Ballantyne Magazine

WINTER 2015

Ballantyne Magazine covers news, events, real estate, restaurants, shopping, health, schools and business in the upscale Ballantyne Area of Charlotte, NC.

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also retain a perennial allure. Among Asheville's most notable current residents is William A.V. Cecil Jr., great grandson of George Vanderbilt, whose family has owned the Biltmore Estate for over a century. Spectacular in any season, Biltmore is especially enchanting in wintertime as Mother Nature dusts surrounding peaks in snow and blankets the French Broad River in glittering ice. The magic begins during the holidays when the Biltmore BALLANTYNE | escape continued on page 84 Descendants of George Vanderbilt, who built the Biltmore House over a century ago, still own the estate. Photo courtesy of The Biltmore Company Photo courtesy of ExploreAsheville.com Biltmore is especially enchanting in wintertime as Mother Nature dusts surrounding peaks in snow and blankets the French Broad River in glittering ice. Asheville is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, just a little over two hours from Charlotte. 82 BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE WINTER 2015-2016

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