The Biltmore Estate Mansion
Once you step into the Biltmore Estate Mansion, your eyes will travel with glint through its walls and pillars. You will start mouthing the words “wow”, “perfect”, and “unbelievable”. No doubt, you will whisper these quoted words to yourself and the first question you will ask yourself is, “Is this real?”. You wouldn’t believe a luxury this extreme really exists. And indeed, the Biltmore Estate Mansion bespeaks of lavishness in every way. Name what you wish to have for your own and you will see them in this place. Branded as the world’s famous Biltmore House and Gardens, this mansion was built by George Vanderbilt in 1895. Located in Asheville, North Carolina, the mansion took 6 years and 1,000 men to build. With just over 4 acres of floor space, it comprises 250 rooms, 65 fireplaces, 43 bathrooms, 34 bedrooms, and 3 kitchens. The enormous stone spiral staircase has 102 steps. Perched by a single bolt at its center is an iron chandelier enclosing 72 electric light bulbs. There is also a Banquet Hall measuring 74 feet by 42 feet and as many as 64 guests can occupy the dinner table. During the 1800s, there were usually 8 courses of meals served and 15 utensils are set per person on this table.
If you plan to arrange a day of magnificence, enchant yourself with the seemingly gleaming structure of the mansion. Perhaps, this is a life lived with gold everywhere. There are authentic furnishings that are still well-preserved like the art treasures Mr. Vanderbilt collected from all throughout his travels and, that motive of keeping valuables intact in his residence, gives that homey family atmosphere to the guests who are awed by its extravagance. The mansion is in itself, a museum of both tangible and intangible possessions, experiences and love for life. Actually, the Biltmore Estate Mansion had been used for films like Forest Gump, The Last of the Mohicans and Richie Rich. No wonder why it is always a great place to shoot for concepts of luxury and immenseness of life in many aspects; it is so blessed with many good things. The trees are from the Black Forest of Germany and there are a variety of flower species as well.
The gardens are in full bloom from April through fall and the best time to see this is in the festival of flowers between April 1 and April 30. More to that, you must stop to taste the wines coupled with a wine tour, too. This offer can only be experienced in the Biltmore Estate as they are famous for their award-winning winery. What more is there to ask? Be one of more or less 1 million visitors every year. Witness the bricked sidewalks, streets contoured with trees and the lovely old American architecture before everyone else decides to take this tour!