Advance daytime tickets are no longer available for Biltmore House visits Dec. 16 and 17. If your travel plans are flexible, please select another date. Tickets for Candlelight Christmas Evenings are still available for Dec. 17.

Estate Hours & Directions


Biltmore® is open 365 days a year, and our hours vary each season. See current seasonal hours below.


Holiday Hours of Operation:  November 3, 2017 - January 7, 2018

 

Main Hours

Biltmore House

Daytime: Opens at 9:00 a.m., House closes at 5:00 p.m. for daytime visitation
Evening: First Candlelight visit begins at 5:30 p.m.; House closes 30 minutes following the last scheduled Candlelight entry time
Please note that Candlelight Christmas Evenings is by reservation only and is not included in daytime admission.

Winery in Antler Hill Village

Open Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Open Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Reception & Ticketing Sales Center

Open daily 8:30 a.m. – last scheduled Candlelight tour

Gardens

Open daily 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Conservatory

Open daily 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The Biltmore Legacy in Antler Hill Village

Open daily 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Antler Hill Barn

Open daily 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Farmyard at the Antler Hill Farm

Open daily 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Bike Barn in Antler Hill Village

Open daily 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Outdoor Adventure Center in Antler Hill Village

Open daily 9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.

Deerpark Carriage & Trail Barns

Open daily 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Estate Dining Hours

Bistro

Lunch: Open daily 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Candlelight dinner: Open daily 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (by reservation only)

Cedric’s Tavern

Lunch: Open daily 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Candlelight dinner: Open daily 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (by reservation only)

Deerpark Restaurant

Lunch/Brunch Nov. 3 - Dec. 17:
Open Thursday - Saturday 11:00a.m.  2:00p.m. 
Open Sunday 10:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.
Closed Monday - Wednesday

Lunch/Brunch Dec. 18 - 31:
Open Monday - Saturday 11:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.
Open Sunday 10:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.

Candlelight Dinner:
November 3 - 4, 10 - 11, 17 - 22, 24 - 26, 30; December 1 - 3, 7 - 10, 14 - 23, 26 - 31
Open 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. or last reservation (by reservation only)
No Candlelight dinner November 23, December 24-25

Stable Café

Lunch: Open daily 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Candlelight Dinner: Open daily 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. or last reservation (by reservation only)

The Dining Room at the Inn on Biltmore Estate

Breakfast: Open daily 7:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Breakfast Buffet: Open daily 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Afternoon Tea: Open daily 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Reservations required. Call 828-225-1699.)
Dinner: Open daily 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (Reservations required. Call 828-225-1699.)

The Library at the Inn on Biltmore Estate

Lunch/Snacks/Cocktails: Open daily 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Dinner: Open daily 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The Lounge Bar at the Inn on Biltmore Estate

Open daily 12:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Village Social at Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate

Breakfast: Open daily 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Lunch: Open daily 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Dinner: Open daily 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Late Night: Open daily 10:00 p.m.– 12:00 a.m.

Snacks and Light Bites Hours

Bake Shop

Open daily 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Ice Cream Parlor

Open daily 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Courtyard Market

Open daily 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (weather dependent)

Conservatory Café

CLOSED

Creamery in Antler Hill Village

Open daily 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Smokehouse in Antler Hill Village

Open Friday - Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Kitchen at Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate

Open daily 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Wine Bar at the Winery

Open Sunday - Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Open Friday 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Open Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Estate Shops Hours

Gate House Gift Shop

Open Sunday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Open Friday & Saturday 8:00 a.m. 
– 8:00 p.m.

Shops in Stable Area

Bookbinder’s, A Christmas Past, Confectionary, and Toymaker’s
Open Sunday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Open Friday & Saturday 9:00 a.m. 
– 10:30 p.m.

Carriage House

Open Sunday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Open Friday & Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Open daily 9:00 a.m. 
– 10:30 p.m. on December 20 - 23, 26 - 30

A Gardener’s Place
Open daily 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Wine Shop in the Winery

Open Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Open Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Traditions in Antler Hill Village

Open daily 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The Barn Door in Antler Hill Village

Open daily 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Antler Hill Outfitters

Open daily 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Marble Lion at the Inn on Biltmore Estate

Open Sunday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Open Friday & Saturday 
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m

Cottage Door at the Inn on Biltmore Estate

Open daily 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

All hours are subject to change.


