The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-Selling Regional Guidebook

Susanna Pantas -"Beautifully rendered paintings of nature, ourselves, and the imagined"

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A Bed of Roses (NRHP): Situated on a quiet, tree-lined street in the historic Montford district of Asheville, A Bed of Roses was built at the end of the Victorian era by Oliver Davis Revell and meticulously renovated in 2002. Enjoy the comfort of the tastefully decorated 1897 Queen Anne house with its shaded porch and tended gardens. Many of the guest rooms have fireplaces and private baths including Jacuzzi-style tubs. 135 Cumberland Ave., Asheville, NC 28801; 828-258-8700,800-471-4182.

Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn (NRHP): AAA 4-Diamonds. Richard Sharp Smith designed Colonial Revival-style home. Romantic English flavor that includes antique furnishings, fine rugs, piano, library and fireplaces. Prize-winning English gardens surround the inn. Inside, the stylish guestrooms are named after parks and gardens around London. Each room has a king bed, whirlpool tub with shower, fireplace, HDTV and internet access. Five rooms plus one- and two-bedroom suites. Located in the Montford Historic District. 46 Cumberland Circle, Asheville, NC 28801; 828-251-2454, 800-251-2454.

Aberdeen Inn: Six guest rooms and cottages, all with private baths, four with fireplaces. Children over 12 welcome. One of the earliest houses built in the area, the Aberdeen Inn rests comfortably on a small rise surrounded by nearly an acre of lawns, trees and gardens. Hot tub, full gourmet breakfast. 64 Linden Ave., Asheville, NC 28801; 828-254-9336.

Albemarle Inn (NRHP):  the Albemarle Inn is housed in a classic 1907 Southern mansion with English gardens. Period guest rooms offer clawfoot or whirlpool tubs with fragrant bath amenities, fine linens, fresh flowers and evening turndown service. Elegant canopy queen or king-size beds and a private balcony are special features of some rooms. Award winning full gourmet breakfasts are served at private tables on the bright sunporch or cozy period dining room.  86 Edgemont Road, Asheville NC 28801, 828-255-0027, 800-621-7435. .

Applewood Manor Inn (NRHP): A Colonial Revival-style house on almost two acres of secluded lawn and shade trees. The inn and its sizeable rooms are accented with fireplaces, private baths and balconies, antiques, art and fresh flowers. Services each day include a full delicious and plentiful 3-course breakfast, afternoon social with beverages and treats and turndown service are provide Located in the Montford Historic District. 62 Cumberland Circle, Asheville, NC 28801; 828-254-2244, 800-442-2197.

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Asheville Seasons Bed & Breakfast: An intimate Inn with only five guest rooms, Asheville Seasons is located in the Montford Historic District. Walk to downtown, enjoy sitting on the front porch, read a book in the parlor or just relax in your room. A delicious breakfast with fruit, a main course, juice, teas, and  special blend of gourmet organic fair trade coffee is included. All of the seasonal themed rooms include private baths, king or queen beds and most have working fireplaces. 43 Watauga Street, Asheville NC 28801, 828-236-9494.

Asia Bed and Spa: East meets West at ASIA, a haven of serene privacy, with five luxurious suites. Everything you see, touch, or sense creates an experience of pampering and calm. Japanese Gardens with a fountain, exotic fabrics and finishes! Double Jacuzzis, fireplaces, king beds, robes and slippers, and a mini-bar. 128 Hillside Street, Asheville NC 28801, 828-255-0051.

At Cumberland Falls Bed & Breakfast Inn, Asheville NC At Cumberland Falls Bed & Breakfast Inn (NRHP): Turn-of-the-century home located in Montford Historic District. Grounds are landscaped with waterfalls, koi ponds, and gardens. The inn features quilted maple woodwork and solarium. Guest rooms have wood or gas-burning fireplaces and two-person Jacuzzi tubs surrounded by marble. Gourmet breakfasts, fresh pastries, flowers, and robes in rooms, turndown service with chocolates, massage, and concierge service. 254 Cumberland Ave., Asheville, NC 28801; 828-253-4085, 888-743-2557.

Beaufort House Inn (NRHP): A grand Queen Anne mansion, features wood-burning fireplaces, two-person Jacuzzis, fitness facility and mountain views. Built in 1894, this historic home has been meticulously restored as a romantic bed and breakfast inn with an air of casual luxury and elegance and has a lovely gingerbread porch, with beautifully landscaped grounds that include tea gardens.  Popular afternoon tea offered on outdoor porch. 61 North Liberty St., Asheville, NC 28801; 828-254-8334, 800- 261-2221.


