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There will be one winner for each prize, for a total of 4 winners!
This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada who are 18 years of age or older. Event begins Dec. 7th, 2012 and ends on Dec. 18th, 2012, winner will be chosen on or before Dec. 19th and notified via email. Please make sure to add marie@dixielandsdeals.com to your safe list so the winner email doesn’t get sent to your spam folder! You have 48 hours to respond to the winning email. If no response is received within that time, you will forfeit your prize and a new winner will be chosen.  Mandatory entries will be verified.
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  1. Ingerlise Pietromartire says

    What I find most interesting about Biltmore is all the different people who have visited it along with the sheer beauty of the architecture, decor and, grounds.

  2. Besides being on my list of places I desperately want to visit, and besides the fact that it is absolutely breathtakingly gorgeous, and besides the fact that I am so jealous my grandmother got to go there, you can find decorating tips, recipes, and ideas for what to do with Biltmore wine corks on their website.

  3. I find it interesting that they have their own wine.

  4. jennifer capin says

    It’s so Biltmore Estate is simply beautiful. I found the recipes interesting

  5. Laurey Byrd says

    I didn’t realize there was so much to do there. It is a gorgeous place.

  6. Maxime says

    I like that they have their own wine.

  7. shauna wyspianski says

    Wow what a beautiful place. I find it great that its all family friendly even the restaurants and Winery.

  8. Wow, I have found my new dream home. haha, or vacation home!! Beautiful!. They have their own wine and a few of the recipes we’re interesting!

  9. Emiela Bradford says

    The decorations are beyond interesting and fascinating. The 35 foot Christmas tree is absolutely beautiful! I have to put this on my family’s list of places to visit.

  10. Amber Miller says

    What I find most interesting is how BEAUTIFUL it is!! I would LOVE to visit it someday!!!

  11. Tara Caudillo says

    I love the Garland Serveware!!!

  12. juli guthrie says

    FIrst off, that building is breath taking and amazing. I love architecture, and that is awesome! Second, 8,000 acres that is pretty interesting!

  13. Jennifer Fox says

    I found their packages to be interesting! Looks gorgeous there!

  14. Laura Miller says

    What is most interesting to me is that they are still family owned and self sustaining! VERY cool!!!

  15. I find the beautiful gardens the most interesting!

  16. Shelly Benjamin says

    I love that they have a winery.

  17. Nancy K says

    what I found interesting is that they have a whole tab on their website devoted to their wine! They must feel seriously strong about their wine

  18. Claire says

    I find it interesting that they have their own wine.

  19. Brenda F says

    Wow, what a beautiful building!!!

  20. Ashley says

    The Biltmore Estate is absolutely breath taking! I had no idea they did Christmas events! I would love to go visit for Christmas at the Biltmore Estate!!!

  21. cathy zera-stesney says

    the architecture is just incredible!!

  22. Troy C says

    Biltmore Style

  23. I had no idea that Biltmore had inspired cheesecakes flavors…I find that fascinating 😉

  24. Amy T. says

    I found it interesting how it really in all encompassing…you can “bring” it home with you.

  25. Dave L says

    I learned that Biltmore is still family-owned, and they are passionate about their mission of preservation through self-sufficiency—a philosophy embraced before the first stone was ever put in place. What a beautiful place. And what a great giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win. Happy holidays!

  26. Amanda Stauffer says

    I learned that they have a Candlelight Christmas Evenings all decorated for the holidays. I would love to see it I bet it would be gorgeous!

  27. Gina N. says

    The website has a vast selection to browse through, from the activities at Biltmore to the beautiful surroundings for sightseeing and the wonderful Winery to casually tour and partake in. I was so pleasantly surprised by the website and so impressed to see such inspirational decorating & entertaining ideas, delicious recipes, helpful gardening tips, and stories of Holiday traditions. I am anxious to plan our next family vacation for this destination of “Old World Charm” at the Biltmore House & Gardens and the Antler Hill Village.

  28. angela cunningingham says

    would love to see the winery

  29. Mark says

    The sheer size of the Biltmore Estate is amazing. 205 rooms!

  30. Priscilla D says

    I found it interesting that the estate is still family-owned and that they have a winery.

  31. Rachel K says

    They make wine and it is so pretty.

  32. BC says

    Would really love to have the iPAD3.

  33. Jessica W. says

    I find it interesting that there is a restaurant transformed from old stables. I love finding unique restaurants and am curious what special touch they have been able to achieve with old stables 🙂

  34. BC says

    Baltimore style, beautiful!

  35. Kristi C says

    I find it interesting that you can have weddings there.

