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Asheville: The Biltmore

I knew that The Biltmore was huge, but I didn't anticipate just how massive the place was and how much there would be to do. There's going to have to be another trip up to Asheville during the warmer months so we can take advantage of the biking trails!

Antler Village was a little disappointing for me. I'm not sure if it is busier during other times of the day/week/year but it was a ghost town when we were there Sunday morning. I was absolutely starving and needed something to eat so... yeah.

I had ice cream.

For breakfast.


In 40ish degree weather.

It was delicious and it didn't melt.

Back over by the house was the place to be though. It was so crowded! Plus, they had legitimate breakfast food over there.

We had peaked out a couple of windows the night before and were really curious as to what the grounds behind the house looked like. It was pitch black out so we weren't able to see anything other than Asheville in the distance. I kind of figured it was going to be something beautiful, but again, I underestimated with Biltmore.

I'll let the pictures do the talking...

In addition to a picture of me in a tree, I also needed the typical "Hey! We went to Biltmore!" picture.

& this picture of a creepy fish water feature thing was also necessary.

Until next time, Biltmore {& Asheville}...


  1. Fabulous pictures! That place is breathtaking...everything about it! And I think ice cream for breakfast was a good idea! :)

  2. wow--I love it! I want to go there so bad!! It is absolutely beautiful!!

  3. Stephen and I went to The Biltmore this exact time last year, and I swear our pictures look like it could have been the same day! It was an overcast day for us as well, but the grounds and views were still so, so amazing! It almost made it even more beautiful! Looks like y'all had fun!
    xo Southern Style

  4. We've been once in the Spring and it was beautiful, but I would so love to go during Christmas - it looks stunning!

  5. hahaha I love the first pic of Patrick....such a classic blogger boyfriend face! Reid and I went the very first winter we dated and it too was a ghost town so we bought a bottle of wine at the vineyard and got sloshed!!

  6. Oh yea, the classic "we went to Biltmore" picture… you gotta have it!! I freakin love that place :)

  7. How pretty! I stopped in the Biltmore 10+ years ago on the way home from a trip to SC and loved it! I would love to see it in person at Christmas time!

  8. Seriously, very beautiful!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  9. My grandparents visited the Biltmore when they visited the Smoky Mountains a few years ago and loved it! The grounds (and building) look beautiful! It's a shame the only food shop open was ice cream ;)

  10. Oh the Biltmore is so beautiful!!! really need to make a trip there soon!

  11. I love the tree how darn cute... PS a really good time to visit the Biltmore is during the Spring... Its very pretty then I love it during that time because of all the blooms, flowers, & such :)

  12. gorg! i've been to asheville plenty of times, but never the biltmore. what am i thinking?! ice cream for breakfast is always acceptable.

  13. LOVE this and these pictures! I want to go so badly!

  14. You've got to do the free wine tasting, that makes Antler Village a happening place!


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