Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn

46 Cumberland Circle , Asheville, NC 28801 USA (Show map)

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History. Style. Romance. AAA Four Diamond Rated Inn designed by Biltmore Estate on-site architect, Richard Sharp Smith in 1908. Extensive prize-winning English gardens. Luxurious guest rooms plus one- and two-bedroom suites. All have a King-size bed, luxury whirlpool with shower, towel warmer, fireplace, individual room climate control: air conditioning and heat, and HD TV/Blu-ray. High-speed internet access. Lavish organic gourmet breakfast. Pet-friendly suites. Located in Montford Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. Half-mile to Downtown Asheville. Ten minutes to Biltmore Estate and Blue Ridge Parkway. Experience our calm haven where classic style, tranquility and ease of the Old World combine with the best of modern amenities.

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Best in Asheville

5 on January 21, 2016

We could not have wished for a more delightful stay. Every aspect of this accommodation is near perfection. The hosts, Nick and Steve are cordial, engaging and most helpful. The food is exceptional and features organically produced and local as often as possible. The breakfast and social time food was excellent. Nick's recommendation for a local restaurant was perfect as well. This Bed and Breakfast caused me to wish for an occasion to return to it.

Innkeeper Response
We appreciate you choosing Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn for your Asheville get away! I am so pleased that you enjoyed our breakfasts and 5pm Social Hour. We use organic, locally sourced ingredients in preparation for both--and like to feature cheeses from the Western North Carolina Cheese Trail. Getting to recommend restaurants that we've enjoyed is never a problem--helping our guests to have the best Asheville visit possible is top of our list. Many thanks for your stay and we do hope that we will see you again someday soon! All the best, --Nick


Great Traditional B&B

4.6 on January 15, 2016

This is a traditional B&B in downtown Asheville. The owners are great and very accommodating. It's a bit of an older crowd, but we were fine with that.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your recent stay with us at Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn. We are very lucky to be within the borders of downtown Asheville--the restaurants and shops are a nice walk (about 30 minutes) away. We are so happy that you chose Abbington Green for your Asheville stay. Please come back and stay again soon! All the best, --Nick


Can't wait to return

5 on January 14, 2016

I was amazed at the service provided to me. I never stayed at a bed and breakfast before and I don't think I can receive the treatment that Nick and Steve showed to me anyplace else. The breakfast was amazing, social hour was great. Conversations and learning about the property really amazed me the history about the house was outstanding. Can't wait to return sometime this year I would love to see the flowers in the Spring. I would like to thank Nick and Steve for inviting our group into his home.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for choosing Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn for your get away! We really enjoyed having all of you here. I am so happy that you enjoyed hearing about the history of the house...I always like to walk our guests through at the beginning of their stay and tell them about the former owners and tenants of 46 Cumberland Circle. We definitely would love to see you all again--and the springtime is terrific here with everything in bloom. We look forward to seeing you again! All the best, --Nick


Six Celebrate Retirement

5 on January 13, 2016

Our group received a royal welcoming. Nick had the most scrumptious social hour. The attention to detail throughout the inn was amazing. Everything from the coffee and cookies to the robes in each room made our visit outstanding. Be sure to use the bath salts, shampoo and lotion, heavenly. The breakfast, well you must go and experience it. Again perfection, he served each special request to order.

Innkeeper Response
It was so fun hosting you all for the big retirement get away! Thank you so much for choosing Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn! I'm so glad that you all enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for mentioning our bath products...they are all made in North Carolina just for us, and are really terrific. From traveling so much at my former job, I know how important soothing and wonderful bath products are to have...including the lip balm...to make a guest stay complete! Thank you for staying with us to mark the retirement...we hope to see you all again very soon! All the best,--Nick


Best Bed and Breakfast in Asheville!

