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Old 12-13-2012, 05:32 PM   #1
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Anyone ever been to Biltmore Estate?

Brenda and I are thinking about going there for an overnight (or 2) trip in May, anyone been there? Suggestions to avoid or must-do's?

Probably stay in the area, the Biltmore itself starts at 300 a night!
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:02 PM   #2
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I went when I was younger (around 8 or 9) and didn't get a chance to fully appreciate it. Christmas is typically the time of the year where the estate is decorated really well, but also a time of pretty heavy tourism. Mid-to-late fall is also supposed to be really nice to see the fall colors of the landscape.
Anyways, the house tour usually takes about an hour and a half to two hours: be sure to go and walk around the grounds of the estate to get the full experience. You can get to downtown Asheville fairly easily from the Biltmore, but a fair bit of advice: depending on when you go in May, you might encounter a lot of college students (either just before their exams or just after; Asheville is one of the "hippy" areas of western NC), which I could see as being a turn-off for some people.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:33 PM   #3
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My wife went over the summer with her mother and they loved it. The pictures they brought back were cool and the book they bought made me wish I had gone with them.
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