Friday, November 13, 2015

Candlelight at Biltmore Estate

It's Funny Friday
by Prudence

Our new tradition
The 2015 Biltmore Candlelight Tour.
Hi Everybeary
This is our second Christmas tour of the Biltmore Estate by candlelight.  It's  almost magical as night falls and the tree lights turn on, both inside and outside.  The family asks that no interior pictures are  taken and and we do honor those rules, but I can't begin to tell you of the bee-u-tee-ful decorations and all those Christmas trees, at least one in almost every room.
It's a self guided tour, so you can take as much time as needed to study each room that is opened for the tour.  We have been on the regular tour many times and it never fails that we see something that we missed the last time, there is just so much to see.  Mom loves the vintage toys under the trees and oh, the nursery is just out of a storybook.  Many of the children were born in that nursery, although Mr. and Mrs. Vanderbilt had only one child, a daughter, Cornelia.  Cornelia had her children in the same nursery.

Entering the estate, that is the gate house
Main entrance
Gate House, leaving the estate
Christmas trees on the front lawn, looking from the main entrance
These two amazing statues are over by Cedric's Tavern (named after the family dog) and the Winery.

Happy weekend, everybeary.
Heaps of Hugs


  1. Oh Joyce thanks for sharing these magical scenes of Christmas at Biltmore! How I'd love to take another tour to see the trees & decor! It is a fabulous place!
    Have a wonderful day!

  2. I wish I could see it! We were there last summer and enjoyed it alot, especially the gardens. Nice that it is a srlf guided tour cause we had to go through wit a lot of other people. I was amazed at the pool in the basement. Spooky!

  3. Hi Joyce, a tour here would be amazing. Such beautiful photos you share. I would love to make this tour one day. Christmas especially is magical. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a nice weekend. xo


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