Banquet: Wednesday May 18 from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Dinner at off-site restaurant: The Century Room on the Park
20 S Spruce St 201
Asheville, NC 28801
Biltmore Estate Tour with Audio and Lunch: Thursday May 19 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost is $100 and includes: transportation, professional guide, Biltmore Estate Admission, Self-guided Audio Tour, Prefix lunch at the Stable Loft and bottled water. Payment for the excursion is made during conference registration payment.
America’s largest private home built for George Vanderbilt, the youngest son of an American family famous for its wealth, opened in 1895. His guests marveled at the magnificent residence containing 34 bedrooms, 43 bathrooms, and 65 fireplaces covering four acres of floor space. Vanderbilt traveled the world to furnish his home: art by Renoir, Whistler, and Sargent; exquisite 16th-century tapestries; and 24,000 books in seven languages. Originally 125,000 acres, the estate encompasses 8000 acres today.
Things to do at the Biltmore:
- Tour the house and gardens:
- Go on a hike, 5 trails to choose from, ranging in distance of 1.7 to 6 miles. https://www.biltmore.com/things-to-do/activities/outdoors/biking-hiking/
- Bike ride (not included in price)