5 on January 12, 2016

From beginning to end, our weekend trip could not have been any better thanks to Nick, Steve and their wonderful staff! Once I booked our room at Abbington Green the friendly and charming communication began. I was asked to complete a simple questionnaire asking about our breakfast beverages of choice, our dietary needs and when we would be arriving so my guest and I would get a warm personal greeting. The Regent's Park room was perfect for our one night stay and there was no detail over looked! Fresh linens, clean bathroom and trip brochures laid out for us to keep us busy during our stay. Breakfast on Sunday morning was wonderful. Nick and Bradshaw were such excellent hosts to which their stellar service was only outdone by the fresh, organic yogurt and Eggs Benedict! I am already planning our next trip to see Nick and hopefully stay in the Eaton Square Suite so we can bring our two kids to enjoy Asheville and the Biltmore Estate! By far the easiest 5-Star, 4 Diamond, A+ rating I can give to our most generous hosts for our getaway weekend for two!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for booking our Regent's Park room in the Main House at Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn for your overnight! I am so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us, and that you were here for our Eggs Benedict! Thank you for taking a moment to fill out our pre-arrival questionnaire...it really does allow us to tailor your stay with us to your favorite things (and it allows us to comply with any dietary needs too). It is very important to us that you have a comfortable and happy time under our roof. We want our guests to feel like family. We enjoy recommending restaurants and helping with reservations. Asheville is such a fun place to visit, we are looking forward to the next time you all come this way! All the best, --Nick


Can't say enough good things!

5 on January 10, 2016

These guys are the best of the best in every respect...beautiful linens, top quality bath toiletries, totally updated bathrooms in a beautifully maintained 100-year old home, fabulous breakfasts with organic, local ingredients. But what sets this inn apart even more is the hospitality of the owners and staff...and they do it so graciously without being overbearing. We've stayed twice in the past 6 months and are going back for one of their special events at the end of the month. Don't stay anyplace else in Asheville!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for staying with us again at Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn! We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us--we definitely like to be able to pamper our guests with pretty linens, delicious breakfasts, and a fun 5pm Social Hour. It is fun for us to see guests again and again...that truly is the best compliment for us. We really do feel like our guests become treasured friends that visit our home. We are all so looking forward to seeing you again very soon! All the best, --Nick


Amazing Abbington Green b & B

5 on January 10, 2016

The best! Beautiful, comfortable, relaxing gardens, & breakfast made with local & organinc ingredients. The innkeepers are very friendly & take great care of their guests. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. One of the best b & b's we have stayed at. We wouldn't consider any other b & b or hotel when returning to Asheville.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your stay with us at Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn! One of the best parts of our jobs as Innkeepers is to assist and help our guests to make their stay in Asheville just as they like it. Looking for great restaurants? We've got them here...a few within walking distance! Like a run or walk during your day? We have a Greenway path just steps from the Inn's front door. Want tickets to events or activities? We have Biltmore tickets and Trolley Tour tickets here at the Inn...no waiting in lines! We hope to get the chance to have you stay with us again very soon! All the best, --Nick


Lovely B&B in every respect!

5 on January 03, 2016

A perfect alternative to a stay in a hotel. Nick was a terrific host, the staff friendly and well trained. Our room was beautiful and just as lovely as the pictures depicted.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for choosing Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn for your visit to Asheville. We, too, think that a B&B is a great alternative to a hotel, especially in Asheville! We are lucky enough to be located in the Montford Historic District, which is in the boundaries of Downtown, but nestled in tree-lined streets and historic homes. We get to provide a homey stay for our guests...and work by the notion of "...enter as strangers, leave as friends..." Thank you for staying with us! We are glad that you came. Please visit again soon! All the best, --Nick


Abbington Green Is Amazing!

5 on January 02, 2016

What to say about Abbington Green? I could talk about how beautiful the grounds are. We came in the winter time so no flowers but the gardens were still nice and the outside of the house was beautifully decorated. The property is amazing. I could also talk about how cool the inside of the house is. So many great Christmas decorations. And there are many paintings and works of art belt local artists. Our room (the queen Mary) was fantastic too and was everything we were hoping for! And the food... There is a social hour every day with snacks that were out of this world. And breakfast was just as good (Nick even offered seconds!) I could also talk about the best part which was Nick and his staff. They were so friendly, fun, and made the overall stay amazing! Nick is very genuine and was full of stories. He seemed very passionate about creating a wonderful experience and it didn't seem like work to him. .... I could talk about all those things. Or you could just experience yourself. I highly recommend the latter.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you very much for choosing Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn for your December stay in Asheville! I am so happy that you got to see the house decorated for the winter holidays..the Inn sparkles and twinkles with thousands of lights and decorations, including the 20+ decorated trees and the 200+ nutcrackers on display from our collection. The decorations of gold and ivory in your room, Queen Mary's Garden are so pretty and match the soothing and luxe decor of that particular room in our Main House. We love having a full Inn, especially during the holidays...it makes the season even more festive for us. I am happy that you tried out one of our local (walk to!) restaurants here in our neighborhood, the Montford Historic District. Nine Mile is delicious, and cooks with flavors like no other! Even though our neighborhood is within the borders of downtown, it is quiet and tree lined, and a perfect place for our B&B. Thank you again, we hope to see you again very soon! All the best, --Nick


