Biltmore, located in Asheville, NC, is America’s largest home. The estate encompasses more than 8,000 acres including renowned gardens; Antler Hill Village and Farm; our Winery; a four-star Inn; Biltmore For Your Home, the company’s licensed products division; and Biltmore Inspirations, Biltmore’s party plan business.
With 26 years of teaching experience, Angela Fowler at Mountain Dell Equestrian is skilled at providing riding instruction and coaching to budding bronco busters. Before hitting the trails, allow Fowler to select an appropriate steed to complement your experience and wardrobe selection, or bring along your own filly to ride. Saddle up your equine pal for an hour of trotting, cantering, and telepathic bantering in either the scenic outdoor or lighted indoor arena. Lessons include instruction on tacking and untacking the horse in appropriate festoonery, including a saddle, bit, bridle, and Velcro-bound top hat.
Helmed by Dr. Jeff Smith, the staff at Vetcetera Animal Hospital combines state-of-the-art techniques with holistic services to care for pets in accordance to their owners' medical philosophy. On the holistic side of the hospital, technicians administer homeopathic alternative treatments and minimal vaccine doses in addition to providing post-operation recovery in the arms of a person and not a cage. More conventional treatments include surgery, in-house lab testing, and dog and cat couples therapy.
The trainers at Thank Dog! Bootcamp tap into dogs' energy and devotion to motivate humans to get into shape. Bootcamps cater to two-legged and four-legged participants at the same time. Instructors divide each 60-minute workout into 10-minute segments alternating between cardio, obedience training, and doggie downtime while humans perform strength-training drills. In addition to being a good form of exercise, the classes instill basic obedience-training techniques that can be used at home.
Dr. Jim Gill and the team of veterinary doctors and staff at Wilkinson Animal Hospital understand the bond between pets and their owners, working six days a week to prolong the life and health of these furry family members. The capable team performs a range of services, from dentistry and internal medicine to radiology, surgery, and microchipping. They extend their care past cats and dogs to more exotic creatures, including birds, rabbits, reptiles, small mammals, and sentient pet rocks. Cozy crates and an expansive yard coddle pets during boarding, daycare, and grooming services, and an in-house pharmacy doles out any necessary meds.
Veterinarians at The Cat and Dog Clinic understand that cats and dogs both need their own space. The clinic started out as cats-only and continues to offer grooming and boarding services available only for felines. Cats get their own exam rooms for checkups and a playroom for free time, but that doesn’t mean dogs are treated as second-class citizens. Staff members quickly usher pooches from waiting room to exam table, where they’re greeted warmly and asked for their driver's licenses.