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Monday, June 29, 2015

Biltmore, Asheville, North Carolina












This was my 2nd trip to the "Biltmore" Estates. Last visit was in November (not sure of the year?, but I was not blogging at the time.) Photos are only allowed outside the home. NEVER INSIDE. Which I was hoping they would allow photos of the Downton Abbey clothing but nope. no go. Not sure how other folks who have shown pics on their blog of the outfits have gotten past those rules???! 

The positive is my Mom & I have lots of great fun memories. We went as an early birthday present for me thanks to my hubby & my parents. So sweet! Mom & I had a fun girls times together. I knew the Downton Abbey clothing would be there until May 25th, 2 days after my birthday... so I wanted to go before they left & my Mom is a super Downton Abbey fan ...it was a must see for the both of us. So so fun!!! 

What I love about this home, you drive into that gatehouse at the top & then suddenly you lose all the traffic, the city sounds & noise ...you drive through the farm fields & arrive at the gigantic home. Just breathtaking. When you have money you can do lots!!! Loved our trip on April 21-22. Beth ( ;

34 comments:

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

It's a gorgeous place! I love the blue skies.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Beth, pretty views of Biltmore! I have never been there, so I will enjoy your images. Have a happy day!

Mildred said...

Hi Beth, John and I visited Biltmore House for our honeymoon about 22 years ago! It was November. Such a gorgeous place. So happy you and your mom got to see the DA display. me

don said...

These fine pictures show us how elegant the place is. It's a beautiful building and grounds.

TexWisGirl said...

pretty neat place. :)

Pepper Medley said...

Such a gorgeous property. I need to get down that way and visit it.... perhaps this fall. xo

Stephanie said...

Beautiful place and scenery!

Kelly Deal said...

Beautiful Biltmore! Those views are spectacular! I would love to visit again!

Amy at love made my home said...

From my experience of having Downton Abbey outfits at Basildon Park where I work I can confirm that photos of the outfits are not allowed. I expect that is why they stopped all photography as I know that I have seen photos taken by other bloggers inside Biltmore. I expect that it is easier for them to say no photos at all as it is very hard to monitor otherwise! Glad you had a great time, it is somewhere that I would love to visit one day! xx

Ruth Hiebert said...

Gorgeous place and one I would love to see in person.

George said...

We were at Biltmore just last week. It was very hot, but still enjoyable.

William Kendall said...

Quite a beautiful place, Beth!

Missy George said...

I was there a long time ago..I imagine that it is still splendid and beautiful...

Beth said...

So pretty, and so huge! I hope to see it for myself someday. Thanks for sharing!

Judy said...

I've been to North Carolina but we never went to Asheville, now I wish I had, what a beautiful place.

Rose said...

I have never been...I would love to see the grounds...would be sick at heart that I could not take pics inside...

Anne Payne said...

I've been there many times! In fact, I went this winter when the display first opened. It sure is something to see. I didn't take any photos in the house; didn't want to get kicked out. Guess there always rule breakers. :)

It's great you were able to have a good time with your mom and enjoy spending time together. You were in my neck of the woods!

Have a great week!!!

Tanya Breese said...

we were just talking about taking a trip there...soon!

EG CameraGirl said...

I cannot imagine living in such a cozy little place. ;))

Ida said...

That's quite the estate!

Buttons Thoughts said...

What a grand estate. Love the gate/fence. Hug B

Karen S. said...

Wow, I was completely impressed before I even saw the entire estate! Lovely place.

LV said...

Thank you for a brief tour through this Gregorius place. Was thre many years ago, but need to go back.

TexWisGirl said...

thanks, e!

Felicia said...

wow what a grand place. i've never been there but have seen other pics too.

Ida said...

I forgot to mention that's a pretty neat gate as well.

Margaret Adamson said...

it looks like a lovely place and seeing it through your name is not ideal.

Debbie said...

such an interesting and beautiful place. you were lucky to have such beautiful blue skies to frame your photographs!!!

i would love to visit here, next time we are in the area visiting thing #2!!

Meggie said...

I was there once for Christmas....the decoration were spectacular !

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

A beautiful share , making this fabulous property personal. Glad you had the opportunity! One of my recent reads features this estate. Tamera Alexander's A BEAUTY SO RARE, a reading pleasure for sure.
Thanks for sharing with us!

Arlene said...

Visiting from Mildred's blog, Cat Tales. We went to Biltmore last Christmas and I loved it. We did get to see two Downton Abbey costumes on display while we were there. What a fun mother daughter trip!! It was gray and over cast while we were there so I enjoyed seeing the green grass and trees. My brother in law, lives in Brevard so I hope to get back to see this special home again.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm so glad you got to go while the outfits were on display. I would have loved to see them. We love the Biltmore and have spent lots of time there. (we have a home nearby) Hugs, Diane

Christine said...

I love Biltmore as we were privileged to visit just a few weeks ago! No photos from inside though :-(
It is a magnificent building and estate!
I hope to share my photos of it later this week!

Vee said...

Visiting from Mildred's! Oh my, you have shown some perspectives that I have not seen of Biltmore. Seems as if I have seen many posts on this beautiful estate, but you have shown some new-to-me views. You obviously do not cheat!

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