May 7th, 2013
Following another delicious breakfast, we found out our previously scheduled ‘Legacy of the Land’ tour had been canceled due to many of the normal routes being flooded. Despite the missed opportunity of seeing more of the grounds, were were provided with another opportunity to see more of the house… with the Architect’s Tour.
Now I know what you’re thinking, she doesn’t like heights or cramped spaces… but when you get the change to get up on the roof of the Biltmore Estate, you don’t say no.
Did you know that this staircase is only held up by these walls? Nothing else holds the massive stone staircase up. (Kinda of scary right?)
If you love taking photographs, I definitely recommend this tour, as it’s the only one that you can take photos during. (Only outside of the house of course…)
After all of the walking, (over 250 stairs etc) we needed to get a little lunch at The Bistro. (It’s my grandfather’s favorite restaurant on the estate, so we had to make a stop in there.) The Chicken Milanese that I had was quite good.
We walked out onto the balcony on the far side of the hotel (where most of the conference rooms are) and got to take in this lovely view… it made us wish that we had just one more day at the inn…