Show some of your favorite things!!!

Lollipop

Banned
A four-acre masterpiece

Four of the most fascinating acres at Biltmore Estate are all under one roof. America's largest home boasts 250 rooms, 65 fireplaces, an indoor pool, bowling alley, priceless art and antiques.

The splendid treasures of America's largest home

Thousands of original furnishings. Comforts and technologies that were virtually unknown back in 1895. Original art from masters such as Renoir. Magnificent 16th-century tapestries. More than 40 bronze sculptures. Curiosities collected from George Vanderbilt's excursions to Europe, Asia, and Africa. Napoleon's chess set. A library with 10,000 volumes. A Banquet Hall with a 70-foot ceiling. Fascinating kitchens and remarkable recreational areas. Room after room of art, history, and luxury.

The sheer scale of Biltmore House is almost overwhelming, yet it feels surprisingly welcoming and comfortable. After all, these amazing four acres of floor space were designed not as a museum but as a family home and country retreat. To this day, it is still the largest privately owned home in America, and it remains one of the most engaging portraits of 19th-century life ever created.

George Vanderbilt named Biltmore Estate by combining two words: "Bildt," the region in Holland where the Vanderbilt family originated, and "more," an old English word meaning upland rolling hills. For more than a century, visitors have been fascinated by this remarkable place. Here are some of their questions:

They offer a Candle Light Christmas tour, that is out of this world! In each room they have Christmas Tree's with offering a different theme!
 

Attachments

  • Biltmore_House__Asheville__NC.jpg
    Biltmore_House__Asheville__NC.jpg
    60.1 KB · Views: 191
  • postcard_pic03 bittmore.jpg
    postcard_pic03 bittmore.jpg
    24.4 KB · Views: 192
  • christmas a biltmore.jpg
    christmas a biltmore.jpg
    22.7 KB · Views: 184

Lollipop

Banned
You're on location when you visit our estate.

Biltmore Estate is a one-of-a-kind location that has attracted the attention of film directors for nearly six decades. Numerous movies have been shot using our house, gardens, and grounds. Here are some you should recognize:


Tap Roots, 1948

Starring Van Heflin and Susan Hayward, this serious yet romantic Civil War tale features Biltmore House and grounds footage.

The Swan, 1956

A commoner courts a princess, promised to a prince. Grace Kelly, Louis Jordan, Alec Guinness, and Agnes Moorehead star in this movie using extensive footage of Biltmore House and grounds.

Production shot from My Fellow Americans, 1996
Being There, 1979

Peter Sellers stars as a simple-minded gardener who rises to great political heights by watching TV. Also featuring Shirley Maclaine and Jack Warden, the movie includes footage of Biltmore House, grounds, and gardens.

The Private Eyes, 1980

Tim Conway and Don Knotts spoof Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in a film that features footage of Biltmore House and grounds.

Mr. Destiny, 1990

Jim Belushi plays a man down on his luck until Michael Caine offers him the chance to relive a moment in time, and create a different life. The movie uses footage of Biltmore House.

The Last of the Mohicans, 1992

Daniel Day-Lewis and Madeleine Stowe star in the remake of James Fenimore Cooper's novel on colonial America. This romantic tale features grounds footage.


Forrest Gump, 1994 Tom Hanks plays the mild-mannered, southern man who accidentally alters history with his life. Footage from the estate's corn fields and Lagoon are used to create Gump's cross country run.


Richie Rich, 1994

The comic book billionaire comes to life in the film that features Macaulay Culkin and John Larroquette. Biltmore House becomes the "Rich Manor" for the film.

Production shot from Patch Adams, 1998
My Fellow Americans, 1996

Jack Lemmon, James Garner, and Dan Akroyd star in this political comedy. Biltmore Estate served as the location for the farmhouse, campground, and most of the White House scenes.

Patch Adams, 1998

A comedy about an unconventional doctor played by Robin Williams. Cabin footage and other scenes filmed on Biltmore Estate.

Hannibal, 2000

Anthony Hopkins and Julianne Moore star in the sequel to the psychological thriller Silence of the Lambs. Biltmore Estate served as the home of lead character Mason Verger. Scenes from the Sardinian barn were also shot on the estate.

The Clearing, 2002
Robert Redford, Helen Mirren and Willem Dafoe star in this movie about a man who is kidnapped and held for ransom while his wife tries to secure his release. Part of Biltmore Estate's forest was used in the production.
 

Serena

Administrator
Nice idea for a thread, Lollipop. :) I enjoyed reading about the info about the Biltmore estate. I've seen several different specials on it on TV, but have yet to visit it. I've also seen Christmas specials that included the Biltmore, and it looked beautifully decorated, but I'm sure TV can't begin to do it justice. And that was interesting about the different movies associated with it! :) I hadn't realized that about most of them.

I have an idea for a couple spots in Michigan for this thread--but will have to come back later, when I have more time. :D
 

Amos Stevens

New Member
Raindrops on roses & whiskers on kittens..(sing with me) :)

How about..puppies,the beach,SNOW,being with your best friend
 

Lollipop

Banned
Busch Gardens Williamsburg VA, Usa

This suspended roller coaster flies through a recreated Bavarian village at speeds approaching 50 mph. The "Wolf" rambles through natural terrain and dense forest, suddenly dropping a sheer 99 feet to nearly skim the Rhine River below. The spirit of the wolf is present at every turn, from the distant howls at the boarding station to the authentically-detailed buildings.
 

