Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC
Built by George Vanderbilt in the 1890's, the nation's largest privately owned estate is a tourist attraction year-round. With stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains outside, and 250 beautiful rooms inside, not to mention a winery and hotel on site, the Biltmore has plenty to offer visitors. During the holidays, the Biltmore brings in more that 50 trees and 30,000 lights, and their candlelight tours often sell out. For a schedule of events during their "Most Magical Time of Year," check here.