This holiday season, my husband and I visited the Biltmore (America’s Largest Home®), located a short drive away from our new hometown here in beautiful western North Carolina.
What really struck me at the Biltmore wasn’t the billiard room, gymnasium, swimming pool, or bowling alley, but the numerous cozy reading spots that beckoned book lovers to slip beneath the velvet ropes and get lost in a book. Check out the photo tour I snapped below.
The Biltmore Library
Although he did not go to college, George Washington Vanderbilt II was an avid reader who recorded in his journal an average of 81 books read each year. George’s passion was the pursuit of knowledge, learning and appreciation for the arts.
The Banquet Hall
Guest Sitting Rooms and Corridors
Have you found a spot where you could cozy up with a book for a few hours… or weeks?
The Biltmore from Outside
Imagine Being a Guest at an Estate (or Castle) like the Biltmore
Touring the grand estate felt like walking through the pages of the Royal Conquest Saga. Who doesn’t enjoy the finer things (even if only in our imagination)?