Asheville, NC – From towering, jewel-toned glass sculptures in the historic gardens and reflecting pools, to the array of stars gracing the concert stage, Biltmore shines this summer in multiple ways.
Chihuly at Biltmore
Meandering through the mesmerizing display of Dale Chihuly’s enormous shining glass sculptures in the estate’s historic gardens has the makings of a perfect summer day. Chihuly at Biltmore is the first large-scale art exhibit the estate has hosted. Each of the 16 vivid installations is highlighted by a complementary landscape design created by Biltmore’s horticulture team in collaboration with the Chihuly team. Through October 7, 2018.
The gardens are open on select evenings for the first time ever during reservation-only Chihuly Nights at Biltmore. At nightfall, the artwork is dramatically illuminated to showcase their colors and shapes. Guests may take in sunset views of the Blue Ridge Mountains; enjoy live music in the gardens; and choose from a selection of wines from an alfresco wine bar. Chihuly Nights at Biltmore is offered throughout the exhibition’s run.
The Biltmore Concert Series
Summer nights heat up when nationally and internationally-known stars take the grand stage on the South Terrace of Biltmore House during the annual Biltmore Concert Series. This year’s line-up features Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Night Ranger; Jay Leno, Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, for KING & COUNTRY and Lauren Daigle, and The Temptations and The Four Tops.
Summer Movie Night Under the Stars
Each Tuesday in July, Biltmore’s Summer Movie Night will be held in Antler Hill Village near the estate’s Winery. This year’s movie lineup includes Richie Rich (parts filmed at Biltmore), Dirty Dancing, Great Outdoors, Parent Trap, and Field of Dreams. Summer Movie Night is open to all day guests, lodging guests and Biltmore annual pass holders. Arrive early to reserve a seat for the 8pm start time.
Vanderbilt Travels Railway Model Train
George Vanderbilt’s railway travels are highlighted in a 250-foot long model train display in Antler Hill Village this summer. Five model trains run along five intricately designed track loops, passing by miniature versions of the Biltmore Rail Depot, the USS Vanderbilt Steamship, Eiffel Tower, Arc De Triomphe, London Bridge, and more.
Stay overnight for the ultimate summer escape
Choose from two distinctive properties to reap exclusive benefits like waking up on George Vanderbilt’s mountain estate. Experience gracious hospitality with a luxurious package celebrating summer holidays at The Inn on Biltmore Estate, or relax with a more casual stay at Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate, located in the middle of Antler Hill Village’s activities.
Kids Free: Kids 16 and younger are admitted to the estate for the day for free (with ticketed adult), now through Labor Day, Sept. 4
Father’s Day: On Sunday, June 18, treat Dad to Biltmore and save off the regular daytime admission price. Dads can visit for just $25 on Father’s day with the purchase of one adult or youth daytime admission ticket.
Save on admission: Receive $10 off ticket price if visit is booked seven or more days in advance.
Photo: Dale Chihuly, Sole d’Oro, 2017, 14 1/2 x 14 x 14,’ Biltmore, Asheville, North Carolina, installed 2018 © Chihuly Studio.