High Country Association of REALTORS News

State's biggest house gets one of High Country's biggest trees

Biltmore Estate Christmas treeOne week into November, the famous Biltmore House in Asheville began preparing its holiday transformation. Each winter, the 250-room mansion is packed floor to high ceiling with lights, garland and Christmas trees. Lots and lots of Christmas trees. That includes one giant tree from the High Country, home to the best looking trees you'll ever find.

The 34-foot tree placed in the banquet hall gets a lot of attention, and its arrival and decoration last week was a major production. The tree came from Andrews Nursery in Avery County and was carefully transported here by truck.

How does one get a 34-foot-tall tree into modern-day castle. Veeeerrrry carefully. It's quite the event.