Hours of Operation:  Special Exceptions

Please see below for special holiday hours that differ from our normal hours.

Main Hours

Reception & Ticketing Sales Center

Thanksgiving: Open 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Christmas Eve: Open 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Christmas Day: Open 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Biltmore House

Thanksgiving: Open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Christmas Eve: Open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Christmas Day: Open 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Please note that there is no Candlelight Christmas Evenings program these days.

Winery in Antler Hill Village

Thanksgiving: Open 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Christmas Eve: Open 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Christmas Day: Open 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Conservatory

Thanksgiving: Open 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Christmas Eve: Open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Christmas Day: Open 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

All hours are subject to change. Please note, hours may differ at other estate locations as well on these days. For full details or questions, please contact the Reception & Ticketing Sales Center. During certain Reservation Days, opening times may vary. Please check Reservation Days below.


Biltmore House Reservation Days

Reservations are required for your self-guided visit of Biltmore House on these high volume days. We recommend you reserve your entry time online at the same time you purchase your tickets.  If you already have tickets or are a passholder, you will need to reserve your time over the phone since these days can sell out. If you arrive without a reservation, please proceed to Guest Services outside of Biltmore House after scanning your ticket(s) to receive a reservation time.

Your reservation time is for entering Biltmore House. Arrive at least 45 minutes prior to your Biltmore House entry to allow time to park and catch a shuttle to Biltmore House. Your admission gives you access to the rest of the estate during normal hours of operation. Spend the full day to enjoy everything Biltmore has to offer!

2017:

  • December 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-31

2018:

  • January 1, 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28
  • February 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25
  • March 3-18, 24-25, 30-31
  • April 1-8, 21-22, 28-29
  • May 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27
  • June 2, 9, 16-17, 23, 30
  • July 1-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29
  • August 4, 11, 18, 25
  • September 1-2, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • October 4-7

Estate Transportation and Parking

A car is required for travel between locations on the estate. Transportation is not provided between Biltmore House and Antler Hill Village & Winery. We offer a shuttle from Biltmore House parking lots to the front door of the house. Shuttles from the house to the Conservatory are available April through December. 

Parking assistance is available for guests with state-issued parking permits; contact the first available parking host. Designated parking next to the Conservatory offers wheelchair access to the Walled Garden. Please contact the Reception & Ticketing Sales Center or Guest Services if you have questions. Learn more about estate accessibility.

Biltmore guests are often surprised by the size of the estate, so it is important to plan before your arrival. View the estate map.

Estate Travel Distances:

  • Reception & Ticketing Sales Center to Biltmore House: 3 miles
  • Biltmore House to Antler Hill Village & Winery: 5 miles
  • The Inn on Biltmore Estate to Biltmore House: 4 miles
  • Biltmore House to Deerpark: 2 miles
  • Antler Hill Village & Winery to Deerpark: 2 miles
  • Reception & Ticketing Sales Center to The Inn on Biltmore Estate: 2 miles

Local Driving Directions

Below are recommended routes to Biltmore. Please visit NC Department of Transportation website for real-time information on road conditions or construction delays.

From Interstate 40 East
Take I-40 east to Asheville. Take exit 50 (U.S. Highway 25), then turn left at the traffic light after exiting. Stay in the left lane and follow signs to the Biltmore entrance.
From Interstate 40 West
Take I-40 west to Asheville and take exit 50B (U.S. Highway 25 North). After exiting, stay in the left lane and follow signs to the Biltmore entrance.
From Interstate 26/U.S. Highway 19/23 East
Take I-26 east to Asheville. In Asheville, take I-240 east to I-40 west. Follow Interstate 40 west to exit 50B (U.S. Highway 25 North). After exiting, stay in the left lane and follow signs to the Biltmore entrance.
From Interstate 26 West
Follow I-26 west toward Asheville to exit 31A (Hickory/Knoxville exit). Take I-40 east to exit 50 (U.S. Highway 25), then turn left at the traffic light after exiting. Stay in the left lane and follow signs to the Biltmore entrance.
From the Blue Ridge Parkway
Take the U.S. Highway 25 North exit; Biltmore is approximately 4 miles from the parkway.

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