1. Travel
Send to a Friend via Email

Biltmore Estate, The Jewel of Asheville, NC

By

3 of 10

Library at Biltmore House
Biltmore Estate, The Jewel of Asheville, NC
(c) Biltmore Estate.
The two-tier, walnut-paneled library at Biltmore House contains some 10,000 volumes and a fireplace surrounded by a carved, black-marble mantel. On the second floor of the library, there is a secret door that George Vanderbilt used to come down directly from his bedroom to locate or return a book.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.