Opened in 1926, the Biltmore is a national registered historical landmark. With over 150 acres, the estate includes a 315-foot copy of the Giralda bell tower from Seville, Spain, as well as the largest swimming pool in the continental United States. Famous guests have included the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and several Vanderbilts, due to the war effort by the 1940s the Biltmore had been converted into an Air Force hospital.
The Biltmore boasts an 18-hole championship golf course, just under a dozen tennis courts, and Mediterranean style architecture that make it popular amongst tourists and locals alike looking for a glimpse of bygone luxury of an era gone past. Noteworthy is the hotel's "Al Capone Suite," which is reportedly haunted to this day.