The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC
Raise your hand if you sometimes live in procrastination nation. 🙋 I have been working so much that getting these photos to you has a serious time delay. Last October I took a trip with my family and my boyfriend to visit the Biltmore Estate Biltmore Estate in Asheville. I was so excited to go, partially because I got to introduce my boyfriend to North Carolina, and partially because even though I lived in NC for most of my life, I’d never been to the Biltmore Estate!
Location: Asheville, North Carolina – Outfit Details:
I threw on my most comfortable jeans and a flannel shirt and we set off for a day of exploring! Let me just say now, that I’m NOT a jeans person. They have about a three hour window on my body, and then I’ve gotta take them off. With that said, these magical jeans are some of the ONLY jeans that have ever stayed on my body for a whole day. They’re SO comfortable. I think the mistake I made before was buying cheap jeans. You really get what you pay for, and designer quality jeans are worth it! Especially because this pair is on sale for under $85 – do yourself a favor, and seriously check them out. Alright, that’s my jeans PSA, for the day! lol
The Biltmore Estate is an absolutely gorgeous place to visit. The sheer size of the estate is impressive! It’s 125,000 acres – The house itself is 175,000 square feet, and it contains 250 rooms, and 65 fireplaces. Talk about a party house!!! It has beautiful gardens and greenhouses. We spent a lot of time there because it was my mum’s favorite part of the trip! Every finger on her hand is a green thumb – she was in absolute flower heaven! She’s a blogger too, and you can see how she described our trip in her blog post on the Biltmore Estate. She even did another post specifically on the cute little Air BnB we stayed in. AND because she’s not a procrastinator like yours truly, her post was done as soon as we returned in October. 😂 The outside gardens were breathtaking, and inside of the greenhouses were spectacular. There were so many different flowers I’d never seen before. Of course, my mum was running around like a kid in a candy store snapping photos and declaring what each plant was. It was so fun to watch her play! I won’t bore you with nine million flower pictures if that’s not your thing, but I have included some of my favorites below.
Everything was just beautiful. The Biltmore Estate is really popular all year round, because in the winter they do a stunning Christmas display, in the fall all of the trees on the mountains are changing colors, and in the summer all the flowers are in full bloom! It’s really stunning any time you visit. We went just before the trees changed and were welcomed in with beautiful rolling green hills, and a blue sky that just wouldn’t quit! I was in such a state of bliss – I had my family, my boyfriend, and a perfect view the entire trip! I would love to see the Biltmore Estate during the other times of the year, but I was really happy with when we went. It wasn’t too hot or too cold – everything was fantastic. I could seriously get used to this view. It has 250 rooms… I mean, I could totally move in if my dreams weren’t keeping me in LA. 😜
All of the architecture was intricate and beautiful. A lot of times I find myself thinking places overseas have the only stunning architecture in the world, but I’m constantly finding new places here in the U.S. that are amazing as well! The interiors were just as beautiful as the exterior! There were so many windows and even this large skylight that allowed so much light to enter the rooms. As beautiful as all of the exteriors were, this room really took my breath away. There were plants in the center under the glass ceiling and around all of the plants were hallways that led to different rooms in the house. After we were done making our way through the estate we went out through the gift shop and, for my mum, we took a last look at some more of the gorgeous flowers. It was definitely a good way to say goodbye! We waved goodbye to this little lion statue that welcomed us into the Biltmore Estate and watched us leave. He’s such a cute little guy! It was such a wonderful trip, and if you ever find yourself in Asheville it’s definitely a spot worth checking out. Everything from the inside of the estate, to the greenhouses and flowers, to the scenic trails around the estate were so much fun to see! It really was a great vacation. Thanks for reading and traveling with me back through time to revisit my trip to the Biltmore Estate. Where is the next stop on your travel bucket list?