Biltmore Blooms & Dale Chihuly

      Asheville North Carolina

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      Patty
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      349 reviews
      Jun 3 - 5, 2024
      Group size: 35 - 45
      Biltmore Blooms & Dale Chihuly
      Asheville North Carolina

      Patty
      • Email address verified
      349 reviews

      Jun 3 - 5, 2024
      Group size: 35 - 45

      About this trip

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      This 3 day/2 night trip features Spring at Biltmore in Asheville,  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

      What’s not included

      • 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

      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.  

      9am - Departure from the Brunswick Forest Fitness Center

      Approx. 4:30pm - 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 the coast with an approximate return  between 6/6:30pm.  

      Your Organizer


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      Patty
      349 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

      DD
      We had a wonderful time. Met some great people from other communities and enjoyed the bus ride, as well as the accommodations, tours and eateries. Patty is a great host with lots of helpful advice, attention to our needs, and tips for travel. We look forward to another trip with Patty in the future!! Deb & Mark Delekto
      By Debra D for Biltmore Blooms & Dale Chihuly on Jun 19, 2024
      We had a great time. This is my 6th trip with Patty. Another great job!
      By Elaine D for Lion King The Musical on Jun 17, 2024
      We had a wonderful time. Very comfortable bus ride with old and new friends. Nice leisurely lunch. Loved the show! And our seats were fabulous! Grand Tier front row seats. Thanks Patty for another great day trip!
      By Christine H for Lion King The Musical on Jun 17, 2024
      As always, Patty hosted another flawless trip. She is clear about times and locations and allows just enough free time so we never feel rushed. The show was spectacular and I would highly recommend using her to anyone.
      By Pamela S for Lion King The Musical on Jun 17, 2024
      We had a great time, the traffic and construction was a little unforgiving on the way to Asheville. But we had plenty of stops. The stop on the way home at Reynolda was an unexpected surprise and greatly appreciated. Another great trip from Trips by Patty
      By Arlene B for Biltmore Blooms & Dale Chihuly on Jun 15, 2024
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