included a visit to America’s largest privately owned home in Asheville, NC. It has a 250 room chateau on 8000 acres.
This isn’t it. This is The Gatehouse.
This is the house at night – The Biltmore House. Built in the late 1800’s, it is an amazing place. We’ve never seen it decorated for Christmas so it was a special treat. Photos were not allowed inside so you’ll have to trust me that it is quite a unique experience.
There’s a sweet story about the Christmas tree that graces the front lawn this year. In 1972 Joseph Gray bought his wife this tree for Christmas. It grew at the end of their driveway in Tennessee for forty years. She passed away in 2010 and the tree was getting old. The Biltmore house found out about his situation and this special tree. They bought it, trucked it all the way to Asheville and decorated it with 45,000 lights. The story is one-of-a-kind and so is the tree. Read more here.
And just so you know, Sebastian went along with us too.
He didn’t think a great big lion wearing a great big red Christmas bow could be too dangerous. He was right.