biltmore houseThe breakfast room in the Biltmore Estate was used for smaller and less formal dining that the grand banquet room. The walls in the breakfast room are a unique spanish leather. The mantel is of jasperware, which has its roots in nearby Franklin, North Carolina.

On the walls of the breakfast room are various portraits of the Vanderbilt family. Aboe the display case is William H. Vanderbilt, George's father, and hanging above the door is Commodore Vanderbilt, George's grandfather. On the table and in the display case are samples of the Vanderbilts china and glassware. The family dinner service has a gold monogram and was made in England by Minton and Spode factories, while the crystalware on display was made by Baccarat.

Next to the breakfast room is the morning salon. As you enter the salon there is a chess table and a set of ivory chessmen. The table, as well as the chess set, was owned and used by Napolean Bonaparte, while he was imprisoned at St. Helena. Most likely, it is the same table referenced by Dr. O'Meara, a physician who attened the fallen emporer. According to his memoirs, the table was a gift from Lady Holland. After Napolean's death, his heart was placed in a silver urn on the chess table prior to being placed in his coffin.

The morning salon is furnished with a beautiful set of Louis XV style chairs and sofa covered in petit point as is the French Screen to its left. On both walls hang Cardinal Richelieu's hangings mounted on red velvet with his motto Semper Idem, armorial bearings and a cardinal's hat..

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The Biltmore House is located about 60 miles from Cherokee Cabin. It is one of the most visited historical sites in America, and we definitely recommend a trip to Asheville during your stay at our cabin rental.