Whenever my family and I want to enjoy a brief getaway during the weekends, we often make the relatively short drive from Greenville to Biltmore near Asheville, NC.
Biltmore House is famously known as America's largest home, built by George Vanderbilt in 1895, and definitely worth a visit. For those of you who have enjoyed the Downtown Abbey series, a visit to the house will make you feel like being one of the Crawley family members. Just imagine how it must have felt living in a mansion like this, as the Crawleys did in fiction and the Vanderbilts did in real life.
For me however the estate itself and the gardens are always the highlights of our visits. Especially in summer when all flowers are in bloom.
The grounds are vast, and offer many nice photo opportunities. And can you image to have your wedding in a setting like this? Biltmore actually offers a full service package to plan and organize your wedding. Full disclosure: I am not at all affiliated with Biltmore and do not gain anything from directing you to their site, I just love the place!
While walking through the gardens, I stumbled upon some interesting finds. That is... from a photographic perspective. If you are a regular visitor to my blog and website you probably will have noticed that I love black and white pictures. Below are two I recently found when visiting Biltmore returning from our brief trip to the Bryson City area.
I hope you enjoyed these brief impressions from Biltmore, and I encourage you to visit this grand home and its gardens and grounds.