Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn

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

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


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.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

At the Risk of Being Booked Out ....

5 on August 21, 2016

Joe and I booked 2 nights for our 30th anniversary and wound up staying 3. I can only say ditto for all of the kudos preceding and add the following. When deciding to stay the extra night I'd forgotten I'd promised to pick up a neighbor in Charleston SC at the airport the following morning. When I told Nick we would miss breakfast due to a 5:45 am departure he stopped me in my tracks. He would be in the kitchen at 5:30 am with hot coffee and breakfast to go. We were there and so was Nick. That, and he was immaculately dressed (unlike, moi) with miles of smiles and cautions about early morning mountain fog to look out for on the trip out of town. Enough said - best ever!

Truly lovely!

5 on August 21, 2016

Everything about Abbington Green is absolutely lovely - the people, the room, the gardens, the service, the food - simply everything. Nick, Steve, and Carey went beyond expectations to ensure that our anniversary stay was private yet special. It was like visiting a family member who made certain everything was "just right" before you arrived. Nestled in a grand historic neighborhood, Abbington Green is close to downtown and there are great restaurants within walking distance as well. A very special place.

4th Visit in a Year!

5 on August 19, 2016

Look no further in your search for the best B&B in Asheville. We always stay in b&bs whether here n the states or abroad, and AG is at the top and sets the platinum standard. Everything great you read about the inn is absolutely, house itself, location, etc. What sets it apart is the truly sophisticated Southern hospitality offered by everyone there. Nick's hospitality/marketing experience at Williams-Sonoma, his Greek heritage, love of food and entertaining, energy, and real love of people and what he's doing right now sets the tone for everyone at the inn. You really feel so comfortable and welcome....therefore, when we come up every few months for an event in Asheville, we always stay at AG even though we live only 30 minutes away.

Top Notch B & B

5 on August 15, 2016

Just stayed at Abbington Green for 3 days. Wow! These guys could teach a master class in how to run a B & B. There was no detail that wasn't addressed from the double luggage racks so that we would each have one, to the quiet of the in-room air conditioner, to the flat screen in the bathroom (which you think you'll never use, then wind up listening to in the morning while you take your shower). Then there's the food. They make these incredibly yummy and creative dishes for breakfast, that's served on the most beautiful place settings, which changes daily. When they found out that we prefer flavored creamer for our coffee, it magically appeared at our breakfast table. Then, just to take it up a notch, they have a social hour in the evening with equally delicious hors d'oeuvres (still dreaming about the mini chicken pot pies), and wine. I saw a beer make an appearance upon request. That's just the accommodating way that they roll. Okay, so you wonder about the inn itself. It's on the register of historic homes, but has every modern amenity. They've managed to make it luxurious and cozy at the same time, and have the most incredible artwork from area artists throughout the inn. Our room (Kew Garden) was beautifully appointed, and very spacious. They also have so many wonderful spaces to spend some quiet time, or have a chat with friends, old or new. Bottom line - This one's not even a question, do yourself a favor and make the reservation.


5 on August 12, 2016

Can't wait to come back. This is the greatest bed and breakfast we've stayed at. We were so happy, taken such great care of and will be back again and again. Breakfast was outstanding- Nick has completely found his niche.

The best B&B

5 on August 09, 2016

We couldn't have felt more welcome or taken care of. We will be back again and again. Breakfast was delightful- Nick has such a gift. We will be recommending to friends and family!!

I loved my stay

5 on August 07, 2016

Nick and his staff are first rate. I loved my stay and will definitely go back. This Inn is all it promises and more. One of the best customer experiences I've ever had :)

Victorian Treasure

5 on July 23, 2016

Our four day stay at the Abbington Green B&B was exceptionally pleasant and relaxing. The proprietor (Nick) made us feel much more like family than hotel guests. The house is tastefully decorated and furnished to suit its early 1900s roots. Nick and his staff also turned out to be one of Asheville’s best culinary jewels! Breakfast was prepared and served each morning to the delight of the guests and rivaled any 4-star restaurant we have experienced. The evening social hour was a pleasant feature and included hors d’oeuvre just as yummy as the breakfasts that Nick served us. The bed was very comfortable and bathroom had everything we needed. We also came to Abbington Green looking for a place conveniently situated near local attractions and were very pleased to find it central to everything we wanted to do during our stay. We plan to be back soon!

Great B & B

4.6 on July 21, 2016

Completely enjoyed our stay at Abbington Green. Great room and great service. I highly recommend this B&B to our friends. We will be staying here again on future trips to the Ashville area. Todd & Tara Winslow

A Gracious Charming Dream

5 on July 15, 2016

We found Abbington Green while looking for a place to stay while I attended a seminar in Asheville. My husband searched the web and found Abbington Green. He and booked a suite for the Friday and Saturday nights. Then I decided I'd like to arrive on Thursday. Nick, the AMAZING owner, said Grosvenor Square wasn't available Thursday, but Queen Anne's Garden was. We arrived later than we wanted due to traffic, but Nick was waiting for us, completely charming and cheerful. Opening the door, Queen Anne's Garden was breathtaking. I felt like we had stepped back in time, but with all the modern conveniences. A big thunderstorm rolled in, and the power went out. Nick was right there, making sure everyone was all right. He let us know there was a flashlight and lamp in the closet. Who thinks of that? Nick does! I had emailed Nick about the lunch at my seminar - vegan box lunches. I asked if it would be possible to have something to take. He said he believed he could do that. When I was leaving for the seminar, Nick produced an insulated lunch bag, and told me I had a chicken salad sandwich. At the seminar, I pulled out my sandwich, on a croissant, the best pasta salad ever, and at the bottom in a little tupper, three delectable cheesecake squares. I got some really jealous looks over my lunch! Vegan box lunch - Not on Nick's watch! After my seminar I was ready for the tub, and the provided herbal bath crystals. The tub is fabulous! Speaking of the bath, all the water in the house & carriage house is specially treated and filtered. It's delicious, and it leaves your skin baby-soft. Abbington Green is geometrically better, than any other B&B we've ever stayed at. This is the first time we've felt like the B&B was the destination, not the accommodation. When you go up the drive, it's like you've arrived at an estate whose owner has invited you to visit. And the on-site parking is just one more reason we love Abbington Green so much. We will be back, again and again.

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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 Type

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


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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  • 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.



Nicholas G Poulos

Languages spoken

Greek, English

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

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