We can start booking the group general admission rates for the Biltmore starting Tuesday March 31st.
Phone: 866-851-4661 Use Promo Code: MFT You can have them mailed to your home, so you don't waste time stopping at the group desk on our way in to pick them up. They mail tickets only if it is more than 2 weeks to arrival...so if you are ordering less than 2 weeks, then you will need to pick them up at the entrance!
Group rate for General admission is $38 pp. You can also buy the tickets at the gate, but it would speed things up at the entrance if we all have our tickets in order.
Once we are in the door of the House, we can buy the extra tours each one of us would like to go on.
Additional rates for specialty tours above the price of general admission:
-Roof Top tour:Guided + $15pp starts at 9:30am til 3:30pm. Runs every 30 minutes for a 1 hour long tour.
-Behind the scenes Guided tour: + $15pp same times as above.
-Red Wine & Chocolates tour at the winery: Free at 2:30pm and at 4pm daily....it lasts for about 30 minutes.
-Guided Tour is + $15pp once a day starts at 4pm and runs for about 1.5 to 2 hours.
-Audio guide: + $8pp (I was told this was well worth it!)
Gardens tours at our own leisure.
Of course there are more specialty tours, see link below for details.
I also read that they are opening a whole new section of the House:
New this year: four of the most grand guest rooms in Biltmore House are now open! Meticulously restored to their original appearance, the Louis XV Suite on the Second Floor showcases what made Biltmore House a home: stories about the people who lived in and loved America's largest home. You can enjoy the new stories with our new audio guide.
We will all be at the gate at 9am so we can all park in our own "special section"!
Once we are in we will take pictures with all our babies parked in the "special" area and then we can enjoy the house. I will fill you guys in of another cool thing we will do once we are there before we park.
I know Paul and I will take the Rooftop tour in the AM and take our camera up with (permission was given) so we can take pics from the top!!!
We will also do the Audio Guide.
There are several restaurants to choose from for lunch, the one I liked the sound of is the Deerpark Restaurant, which is a short drive deeper into the property. Go online to biltmore.com and check out the different dining choices and their menus. The Bistro also looks good, much smaller Tuscan style.
We will probably visit the winery for Red wine & chocolates at either 2:30 or 4pm....ahhhhh I just want the chocolates....you guys can have my wine!
We will also visit the gardens near the bass pond which is a 1/2 mile walk or drive and park on the side of the road for pictures. The walled gardens near the gift shop is in the plan as well, park and take photos.
Photos can be taken anywhere on the property except inside the home!
The house has 350 stairs or so for just the general touring, so be prepared to get some serious exercise if you choose to do the extra specialty tours. The Roof top and the Behind the scenes each have additional 250 stairs!! This is why we chose only one and not both, I am not a spring chicken anymore!
For those of you having breakfast with us at IHOP, we will caravan from there to the Biltmore to arrive by 9am. So we will leave around 8:35-ish. So I would say arrive at IHOP for breakfast at 7am.
I hope I did not miss anything...if so tuff cookies, just kidding, just let me know!