I Did Not Care For
The Popularity Of The Destination Often Means Long Waits
Now, I will say that the location is large enough that you do not really have to be concerned about the crowds, but in Asheville this is one the most popular locations and if you check any of the commercials for Asheville one of the places they almost always mention is Biltmore. So you need to realize that this is going to give you a chance to do what you want, but also makes it easier for you to avoid some of the larger crowds.
What Others Are Saying
Pam G has this to say off of TripAdvisor, “the grounds at the Biltmore are so beautiful”. So this is another testament to the beauty of the grounds that are around the Biltmore. This alone helps to add into the beauty of the location and really makes it easier for the house and the estate overall to stand out from the rest of the places.
Yet another review from TripAdvisor by the name of dcdorr had this to say, “words cannot express how grand the Estate is”. So this is another review that is agreeing with what I said, that you cannot really express the beauty and the majesty of the location.
My Final Thoughts On The Biltmore
Now, when I think of Asheville one of the first things that I think of is the mountains that are around the city. However, the next thing that I think about is Biltmore. With that being said if you are a fan of nature, wineries, older buildings, or just history in general then you have to stop here. I highly recommend trying to stop at the Biltmore if you are able to, but also checking out Asheville in general as the city is a gem in the South.