Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina is America’s largest privately owned home. George W. Vanderbilt officially opened the home to friends and family on Christmas Eve 1895. The French Renaissance mansion features 250 rooms, including 35 bedrooms, 43 bathrooms and 65 fireplaces. The 8,000-acre estate also features forested trails and gardens and the most-visited winery in the country. Biltmore Estate is still privately owned and operated by George Vanderbilt’s descendants.