Oak Hill on Love Lane

224 Love Lane , Waynesville, NC 28786 USA (Show map)

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Oak Hill invites you to experience the best of Western North Carolina, from it's wide array of outdoor activities to Asheville's Biltmore Estate and the quaint local shops and restaurants. This stately home, built in 1898, sits on an oak covered hill overlooking the picturesque town of Waynesville and the surrounding mountains. Enjoy fine service and amenities in a quiet setting that will feel as comfortable as your favorite jeans!

Reviews

Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Awesome anniversary weekend

5 on April 28, 2016

Darlene and Toni were great hosts. They made feel at home, yet also took care of our every need. The stay at Oak Hill was just what my wife and I needed. Their attention to detail and warm hospitality will draw us back again soon!


OUTSTANDING BNB!

5 on April 27, 2016

Took my wife to this charming and historic bed and breakfast this past weekend for her birthday and we could not have had a better time! Riddled with history, ambiance and a decadent breakfast, the charming innkeepers really know how to deliver! We highly recommend staying here. Often! Having stayed at many BnB's over the years, I can say without a doubt - this is tops! Quite and luxurious over sized rooms are just the beginning. The view from the front porch over looking downtown Waynesville cannot be oversold. It's as peaceful as it gets. We found the innkeepers to be very engaging and knowledgeable of all the right local spots to go. Even some hidden gems! Tremendous value. And the coffee...wow! If you are a coffee lover - this is the place for you! We can't wait to go back! Thank you Darlene and Tony!


The best B&B we have EVER stayed in

5 on April 03, 2016

Let me start by saying how welcoming Darlene and Tony were before we even arrived. Upon arrival, we were greeted, bags carried upstairs, and received an in depth tour. The accommodations and ambience of the house was amazing, including the lavender accessories and nightly turn down service. The weeping cherry trees were in full bloom and you could sit on the wrap around porch or gazebo and take it all in. Their concierge service was first rate and all recommeded restaurants were excellent. .Also, the breakfast throughout our stay was incredible. Waterfalls and hiking trails were within a short drive and you could even walk to downtown Waynesville. I enthusiastically recommend this B&B to everyone wanting location, top notch customer service, and wonderful hosts! We will definitely be back soon!


Pampered

5 on March 28, 2016

My Husband and I loved our stay at the Oak Hill on Love Lane Bed and Breakfast. Every detail was taken care and we felt like we were being pampered. The room was spacious and beautifully designed for comfort. The new innkeepers Darlene and Tony made us feel like we were part of their family. The breakfast was delicious and the little extras like fresh baked cookies each afternoon, as well a snacks and drinks available made for a very enjoyable stay. We have already booked our next stay!


Charming place to stay! Can't wait to go back!

5 on March 14, 2016

We stayed 1 night as part of our 2nd honeymoon, but we wish we would've booked more nights here. Upon arrival the "old" and "new" owners were there to greet us, unloaded our luggage, and gave us a tour of the entire home. They made us feel so special and treated us like royalty! We stayed in the Bess Ray room that had the most adorable bathroom that was actually an enclosed portion of the wrap around porch. The light coming into the room was peaceful, and we really enjoyed the clawfoot tub. Breakfast was gourmet fruit cobbler and an egg/sausage/potato skillet. The inn keepers waited on us hand and foot. We didn't want to leave, so we promise to visit again soon and stay longer next time. We thank you for your southern hospitality!


Best Place to stay in Waynesville -Maggie Valley area

5 on February 27, 2016

Got married in Maggie Valley and stayed here on Love Lane the weekend of the wedding which was appropriate!! Had an awesome time, made to feel very welcome and Deb and Shell bent over backwards to make our stay first class and comfortable! Everything was perfect and the breakfast and home was outstanding! We will go back!


Wonderful Inn

5 on February 19, 2016

The Oak Hill on Love Lane is a lovely Inn in the charming town of Waynesville. The innkeepers are warm and gracious, the rooms well appointed and immiculate and the food delicious! If your travels take you in this direction, we would recommend a stay here-you won't be disappointed!


Home away from home

5 on February 12, 2016

What a wonderful, relaxing stop on our trip. We were on a mission to find our perfect retirement property when we stayed overnight in this lovely, charming B and B. The hosts were not only amazing cooks but they were so sweet! Their home was warm and inviting and so beautifully decorated. When I could not locate a local laundromat they were so kind to clean and fold a few outfits for us so we would have clean clothes for the remaining days of our trip. I cannot say enough nice words about them. We will be staying there again as our new home is under construction. Looking forward to home away from home.


best bed & breakfast

5 on February 01, 2016

This was the best bed and breakfast we have ever stayed in. Deb and Shell were so hospitable and helpful and made our anniversary weekend the best! We will definitely go back.


Great experience

5 on January 24, 2016

I was fortunate to spend time at Oak Hill during November, December, and January. The service was great, the rooms clean and spacious, and the breakfasts delicious. I would recommend this as an option if you are planning a trip to the Asheville/Maggie Valley area. It was a great experience for me!


