A Candlelit Evening at the Biltmore Estate

A Candlelit Evening

Beginning November 6th, the Biltmore Estate will once again offer the Candlelight House Tour and visitors and locals alike have reason to get awfully excited!  Read on to learn the answers to some frequently asked questions about this amazing Biltmore Tour.

What is it?

The Biltmore Candlelight Christmas Evening Tour is an annually offered seasonal tour that presents a cheerfully decorated Biltmore House to visitors.  The holiday spirit comes alive as the hallways and rooms of the house are transformed into sparkling spectacles. Enormous wreaths, garlands, thousands of ornaments - all of these draped and hung and placed in just the right places to create pure magic.

When is it?

The Candlelight Tours are offered from November 6th, 2015 to January 2nd, 2016.  The tours are, of course, held in the evening when the lights can sparkle in the most magnificent way. During the day, many guests spend the hours exploring the grounds and tasting the work of the culinary wizards scattered around the Estate. When the sun sets, the real magic begins and the property is transformed into an explosion of holiday cheer and festivity.

What should I expect?

You should expect to be awed by the spectacle!  The Candlelight Tour is an added upgrade to a regular daytime ticket, so guests should plan on arriving at the the Estate earlier in the day to explore, eat, drink, and take in all the beautiful outdoor sights.  At the pre-reserved time, guests head over the House to begin their arranged tour.  The tour typically takes between 1.5 and 3 hours, depending on how slowly or quickly you move through the house.

Can I purchase tickets through Carolina Mornings?

Absolutely!  Our Concierge Department makes it exceptionally easy to arrange for your trip to the Biltmore Estate. Daytime admission tickets can be purchased through Carolina Mornings for $60.00.  The Candlelight upgrade is an additional $22.00.  And of course, a complimentary admission to the Estate through our Mountain Discover Pass come with every Carolina Mornings reservation. A member of the Concierge team will contact you to arrange for your preferred house entry time, then a comprehensive email with all of your confirmation numbers will be sent to your inbox.  Easy!

Lake SerenityCan I stay nearby?

Carolina Mornings has dozens of vacation rentals in and around the Asheville area - each one as beautiful as the next.  Lake Serenity, a breathtaking 3 story home that sleeps 12, is the perfect holiday gathering place. Boasting a gorgeous private lake, 4,000 square feet of home to enjoy, a pet friendly policy, and a fully equipped kitchen, Lake Serenity is a destination unto itself.

To begin planning your trip to the Asheville area, contact Carolina Mornings at 877-902-9441. A professional Vacation Planner will help line up your vacation rental accommodations, Biltmore Estate tickets, and outdoor adventures such as ziplining and whitewater rafting (included with every Carolina Mornings Rental!)

By: Dana Carrico


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