Support Us Button Widget
Sponsored Content

Try This: Experience Biltmore as an Annual Passholder

From unlimited daytime visits to discounted tickets to art exhibitions, the benefits of being an Annual Passholder are limitless.

Sponsored by
Slideshow of Biltmore exhibits in the spring.

Imagine being able to take this in, any time you want.

Photo by AVLtoday

Table of Contents

For WNC natives like me, it isn’t officially spring in the mountains until Biltmore Estate is drenched in brilliant, blossoming flowers. City Editor Brook here, and I recently tiptoed through the tulips and explored the benefits of being an Annual Passholder, which includes unlimited daytime visits to Biltmore year-round. (Pro tip: Passes are on sale now until April 30.) Read along to discover how you can Try This.

What we tried:

We took a complimentary-for-Passholders daytime tour of Biltmore. While it’s always awe-inspiring, it’s currently resplendent with dazzling greenery + blooms galore.

IMG_9696.JPG

Trust us: The Conservatory is just as fragrant as it is gorgeous.

Photo by AVLtoday

What not to miss:

The gardens and the Conservatory. Featuring thousands of colorful tulips and home to the estate’s annual Biltmore Blooms display, the gardens are simply stunning.

The glass-enclosed Conservatory boasts an array of exotic, tropical, and rare plants — including the breathtaking Orchid Room featuring more than 500 orchids — and is so lovely it’s nearly impossible to tear your eyes away. That is, until you find you’ve worked up an appetite and need sustenance, which you can find at Antler Hill Village.

Pro tip: Annual Passholders enjoy discounts on shopping, dining, and lodging, plus discounted tickets for their friends + family and free entry for kids 16 and under.

Screenshot 2023-03-23 at 2.28.37 PM.png

Tour Italy’s iconic artworks sans passport via the Italian Renaissance Alive exhibit.

Photo by AVLtoday

What we’re still talking about:

The Italian Renaissance Alive Exhibition. With a soaring operatic score and a fascinating narrative, this multi-sensory art experience immerses you in the works of some of Italy’s most iconic artists like Michelangelo, Raphael, and Botticelli sans the passport.

Bonus: Biltmore Annual Passholders enjoy discounted exhibition tickets.

How you can experience this:

To enjoy all the Passholder perks, purchase an Annual Pass — and take advantage of special pricing for a limited time.

Things to know if you go:

More from AVLtoday
According to Google, Ashevillians want to know where to fish — so we’re answering the queries with some local lakes and ponds where you can cast a line.
The NC music office will increase awareness of NC’s rich music history + current music scene and will be housed under the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
The summer sun is getting hotter by the minute — here’s how to safely get the most out of the season.
As alumni of the high school come together to mark 100 years since the first graduation, learn a little more about the school’s remarkable legacy.
Make the most of summer without pulling out your wallet.
Co-owner of Bear’s Smokehouse Cheryl Antoncic started the Linked4Life Foundation in Connecticut — and now, it’s launching in Asheville.
Tell us you’re from Asheville without telling us you’re from Asheville.
Take a quick trip back in time as we look at the unique features of a few beautiful + beloved Asheville buildings.
A group of musicians are working to restore the chimes, with the city considering creating policy for original music to be played.
The chef and founder of Cúrate and La Bodega dished out her tips for crafting delicious Spanish small plates at your next celebration.