  36. Doreen Lamoureux says

    I find the Candlelight Christmas Evenings very interesting. That must be magical. 🙂

  37. Shanda J says

    I love the cottage option on Biltmore Estate. I also like that it is not too far from our family in NC.

  38. Michele Henneman says

    I love the interactive map, the place is gorgeous. Definitely a place I’d want to visit.

  39. Janet W. says

    I learned it’s nestled on 8,000 acres in the mountains of Asheville, NC.

  40. Jennifer Holovack says

    It was interesting to me that the initial proposal for the Biltmore winery was dismissed in the 70s.

  41. Lisa Brooks says

    They have cottages to stay in, if you want a more homey feel to your visit. Amazing they are still family owned & operated after all these years. And as a bonus, if you love the feel of the decor, you can buy furniture & plants to help bring your memories home with you. =)

  42. Joyce Harrell says

    I think it is interesting that they have a winery on the estate

  43. I didn’t realize you could buy products from the Biltmore for your own home.

  44. Susan H. says

    Sustainability is a key focus at Biltmore, which surprised me since it is such a huge, beautiful place.

  45. Seyma Shabbir says

    Beautiful gardens, They are close to me also! wow!

  46. Melissa P. says

    Wow! Interesting that they actual have recipes on their website. Neat!

  47. barbara n says

    My husband and I visited Biltmore Estates last year for their candlelight Christmas evening…what a special treat for the holidays

  48. Margaret Smith says

    I’d love to visit just to see the gardens and at Christmas time, Biltmore sounds exquisite.

  49. Megan Parsons says

    I learned that George Vanderbilt created Biltmore as an escape from everyday life.

  50. Tracy McDaniel says

    8,000 acres! Wow.

  51. jodi frasier says

    I like that you can buy products for your home.

  52. Danielle says

    What I find most interesting is how BEAUTIFUL it is!! I would LOVE to visit it someday!!!

  53. Whitney Ford says

    I like the fact that you can stay at the inn

  54. jenny green says

    I love that Biltmore is a winery and I would love to go check it out

  55. Jason Crooks says

    I like that they have a 8,000-acre backyard at the Outdoor Adventure Center.

  56. danica says

    i didnt know you could order their wine

  57. Suzanne K says

    I’d love to tour the home! It’s gorgeous!

  58. Tanya Phillips says

    I didn’t realize you could buy their wines online. We actually visited the Biltmore on our honeymoon, it is gorgeous! Loved everything, the gardens are amazing, it even has an bowling alley. I would love to see it at Christmas time. It is really worth a visit.

  59. Stefanie Gladden(ann lyfe) says

    I learned my admission includes self-guided tours of the breathtaking Biltmore House & Gardens and the Antler Hill Village—featuring the Winery, The Biltmore Legacy, Village Green, and Farm.

  60. Angela says

    Wow, beautiful views, history and decor….and 8,000 acres in the mountains! Love it,

  61. julie says

    I found the COTTAGE ON BILTMORE ESTATE to be most interesting:)

    jmatek AT Wi DOT rr DOT com

  62. Brie S. says

    I love the spa!

  63. Cynthia C says

    I found out they offer complimentary “how-to” seminars at A Gardener’s Place

  64. Christine says

    I find it interesting that they have their own wine.
    Thanks for the chance!

  65. Lee Black says

    I like that they sell beautiful home decor

  66. Sarah says

    I just love the grounds and the architecture! And who knew they had recipes?!

  67. Sandra C says

    They have an ice cream parlor.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  68. Amy Pullifrone says

    They sell wine…never heard of them before…had to look at the name twice since I live in Baltimore…pretty place!

  69. Myra R says

    i found it interesting that it is nestled on 8,000 acres in the mountains of Asheville, NC also they have a ton of fun activities you can do, shopping being one of them! they have alot of little shops to look around in. also they have a few restaurants/diners you can eat in! they have activities and things for people of all ages! kids to adults, so there is some fun for everyone!

  70. Elizabeth says

    I think it’s wonderful that they are a family owned business. And I think the Christmas tree is gorgeous! I also enjoyed reading the recipes.

  71. amanda roach says

    they sell wine!!

  72. Jennifer says

    That they are family friendly

  73. marissa says

    I didn’t realize they had so much to do there.

  74. I’ve been and loved their Behind-the-scenes tour, more so than the normal tour. 🙂
    An interesting fact is that it was used in the filming of Hannibal. 🙂 It was Mason Verger’s house/mansion. 😀

  75. Holly S. says

    How gorgeous! I find interesting that George Vanderbilt’s 250-room chateau was completed in 1895. Thanks!

  76. Michelle dement says

    It is 8000 acres! That’s amazing! I would love to be able to take my children to visit it and find out more about its incredible history!