Bent Creek Lodge: Bent Creek Lodge is a rustic mountain retreat surrounded by acres of woods and miles of trails and located less than one mile from the North Carolina Arboretum. Built in 1999, the Lodge is an ideal base for biking, hiking, canoeing, and exploring the Asheville area. Features gourmet breakfasts and intimate dinners for guests only. Amenities include a great room with stone fireplace, pool table, spacious decks, and ten comfortably appointed guest rooms with private baths and air conditioning. 10 Parkway Crescent, Arden NC 28704; 828-654-9040, 877-231-6574.

Biltmore Village Inn: Located in historic Biltmore Village, this lovely 1892 Queen Anne Victorian Bed & Breakfast is the closest to Biltmore Estate, located only five blocks from entrance gate. Large rooms feature Jacuzzis, fireplaces, flat screens, DVD players and wireless Internet access. Meals and conversation are enjoyed on a porch boasting mountain views and sunsets. The only B&B in Asheville that has true mountain views from the wrap-around porch. 119 Dodge St., Asheville NC 28803; 828-274-8707, 866-274-9779.

Bridle Path Inn: A country inn on a mountain. Full breakfast served in dining room or on the veranda overlooking the city. All rooms have private baths, cable TV and telephones. 30 Lookout Road, Asheville NC 28804. 828-252-0035.

Bunn House Hotel: A small boutique hotel located within walking distance of downtown Asheville. A little gem of refined elegance and timeless design.15 Clayton Street, Asheville NC 28801: 828-333-8700

Carolina Bed & Breakfast (NRHP): A turn-of-the-century restoration located in the Montford district, this historic house designed in 1900 by Richard Sharp Smith has seven rooms with fireplaces, private baths, and air-conditioning. The rooms are decorated with a blend of antiques and collectibles. With its pebbledash finish, unique rooflines and abundant porches, this Smith creation blends art and nature in the true Arts and Crafts tradition. 177 Cumberland Ave., Asheville, NC 28801; 828-254-3608, 888-254-3608.

Cedar Crest Inn (NRHP): One of the largest and most opulent residences surviving from Asheville’s 1890s boom period, is an 1891 Queen Anne mansion featuring elegant interiors created by Vanderbilt’s craftsmen. Romantic guest suites, rooms and beautiful grounds. Awarded AAA’s Four Diamond rating. Just three blocks from the entrance to Biltmore Estate. 674 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28803; 828-252-1389

Chestnut Street Inn (NRHP): A superbly restored Colonial Revival bed & breakfast located in the Chestnut Hill Historic District. The entire grounds are designated a “Treasure Tree” preserve. The 1905 house has been lovingly restored and has some of the most elegant interior woodwork to be found in Asheville. Eclectic furnishings with great porches and all rooms have private baths. Private suite also available. Afternoon tea and breakfast are served daily. 176 East Chestnut St., Asheville, NC 28801, 828-285-0705, 800-894‑2955.

Crooked Oak Mountain Inn: Set on three gently wooded acres, this beautiful mountain bed and breakfast is located only three miles from downtown Asheville. All six guest rooms have private baths, luxurious linens,  fresh flowers, plush robes and high-speed and wireless internet access. A full gourmet breakfast is served daily.  217 Patton Mountain Road, Asheville NC 28804, 828-252-9219, 877-252-9219.

Hill House Bed & Breakfast: Located less than a mile from downtown in a lovely residential neightborhood, this 1885 restored house has all of the vintage ambiance of years ago. 120 Hillside Street, Asheville NC 28801; 828-232-0345

1900 Inn on Montford (NRHP): A 1900 Richard Sharp Smith-designed English country cottage, is furnished with period antiques from 1730 to 1910, oriental rugs and an extensive collection of antique maps. Full breakfast also served daily. Eight large and comfortable guest rooms/suites have private in-suite baths, fireplaces, and king-sized beds. A large Southern porch and a massive stone fireplace grace the inn. In Montford Historic District. 296 Montford Ave., Asheville, NC 28801; 828-254-9569, 800- 254-9569.

North Lodge on Oakland Bed & Breakfast (NRHP): A lovingly restored 1904 stone and cedar shingle home nestled on an acre of gardens and featuring six tastefully appointed guest rooms, each with private baths and TV.  Antiques and contemporary furnishings. Deluxe hot breakfast. No smoking. Fine hotel service at affordable rates. 84 Oakland Rd., Asheville, NC 28801; 828-252-6433, 800-282-3602.

