The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina is a magnificent home that is a must see if you are in that part of the state. The home was completed and opened in 1895 and the rooms inside has been preserved or redone to match the original style. Every room is beautifully decorated and the sheer size of the house is overwhelming. We took the audio walking tour during the summer. We got lucky because it wasn't very hot outside, so the un-airconditioned house wasn't miserable to tour. I have heard that it can be a difficult tour if it is hot outside! The gardens and surrounding grounds are gorgeous as well.