  77. Jennifer Fredericks says

    I found it interesting that you can STAY at the Biltmore Estate now! I visited there as a child in the 80’s and only remember being awed at how impressive and beautiful it was-didn’t have any idea you could stay there. I am definitely interested in a stay at the Inn, especially now that my mom lives in NC! Thanks for the chance to win the cool prizes!

  78. Jennifer Hedden says

    I find it interesting that it is 8000 acres and there is so much to do. I like that you can go shopping and also participate in so many outdoor activities.

  79. anastasia says

    Wow, I would love to go there! I love their Candlelight Christmas Evenings and that they are in Asheville NC, I have family there 🙂

  80. mm says

    We love going to the Biltmore!!! We have a season pass and enjoy going to the farmyard and gardens!!

  81. Margot Drennen says

    We love to visit the Biltmore. We try to see the house a couple times a year, but enjoy going to the barnyard and gardens all spring and summer long. They throw a wonderful Easter Egg Hunt!

  82. Margot Drennen says

    we love visiting the Biltmore with our season passes! Our kids really enjoy the Easter festivities!!!

  83. Rosey says

    Well, besides the banner which kept flashing fantastic pictures, I liked that you can order items inspired by the world’s largest home for yourself, and what was very interesting is that when I put in my zip code, there’s a retailer right here in my home town!

  84. Rita M says

    I found that their website is very user-friendly. With lots of information…
    – Tickets & Prices
    – Special Offers
    – Event Calendar
    – Biltmore House & Gardens
    – Antler Hill Village & Winery
    – Interactive Map
    – Dining
    – Shopping
    – Guided Tours
    – Outdoor Activities
    – Hours & Directions
    – Itineraries
    – Visiting with Kids
    – Important Advice
    – Accessibility
    – Visiting Asheville

  85. Karen says

    The holiday video and pictures of the Biltmore are amazing. I’d like to go there one day! Amazing.

  86. Jennifer Boehme says

    I love your blog, but you can’t make liking FB pages a mandatory entry! Against FB guidelines!

  87. Crystal F says

    Biltmore does not receive any governmental funding or grants, making it one of the United States’ most significant National Historic Landmarks that is preserved solely through private funding.

    I have been to the Biltmore House once and would love to go back during the Christmas season. Thank you!!

  88. lina says

    I found it interesting that Delille joined the winery as a assistant in 1986 and rised to a winemaster by 1991!

  89. Tabitha P. says

    Behind-the-Scenes Guided Tours in Biltmore House

  90. Nicole says

    I liked seeing all the special events they have. I also love the location, and have friends in the area!

  91. Megan says

    I love Biltmore – I haven’t been in years and should get back one of these days…we always said we would go back and do some of the specialty tours, so we should really plan that!

  92. Becky M says

    I learned that it was completed in 1895.

  93. Carrie says

    I love the architecture and the beautiful gardens

  94. Cary says

    find it interesting that they have their own wine.

  95. shannon oelrich says

    It is an amazingly beautiful place

  96. Karina Lee says

    i can’t believe it has 250 rooms!!!

  97. heather eg kaufman says

    Biltmore is our families favorite place to visit. It is so beautiful & dreamy!

  98. Wow the facade of the complex is stunning and unusual. I love that they have a shopping section for gifts and to bring home a bit of the fun. But the most wonderful is the Skinner-crafted organ which fills the grand Banquet Hall and First Floor during Christmastime. WOW!

  99. Megan says

    I’ve never been at Christmas – we have been thinking about going back, so maybe we should shoot for this time next year!

  100. heather L says

    It’s a vacation you could take your children on and they would not be bored.

  101. Tamar says

    It has an equestrian center

  102. Jill says

    I love that it has an audio tour. I find it interesting that they have their own wine.

  103. Jackie B says

    love that they have their own wine there!

  104. Michele Baron says

    I learned they have their own winery

  105. Cujo says

    I learned that they have their own wine. That’s interesting.

  106. Daniel M says

    love the architecture!

  107. I am an avid recycling activist, and I love the aspect of a cork recycling program! Kudos to Biltmore for caring about the environment! xoxo

  108. Lori Walker says

    I love the nature of the decor.

  109. I didn’t know they had stuff I could buy. I love trying new maranades and sauces the biltmore Apple Rosemary Marinade I would love try with a nice pork tenderloin

  110. Renski says

    I learned that Biltmore is still family-owned

  111. gary evans says

    I have visited the Biltmore 5 times and each one seems new. The pool and bowling alley are cool. The large size of rooms is impressive. the phone system for early years is great.

