Biltmore Estate

Biltmore Estate Bryson City Folkmoot Smoky Mt RR

Biltmore Estate

Interior Photos


the chateau


the estate


Biltmore House

Architect Richard Morris Hunt, who had trained in Paris, became the designer of choice for several grand houses, particularly for the Vanderbilt family. For Cornelius Vanderbilt II, Hunt designed an enormous Italian Renaissance summer palace called The Breakers (1892-1895) at Newport.

Photos of the Breakers

For Cornelius's younger brother, George Washington Vanderbilt, Hunt designed a huge French Renaissance chateau called Biltmore (1888-1895), which is surrounded by formal gardens, at Asheville, North Carolina. Although such over-exuberant display disturbed some socialists, it also inspired many other Americans to strive to achieve this American dream.

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windows of the summer garden


the stairway modeled on the Chateau Blois in France




portico with the landscape view


landscape view


nature side of the chateau


tribute to Frederick Olmsted. the designer of the estate grounds

the statuary












bachelor quarters

Photo of the Interior of the Chateau

from post cards
(since visitors are not permitted to photograph the interior)


the library


the dining room


the summer garden


game room

Other Interior Photos from “Biltmore Estate A National Historic Landmark”

former stables


now used as tourist shops


interior of former stable


roof and window detail

the Winery


the Biltmore elegance in wines


the winery


fermentation tanks


Champagne Room


wine storage racks in the cellar

Interior Photos

Biltmore Estate Bryson City Folkmoot Smoky Mt RR

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