Attachments

  • image_big_bad_wolf.jpg
    image_big_bad_wolf.jpg
    20.5 KB · Views: 181

Lollipop

Banned
More Busch Gardens

A classic in every aspect, this popular interlocking double-looping roller coaster gives you a peek at Scotland's most infamous "monster." Reaching 13 stories into the air with a 114-foot drop, this "creature" offers a spine-tingling, breathtaking ride at speeds up to 60 mph.
 

Attachments

  • loch_ness.jpg
    loch_ness.jpg
    36.7 KB · Views: 180

Lollipop

Banned
More Busch Gardens

Experience the world's tallest, most twisted inverted roller coaster. Alpengeist reaches a height of 195 feet and a speed of 67 mph. Alpine "skiers" are launched on the most chilling ride of their lives as this snowbeast twists an innocent ski lift into six staggering inversions and a 170-foot drop.

Continually voted "a top ten steel roller coaster," Alpengeist is a breathtaking avalanche of adventure, sending riders on a high-speed journey through countless flips and spins.
 

Attachments

  • image_alpengeist.jpg
    image_alpengeist.jpg
    18.5 KB · Views: 170

Lollipop

Banned
More Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens Williamsburg offers something for everyone, from a leisurely stroll through medieval Europe to a visit with the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales.
 

Attachments

  • clydesdales.jpg
    clydesdales.jpg
    23.5 KB · Views: 186

Lollipop

Banned
More Busch Gardens

Learn about the eagle's struggle for survival through this one-acre habitat for American bald eagles. Busch Gardens Williamsburg provides a haven for injured eagles as part of its commitment to conservation and wildlife preservation.
 

Attachments

  • bgwilliam_animal_eagle.jpg
    bgwilliam_animal_eagle.jpg
    12.2 KB · Views: 166

TDWoj

Administrator
Staff member
I LOVE roller coasters! Haven't been on a good roller coaster since visiting Canada's Wonderland in 1990, though. Well, except for the roller coaster in the West Edmonton Mall (the one where four people were killed when the car left the tracks).
 

Lollipop

Banned
TDWoj said:
I LOVE roller coasters! Haven't been on a good roller coaster since visiting Canada's Wonderland in 1990, though. Well, except for the roller coaster in the West Edmonton Mall (the one where four people were killed when the car left the tracks).


I LOVE them too!! It is such a thrill!! My second favorite is when a plane takes off if you lean back and close your eyes you can feel the wheels leave the runway!! :cool:
 

Lollipop

Banned
Serena said:
Nice idea for a thread, Lollipop. :) I enjoyed reading about the info about the Biltmore estate. I've seen several different specials on it on TV, but have yet to visit it. I've also seen Christmas specials that included the Biltmore, and it looked beautifully decorated, but I'm sure TV can't begin to do it justice. And that was interesting about the different movies associated with it! :) I hadn't realized that about most of them.

I have an idea for a couple spots in Michigan for this thread--but will have to come back later, when I have more time. :D

Please do, I would love to see some things that interest you!!
 

Amos Stevens

New Member
Heard a glimpse of a news story on tv of some place where they're selling items from an old carnival I guess-they mentioned even the ferris wheel that you could bid on :) Maybe they have a roller coaster for you ladies!
 

Lollipop

Banned
Amos Stevens said:
Heard a glimpse of a news story on tv of some place where they're selling items from an old carnival I guess-they mentioned even the ferris wheel that you could bid on :) Maybe they have a roller coaster for you ladies!

As long as it is not from Neverland or a traveling show!!! And of course the price is right!! :D
 

pantera

New Member
my dream and my favourite being
 

Attachments

  • ford mustang.jpg
    ford mustang.jpg
    4.1 KB · Views: 206
  • ford_mustang_mach1.jpg
    ford_mustang_mach1.jpg
    56.4 KB · Views: 174
  • panthere.jpg 2.jpg
    panthere.jpg 2.jpg
    3.8 KB · Views: 208

Lollipop

Banned
Some more of my favorite things!!
 

Attachments

  • favorite things 1.jpg
    favorite things 1.jpg
    2.9 KB · Views: 199
  • favorite things 2.jpg
    favorite things 2.jpg
    27.1 KB · Views: 180
  • favorite things 3.JPG
    favorite things 3.JPG
    102.9 KB · Views: 185

KimonoSoul

Wacky on the Junk
Amos Stevens said:
Raindrops on roses & whiskers on kittens..(sing with me) :)

How about..puppies,the beach,SNOW,being with your best friend


I was thinking more along the lines of "I love...little baby ducks...old pickup trucks...slow moving trains...and rain...."

Hey Lollipop...Mr. Soul and I saw the Biltmore estate while on our honeymoon. We were there in spring when everything was blooming!

Other favorites...Mammoth Cave, cornfields in the sunshine, black and white movies, muscle cars, red-tailed hawks, bullfighters (OK, their tight little pants), ruby slippers, blue jeans, daisies, silver maple trees, big old barns, porch swings, swords, good wine, rock-n-roll, cereal, incense, good books, old graveyards, tiger lilies, and good sheets...like 500 thread count.
 

Lollipop

Banned
Hey Lollipop...Mr. Soul and I saw the Biltmore estate while on our honeymoon. We were there in spring when everything was blooming!



I have only been during the Holiday's, but we could tell my the grounds that the
gardens would be beautiful!! But this was after visiting the winery so I think we would have thought anything was beautiful!! :D

We had some great all girl trips!!
No men to try and keep up with the money or how much you have had to drink!
 
Top