A must for your stay in Asheville!

5 on January 02, 2016

We spent Christmas eve and day at Abbington Green, our second visit in 5 months. Their unbelievable decorations made an already beautiful house absolutely magical. Nick, Steve, Bradshaw and rest of the staff worked so hard on their holiday to make ours was really special. Whether it's Christmas or not, these guys knock the ball out of the park...as other reviewers remark, the home is lovely and breakfast is fabulous but it's their warm, gracious hospitality that sets this inn apart. Nick, with his natural personality and background at Williams-Sonoma, leads the team to make you feel like a special guest while, at the same time, very much at home. They achieve the perfect balance between elegance and casual warmth. We only live half an hour away and are already planning our next visit just as a treat and to spend time with them. If you've never stayed at a B&B, try AG...beware though, it sets the platinum standard!

Innkeeper Response
One of the best things about being an Innkeeper is the opportunity to get to know guests like you that return to stay with us again and again! it has been especially nice this past year to have you all be able to see the changes and upgrades that we've made to Abbington Green each time you've visited. And, having you see the decorations was as fun for us as it has been for you. Thank you so much for this recent stay and the others! We truly enjoy seeing friendly faces return as treasured guests. Thank you again, we can't wait to see you next time! All the best, and see you soon!--Nick


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Rooms & Rates

Queen Mary's Garden

Cozy Queen Mary's Garden is our smallest room with soothing colors and features a King bed with mahogany sleigh heaboard, two comfortable wingback chairs, desk, wall-mounted 32"LCDcableTV with Hi-Def, movie/music channels and Blu-ray/ DVD plus a corner electric fireplace with remote mounted on the wall. The bath features a Sanijet pipeless whirlpool with rain shower above and custom marble surround, European towel warmer, period-style pedestal sink, LED motion-sensor lighting, hair dryer and lighted make-up mirror.Wi-fi access. Healthy, filtered water.

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

Kew Garden

Limited time: check this SPECIAL RATE Kew Garden features a King size cherry bed with half-tester canopy and custom draperies and window and wall treatments. It also features an original oak mantle with working gas fireplace. A wall-mounted 43" PlasmaTV with Hi-Def and movie/music channels plus Blu-ray/ DVD. The marble and tile bath features a state-of-the-art Sanijet whirlpool tub with rain shower above, a period-style pedestal sink, LED motion-sensor lighting, hair dryer and make-up mirror.Wi-fi accesss. All water is healthfully filtered.

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

Regent's Park

Limited time: check this SPECIAL RATE . Newly renovated Regent's Park is a cozy room featuring a King size bed, custom canopy crown, draperies and wall treatment. The room includes a comfortable leather club chair and ottoman, a desk with mahogany bench and a wall-mounted 32"cable TV with Hi-Def and movie/music channels +Blu-ray/DVD player. The bath features a state-of-the-art Sanijet deep, whirlpool tub with shower above, custom marble surround, a period-style pedestal sink, hairdryer,make-up mirror and LED motion sensor lighting. Wi-Fi access. All water is specially healthfully filtered.

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

Kensington Garden

With the calm and soothing feeling of a garden retreat, this Kensington Garden features King size cherry bed with half-tester canopy with custom draperies and window treatments, and antique spinet desk and comfortable seating, Above the original oak fireplace mantle with working fireplace, is a 43"plasma cable TVwith Hi-Def, movie/music channels and a Blu-ray/DVD video player. The bath features a state-of-the-art Sanijet whirlpool tub with rain shower above, custom marble surround, a period -style pedestal sink, LED motion-sensor lighting, hair dryer and lighted make-up mirror.Wi-fi access. All water is healthfully filtered.

