Built in 1895, it was the home of George Vanderbilt, grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt, who built the family fortune. It is still owned today by George's descendants, the Cecil family (he had one child - Cornelia - who married a Cecil). It is the largest private home open to the public.
Sadly, photography is not allowed in the home. Let me assure you - George had some serious scratch. It is beautifully decorated and friggin' HUGE. Well worth the visit.
But you can snap away outside, so here are some casual shots I grabbed:
|The interior of the home encompasses some four acres.|
|The view of the Smokies from the home is stunning.|