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2012-11-30 20:21:13

Asheville, North Carolina offers Pinterest recipes and Christmas gift ideas for a uniquely homemade holiday. ASHEVILLE, N.C., Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As families around the globe begin to haul out the holly and deck the halls, experts at Biltmore and Asheville's inns and bed and breakfasts are giving the gift of free tree decorating ideas, easy holiday recipes and suggestions for homemade Christmas gifts. The editors at ExploreAsheville.com have gathered a collection of...

2012-11-02 07:25:04

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Known as one of the Southeast's most beloved and storied holiday travel destinations, Christmas at Biltmore is set to begin on November 3, 2012 and will run through January 1, 2013. Candlelight Christmas Evenings, offering evening candlelight tours of Biltmore House, take place November 9 through December 31. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121102/CL05002) This year's Christmas displays throughout Biltmore House, the gardens and...

2012-04-06 10:20:34

ASHEVILLE, N.C., April 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Biltmore welcomes springtime April 7 as the 27th Annual Festival of Flowers kicks off. Running through May 20, the festival celebrates the beauty of George Vanderbilt's 8,000-acre property and its original landscape design by Frederick Law Olmsted, father of American landscape architecture. Biltmore's gardens, Olmsted's final and most grand project, are in their 122nd year, and continue to mature and become more beautiful as time passes. The...

2012-03-13 09:00:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C. , March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The beautiful scenery from Asheville and the North Carolina mountains appear in many movies. Most recently, The Hunger Games filmed in several locations near Asheville. According to RomanticAsheville.com Vacation Guide, here are the top 10 movie locations in western North Carolina: Biltmore Estate: The Biltmore House was first seen on the big screen in 1952 when The Swan opened starring Grace Kelly. More than a dozen other major motion...

2012-03-08 15:00:00

MATTHEWS, N.C., March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Asheville's Biltmore once again leads the list of most visited North Carolina museums and historic attractions, and for the sixth consecutive year attracted more than a million visitors. The largest private home in America drew 1,101,413 guests during 2011. "We are always honored to be recognized as a favorite destination for visitors to the Carolinas," said Bill Cecil, President and CEO of Biltmore. "Despite the tough economic conditions of...

2012-03-07 13:12:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A visit to America's largest home often spurs this question among guests: "What was it like to be a Vanderbilt and live such an extraordinary life?" After years of research, Biltmore answers the question with a new exhibition beginning April 7, "The Vanderbilts at Home and Abroad." (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120307/CL66202 ) The exhibition provides a fascinating look at the lives of George, Edith and Cornelia Vanderbilt. Rare...

2011-11-09 08:00:00

When the Collyer family moved to Asheville, NC, they encountered a community with no indoor play areas for young families. So they contracted with PLAYTIME to help create Mountain Play Lodge, a new family entertainment center that caters to both kids and parents. The most popular play elements in Mountain Play Lodge are the three replicas that PLAYTIME made of the Collyerâs Swiss Mountain Dog, Gabby. Englewood, CO (PRWEB) November 09, 2011 When the Collyer family moved to...

2011-08-30 06:50:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Biltmore® Center for Professional Development (BCPD), the professional training division of The Biltmore Estate, has just launched its new website at http://bcpd.biltmore.com. BCPD specializes in continuing education and leadership development for business leaders, hospitality staff, sales teams, and management. Their courses are used to meet the training needs for a variety of businesses in the Southeastern U.S.,...

2011-07-05 13:21:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lovers of art, history and gardens will encounter a feast for the senses during the Tiffany at Biltmore exhibition, now open at Biltmore, George Vanderbilt's 8,000-acre mountain estate. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/50782-tiffany-at-biltmore (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110705/MM29817 ) The exhibition of stained-glass lamps created by Louis Comfort Tiffany...

2011-06-10 12:01:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When the Tiffany at Biltmore exhibition opens this summer at Biltmore -- George Vanderbilt's 8,000-acre estate -- lovers of art, antiques and gardens will encounter a feast for the senses. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110610/CL17928 ) The exhibition of 45 stained-glass lamps and eight photomurals will fill the Biltmore Legacy exhibition hall in the estate's Antler Hill Village. In addition to viewing the renowned lamps, guests...