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

St.James's Park

Limited time:Check this SPECIAL RATE. St. James's Park room, named after the park across from Buckingham Palace in London, offers a King size bed with dramatic half-tester canopy, custom draperies, window and wall treatments.The original corner, quarter-sawn oak mantle has a working gas fireplace. Above the mantle wall-mounted 43" Plasma TV with Hi-Def and movie/music channels plus Blu-ray/DVD. An oversize wingback chair and French style caneback, open arm chair provide comfortable seating. The bath features a state-of-the-art Sanijet double whirlpool tub with rain shower and hand-held shower with marble surround, custom stone counter, LED motion-sensor lighting in cherry cabinetry,Wall-mount 24" LED TV.European towel warmer, custom crown light sconce, Swarovski crystal light sconces, chandelier, make-up mirror and hairdryer.Wi-fi access. All water is healthfullly filtered.

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

Eaton Square Suite

Limited time: check this SPECIAL RATE This 750 Sq.ft. suite includes 2 King bedrooms/1.5 baths.Private entry with private porch overlooks Lower Garden. Private sitting room and Dining area. Bath features state-of-the-art Sanijet double whirlpool with shower above, European towel warmer, LED motion-sensor lights in cabinetry, make-up mirror, hairdryer.Fully equipped kitchen. 55"240HzLED TV with Hi-Def plus DVR and Blu-ray in Sitting room. 32"LCDcableTV and Blu-ray in 2nd Bedroom.26"LCD cable TV in the bath.WiFi access.Central air/heat. Dog friendly. All water specially, healthfully filtered

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 King

Grosvenor Square Suite

Limited time:check this SPECIAL RATE This suite with private entry and private porch overlooks our Lower garden. It features a King size cherry bed with custom half-tester canopy, custom window treatments. 42" PLASMATV with Hi-Def and Blu-ray/DVD player.Custom corner mantle with remote-control gas fireplace.Bath features state-of-the-art Sanijet double whirlpool tub with shower above, European towel warmer, 32"LCD cable TV, granite counter, LED motion-sensor lighting, hair dryer and make-up mirror. Refrigerator and Flavia hot beverage maker.WiFi access.Central air/heat. All water is specially filtered.

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

Hyde Park Suite

Limited time: check this SPECIAL RATE Hyde Park suite has a private entry that opens into a cozy Sitting Room featuring 43" TV withHi-Def &Blu-ray, a custom mantle with remote-control gas fireplace.Bedroom with a King size bed with custom drapery teatments and a wall-mounted HDTV plus small, private covered balcony through French doors. The bath features a Kohler whirlpool tub with four-head body spray shower and hand-heldshower, dramatic 'Vesuvious' granite counter, LED motion-sensor lighting in cabinetry, wall-mounted 32" LED HD TV, European towel warmer, marble accessories, hair dryer, make-up mirror.Refrigerator and Flavia beverage maker. Wi-Fi access. Central air/heat. Dog friendly. All water specially, healthfully filtered.

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

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Location

Location Type

near Biltmore Estate, mountains and Blue Ridge Pkwy., Hiking/walking/Bicycling, Art and crafters galleries, Fine Dining, Micro breweries, Downtown

Airport

Asheville, NC (AVL) 13 miles

Directions to property:

At Asheville, take I-240 to exit 4C (Montford Avenue).Turn onto Montford Avenue. Quarter mile to light at Chestnut Street. Turn right onto Chestnut; go one block to flashing light. Turn left onto Cumberland Avenue. Three blocks, Cumberland Circle splits toward right. Abbington Green is 6th house on left side on Cumberland Circle.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Biltmore Estate, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Fax Machine, Piano, Telephone, Videos

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Library, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required The Carriage House Suites are available for guests with dogs
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Most weekends 2-night min/Some weekends&holidays3nights
  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit, one- night minimum required at time of booking.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation within cancellation period (14 days before arrival date/ 30 days for some holidays and October) loss of full deposit unless room(s) fully rebooked. Cancellation between booking date and 14/30 days before arrival $35. fee per room cancelled.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Nicholas G Poulos

Languages spoken

Greek, English

Resident Pets

Dogs

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Vegetarian


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