Estate Hours & Directions


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


Hours of Operation:  May 25 - October 7, 2018 

Main Hours

Chihuly at Biltmore - Daytime occurs daily.
Chihuly Nights at Biltmore occurs Thursday-Sunday except: Sunday, May 20; Thursday, August 2; Friday, August 3; Thursday, August 9; Saturday, August 11; Thursday, August 16.
Wednesday, July 4 is also Chihuly Nights at Biltmore.

Admissions Gate
Open Monday - Wednesday 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Open Thursday - Sunday 8:30 a.m. – last scheduled Chihuly Nights House entry time

Reception & Ticketing Sales Center
Open Monday - Wednesday 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Open Thursday - Sunday 8:30 a.m. – last scheduled Chihuly Nights House entry time

Biltmore House

Open daily 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Open for Chihuly Nights at 7:30 p.m.

Gardens

Open Monday - Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Open Thursday - Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Open for Chihuly Nights 7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Conservatory

Open daily 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Open for Chihuly Nights 7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Winery in Antler Hill Village

Open Sunday - Friday 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Open Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The Biltmore Legacy in Antler Hill Village

Open Monday - Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Open Friday 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Open Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Open Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Antler Hill Barn

Open daily 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Farmyard at the Antler Hill Farm

Open daily 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Bike Barn in Antler Hill Village

Open daily 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Outdoor Adventure Center in Antler Hill Village

Open daily 9:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m.

Deerpark Carriage & Trail Barns

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

Bistro

Open Sunday - Friday 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Open Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Cedric’s Tavern

Open Monday - Friday 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Open Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m
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Deerpark Restaurant

Open Friday & Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Open Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Stable Café

Open Monday - Wednesday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Open Thursday - Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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 5:30 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 Snacks: Open daily 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Snacks and Light Bites Hours

Bake Shop

Open daily 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Ice Cream Parlor

Open daily 12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Courtyard Market

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

Conservatory Café

Open daily 11:30 a.m. – varies (weather dependent)

Creamery in Antler Hill Village

Open Monday - Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Open Friday 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Open Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Open Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Smokehouse in Antler Hill Village

May 28 - June 13
Open Friday - Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00p.m. (weather dependent)
CLOSED Monday - Thursday

June 14 - August 12
Open daily 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (weather dependent)

August 13 - September 30
Open Friday - Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00p.m. (weather dependent)
CLOSED Monday - Thursday

October 1-7
Open daily 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (weather dependent)

The Kitchen Café 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 & Saturday 11:00 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 Monday - Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Open Thursday - Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Carriage House

Open Monday - Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Open Thursday - Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

A Gardener’s Place
Open daily 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Wine Shop in the Winery

Open Sunday - Friday 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Open Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Traditions in Antler Hill Village

Open Monday - Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Open Friday 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Open Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Open Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The Barn Door in Antler Hill Village

Open daily 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Antler Hill Outfitters

Open daily 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Marble Lion at The Inn on Biltmore Estate

Open daily 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 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:  Year-round for Select Locations

Please see below for general estate hours year-round (subject to change).

Main Hours

Admissions Gate and Reception & Ticketing Sales Center

8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Winter season)
8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Spring-Fall seasons)
8:30 a.m. – last Candlelight evening entry time (Christmas season)
Hours for additional evening event programs:
8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Biltmore Concert Series nights)
8:30 a.m. – last Chihuly Nights house entry time (Chihuly Nights at Biltmore)

Biltmore House

Year-round Daytime hours:
Opens at 9:00 a.m.; Front Door Closes at 5:00 p.m.;
Biltmore House closes 1 hour after the Front Door Closes

Hours for additional evening event programs:
Reopens at 5:30 p.m. for Candlelight Christmas Evenings
Reopens at 7:30 p.m. for Chihuly Nights

Gardens

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Winter season)
9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Spring season)
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Summer season)
9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Fall season)
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Christmas season)

Winery

11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Winter season)
11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Spring-Fall seasons Sunday - Friday)
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Spring-Fall seasons Saturday)
10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Christmas season Monday - Saturday)
11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Christmas season Sunday)

Biltmore Legacy

11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Winter season Monday - Friday)
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Winter season Saturday & Sunday)
11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Spring-Fall seasons Monday - Thursday)
11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Spring-Fall seasons Friday)
10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Spring-Fall seasons Saturday)
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Spring-Fall seasons Sunday)
10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Christmas season)

All hours are subject to change.


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!

2018:

  • 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 4-22, 26-28
  • November 2-4, 9-11, 16-25
  • December 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-31

2019:

  • January 1, 5-6

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. At Biltmore House, guests may choose between Park & Ride and Park & Walk parking lots. Park & Ride shuttles guests to the front of Biltmore House whereas Park & Walk requires a 5-10 minute walk. 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.
Address: 1 Lodge St, Asheville, NC 28803 for GPS directions.

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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