Biltmore: It's a
Constructed during the 1890s, the estate remains privately owned, by the Vanderbilt family, and is also the home to a working winery and farm. Of course, the centerpiece of the tour is the
The house is perfectly preserved, right down to fresh-cut flowers in every room (grown on the estate in the garden). There is a great dining area open to the public in the Deerpark area of the estate. The food is great.
Entrance onto the estate is about $50 per person, and well worth the trip. The gardens are immaculately manicured, the home is in pristine condition, the view is – the
According to folks that work at the winery, it is relatively uncommon that New Jerseyians make their way to the estate. Yet, if someone is a fan of nature, wineries, working farms, scenic views and a serene get-away, this is definitely the place.
Click on the headline to go to their Web site, at: www.biltmore.com.Captions: 1: The Vanderbilt mansion. 2: The Vanderbilt's backyard. 3: A scenic shot on the working farm. 4: The winery showroom, which is at the conclusion of the tour.