Biltmore House and Estate.  Magnificent then…magnificent today.  Extravagance undefinable.  To think that George Vanderbilt had this grand vision in 1895 and the means to bring it to life.  WOW!  More than 4 acres of floor space, 250 rooms, 34 bedrooms, 43 bathrooms, 65 fireplaces.  Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, changing rooms, bowling alley, gymnasium, servants quarters, kitchens, pantries galore and even more.  What a place! 

We visited on Saturday before they took the Christmas decorations down.  It was really beautiful.  Since we upgraded to a season pass we expect to go back several more times this year and I’m looking forward to seeing the changes that the seasons bring.   afs