Christmas at Biltmore

      Asheville, NC, USA

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      256 reviews
      Dec 4 - 6, 2022
      Group size: 30 - 45
      Christmas at Biltmore
      Asheville, NC, USA

      • Facebook verified
      256 reviews

      Dec 4 - 6, 2022
      Group size: 30 - 45

      About this trip

      The 2022 Holiday trip features the two star attractions of a visit to Asheville during December. 

       The first experience is a day immersing yourself into the time honored tradition of Christmas at Biltmore.   No other residence in America offers a more authentic, original, and inspiring view of life during the Guided Age at Christmas than the Biltmore House.  George Vanderbilt first welcomed guests to Biltmore Estate on Christmas Eve in 1895 and today his legacy and love of entertaining are shared with you in a self-guided audio tour hosted by Estate Curators.    During the day, there will also be time to visit the Conservatory bedecked with hundreds of blooming poinsettias and Antler Hill Village & Winery.  

      Later in the day, we enjoy a visit to one of the most iconic Historic Hotels of American, The Omni Grove Park Inn, for dinner and the 30th National Gingerbread House Competition.  Following dinner, a stroll through the hotel celebrates the design, innovation and tradition of this amazing competition.  Each year contestants travel from 30 states and Canada and spend more than 500 hours constructing their entries.  Last year the 2nd placed winner was from Cary, NC!  

      One last Asheville experience is offered on our departure morning with a stop at the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Established in 1895, the Center is nationally recognized as the oldest craft shop in America. Explore artisan-made jewelry, textiles, pottery, glass, and much more, crafted by the members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, over 400 artists and craftspeople of Southern Appalachia.   

      Covid Policy

      Please follow CDC current guidelines and stay up to date on vaccines to protect yourself from variants during travel and exposure to crowds.  

      Activity Level

      Not all rooms of the Biltmore House are accessible.  Anyone limited to visiting all the public rooms can view them from the video lounge on the second floor.  

      What’s included

      • Accommodations
        At the Hampton Inn Biltmore Village
      • Coach transportation
        Enjoy a comfortable trip on a 56 passenger luxury motorcoach
      • Welcome Dinner
        Enjoy a Mingle & Jingle Welcome Reception and Dinner on the first night
      • Breakfast
        Included at the hotel each morning
      • Water & Snacks
        Water & Snacks are provided on the bus
      • Dinner at the Grove Park
        Farm to Table Artisanal Buffet Dinner before viewing the Gingerbread House Competition
      • Admission
        Admission and audio headsets for the Christmas Day Time Celebration at Biltmore
      • Admission
        To the Annual Gingerbread House Competition
      • Cash bar
        At dinner each evening
      • Lunch
        Lunch on your own at Biltmore Estate with plenty of options.

      Available Packages

      Double room rate

      This is a per person price for two people sharing a room in either a room with one king bed or two queen beds.  

      Single room rate

      Single person - no roommate



      Christmas at Biltmore
      Two Nights/Three Days Trip to Asheville & Christmas at Biltmore

      Sunday, December 4

      8:30am - Departure from Compass Pointe

      Approx.  3:30pm- With leg stretch stops and a lunch stop along the way, ETA is 3:30pm.  Hotel check-in and time to stroll through the festive streets of Biltmore Village before dinner.  Biltmore Village is a couple of blocks from the hotel, filled with shops and charming early 19th century buildings.  

      6pm - Mingle and Jingle Reception and Dinner at the Hampton Inn's sister hotel property


      Monday, December 5

      Breakfast on own followed by 8:30am departure time for our Day Time Tour at Biltmore.   

      1:00pm - Depart the Biltmore House for time at Antler Hill Village - site of other exhibits, retail and the Winery

      2:15pm - Shuttle starts for guests that are booked at da Vinci Exhibit and return to hotel.  

      3:30pm - Shuttle makes pick-ups at Antler Hill Village and da Vinci Exhibit and returns to hotel

      4:45pm - Departure for the Omni Grove Park Inn for dinner and viewing the Gingerbread House Competition

      Approx. 8:30pm - return to hotel

      Tuesday, December 6

      Breakfast on own followed by a 9:30am departure for the Folk Art Center, a museum of Appalachian arts and crafts.

      11am - Departure for Leland with and approximate return time between 6-6:30pm.  


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      256 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!


      PATTY is just "AMAZING"! She orchestrates the best trips ever! Always great venues, SUPERIOR BUS SERVICE, thinks of the smallest details to meet everyone's comfort, yummy and healthy snacks, SUPERIOR KNOWLEDGE of the event, timely, organized, friendly, yet maintains her composure and professionalism. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
      By Kathryn E for South's Grandest Christmas Show on Dec 05, 2023
      Once again Patty you did not disappoint. The show was amazing. The restaurant was wonderful; orders were correct and everyone’s food came out together. And of course, Donny did a great job getting us there and back safely.
      By Marie D for South's Grandest Christmas Show on Dec 04, 2023
      We had a great time. Patty always sets up the perfect trips
      By Ellen L for Night of A Thousand Candles on Dec 03, 2023
      We had a great time. Patty did a wonderful job with all the arrangements Would recommend traveling with Patty.
      By David C for South's Grandest Christmas Show on Dec 01, 2023
      It was very exciting for me, never went in a bus before. So accommodating and it felt like family. The food was yummy and I can’t wait to go on my next trip
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