Biltmore Estate, Asheville, N.C., home of the Vanderbilts.  Tour the Estate, gardens and visit the Winery

Biltmore Estate, Asheville, N.C., home of the Vanderbilts. Tour the Estate, gardens and visit the Winery

Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, the mastermind of New York’s Central Park, designed the gardens and grounds cradling the 250-room Vanderbilt estate in Asheville, North Carolina. Photo courtesy of The Biltmore Company.

America's Most Beautiful Gardens

Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, the mastermind of New York’s Central Park, designed the gardens and grounds cradling the 250-room Vanderbilt estate in Asheville, North Carolina. Photo courtesy of The Biltmore Company.

Condé Nast :: Explore William K. Vanderbilt II's Mansion... a house-guest... Pierre Cartier, the Tiffanys of Oyster Bay, Elsa Maxwell, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Charles Lindbergh, and Consuelo, the Duchess of Marlborough—and those are just a few of the glitterati invited to the Vanderbilt Mansion,

Condé Nast :: Explore William K. Vanderbilt II's Mansion... a house-guest... Pierre Cartier, the Tiffanys of Oyster Bay, Elsa Maxwell, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Charles Lindbergh, and Consuelo, the Duchess of Marlborough—and those are just a few of the glitterati invited to the Vanderbilt Mansion,

What to do: "Rent a boat at the Community Sailing Center and go out on Lake Champlain. After, drive to Shelburne Farms, a former Vanderbilt estate that's now a farm with a petting zoo. Grab lunch at the Farm Cart — the bread and cheese are made on-site. And check out the circus exhibit at the Shelburne Museum, where thousands of mini figures make up a 500-foot display."  — LAURA MARLOW LATKA, 32, AUTHOR OF THE BLOG "PREGNANT, NOT FAT" Where to stay: You'll get tons of space at TownePlace ...

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What to do: "Rent a boat at the Community Sailing Center and go out on Lake Champlain. After, drive to Shelburne Farms, a former Vanderbilt estate that's now a farm with a petting zoo. Grab lunch at the Farm Cart — the bread and cheese are made on-site. And check out the circus exhibit at the Shelburne Museum, where thousands of mini figures make up a 500-foot display." — LAURA MARLOW LATKA, 32, AUTHOR OF THE BLOG "PREGNANT, NOT FAT" Where to stay: You'll get tons of space at TownePlace ...

Of all Newport's tycoon and robber baron summer "cottages," The Breakers is perhaps the most impressive. This Vanderbilt estate is today a National Historic Landmark run by the Preservation Society of Newport County.

Photo tour: The most beautiful places in Indiana

Of all Newport's tycoon and robber baron summer "cottages," The Breakers is perhaps the most impressive. This Vanderbilt estate is today a National Historic Landmark run by the Preservation Society of Newport County.

Biltmore Estate, Ashville NC, Smoky Mountains in background. We visited this beautiful place during our honeymoon.

Biltmore Estate, Ashville NC, Smoky Mountains in background. We visited this beautiful place during our honeymoon.

Where You Can Experience the Hospitality and Class of Staying at a Vanderbilt Estate

Where You Can Experience the Hospitality and Class of Staying at a Vanderbilt Estate

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