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October 14 - 17, 2019

The Garden Club of Houston Trip Chairs: Sharon Bryan & Sharyn Weaver

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  • Three nights at the luxurious Inn at Biltmore Estate experiencing the same gracious hospitality enjoyed by George and Edith Vanderbilt's guests. 
  • Experience Asheville's historic landmarks, cultural arts, and breathtaking natural beauty. The city's rich architectural legacy with its mix of Art Deco, Beaux Arts and Neoclassical styles is the perfect retro-urban backdrop to the edgy energy that emanates from the locally owned-shops and art galleries, farm-fresh restaurants and a distinctive mountain vibe. Extreme elevations, and more than 100 species of deciduous trees, give the Blue Ridge Mountains one of the longest and most vibrant fall foliage seasons. 
  • Discover the Biltmore House and Gardens over 2 days, including George Vanderbilt's 250-room chateau and beautiful gardens/grounds designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead.
    • Stroll though the Biltmore House on an evening tour. Elegant architecture, priceless antiques, and spacious rooms are transformed into breathtaking compositions in the evening light, creating an unforgettable experience.
    • Satisfy your appetite for dinner in the Stable Café Loft, originally the estate’s horse stable. 
    • Take in the formal and informal gardens surrounding the Estate in a private Historical Garden Tour. The Italian, Shrub and Walled Gardens detail Frederick Law Olmsted's genius and reveals an impeccably-maintained landscape designed more than a century ago. 
    • Discover the estate’s scenic west side showcasing their ongoing commitment to George Vanderbilt’s vision of Biltmore as a self-sustaining, working estate and highlighting modern forestry practices during a exclusive, private Farm & Forest Agriculture Tour. From hydroponic greenhouses and lush pastures where livestock graze to acres of vineyards, this guided tour takes you to parts of the estate rarely seen by guests.
    • Free time to visit Antler Hill Village & Winery or Biltmore Village. 
    • Enjoy a private dinner nestled beneath a forested hillside and overlooking the French Broad River in the Antler Hill Barn. Built around 1900 as the social center of the estate, the barn is the perfect mix of rustic architecture with upscale touches. 
    • End your day with an old-fashioned bonfire at Antler Hill Farm. 
  • Explore the private homes and gardens belonging to members of the French Broad River Garden Club, members of The Garden Club of America. 

*Trip Highlights subject to change. 

©Images used with permission from The Biltmore Company, Asheville, North Carolina. 

Used with permission from The Biltmore Company, Asheville, North Carolina. 

Package Includes

  • Roundtrip Economy air fare from Houston (IAH) to Charlotte (CLT) on American Airlines;
  • Private motor coach transportation throughout the trip;
  • Three nights luxury accommodations at the Inn at Biltmore Estate;
  • Baggage handling for one bag per person;
  • 3 lunches & 3 dinners with wine;
  • Entrance fees, taxes & gratuities on all included features;
  • Trip managed and accompanied by a professional from Beyond Group Travel, Inc.


Double Occupancy $2,799.00 per person
Single Occupancy $3,339.00 per person
Land-Only Air Credit $300.00 per person

A deposit of $750.00 per person is required to confirm your reservation. 

$250.00 per person is non-refundable upon deposit.

Cancellation Schedule

If cancellation is received between: Non-refundable amount per person:
 April 3, 2019 and June 5, 2019 $250.00 per person
 June 6, 2019 and July 17, 2019 $750.00 per person
July 18, 2019 and October 14, 2019 NO REFUND

An invoice will be mailed for your final payment, which is due by July 17, 2019.


Terms and Conditions

Please read the following information and conditions carefully.

NOT INCLUDED:  Meals, sightseeing, and transportation not mentioned under included features, personal and baggage insurance, and any items of a personal nature.

AIR TRANSPORTATION: The price of this trip is based on a Group Air Fare. After tickets are issued, penalties of up to 100% may be levied if your reservations are changed or cancelled. If connecting flights are requested, special promotional fares may be used, in which case penalties of as much as 100% may be assessed by the airlines if reservations are changed or canceled after ticketing. After departure, if the reservations are changed, you will be charged a revision fee and/or a higher fare.


CANCELLATIONS:  If cancellation is received between:                  

                                                  April 3, 2019 and June 5, 2019                      $250.00 per person is non-refundable

                                                  June 6, 2019 and July 17, 2019                      $750.00 per person is non-refundable

                                                  July 18, 2019 and October 14, 2019               NO REFUND

TRIP CANCELLATION INSURANCE: Beyond Group Travel, Inc. and The Garden Club of Houston strongly recommend "Trip Cancellation" insurance to protect you against non-refundable monies should you have to cancel for accident or medical reasons prior to or while on your trip.  Beyond Group Travel, Inc. will provide the registrant with the appropriate insurance application upon receipt of the registration form and deposit.  The receipt of the insurance application by the traveler will constitute the traveler's acceptance or waiver of insurance coverage.

ACCIDENT & BAGGAGE INSURANCE: We recommend that you have adequate accident and baggage insurance. Beyond Group Travel, Inc. and The Garden Club of Houston and are not responsible for personal injury, accident or illness, loss, damage or theft of luggage or personal belongings. 

RESPONSIBILITY: Beyond Group Travel, Inc. and The Garden Club of Houston act only as agents for the suppliers of travel conveyance, transport, accommodation or other service and has no responsibility in whole or in part for any delays, delayed departure or arrival, missed carrier connections, loss, death, damage or injury to person or property or accident, mechanical defect, failure or negligence of any nature howsoever caused in connection with any accommodations, transportation or other services or for any substitution of hotels or of common carrier equipment, with or without notice, or for any additional expenses occasioned thereby.  Further, the passenger participates in this tour at his/her own risk. Hiking, walking, use of various transportation and recreational vehicles, and other physical activity involve greater risk of physical injury than the activities which the passenger may participate in during daily life, and by taking part in those activities, the passenger incurs and assumes all risk that these activities present. RATES QUOTED ARE BASED ON TARIFFS AND EXCHANGE CURRENT AT THE TIME OF PRINTING AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGES THEREIN AT OR BEFORE THE TIME OF DEPARTURE. No revisions of the printed itinerary or its included features are anticipated; however, the right is reserved to make any changes, with or without notice, which might become necessary, with the mutual understanding that any additional expenses will be paid by the individual passenger. Package pricing is based on a minimum number of participants for trip to operate.  Beyond Group Travel reserves the right to cancel program with a full refund of deposit when the number of participants is below the critical level.  You will be informed of trip cancellation at least 2-3 months in advance.  Baggage is at the owners’ risk throughout the trip, unless insured by the passenger.  The right is retained to decline to accept or to retain any person as a member of this trip at any time, subject only to the requirement that the portion of the total amount paid which corresponds to the unused services and accommodations be refunded.  If the entire program is canceled for any reason, participants shall have no claim other than for a full refund.  By forwarding the deposit, the passenger certifies that he/she has no physical, mental or other condition or disability that would create a hazard for him/her or other passengers and accepts the terms of this contract.  The airlines and other transportation companies concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission, or event, during the time passengers are not on board their conveyances. If Beyond Group Travel, Inc. is the merchant on your credit card transaction, you agree to the following: Beyond Group Travel, Inc.’s services consist of facilitating the sale and paying the Suppliers, and once Beyond Group Travel, Inc. provides said services, you agree not to dispute the credit card charge. The tour staff is responsible for the group as a whole and will not be able to assist individuals extensively, either on a regular basis or in the case of serious illness or injury.

This is a moderate to active program requiring participants to be able to walk during tours. We request you be in good health with good mobility to best enjoy this trip. 

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