In addition to cooking and serving a magnificent breakfast the morning after 5 inches of snow fell, Dina and Carolyn had the B&B driveway cleared of snow before you could say 'pumpkin muffin with almonds and white chocolate'! What gracious innkeepers, wonderful cooks...friendly and attentive. Have already booked my next stay there!
My boyfriend surprised me with a visit to Asheville and chose the PAH for our accommodations. I'm picky when it comes to that kind of stuff, so he was a little nervous. To his surprise, I was elated to pull up to a historic hotel that had vintage touches. Upon check in, we were excited to hear that we had received a complimentary upgrade and it didn't disappoint. We received one of the largest rooms on the 3rd floor with bedroom, living and kitchen areas. All areas were clean and I didn't feel like I had to wash my hands every time I touched something like I often do in chain hotels. At 5:30, we went to the lobby for light refreshments and wine, and had a delightful conversation with the receptionist regarding our dining choice for the evening. We chose a French restaurant - Bouchon - and it was incredible. Highly recommended. That evening we snuggled in the very cozy and comfortable bed, and listened to the knocks of the authentic radiator. We woke to morning light coming in the windows and made our way down to the dining room for breakfast. My boyfriend and I both had the salmon and egg croissant with fresh fruit, which was delicous. They had an assortment of self-serve beverages and a very well dressed table. My only recommendation would have been honey for the tea, but otherwise, all other things were well thought out. We checked out around 10am. The staff was friendly and welcoming and always accommodating. We will definitely return to the PAH. Hopefully, when we can stay longer and experience the city in more depth.
We were snowed in with an unexpected storm. Ken, the owner, went above and beyond to beth the road plowed to get us out to the airport on time. Ken is a great host in addition. Keeps the fire going and lots of good stories.
My husband and I recently stayed at Andon-Reid. The owners and staff are wonderful - even cooked us dinner one night when the weather was bad and we weren't able to keep our reservation in downtown Asheville! So friendly and accommodating...would definitely stay here again! We also really enjoyed the fun-filled basement :-)
My husband and I stayed last weekend for 3 nights and it was fabulous! The staff was so courteous and thoughtful and I loved the at home touch that was provided. The personal notes left by the cleaning staff, homemade cookies during the day and the coffee in the morning was great. The complimentary breakfast was a wonderful touch and the food was awesome breakfast and dinner. We totally enjoyed sitting by the fire at the outside patio on Saturday! The Inn is beautiful and the owners Don and Kim was so very nice and friendly. We definitely plan to tell our friends and we will come back soon.
What a beautiful home and wonderful inn! The proprietors are quite pleasant and most helpful with regard to service, directions, recommendations, etc. Excellent hosts! The room was extremely quiet and comfortable. We slept like rocks. The breakfast was delish as well. Spent the day at the Biltmore and had dinner just up the hill at the Grove Park. Very highly recommend visiting the resort and having drinks in front of their beautiful lobby fireplaces, and taking in the history of the resort. Really enjoyed our stay and wouldn't hesitate to book at the Albemarle Inn for our next visit to the area.
We were supposed to originally stay over during the Martin Luther King Holiday, but I got sick, so we had to postpone. Ladonna, the Inn Keeper, was very helpful and gave us a gift certificate to use, since our 1st night's deposit had already been paid. We rescheduled at out next available weekend and we were glad it worked out that way. We had originally booked one of the less expensive rooms, but when we re-booked, the "Zen Retreat" had become available. It wasn't that much more, but it was really worth it. My wife is pretty picky about rooms, but she loved it, even though we had to go up an extra flight of stairs. They had taken what would have probably been an attic space and converted into a wonderfully designed retreat. Some of the best aspects of it were - the huge walk in steam shower (with bench)that with a touch of a button heated up quickly to 115 degrees; the King bed; cushioned benches for under three different dormer windows; a very cozy sitting area; the 3rd floor view of downtown Asheville; and mostly importantly the Japanese themed decor that made it seem as if you were in another locale. We tried to spend as much time as we could in the room while still trying to get out and see the sights and visit the great restaurants. Ladonna was the best hostess I have ever had at a B&B, and I've been to at least 20. The Breakfast staff were so nice and on Sunday morning, each of the women were given origami creations that Kris had made. The food itself was great with fresh fruit and Quiche Lorraine on Saturday and Pumpkin Waffles on Sunday.
