Monday, October 13, 2008

Sunday Drive

This past weekend was beautiful here in the Upstate of SC, so I decided that we needed to do a little Sunday drive to get out & see the beautiful fall scenery.
Come along and I'll show you where we ended up.......
(warning: lots of pictures to follow)







Look where we ended up........isn't it beautiful?

The Biltmore House, Asheville NC



Since I couldn't take any pictures inside the house - I'll show you some of the architectual details outside. You'll have to check out the Biltmore's website to see interior shots.





This is the view from where the kids are standing - just beautiful.






Every other copper square lining the top has his initials embossed on them.

The workmanship on this estate is unbelievable. That's all I can show you for now.

Hope you enjoyed an up close look at some of the wonderful detail on Vanderbilt's "summer house".

Stay tuned throughout the week....we've still got to visit River Bend Farm & the Biltmore Winery all located on the estate.

14 comments:

Rae said...

What a wonderful drive! I've never been to the Biltmore Estate. I would love to go one of these days! We're going on our family drive today! I have been in awe at the popping vibrant colors EVERYWHERE! Just gorgeous!

Darlene said...

What a fabulous drive and I would love to go tour the Biltmore Estate!! I know it is GLORIOUS!!

Lorrie said...

Hi Duchess, I found you through a link on Darlene's blog. I just love the Biltmore! We live in central NC and I've been there for the Christmas tour which is really lovely. Your pictures are so nice, it feels almost like being there!

Inspired Kara said...

I am so jealous! This is about 30 minutes from my Grandma. I ADORE The Biltmore house. I would give anything to get married on the grounds. I love it.

Michelle said...

Are you kidding me? How gorgeous! Thanks for the wonderful photos.

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness said...

What beautiful pictures - I love the Biltmore!!!

Shannon said...

I'm so jealous!!!!! I have always wanted to go here! :) Beautiful pictures!

Kristen said...

Oh we keep swearing we are packing up and moving to Asheville. Seriously, we have been told that it is almost exactly like the city we live in just on the East coast.

What beautiful pictures and amazing shots. Looks like the perfect Sunday activity to me!! :)

Can't wait to see the rest.

Michelle said...

I love the Biltmore House..we were just talking about going there again with the kids...

wendy said...

OMG, I'm lmao at B in the pictures!! He looks so enthralled to be there! :)

We would love to make the trip there someday...

Jodie said...

Wow. I'd love to visit Biltmore. How long did it take to get there? Beautiful pictures!!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Biltmore is so gorgeous. I really want to go see the Christmas decorations. Legare went a couple of years ago with a friend whose dad works on the property. They got to see all kinds of neat behind-the-scenes things.

anti-supermom said...

Wow, that is some Sunday drive. What gorgeous pictures.

Happy POW~

ThriftyDecorChick said...

I have ALWAYS wanted to go here. It looks amazing!!