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Festival of Flowers 25th Anniversary at Biltmore Estate



Biltmore House Festival of Flowers” src=”http://www.ashevillelivecam.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/tulips2009b-300×300.jpg” alt=”Biltmore House Festival of Flowers” width=”300″ height=”300″ />The Biltmore Estate will begin hosting its 25th Festival of Flowers starting April 3rd and running through May 16, 2010. This is a special time of year when the gardens at Biltmore Estate are in full bloom, and it is one of the best times to visit.

During our celebration, enjoy live music daily in the Winter Garden and in the Conservatory. On weekends, our horticulture professionals are in the Walled Garden to answer your gardening questions. Savor special menus in our restaurants, and the 2010 Festival of Flowers wines at the Winery.

  • Classical music in the Winter Garden, 30-minute sets 11:00 a.m.
  • Music in the Conservatory, 30-minute sets 11:30 a.m.

New Year's Eve Packages at the Biltmore House


  • Guest room accommodations
  • Chef’s breakfast buffet daily in The Dining Room
  • Access to the Library Lounge with live entertainment starting at 9:00pm
  • Party favors
  • Champagne toast at midnight
  • Midnight fireworks (weather permitting)
  • Estate daytime admission valid for the length of stay
  • Daytime Audio Guide to Biltmore House
  • Gratuities for valet, bellmen, housekeeping, and packaged meals
  • Valet parking at the inn
  • Complimentary estate shuttle service

Vanderbilt Black-Tie Gala Package

Also Includes:

  • Reception with open premium bar
  • Five-course dinner with wine pairings
  • Live entertainment
  • Private post reception after midnight

Two-night package starts at $2,140 in a Grand King room, based on double occupancy.

The Dining Room New Year’s Eve Package

Also Includes:

  • Four-course a la carte dinner in The Dining Room
  • Desserts and Coffee served from 9:00p.m.

Local Parks & Green Ways Near Asheville


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Easter Bunny has Arrived: Local Easter Egg Hunts

WNC Easter Egg Hunts - Asheville NCLuckily for those of us in Asheville there are ample opportunities for the kids to join in some Easter Egg Fun! From community park egg hunts to Train Rides with Snoopy you can have a blast this weekend, joining the fun of Traditional Easter Egg hunts.

One year our family visited the Biltmore Estate for our Easter egg extravaganza, and I have to admit it was pretty fun. Although the organized egg hunt proved to be only somewhat entertaining, we had a blast hiding and rediscovering our own eggs hidden strategically throughout the beautiful tulip gardens that are blooming this time of year!

Asheville Citizen Times: Guide to WNC Easter egg hunts:

April 11, 2009
Community Easter egg hunt, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Paul’s Church, 32 Rosscraggon Road, Building B, Skyland. Inflatables, activities, refreshments, more. Third grade and younger. Call 277-7730.

Fletcher Easter egg hunt and parade of hats. 12:15 p.m., Fletcher Community Park. Visit www.fletcherparks.org. The fields will be covered with over 8,000 eggs full of prizes and candy for everyone participating, and the Easter Bunny will be there to officially start the Easter Egg Hunt!

Grovewood Gallery and Caf

Outdoor Fun in South Asheville

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Asheville's Historic Battery Park Hotel

Battery Park Hotel - Asheville NC

Battery Park Hotel

Colonel Franklin Coxe, one of the major investors in the railway of 1886, purchased the highest hill in Asheville to be the site of The Battery Park Hotel. He commissioned Wagner to landscape and construct the regal hotel which would become renowned worldwide. Franklin Coxe