The Biltmore Estate Mansion
Once you step into the Biltmore Estate Mansion, your eyes will travel
with glint through its walls and pillars. You will start mouthing the
words “wow”, “perfect”, and “unbelievable”. No doubt, you will whisper
these quoted words to yourself and the first question you will ask
yourself is, “is this real?”.
You wouldn’t believe a luxury this extreme really exists. And indeed,
the Biltmore Estate Mansion bespeaks
of lavishness in every way. Name
what you wish to have for your own and you will see them in this place.
Branded as the world’s famous Biltmore House and Gardens, this mansion
was built by George Vanderbilt in 1895. Located in Asheville, North
Carolina, the mansion took 6 years and 1,000 men to build. With just
over 4 acres of floor space it comprises 250 rooms, 65 fireplaces, 43
bathrooms, 34 bedrooms, and 3 kitchens. The enormous stone spiral
staircase has 102 steps. Perched by a single bolt at its center is an
iron chandelier enclosing 72 electric light bulbs. There is also a
Banquet Hall measuring 74 feet by 42 feet and as many as 64 guests can
occupy the dinner table. During the 1800’s, there were usually 8 courses
of meals served and 15 utensils are set per person on this table.
If you plan to arrange a day of magnificence, enchant
yourself with the seemingly gleaming structure of the mansion. Perhaps,
this is a life lived with gold everywhere. There are authentic
furnishings that are still well-preserved like the art treasures Mr.
Vanderbilt collected from all throughout his travels and, that motive of
keeping valuables intact in his residence, gives that homey family
atmosphere to the guests who are awed by its extravagance. The mansion
is in itself, a museum of both tangible and intangible possessions,
experiences and love for life.
Actually, the Biltmore Estate Mansion had been used for films like
Forest Gump, The Last of the Mohicans and Richie Rich. No wonder why it
is always a great place to shoot for concepts of luxury and immenseness
of life in many aspects; it is so blessed with many good things. The
trees are from the Black Forest of Germany and there are a variety of
flower species as well.
The gardens are in full bloom from April through fall and the best
time to see this is in the festival of flowers between April 1 and April
30. More to that, you must stop to taste the wines coupled with a wine
tour, too. This offer can only be experienced in the Biltmore Estate as
they are famous for their award-winning winery.
What more is there to ask? Be one of more or less 1 million visitors
every year. Witness the bricked sidewalks, streets contoured with trees
and the lovely old American architecture before everyone else decides to
take this tour!