Young visitors gawk at the decorations in the Banquet Hall. Behind them looms a 35-foot Christmas tree.
Candlelight Christmas Evenings: November 6-December 31, Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina; 1-800-624-1575 or www.biltmore.com. Admission: $38 adults, $29 ages 10-15, $10 ages 3-9 Sunday-Thursday; $43 adults, $32 ages 10-15, $10 ages 3-9 Friday-Saturday. Prices for daytime tours are $36 adults and $27 ages 10-15.
If you plan on attending Candlelight Christmas Evenings at the Biltmore Estate, check out these lodging options.
Biltmore's new inn beckons, and you can't beat the location ($239-$369); 1-800-922-0084. Other choices include The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa, which also does the holidays in high form (check out the entries in their gingerbread house contest that are on display); rooms are $209-$369; call 1-800-438-0050. Less expensive choices include the Hampton Inn ($74-$99), 1-800-426-7866, and three Best Westerns ($49-$89), 1-800-937-8376.
"Biltmore by Candlelight" is from the November 2003 issue of Southern Living. Because prices, dates, and other specifics are subject to change, please check all information to make sure it's still current before making your travel plans.