Oakland Cottage Bed & Breakfast: Circa 1905 B&B with spacious family friendly suites.  Breakfast included. This 5,000 square ft "cottage" has been naturally broken into private and roomy Suites. The open common areas create a warm and spacious feel. Conveniently located a short one and a half miles from the entrance of the Biltmore Estate and just two miles from downtown Asheville's Pack Square   74 Oakland Road, Asheville NC 28801, 828-994-2627, 866-858-0863.

Pinecrest Bed & Breakfast (NRHP): 1905 English Tudor-style home with matching front towers. Located in Montford Historic District. Believed to be a Richard Sharp Smith designed house, having his signature pebbledash exterior. Situated on an acre of lush grounds and woods. Two elegant parlors, each with fireplace. Rooms have queen size or antique twin beds. Gourmet breakfast served in formal dining room on fine china and crystal with heirloom silver. 249 Cumberland Ave., Asheville, NC 28801; 828-281-4275,888-811-3053.

Sourwood Inn: Located 10 miles from downtown Asheville on one hundred acres, the Sourwood Inn has 12 guest rooms with wood-burning fireplaces, balconies, and baths. Also available is the charming Sassafras Cabin. Located near the Blue Ridge Parkway in the mountains surrounding Asheville, Sourwood Inn has two miles of walking trails and offers a unique experience of the mountains.810 Elk Mountain Scenic Hwy., Asheville, NC 28804; 828-255-0690.

Sweet Biscuit Inn: 1915 Colonial Revival house with rich decorative details throughout, including 11-foot ceilings, tiger oak floors, dramatic formal staircase, and a comfortable full length porch. 3 spacious guest rooms and carriage house with private baths. Located in Kenilworth neighborhood of East Asheville. Casual comfort and unpretentious sophistication are the hallmarks of this sweet and charming B&B. Children welcomed. 77 Kenilworth Rd., Asheville, NC 28803; 828-250-0170.

The Black Walnut Bed & Breakfast Inn (NRHP): A finely preserved Shingle-style home, was built in 1899 by Richard Sharp Smith and restored into a bed & breakfast in 1992. the Inn features six rooms in the main house and two brand new, pet friendly suites in the restored carriage house. All rooms have private bath, luxury bedding, and most have fireplaces. Room rates include gourmet three course breakfast and afternoon tea with wine tasting. In Montford Historic District. 288 Montford Ave., Asheville, NC 28801; 828-254-3878, 800-381-3878.

The Lion & The Rose (NRHP): A Queen Anne/Georgian-style home, was built around 1898. Lovely antique-filled suites and private rooms complete with fresh flowers and linens. 24-hour guest pantry, wireless internet and TV/DVD players in each guest room. Gourmet breakfast served daily in the sunny dining room. In Montford Historic District. 276 Montford Ave., Asheville, NC 28801; 828-255-7673, 800-546-6988.

The Reynolds Mansion Bed & Breakfast Inn (NRHP) The Reynolds Mansion Bed & Breakfast Inn (circa 1847) has graciously restored accommodations that include eight guest rooms in the main house, three guest rooms in the nearby Carriage House and two private Cottages. All guest rooms feature private baths and most offer the warming glow of a fireplace.100 Reynolds Heights, Asheville NC 28804; 828-258-1111, 888-611-1156

1889 WhiteGate Inn & Cottage (NRHP): One of Asheville’s premier bed & breakfasts, the historic 1889 WhiteGate Inn & Cottage is conveniently located near downtown Asheville. Romance, elegance and tranquility perfectly describe the ambience of this New England-style inn. Sumptuous breakfasts, luxurious spa suites and award-winning gardens, complete with cascading waterfalls and koi ponds, are just part of what make this B&B special. 173 East Chestnut St., Asheville, NC 28801; 828-253-2553, 800-485-3045.

1899 Wright Inn & Carriage House NRHP): One of the finest examples of Queen Anne architecture in Asheville, has eight distinctive bedrooms and a luxurious suite with fireplace. All rooms have private baths, cable TV and telephones. The three-bedroom Carriage House is ideal for groups or families. Full breakfast and afternoon tea served daily in the inn. In Montford Historic District. 235 Pearson Dr., Asheville, NC 28801; 828-251-0789, 800-552-5724.


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