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Rooms & Rates

Margaret Mary Room

Margaret Lawrence Ray and Mary Virginia Ray were the youngest of 12 children born to Clyde and Ella Davis-Ray. As the babies of the family, the two girls occupied this room from birth through adolescence. Mary Virginia, who inherited her mother’s beauty, was named Miss Haywood County. •Bedroom, En-Suite Bathroom (second floor) •Standing Tile Shower •King Bed •Bay Windows •South & East Mountain Views (morning sunrise!) •Approximately 325 Square Feet

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Clyde Ray Sr. Suite

Clyde Ray Sr. Suite - This suite can be combined with the Bess Ray-Howell Room for a two bedroom suite. Clyde Ray Senior was the original owner of the home. He designed and built it for his wife and 12 children. Ray was a prominent merchant, banker and 14 year mayor of Waynesville. It took Ray two years to complete the home and he took great pride in utilizing only the finest materials available at the time. •Bedroom, Private Parlor And En-Suite Bathroom (first floor) •Two-Person Jacuzzi Tub •King Bed •North & West Mountain Views •Approximately 510 Square Feet •May be combined with Bess Ray Howell Room to create a two bedroom suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Bess Ray-Howell Room

Bess Ray-Howell Room - Features a four-poster queen size bed with en-suite bath that includes a claw foot tub. Bess Haywood Ray was the 6th of 12 children born to Clyde and Ella Ray. She eventually married Captain Howell of the confederate army who rode with Stonewall Jackson in the Civil War. After the death of Captain Howell, Bess moved back into the family home to live out her days in Waynesville. •Bedroom, En-Suite Bathroom (first floor) •Queen Bed •Claw Foot Tub •South & West Mountain Views •Approximately 325 Square Feet •May be combined with Clyde Ray Senior Suite to create a two bedroom suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Bobby Breese Suite

Bobby Breese Suite - This suite includes a four-poster queen bed, private parlor and en-suite bath. Robert Hume Breese is the son of Jennie Elmina Ray-Breese, the 5th of 12 children born to Clyde and Ella Ray, and the eldest daughter. As the home passed thru the second generation, Robert and his family occupied the house for a number of years. Most of his family, including Ron Breese a prominent local realtor who represented the house, reside in Waynesville to this day and are very much connected to the original homestead. •Bedroom, Private Parlor and En-Suite Bathroom (second floor) •Standard Tub/Shower •Queen Four-Poster Bed •South & West Mountain Views •Approximately 430 Square Feet

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Ella Davis Ray Room

Ella Davis-Ray, the matriarch of the Ray family, was a strong-willed and beautiful woman accustomed to all the luxuries of the time. Clyde, after much cajoling (and the advent of the railroad), convinced Ella to move to the budding town of Waynesville to raise their family. The story has it that after the birth of her 12 children, Ella, in an effort to insure her privacy, moved up to the guest room and promptly had a lock installed on the door! Needless to say, there were no more children after that. •Bedroom, En-Suite Bathroom (second floor) •Standard Tub/Shower •King Bed •Bay Windows •South & East Mountain Views •Approximately 340 Square Feet

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location

Location Type

Near Harrah's Cherokee Casino, Near Blue Ridge Parkway, Near Biltmore Estate, Near Maggie Valley, Near Cataloochie, Countryside, Mountains, Small town

Airport

Asheville, NC (AVL) 36 miles

Directions to property:

FROM KNOXVILLE: Take I-40 east to the Maggie Valley exit (Highway 276). FROM ATLANTA (through Franklin, NC) Take I-85 East to US-985 North toward Gainesville, GA. Merge onto US23/441 toward Clayton, GA and proceed through Franklin, NC. Continue on US23/441 to US23/74 at Sylva. FROM ASHEVILLE: Take I-40 west to exit 27, follow US23/74 to Waynesville exit 102 and turn right.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Biltmore House, Pisgah National Forrest, Great Smoky Mountains, Blue Ridge Parkway, Smoky Mountain Railroad, Harrah's Cherokee Casino, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Secretarial services, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wired internet , All rooms include gas log fireplaces, Plush Hypo-Allergenic Bedding, Latex Beds, Butler Pantry, We feature 620 thread count sheets, Specialty Soaps & Lotions

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Fall Color Tours, Waterfall Tours, Cherokee Indian Reservation, Motor Cycles, Blue Ridge Parkway, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3PM-6PM
  • Check Out:: 11AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited With prior approval from innkeepers, dependant on occupancy.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night stay required weekends, most holidays and in Season
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Due at time of reservation; one or two night's stay,one nights deposit or 50% of total reservation for extended stays.
  • Cancellations: 15 days prior to arrival - refundable less $30 cxl fee. 30 days prior for holidays and Peak Season - refundable less $30 cxl fee. Within 15 days of arrival - deposit is non-refundable. Within 72 hours of arrival - full price of reservation will be charged. In the event the room(s) are sold, the deposit will be refunded (less cxl fee).

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Tony & Darlene Blankenship

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

We are so pleased to bring their many years of entrepreneurial experience to Oak Hill on Love Lane Bed & Breakfast. Having owned our own businesses for the last 25 years, we are excited to devote our passion for excellent customer service and attention to detail to the Inn. We are committed to providing great service and a comfortable welcoming atmosphere for the guests of Oak Hill. We look forward to welcoming you to Oak Hill on Love Lane!

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8:30AM Daily
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Pumpkin Apple Pancake
All of our pancakes are baked in individual cast iron skillets. The Pumpkin Apple version features caramelized apples under a pumpkin pancake and topped with caramelized bananas and pecans, mascarpone whipped cream and a fresh strawberry.