It is a North Carolina must-see to visit the Biltmore Estate. A beautiful place to visit, it's a very majestic and historic location. Located in Asheville, the estate spans 8,000 acres and dates back to the 1890s. The Biltmore has 43 bathrooms, 35 bedrooms, and 65 fireplaces, just to name a few features of its 180,000 square feet.

Have you ever dreamed about what it is like to be a princess/prince? Or maybe even straight to king/queen? A North Carolina mansion is one of the most dazzling castles in America. Honestly, growing up I always thought castles were homes in forests somewhere around the world. Never did I really think I would be close to or even see a castle in person. They just always seemed like such a part of a fantasy we had as children. I guess I was wrong with that one.

Conde Nast Traveler curated a list of the top 9 most dazzling castles in America for 2022. Lucky for us, the Biltmore Estate located in Asheville, North Carolina made the list. The Biltmore Estate is America’s largest home. The over 8,000 acres estate is one of the most beautiful and largest pieces of property in the country. Overall, the castle dynamic offers up so many things for you to be able to experience as a guest at the Biltmore Estate. Enjoy all things from a winery, an inn, a garden, and so much more you will truly feel like royalty during your visit.

The Biltmore Estate was built in 1895 and the family-owned mansion has design inspiration coming from French Renaissance châteaus to make you feel like you have taken a trip out of the Carolinas. The beautiful home is a National Historic Landmark and is recognized as America’s largest home. Afterward, while visiting the Biltmore Estate, enjoy all the things surrounding you in Asheville to make your time even better.

Other Castles Mentioned:

  • Boldt Castle, Alexandria Bay, New York

  • Iolani Palace, Honolulu, Hawaii

  • Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California

  • Fonthill Castle, Doylestown, Pennsylvania

  • The Kentucky Castle, Versailles, Kentucky

  • 1892 Bishop’s Palace, Galveston, Texas

  • Loveland Castle, Loveland, Ohio

  • Joslyn Castle, Omaha, Nebraska