It’s a revelation that quite possibly is playing out in homes across the country: when the holiday decorations come down, the house looks lackluster and bleak. What once sparkled and shined appears to need a good dusting or polish. Mops and vacuum cleaners are pulled out and put to use.
It’s the same scenario in America’s largest home, but on a much grander scale. After putting away the thousands of Christmas decorations used to adorn Biltmore House during the holidays, Biltmore staff uses the quieter winter months to focus on caring for the 250-room home and preparing for the year ahead.