Biltmore Blooms & Dale Chihuly

      Asheville North Carolina

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      Jun 3 - 5, 2024
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      Biltmore Blooms & Dale Chihuly
      Asheville North Carolina

      Patty
      • Email address verified
      • Facebook verified
      266 reviews

      Jun 3 - 5, 2024
      Group size: 35 - 46

      About this trip

      This 3 day/2 night trip features Spring at Biltmore, one of the estate’s most glorious seasons. Immerse yourself in the colorful blooms that transform the gardens, grounds, and the elegant rooms of Biltmore.  The day offers a self guided audio tour of the House, a self guided tour of magnificent gardens and conservatory, a one hour Premium guided Legacy of the Land tour of the estate grounds in our motorcoach and admission to the Dale Chihuly Exhibit.  Chihuly at Biltmore includes pedestal works, Drawings, and large-scale installations of Chandeliers, Towers, Mille Fiori, and Neon.

      Other trip highlights include a Welcome Dinner on night one and a stop in Winston Salem on the return trip to discover the 1917 Estate of R.J. and Katherine Reynolds, Reynolda House Museum of American Art.  This is an inspiring stop with a guided tour of this restored century old bungalow with original furnishings and masterpieces of American Art.  There will also be time to explore the adjacent Reynolda Village and enjoy a box lunch.  


      Be sure to scroll down to the itinerary for complete details of this special spring trip!  



      Activity Level

      This trip is best enjoyed if guests are comfortable with walking and standing for extended periods of time.  There are steps in the Biltmore House and in the terraced Gardens.  

      Cancellation Policy

      A $300 deposit is required to book this trip.  Should your plans change, the deposit is fully refundable up until 45 days prior to the departure date.  At this time, full payment is due and refunds are only possible if the trip organizer can resell the trip.  Trip insurance can also be purchased through this website.  

      What’s included

      • Transportation
        On a moden, luxury motorcoach
      • Accommodations
        At the Biltmore Village Hampton Inn
      • Breakfast
        A full hot breakfast offered at the hotel each morning
      • One dinner
        Welcome night dinner at Tupelo Honey
      • Biltmore Admission
        To include a self guided audio tour of the House, self guided garden tour, Premium guided estate grounds tour in our motorcoach and admission to the Dale Chihuly Exhibit
      • Reynolda Admission
        Guided tour of the Reynolda House Museum of American Art
      • Box lunch
        From Theodores in Reynolda Village
      • Trip Host
      • Extras
        Bottled water & snacks on the bus
      • Dinner
        On the second night, dinner can be enjoyed on your own in Downtown Asheville. Dining suggestions will. be offered in advance.
      • Alchohol
        A cash bar will be offered during the Welcome Dinner on the first night
      • Lunch on day one and two
      • Driver gratuity

      Available Packages

      Double room with two queen beds

      Per person price for two people sharing a room

      $623
      Deposit: $300
      Single room with two queen beds
      only 3 left

      One person in room

      $718
      Deposit: $300


      Itinerary

      Spring Asheville trip
      Biltmore Blooms & Dale Chihuly

      Day One - June 3

      8:30am - Departure from St. James Plantation.  The bus has a bathroom but there will be rest stop breaks and a lunch break en route.  

      Approx. 4pm - Hotel check-in

      6pm - Welcome Dinner at Tupelo Honey

      Day Two - June 4

      9am - Depart hotel for our day at Biltmore Estate.  It's a short drive to the Biltmore House where we begin with our audio tour at 9:45am.  Spend the morning touring the House and Gardens at your own pace.  There will also be time to enjoy lunch on your own.  At 1pm, we board the bus for our one hour Legacy of the Land tour followed by a 2pm reservation at the Chihuly at Biltmore Exhibit.   There will also be time to visit the Biltmore Winery and Antler Hill Village before returning to the hotel.

      In the evening, board the bus for a trip into Downtown Asheville where you have many, many choices for dinner on your own.  Suggestions will be offered in advance.  

      Day Three - June 5

      8:15am  -Depart hotel for Winston Salem

      11am - 90 minute guided tour of Reynolda House Museum of American Art

      1:30pm - Depart Winston Salem and return to St. James with an approximate return  between 6/6:30pm.  

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      Patty
      266 reviews
      I love to travel so in my partially retired life I decided to adapt my passion for travel along with 25 years of experience in Travel & Tourism to create Trips by Patty. I received a BA in American History from UNC-Chapel Hill. Not knowing what I was going to do with that degree, I started working as a desk clerk at a hotel in Raleigh. I enjoyed the hotel business and the career path began. Hotel operations and sales, Convention Center operations and marketing, destination marketing with a Convention Visitors Bureau and even a stint as a tour guide. What happened to the history degree? Well, many times when I am escorting my trips I share the history of the destinations we visit. It's a great feeling to take your career skills and adapt them to your own small business. I love what I do and hope you'll join me on a trip one day!

      Reviews

      First of many trips with Patty. Loved the entire Biltmore day. Starting with a nice breakfast, Biltmore, fantastic dinner and the Gingerbread entrees!!! Patty knew her stuff and was very personable! Travel days were just that - how could you improve upon that? Thanks Patty
      By Jean Anne S for Christmas at Biltmore on Dec 23, 2023
      This was my husband’s first bus trip stateside and I believed he really loved it! Being 6’3” I was worried he’d not be comfortable, but he was fine! The weather cooperated and we truly enjoyed ourselves the whole trip! We made a few friends as well. Patty was a very knowledgeable and generous host, and we look forward to seeing Biltmore again in the spring when it will be nicer to enjoy the gardens!
      By Polly D for Christmas at Biltmore on Dec 22, 2023
      We had an awesome adventure. Patty had researched items that we would encounter at each and every stop, including rest stops. Absolutely awesome tour guide and our Driver Donnie was AWESOME as well. Went onboard to a bus that I didn't know anyone, and came home with a bus load of new friends. I am looking forward to my next adventure with Patty. The sooner the better. T James
      By Teresa J for Christmas at Biltmore on Dec 16, 2023
      I had a great time on this trip. Everything was so well planned. you are the most gracious hostess!! Can't wait to see what future trips you have planned! Thanks so much!! Margie
      By Margaret S for Christmas at Biltmore on Dec 15, 2023
      Thanks for a great time! Lights and food were fantastic!
      By Margaret S for Night of A Thousand Candles on Dec 15, 2023
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