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!
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.
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.
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.