It has been a busy couple of months & dad has been sick which means mom has been stressed out. I was going to wait until Christmas but with everything going on I thought she needed a break from things for a few days.
I decided to give her the Christmas present I got her early this year. She’s wanted to go to the Biltmore Estate for a few years now but she wanted to go during Christmas to see the lights and Christmas trees. Mr. Vanderbilt II was determined to give his wife everything she could’ve wanted. It took him 20 years to build the entire house structured with 68 fireplaces. You could walk in each one of these fireplaces and each had 2 beautifully lit Christmas trees beside them. No room was decorated the same.
I took a few photos inside the estate until a lady with a scowl on her face and a wallow talkie said “I’m sorry miss but there are no photos to be taken inside the estate”. I didn’t want to get us kicked out so I didn’t take anymore inside when she told me to stop. What I missed was the 2nd half of the library, the smoking room, the bowling alley, the Halloween room (creepy), and the entire downstairs with the kitchen, baking room, pantries, freezer, & the servants quarters.
I thought about breaking this into 3 posts but I think I’ll pull the pictures that have multiples of one place because this place was extraordinary & I want you to see everything in one sitting. So please excuse the load time. If it’s too long will someone please tell me & I’ll break up the post.