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Breakfast at Biltmore

Too often, crowds can overwhelm the original serenity of The Biltmore Estate, but when you arrive before 9 a.m., you’re among the first to go through the gates, and what you’ll find is a deserted approach road, no buses, and practically no guests. 91 more words

Blue Ridge Mountains

Review: 'Serafina and the Black Cloak'

Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty (Disney-Hyperion; Reprint edition – June 14, 2016), 320 pages, Age Range: 9 – 12 years

Twelve-year-old Serafina lives secretly in her father’s basement workshop at Asheville, North Carolina’s Biltmore Estate in 1899, taking care to stay hidden from the Vanderbilts, the guests, and the servants. 444 more words


Iconic Design

On a recent trip to the Biltmore Estate, I noticed the amazing tile work of Rafael Guastavino. Little did I realize his work covers some of the most… 48 more words

Laurie Prophater

2005: Asheville and Biltmore Estate

For my 27th birthday, The Captain took me to the Hill House bed and breakfast in Asheville, North Carolina. It was my first time staying in a bed and breakfast, and I was very excited to visit Biltmore Estate. 176 more words


Hiding Pipes Artistically

At the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, I found this unique way to deflect notice from a large pipe in the basement. An artist designed a lovely statement piece on the wall which integrates the pipe into the artwork. How cute is this?

Interior Decorating