We just stayed at The Yellow House for the 5th time, we love it so much that we keep coming back. Shawn & his staff are amazing and do everything possible to make your stay as memorable as the last. The rooms are exceptionally romantic, most with a couple's tub, high quality robes, and fireplaces that make it all more cozy. I will be making more reservations soon! Ren & April Russell
My significant other and I randomly chose the Reynolds Mansion for just a Valentine's weekend get away. Our decision was made based on the photo of the room "All That Jazz". We were initially disappointed when we realized the room was not in the main house but in the carriage house. Wrong! The room was fantastic! Spacious, clean, meticulously decorated - like every other inch of this property. The highlight of the property though is Inn Keeper Billy. He doesn't just put breakfast on the table, he sits and talks about the house, the Reynolds family history, his life, his experiences, each topic fascinating and entertainingly told. We know The Reynolds Mansion is special - we met another couple there who were on their 5th visit! We'll be back again and again too.
My wife and I just stayed in the Princess Anne. We're actually from Asheville. But decided to take an in-town vacation. Our first time staying there. We loved it. Beautiful rooms. Really nice feel. Wonderful breakfast! I'm not a big lover of B&Bs because oftentimes I feel sort of cornered by the folks running the particular B&B. That I have to talk. What I loved about Princess Anne was that you get great attention but it's big enough so that you can talk if you want but if you don't feel like socializing it's easy not to. Highly recommend. Tommy Hays.
Our stay at Abbington Green was fabulous! Nick and Steve are exceptional hosts. From the moment we arrived we felt at home. We appreciated the attention to details, from the chocolate hearts lying on our bed for our wedding anniversary to the ultra soft bathrobes and everything in-between. My personal favorite surprise was the lip balm! The evening hors d' oeuvres were yummy and the other guests were entertaining. In the morning we didn’t want to get out of bed for breakfast, but we were happy we did because breakfast was delicious and the service (Nick, Steve, and Bradshaw) was exceptional. We will be back.
My fiance and I stayed at Albemarle Inn for the first time over valentines day weekend. We had a great experience. The Bartok's retreat was so cute and comfortable. the house is beautiful. Our three course breakfast in the sun-room each morning was a fantastic way to start the day. Their food was delicious and impressive. We also enjoyed wine and cheese in the afternoon. The location is perfect. You are close to everything and have a view of downtown and Grove Park Inn. We even receive complimentary tickets to the Biltmore Estate on Sunday which added to a wonderful weekend.
This is a wonderful gem in Asheville. It is super convenient to downtown Asheville, all of the great restaurants and only 5 minutes to Biltmore! The hostess was magnificent and wonderfully accommodating. The beds were luxurious and so comfortable and breakfast was scrumptious. I look forward to my next visit! Thank you Ladonna
We had such a wonderful time at the Albemarle. It is a beautiful home with a lot of charm. The owners welcomed us and were just so sweet offering us suggestions on eating and outing activities. We will be going back again soon!
Loved this B&B, quite charming, very nice for the price, hosts are accommodating. Especially nice in comparison to available motels in the area. Surprisingly great restaurants nearby as well. Don't miss out on this great stay.
My second stay at this fabulous B&B. Shawn and staff know how to treat their guests. The accommodations are clean, comfortable, and charming. So many little extras that make you feel special. Best of all you feel at home for however long you stay (except you don't have to do a thing!).
Not sure why I'm unable to click on the 5th button on the rating scale which indicates "outstanding." So, please note that my rating would actually be a "5" as "outstanding." We have stayed at The 1898 Waverly Inn a number of times, and it is our favorite B&B by far!! This most recent stay was for our wedding weekend. Upon returning to The Waverly after our ceremony, not far from there, we found a delicious bottle of champagne awaiting us in our room. It was from John, Diane, Darla, and Debbie! We love them!!! They are our friends, and we look forward to our return, time after time! We highly recommend The Waverly for the amazingly beautiful and comfortable rooms, the outstanding breakfasts, and the friendships that you'll make with the sweetest innkeepers ever.
Nick is a great host.We stayed in the Kensington Garden room.The bathroom had a built in wall heater, fantastic shower head and soft water.Everything was clean,the bed was comfortable and plenty of natural light.Breakfast was excellent and served by knowledgeable staff.You could easily skip lunch after a breakfast like that.As an added bonus Nick served wine at 5pm with appetizers that offered a comfortable environment to interact with other guests.He also put out several types of homemade cookies for night time snaking.We will be back.
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