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Biltmore

The fair hosts 110 artists from 20 states, representing the full spectrum of craft media - jewelry, ceramic, wood, fiber, metals, two-dimensional art and more. Read more

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John Warner

Trains weave through exotic botanicals and miniature replicas of estate landmarks. Read more

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The Beach Boys kick off the 23rd annual Biltmore Concert series. Read more

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In The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation’s Largest Home, Denise Kiernan once again acts as an entertaining and knowledgeable docent as she tells the story of the Biltmore House. Read more

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Fashions of the gilded age recreated by Oscar-winning designer. Read more

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Sing along and get a great price on giving Smoky Mountain Living magazine as a gift! Read more

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A sculpture that has graced the South Terrace at the Biltmore House for more than a century underwent surgery in June to replace an arm that originally went missing decades ago. Read more

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Originally repaired in 2003 using a non-ceramic material, the resulting fix was challenging to maintain. Read more

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It’s a name that often stands alone, bereft of more because it is complete in its singularity. Chihuly. From Venice to Jerusalem, the exhibitions of Seattle artist Dale Chihuly have attracted fans and critics alike. Read more

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Biltmore Estate puts out the welcome mat

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The historic Asheville chateau came in at No. 9 on the TripAdvisor top 25 landmarks in the nation. Read more

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You don’t need to be Sherlock Holmes to identify the booklovers at the Biltmore Estate. Simply stand near the library at the Biltmore House and observe the queue of visitors passing by. Read more

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A Fly Fishing Lesson

Jon Ostendorff photo

A few weeks earlier, learning to fly fish seemed like a great idea on the eve of turning 40. Something new and adventurous, something novel and romantic. But now I’m doubtful. My vision of whipping S-curves through the air suddenly seems far-fetched. Read more

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A Fly Fishing Lesson

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More than 1 million visitors a year pass through the hallowed halls of the Biltmore House, a show-stopper of colossal proportions, draped in brilliant architecture, laced with captivating history and adorned with lavish antiquities. Read more

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Biltmore Industries

Photo courtsey of Grovewood Village

When Biltmore’s first lady, Edith Vanderbilt, approached Fred Seely, visionary of The Grove Park Inn, about buying Biltmore Estate Industries in 1917, she asked that he “continue its educational features and develop the arts.” Read more

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12 Days of Christmas

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Partridges and pear trees need not apply: These 12 holiday destinations around Southern Appalachia offer mountain merry-makers a bit of everything—from homespun traditions to festive glamour and glitz. Read more

Away up there

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Southern Appalachia’s latest crop of guest retreats deepen the experience of some of the region’s most popular destinations—from the glitz of Dollywood and Biltmore Estate to the rugged allure of Pisgah National Forest and Lookout Mountain. Read more

Serafina

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Asheville author Robert Beatty sets his new historical-fiction children’s book, Serafina and the Black Cloak, against the backdrop of the 250 rooms and 125,000 acres of forestland of the Biltmore Estate in the 1890s. Read more

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When I was 11, a family road trip brought me to North Carolina’s Sapphire Valley. One afternoon, while panning for gems at one of the area’s tourist mines, I spotted a crystalline rock about the size of a thumbnail. Read more

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Cornelia's birthday

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A parade of more than 200 costumed partygoers mingled at Asheville’s Biltmore House on the evening of August 23, 1921, to celebrate the 21st birthday of Cornelia, the daughter of George and Edith Vanderbilt. But where was the Vanderbilt’s only child? Read more

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Horseback at Biltmore Estate

Sarah E. Kucharski photo

Out in an open field on the Biltmore Estate’s property, firearm instructor Dale Klug coaches me through the first steps of learning how to follow a moving target. “Have you ever missed something you’re trying to point at,” Klug asks. Read more

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