Join Our State for a festive weekend at Biltmore. Get into the holiday spirit as you dine like the Vanderbilts during the first Christmas at Biltmore, enjoy an evening Candlelight Christmas Evenings tour of the estate, and get behind-the-scenes secrets of holiday design with Biltmore’s floral team.
November 18-20, 2022
- Two nights’ accommodations at The Inn on Biltmore Estate
- Welcome reception with light hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine
- Chef’s Breakfast daily in The Dining Room
- Our State packaged tours
- One daytime reserved admission to Biltmore House per person, timed entry required
- Three-course dinner reflective of the first Christmas at Biltmore with wine and live entertainment
- Pre-Dinner Reception at The Inn Gallery with light hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beer
- Departure gift presented at Saturday evening’s meal
- Gratuities for packaged meals
- Valet parking at The Inn on Biltmore Estate
- One daytime reserved admission per person to Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius created by Grande Experiences, located in Amherst at Deerpark
- One night admission and audio guides for Candlelight Christmas Evenings
- Pre-dinner reception at The Inn’s Gallery with wine and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a three-course holiday dinner with cuisine reflecting the first Christmas dinner at Biltmore
- Holiday design with Biltmore’s floral team, led by Elizabeth Borchers. The team will share behind-the-scenes secrets as they reveal a glimpse into the inspiration behind this year’s “Winter Landscapes” Candlelight theme and what it takes to decorate an 8,000-acre estate. These helpful hints and design secrets will launch the spirit of decorating as you prepare to dazzle your family and friends for the holidays.
Prices start at $2,388, plus taxes, based on room availability and type. The cost is for two people and is based on double occupancy.
For reservations and more information:
For reservations and pricing information, please call the Biltmore at 800-408-4397 and ask about the Our State package. Or you may book online at Biltmore.com/ourstatepackage.
What to expect on an Our State trip:
Traveling with a group of Our State readers is an enriching, enjoyable, and safe way to experience new cultures, people, and places. In addition to the informative narration from the tour director and local guides, an Our State host will be available to assist in making your trip successful.
We usually fly to our destination, then travel by a comfortable motor coach with anywhere from 35 to 50 people who appreciate learning about new regions. Your entire trip will be guided, planned, and arranged for your upmost enjoyment. Many activities are things you can only do because you are traveling with Our State. There is some free time built in for you to explore on your own.
You can also choose not to attend an activity if you prefer something different. Please let your tour director know if you are not coming on a scheduled day.
Many meals are included. Where you have meals on your own, suggestions will be provided.
Most of the motor coaches have restrooms but every effort will be made to make regular rest stops.
One of the best parts of traveling with Our State is that you will meet new people, many of whom you will already have much in common with since most travelers read the magazine. Many guests often develop friendships that go on long after the tour is finished. Our State trips are generally filled with dynamic and friendly people.
Our tours are physically active but not meant to be strenuous.
Please be aware you will be on your feet, walking and standing for much of the day, indoors and outdoors, in all weather conditions and terrains. There will also be extended time on the motor coach when we travel from place to place. If there are any mobility issues you will need to have an able-bodied traveling companion to accompany and assist you.
Most days are moderately paced with approximately two to three total miles of walking, possibly including some hills and stairs.
We regret that we’re unable to provide individual assistance to guests with walking difficulties or other personal needs. The responsibility of the Trip Director who accompanies your trip is to ensure that the larger group enjoys a relaxing and informative journey, and he or she cannot be relied upon to provide ongoing individual assistance to any one guest. Guests requiring such individualized assistance must be accompanied by an able-bodied companion who can provide it.
If you have additional questions, please call Our State’s Travel Director Amy Wood Pasquini at 336-286-0600, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 Travel Precautions:
At this time, all trips currently posted on this site will go on as scheduled. Because our primary concern is our travelers’ safety, health, and enjoyment, Our State and our travel partners are constantly monitoring the COVID-19 situation. We will follow all CDC COVID-19 guidelines and requirements on all trips.
Please note, all passengers traveling with Our State must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID‐19 for tours. Passengers will be asked to show the Tour Director the following when joining the tour:
Proof of Vaccination against COVID‐19. Proof must include the passenger’s name and date of the final dose, which must have been given at least 14 days before the tour departure date. Proof can be a photocopy or electronic vaccination record document issued by either: (a) the health authority that administered the vaccination (i.e., U.S. CDC’s Vaccination Record Card); or (b) the participant’s medical provider that administered the vaccination; or (c) approved electronic certification from your county, state, or health provider.
We will keep everyone who has booked a trip updated and will make changes as necessary. We know one of the great joys of life is the anticipation of an upcoming excursion. We invite you to look at our future trips and consider booking.