Breakfast at Biltmore

Too often, crowds can overwhelm the original serenity of The Biltmore Estate, but when you arrive before 9 a.m., you’re among the first to go through the gates, and what you’ll find is a deserted approach road, no buses, and practically no guests. This is the Biltmore that George Vanderbilt knew in the 1890’s. The main doors of the house were just opening, and the silence was golden.

KODAK Digital Still Camera

As the first car to arrive, parking for the Caddy was not a problem…biltmore-caddy

Recent unseasonably warm weather has jumpstarted the blossoms in the gardens.biltmore-gardens

Cedars and pines framed the chateau under a winter sky.biltmore-cedars

Below the house, the French Broad River flowed toward Asheville.french-broad

If you’ve never been to Biltmore in the early morning, it’s something you should add to your Bucket List.

3 thoughts on “Breakfast at Biltmore

  1. I have followed your blog post for over a year. We were new residents of NC and thought this would be a great way to learn about our new state. I noticed the post from Tallahassee and now see your Seminole Plate on the Caddy. I went to FSU! Did you?

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