  112. clynsg says

    I have wanted to visit the Biltmore estate, and hadn’t really thought about shopping there, but found a perfect gift for my daughter in their online shop!

  113. Lorri K says

    I love the beautiful gardens and Antler Hill Villages in the mountains of Asheville, NC. What a wonderful an relaxing spot!

  114. shauna says

    I find the estate it self absolutely breath taking. It reminds me of something I would see in England.

  115. Caitlin McClure says

    The wine! 🙂

  116. Heather! says

    Oh my gosh, what a gorgeous estate! It would be a lovely place to get away from the fast pace of ordinary life. I suppose I find the beauty of the grounds most interesting, as well as its location in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Stunning, all around!

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  117. Jenn Scott says

    What a beautiful estate!! The Blue Ridge Mountains are so beautiful. I wish I could visit and get away from “life.” =)

  118. judy gardner says

    i love that something so grand and with so much history is not that far from where i live!

  119. Erica C. says

    Biltmore is 8,000 acres in Asheville, NC.

  120. Janel says

    I learned that the Biltmore Estates chateau has 250 rooms — seems like a beautiful place to visit!

  121. Michelle Sandoval says

    What a beautiful place Biltmore would be to visit for the holidays.

  122. Christine says

    interesting that they have their own wine

  123. Kyl Neusch says

    hey have their own wine

  124. Jenee says

    I didn’t actually realize it was a vacation spot. A friend of mine proposed to his wife there!

  125. Adrienne Bireley says

    I have always wanted to visit North carolina. One thing that’s cool about Biltmore is it appears from the photos to be nestled against the mountains. What a view. IT looks lovely.

  126. Rich Hicks says

    learned they have a winery, village green and farm!

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  127. Jen S says

    They have a cork recycling program

  128. Eve says

    I like their big beautiful Christmas tree and found it interesting how well decorated it is

  129. betty says

    I can really appreciate the itinerary planners – that given 2 days or 4 days, what you could reasonable expect to accomplish in the time available. We get recommendations what would be best focus of our time.

  130. I love the different themed packages available, like the Enchanted Christmas Package.

  131. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says

    8,000 acres in the mountains of Asheville, NC
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  132. Donnie Balzeigler says

    I find the immense size and grandeur most interesting.

  133. I visited the Biltmore with my husband a few years ago at Christmas & we found the gardens most interesting & the way that all the room are still so beautifully decorated!

  134. Amanda G. says

    I found the beautiful architecture and expansive grounds interesting – I knew it was huge, but I had no idea how beautiful it is.

  135. Angela Cisco says

    I find it interesting that I have never heard of it. It is an absolutely gorgeous place that I’d love to be able to visit one day:)

  136. Deb C says

    The beauty of Biltmore is just astounding. I found the gardens so interesting. I want to visit during their Festival of Flowers in the Spring.

  137. Kim Smith says

    I would liketo check out Antler Hill Village & Winery

  138. Sarah says

    I love the beauty of the Biltmore, we spent our honeymoon there

  139. You can get their products for your home 🙂

  140. tuesday says

    Gold List 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012- imppressive

  141. Andrew Johnson says

    I learned that it’s on 8,000 acres and had no idea it was America’s largest home.

  142. Michelle P says

    I love that they have a winery! That makes any visit all the more fun 🙂

  143. Sonya says

    I love their gorgeous tree!

  144. WOW first those are breathtaking pictures!! 8,000-acre estate in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. I had no idea it even existed!! I’m in awe and ready to pack up and go visit!!! WOW

  145. Jeni Lutz says

    It’s a beautiful place and would love to visit around christmas time seem really Beautiful all lite up

  146. susan smoaks says

    I visited the site and I love that I remembered that I have been there before. When i was little we took a vacation to NC and we visited the Biltmore estate. this brings back memories.

  147. I find it interesting that they have their own wine.

  148. Aimee Fontenot says

    I found it interesting that they had their own vineyard in NC. I would love to visit someday.

  149. Beverly Metcalf says

    I would love to visit George Vanderbilt’s extraordinary home, beautiful gardens, and Antler Hill Village & Winery, nestled on 8,000 acres in the mountains of Asheville, NC. Thanks for this contest!

  150. Not sure if my last post went through. I apologize for the duplicate if that’s so.

    I thought it would be wacky expensive, but on the winter weekdays its $129. That would make a nice getaway.

  151. Samantha Meyer says

    I found the place itself quite interesting – very neat and historic place.

  152. Laurie Emerson says

    What I found interesting is that it is Americas Largest Home and they have the most beautiful gardens.

  153. betsy u says

    Can’t believe it is privately owned

  154. Heather S says

    I love the beauty and the great decorating ideas

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