Press release from The Biltmore Co.:
Following a new “stay home-stay safe” order from Buncombe County, Biltmore will temporarily close all guest experiences and access to gardens and grounds at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 26. Re-opening will be announced at a later date.
“Our top priority is the safety of our employees and guests,” said Bill Cecil Jr., owner, president, and CEO of The Biltmore Company. “This is a crisis for our nation that is likely to get worse in the coming weeks. Public safety measures to address COVID-19 are critical for the health of this community, and that has to be our collective focus right now. At the same time, the sudden and serious economic impact to our company, this region and our global travel industry is profound.
“In this unprecedented and unsettling time we must make unprecedented decisions. This is a temporary moment in our history, and I am confident we will recover quickly. We are a resilient organization, and we will again welcome guests to Biltmore as we have for generations.”
Biltmore will continue to closely monitor updates from the CDC, NC DHHS, and Buncombe County Health and Human Services to ensure preparedness.
Biltmore will issue refunds for guests with tickets or reservations during the impacted time. Please visit the estate’s Health and Safety Information page for details.