Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The Biltmore Estate

Each time we get to go on a Farmers Topper or Championship trip there is always a day where they offer us several day trips to choose from. Like coming up in Seattle we are going to the Boeing Plant which I am very excited about. And in Asheville we did the MUST see Biltmore Estate. 
You must check out the website for more information and pictures (HERE)The place and gardens plus the village is so large you literally cannot see it all in one day! The home was built in 1889 and that is mind blowing to think about how this stunning home came to be back then. To read up on the History of the Estate click HERE
This is the first thing you see when you walk into the Estate... the GRAND atrium and from this room, rooms like the foyer, office, sitting room, piano room are all set off this grand indoor "garden"
 The basement was my favorite part... to see the servants quarters, gym, laundry, pantry, bowling alley and this pool. I personally thought it was kinda creepy and I couldn't imagine swimming in this enclosed room. BUT especially for the time period this is incredible and those lights on the bottom are original.
 The kitchen was also in the basement and it really encompassed around 3 rooms, I can't imagine cooking for hundreds in this kitchen in the 1800s.
 The Grand ballroom was just that GRAND! When we walked in it truly took my breathe away, I can only imagine how stunning this room is at Christmas time... Now and Then.
The gardens take up acres and we ran out to time to see them all but man it was a HOT day so we were excited to find us some shade to enjoy some afternoon relaxation!

After the Estate Tour we headed over to the village to visit the Winery, it was so neat! They have a HUGE tasting room and you can taste as much as you want before you buy. 
 Matt and I really enjoyed the Malbec so we got us a bottle to bring home and are just waiting on the right meal to open it up at.
Over all this was such a lovely day and all we needed was MORE time!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks amazing! I will have to read up more tonight on your links!

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