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97whitevert
11-17-2002, 09:33 AM
A tour of the Biltmore estate is being planned for the weekend of Dec 7. NO time has been set yet, but will see how many are interested and we can decide at that point. for those who don't know, Biltmore was a home built for Geo. Vanderbilt and is absolutely breathtaking, and even more so at Christmas. Included will be a tour of the winery and gardens/greenhouses. There is an inn on the grounds for those that are willing to spend $$$. There is also the Grove Park Inn close by, also $$$. Othere than that, I will check out hotels in the area, there are plenty to chose from. You can check out the webssite www.biltmoreestate.com Let me know if you are interested: lmilstead22@yahoo.com

Black Snake
11-17-2002, 02:26 PM
The wife and I are interested. We will probably go up on Friday night and spend the weekend. :thumbsup:

Big Daddy
11-17-2002, 03:19 PM
I would be very interested in going...BUT seeing as it's so far for me to travel I'll have to see if I can make it!


NOT! ;) ;) :D

STU
11-17-2002, 05:47 PM
Edith and I toured there back in the mid 80's. Quite a place to see.:thumbsup: Have Fun.

97whitevert
11-17-2002, 08:25 PM
Rob-- like your new signature!!! :rotf::rotf:

97whitevert
11-18-2002, 09:42 AM
ok try this link http://www.biltmore.com/visit/events/christmas_at_biltmore.html

duh....

BecBec
11-18-2002, 09:51 AM
If you have never been here at Christmas it is a "must-do" trip!!!!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Black Snake
11-19-2002, 11:31 AM
Originally posted by 97whitevert
Rob-- like your new signature!!! :rotf::rotf:
All hail to Dave. :D

STU
11-19-2002, 09:11 PM
Originally posted by BecBec
If you have never been here at Christmas it is a "must-do" trip!!!!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I'll bet they really decorate.
Lot's of lights?

97whitevert
11-20-2002, 07:43 AM
Originally posted by STU
I'll bet they really decorate.
Lot's of lights?

more just all inside, beautifully decorated, trees, arrrangements, etc.:thumbsup:

BecBec
11-20-2002, 08:03 AM
Originally posted by STU
I'll bet they really decorate.
Lot's of lights? millions of lights, and beautiful trees inside, and the sounds and smells of Christmas. It is really awesome. Worth every penny!!!!!(even if your a scrooge ;) !!!) :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

cobragb
11-20-2002, 08:54 PM
I want to go!

97whitevert
11-21-2002, 08:41 AM
OK-- do we do the candlelight tour? it's at night, cost more, but if we stay the night there anyway, we can go again the next day in daylight on the same ticket.

97whitevert
11-21-2002, 08:42 AM
www.biltmore.com

cobrabitn
11-21-2002, 11:50 AM
Go at night, you won't regret it. We had a good time, the first time we went. ;)

97whitevert
11-21-2002, 07:19 PM
ok here's the deal...
staying at : super 8 tunnel rd
http://www.super8.com/Super8/control/Booking/check_avail

lets go for the gusto the candlelight tour:
http://www.biltmore.com/visit/events/christmas_at_biltmore.html

no rooms have been held ( they wanted $$ up front)
and PLEASE you MUST call biltmore for reservation.
details for meet points coming soon.....

do we want to cruise the parkway before going to the estate?
:D :D (depending on the weather of course) if so, we can do NC181 to linville, then parkway to asheville..?? thoughts?

Glen- you guys coming??:bounce:

so far:
Jeff and Jay Finkelstein
Lisa and Clarence Milstead
Garland Farris and Janine ( i so sorry, have forgotten last name)
Dennis ?
Glenn?

Big Daddy
11-21-2002, 11:21 PM
Originally posted by 97whitevert
ok here's the deal...
staying at : super 8 tunnel rd
http://www.super8.com/Super8/control/Booking/check_avail

lets go for the gusto the candlelight tour:
http://www.biltmore.com/visit/events/christmas_at_biltmore.html

no rooms have been held ( they wanted $$ up front)
and PLEASE you MUST call biltmore for reservation.
details for meet points coming soon.....

do we want to cruise the parkway before going to the estate?
:D :D (depending on the weather of course) if so, we can do NC181 to linville, then parkway to asheville..?? thoughts?

Glen- you guys coming??:bounce:

so far:
Jeff and Jay Finkelstein
Lisa and Clarence Milstead
Garland Farris and Janine ( i so sorry, have forgotten last name)
Dennis ?
Glenn?

Hey I'll be there...BUT I won't be cruising up.

flynfink
11-22-2002, 08:06 AM
Lisa, you making reservations for BH for us (Jay and I)?

I'm up for cruising the parkway as long as there's no sn_w....

Garland Farris
11-22-2002, 10:05 AM
The parkway sounds like a great Idea.:thumbsup: Does any body know how much rooms are???

flynfink
11-22-2002, 05:26 PM
I got the rooms at SUper 8 for $40 and change. Ask for the VIP rate. phone is828-298-7952

Black Snake
11-22-2002, 07:43 PM
I checked on-line for the Biltmore and 12/7 or 12/14 are not listed, leading me to believe those date are sold-out. The possible dates (for all of us) are 12/6 & 12/13 (Friday nights) or 12/21 (Saturday night).

Update: I just called the Biltmore and they are booked for 12/7 & 12/14. So our options are to do the tour on a Friday night (hard for most to get there in time) or go on 12/21. Our schedule is open so 12/21 would work for us. Any ideas or thoughts???

cobragb
11-22-2002, 10:00 PM
Lisa,

Yes, we will be there. I made reservations for the 6th at 10:00pm at Biltmore for the candle light thingy.

Glen

97whitevert
11-23-2002, 09:07 AM
thoughts here?????????

flynfink
11-23-2002, 09:18 AM
let's see if we can do it the 6th.

flynfink
11-25-2002, 10:01 PM
I can't pull it off on the 6th.
My vote is for the 21st.
Need to make a decision by Wed.

97whitevert
11-25-2002, 10:04 PM
21st is a much better date for me....come on guys, if you want to go we need to make a decision, like Jeff said by WEDNESDAY!

Black Snake
11-25-2002, 11:00 PM
The 21st works best for us also. We will check to see if we can get the dogs in the kennel. But I agree we need to make a decision and reservations ASAP.

Black Snake
11-27-2002, 02:46 PM
I made our reservations for 12/21 at 8:00. The early viewing times are moving fast so I would make your reservations ASAP.

97whitevert
11-27-2002, 04:30 PM
Originally posted by Black Snake
I made our reservations for 12/21 at 8:00. The early viewing times are moving fast so I would make your reservations ASAP.

we ( and Jeff) got 8 pm also.

CALL them they still have 8pm left via phone, not online though!! call!!!!!!!

97whitevert
11-27-2002, 04:31 PM
we have same hotel, just different day now!