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Asheville, NC

The Biltmore Estate

NHM 468

  • Credit hours: 3
  • Instructors: Candis Couch Varnell, Instructor in Hospitality Management
  • Dates: May 12-23, 2014
  • Cost: $1750 plus tuition

Itinerary subject to change. Students should wait to make travel arrangements after confirming dates and times with instructor.

Students will:

  • Learn about operations of goods and services in the global hospitality industry
  • Learn about the history of Biltmore Estate, historic home of the Vanderbilt family and architectural masterpiece of celebrated architect Richard Morris Hunt
  • Participate in guided visits of the Biltmore House and a self-guided tour of the Biltmore Gardens
  • Participate in behind-the-scene tours of operations
  • Participate in round table discussions with corporate leaders at Biltmore
  • Examine the micro-brewery industry in Asheville, NC


Students will stay at an Asheville, North Carolina area hotel (to be determined) and visit Biltmore Estate during the day. Final evening will be spent at the Inn on the Biltmore estate.

Who should go?

This program is for Hospitality Management students and others interested in all aspects of the tourism industry, to include lodging, restaurants, events, and attractions.


Students will spend May 12th on Oxford's campus and will then travel to Asheville, NC on May 17-23.


Students will make individual travel arrangements to and from Asheville. Once in Asheville, group ground transportation will be provided.


Program cost is $1750 plus tuition. Included in the cost are lodging, tours, all meals taken at the Biltmore Estate, and group ground transportation for the entire stay. The Study USA application fee, tuition, travel to Asheville, off-site meals, and personal spending money are excluded from the course fee.


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