America’s largest home earlier this month announced it’s no longer accepting unannounced company.
As of July 1, the Biltmore now requires visitors wanting to tour inside of the house to reserve a time slot in advance of their visit.
“Obviously we welcome lots of people, and so this is just a way that guests once they’re coming into Biltmore House that the guest service level there is high and they’ll be able to have a good time and enjoy their visit to the house,” LeeAnn Donnelly, Biltmore's senior public relations manager, said.
Donnelly says however, if a visitors show up without a reservation, Biltmore’s guest services will help arrange a time slot.
Reservations are not required to visit other parts of the estate, including the grounds and gardens. Biltmore says it saw 1.7 million visitors during its fiscal year 2018.