VIP Travel + Scrapbook: Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina


Oh, Vandy, honey…when can I move in? I mean…um…you’re castle is amazing *wink*

Yesterday, I visited the home of George and Edith (which is an awesome name–BTW) Vanderbilt in Asheville, North Carolina for the first time. As I roamed through the Biltmore house on my self-guided tour, I found myself exclaiming “WOW” around every corner and door–I felt a little bit like that mash-up video of Owen Wilson saying “WOW” on YouTube *wink* 

The innovations in the Biltmore House are too cool to explain in one blog post, and they are things that one truly has to see in person to appreciate; however, my FAVORITE was the indoor swimming pool. Picture this (because photography is not permitted in the house *wink*). It is the late 1890s, and you have an indoor swimming pool in your home (or castle) that is not only tiled from top to bottom, but it also has under-water lighting. That’s right–UNDER WATER LIGHTS IN AN INDOOR SWIMMING POOL IN THE LATE 1890s. Mind = blown.

The epic indoor swimming pool is just one of the amazingly cool things behind the castle doors of Biltmore–BUT I do not want to spoil all of the cool things because I think y’all need to visit the Estate and have as many “WOW” moments as I did *wink*

To learn more about Biltmore’s history + plan your visit, click here.

 Now, before I spill any more beans about Biltmore *wink*, check out the following photographs from my adventurous photo shoot at the beautiful Biltmore Estate! Enjoy :)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn


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