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The Biltmore House Charlotte Day Trip to a Castle in Asheville

December 20th, 2008 Listed Under: Living Here, Things To Do Charlotte

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Things to do  – Great Day Trips From Charlotte

Charlotte NC    My wife and I toured the Biltmore House in Asheville, NC, a week ago Friday, a testament of the great fortunes earned in the 1800s, this home/castle is modeled after the great estates of England and Europe. Built by George Vanderbuilt, grandson of the early 1800 tycoon Cornelius Vanderbuilt, made their money in shipping and reailroads. This house  was completed in 1895, built on over 100 acres with a working farm, to make it self sufficient.  This home featured early electric appliances and plumbing, and is part of my interest on the tour.

No pictures are allowed inside the Biltmore, so you’ll have to take my word for it- it was well worth the price of admission,  fromthe magnificent cantileered stariway to the interior winter garden. Men will appreciated the billiard room, and the secret doorways to the cigar lounge; I strongly recommend taking the audio tour as well- the perfect complement, with a short introduction to the more than 60 rooms on the tour. We toured the winery as well, and enjoyed the day. You may choose to stay on the property at the Biltmore Hotel , or in town, a town created for the staff of Biltmore, or nearby Black Mountain, an artist haven, or Asheville itself.  These are thumbnails , click to enlarge.

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Well worth the day trip, or a romantic weekend- fall dates during the October leaves turning season book early. tm


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Terry McDonald
I'm the owner/team leader of The McDonald Group at Wilkinson and Associates ERA Powered real estate brokers here in Charlotte NC. A transplanted Washinghtonian, my family and I came from the NYC area in 1993.
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