The Conservatory at Biltmore Estate is almost as beautiful as the mansion. Designed by the Biltmore House architect, Richard Morris Hunt, it was placed at the lower end of the garden, so as not to obstruct the view from Biltmore House.
There are four main rooms. The “Palm House,” a cool house, hot house and orchid house. There heated space in the Conservatory is over 7,000 square feet, making it the perfect place to explore when you visit during cold months.
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. Continue reading →