Asheville's Eclectic and Sophisticated Pleasures (Asheville, NC)#: 3 Days+ Biltmore+$500

Bidding Supports: St. Mary High School (Rutherford, NJ)

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176
Value:
$1,900 USD
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Nov 29, 2022 11:16 AM EST

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Retreat to the Culinary Cool and Artistic Charm of Asheville, North Carolina for Three Days & Two Nights at the Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park for Two, Including a $500 Gift Card Toward Admission to the Biltmore House and Gardens as well as Activities and Dining, and a Red Wine and Chocolate Tasting (Land Only)

Asheville, North Carolina is a city that begs to be explored, and the Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park puts you within wandering distance from it all. Named Beer City USA, Asheville boasts great breweries to explore, a culinary community known as Foodtopia, as well as majestic scenery, trails and parks, culture, art galleries, shopping and dining. Home of a true American treasure, the historic Biltmore Estate and Winery has a fascinating history as America's largest private home.

Completed in 1895, George Vanderbilt's 250-room French château is a real life wonder, designed as a retreat reminiscent of the grand castles and estates of France and Britain. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the 250-room Biltmore House that unveils a fresh look at how people lived and worked in America's largest home. You can also explore the acres of gorgeous gardens and grounds, designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, during your visit. The house is still privately owned by Vanderbilt's descendants and operates as a for-profit, self-sufficient enterprise, using no state or federal funding for its operations.

The dozens of activities at Biltmore allow you to enjoy beautiful North Carolina to the fullest! You'll find something to suit everyone's interests, from guided hikes to wine tastings, gardens to visit and bike rides. Relax on peaceful rafting or kayaking trips, or take advantage of rare photo opportunities on the Biltmore rooftop tour! Go on a navigational quest on the geocaching challenge, learn about target engagement during a clay shooting lesson, discover the ancient art of falconry and the artistic sport of archery, rent bikes, ride in a carriage, learn the basics of fly-fishing...the options are endless! You'll also get to enjoy a red wine and chocolate truffle tasting! A friendly host will guide you through your tasting, and you will learn about the red wine making process and why chocolate and red wine are considered a natural pairing - so decadent! Culinary offerings are a unique and delicious part of the Biltmore experience, and you'll find a myriad of options at Biltmore. Menus feature fresh produce and meats from the estate itself, as well as award-winning wines and seasonal items. So indulge in regional cuisine, dig into Appalachian comfort food, get ready for satisfying pub fare, and so much more at the estate's various dining options.

Set in the heart of Biltmore Park Town Square, a vibrant, modern town center featuring a variety of entertainment options, shops and restaurants, seek respite at the Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park hotel. The Hilton welcomes you to enjoy a relaxing stay, while putting you near the spectacular 8,000-acre historic Biltmore Estate. Savor innovative gourmet cuisine at the Roux restaurant and stay in shape at the fitness center and indoor pool. Pure bliss is easily achieved with a pampering massage or treatment at the Sensibilities Spa. Take a short drive to downtown Asheville for the city's outdoor history museum, and streets brimming with independent shops, farm-fresh eateries, and a remarkably distinctive mountain vibe.

Your getaway for two includes:
3 days/2 nights accommodations at the Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park
Room-related taxes
(1) $500 Biltmore gift card toward admission to the Biltmore House & Gardens, including dining, activities and a red wine and chocolate tasting
Free concierge reservation service

Item Special Note

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Hotel may be substituted with equal or similar accommodations. Gift card will be provided to pay for Biltmore add-ons. Wine tastings and tours are subject to availability. A minimum 30 day advance reservation is required Please email us at auction@stmaryhs.org to find out expiration date.