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PHA Executive Summit Social Events

Join fellow hospital executives and physician-owners as they gather in Asheville, NC for the 2017 PHA Executive Summit! The intimate event includes social excursions where you can network and discover Asheville’s rich history.

Biltmore Estate Reception and Tour

Biltmore House in Fall

Step back in time at the exquisite Biltmore Estate during a reception and guided tour of America’s largest home. When the Vanderbilt family vacationed in Asheville in 1888, George Vanderbilt immediately fell in love with the rustic beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A year later, construction began to make his dream of a European-inspired country estate come to life.

Construction began in 1889 and required over 1,000 workers. Small factories were built on the property to produce the materials necessary for the construction of the house. A private railroad track was laid from the village depot to deliver the Indiana limestone and Italian marble that Vanderbilt imported. In 1895, the result was an 8,000-acre estate with 250 rooms, formal and informal gardens, and America’s first managed forest.

Discover the rich history of the Estate including its public opening during the Great Depression and its important role during World War II. Hear stories about parties in the house, the personalities of friends who visited, how the Vanderbilts spent their time at the Estate, and the artifacts that have been collected over the years. 

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10/11/2017 » 10/13/2017
Third Annual PHA Executive Summit