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

Top Notch B and B All around: Amazing Experience

5 on May 20, 2016

My wife and I recently stayed here to celebrate some significant life events and had an amazing experience. It felt like being at home but better.The attention to details buy Nick and his staff are unmatchable .From the 5 star Breakfast experience , to heated towel racks, motion detected night lights in the bathroom ,the quiet and efficient AC unit ,the fire place, tv, and much more in all the rooms.The home has all the charm of an historic home with the convenience of a modern one. Many things are included with your stay. 24 hour GREAT coffee available to you. Nick’s famous cookies are absolutely amazing.They should come with a warning. I consumed several each day (4 different kinds). Don’t worry about bringing bottled water, the inn has purified water. At 5pm you can join other guests(and Nick) for wine, local beer , cheeses from around the worlds including hors d’ oeuvres.The house has multiple porches where you can enjoy your drink and snacks.We had several special requests and Nick and staff made them all happen. The Abbington also offers a SPA coordinator which set me up with an amazing Deep tissue massage by Uma.I highly recommend her as well. They are very flexible in where you would like the massage to take place. When you stay here, just ask and it will be granted. It’s like a Ritz Carlton or Four Seasons but better. The Gardens and fountains on this property and amazing and award winning. Steve, one of the innkeepers spent hours each day on his days off to maintain these Gardens .They look amazing and we enjoyed looking at all the flowers and vegetation on a daily basis. Thank you for making this property looks so beautiful for everyone to enjoy It is evident that the inn keepers take pride in what they do and are completely passionate about it.There are many signs around the home that state, come as strangers, leave as friends, we consider Nick and Steve friends of ours and can’t wait to come back and visit. Thank you Nick ,Steve and Staff

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for staying with us at Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn while you were here for the race! We all enjoyed your time with us and are really impressed by how well you got out and explored Asheville! From local restaurants to fly fishing and a Biltmore visit, you saw and tried so many of the great things that our area has to offer. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the massage done by Uma that you had here on the porch. Nature and working the muscles definitely go hand in hand! I enjoyed hearing about what you two got up to each day and being able to suggest restaurants to work into your schedule. You all did Asheville well! We all look forward to seeing you next year for the race! All the best, --Nick

Visit to Asheville

4.8 on May 19, 2016

What a wonderful stay at Abbington Green. NIck and his team were very attentive and the breakfasts were excellent. I also liked that they had a fine selection of local craft beers for the afternoon wine & snack time. It was a welcome alternative for us beer lovers in the world. We spent a lot of time on the comfortable and peaceful front porch. Overall, a very relaxing and enjoyable visit. Ken & Carroll

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your stay at Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn! We do like to cater to all of our guests, and at our 5pm Social Hour is no different! Featuring wine and local beer, cheeses from the Western North Carolina Cheese Trail allows our guests to explore NC goods from the comfort of Abbington Green! We have terrific beer here: local, large scale, craft, whatever your taste in beer, you can definitely find it here! We love to be a part of the WNC Community. Thank you for spending some time on the porch with us! Come back again to see us soon! All the best, --Nick

Best Bed & Breakfast in Asheville!

5 on May 18, 2016

Beautifully decorated, comfortable and home like with every amenity one could want; locally sourced organic food; wonderful presentation served on lovely china; gracious and helpful hosts.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for choosing Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn for your Asheville get away. We love to share our historic home located in the Montford Historic District with our guests, and it is our great hope that they will find our B&B a comfortable retreat to return to again and again. Thank you for your kind words, and most of all for your stay. We really do appreciate it! Please come back to stay again soon! All the best, --Nick

Beautiful Inn

5 on May 12, 2016

I was recently at Abbington Green for a girls weekend getaway. Nick and Steve went out of their way to make our trip memorable. Their hospitality was superb; the food was incredible! I can't think of anything that could have made our trip more enjoyable. I will definitely be back!

Innkeeper Response
We enjoyed having you all stay with us at Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn for the big birthday celebration weekend! With lots of laughter and a celebratory mood, breakfast time and our 5pm Social Hour were fun.You all were so lively and terrific to have here at the Inn--we'd certainly love to have you all stay with us again. Thank you for choosing Abbington Green for your get together. I know that you all traveled a distance from different places in the US to be here together. I am so happy that you all enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you again soon! All the best, --Nick

Comfort, great food, and wonderful hosts.

5 on May 09, 2016

Perfect place for a long weekend get away! Close to downtown but quiet and peaceful with social hour and a fabulous breakfast featuring organic and local food.

Wonderful B&B

5 on May 05, 2016

Nick, Steve and the staff are awesome! Very personable, attentive to all your needs and more. During our most recent visit (yes, this was our second stay at Abbington!) Nick was extremely flexible in working with our schedule. Love the front porch for morning coffee, Happy Hour hosted by Nick, cookies and beverages available 24 hrs a day and enjoyed evenings on the back porch. Rooms are tastefully decorated and beds, along with multiple pillow choices, are comfortable.

Superb and Delightful

5 on May 02, 2016

A perfect trifecta: 1) Our stay in the Eaton Suite could not have been better...every need had been anticipated and met; 2) The breakfasts were fantastic, including a serving one morning of Eggs Benedict that surpassed any I have ever had; 3) The best, best, best owner/host you will ever meet -- Nick truly shares the joy and love he has for Abbington Green with each and every guest. And we adored every moment of our stay.

epitome of civilization

5 on May 01, 2016

Abbington Green in every respect is highly recommended. My wife and I had the good fortune to stay here. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer. Nick is a gracious and refined host. Not to mention an excellent chef. Breakfast is a highlight. The rooms are exquisite and the decor cozy and warm. No detail is overlooked.

Wonderful stay once again

5 on April 26, 2016

I have stayed here 7 times now over the past year and a half and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone. The owners are wonderful and rooms are such a retreat. Not only is the breakfast delicious and creative, the presentation is beautiful as well. It has a fabulous front porch to relax in comfy chairs. The social hour in the afternoon is a fun way to meet other guests. The carriage house is pet friendly.

Best Bed & Breakfast Experience Ever

5 on April 23, 2016

Abbington Green is a beautifully restored and decorated historical home in Asheville, and provides a truly perfect stay in a beautiful city. It was our best bed and breakfast experience ever. Our room was very comfortable and provided every possible amenity we could want. Full, hot breakfasts were delicious and provided guests with foods that met their dietary needs. Social hour in the afternoon provided wine plus hot and cold appetizers. We enjoyed meeting and talking with other guests over breakfast and afternoon social time. Hosts Nick and Steve were very gracious and fun, Nick was very helpful in providing information about the city's attractions and restaurants. I will be recommending Abbington Green to all my friends, I just can't say enough about how much my husband and I enjoyed our visit.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your stay and your kind review--it really is so nice to hear that what we do here makes our guests happy. I'm happy that you found everything to your liking--your room, our multi-course breakfasts, and our 5pm Social Hour. It is nice to be able to relax with a local beer or a glass of wine and unwind from the day's adventures. During the warm months, Social Hour often times moves out to the porches--sometimes all of the guests are on the big front porch, and other times they split up onto the many porches to have a moment before their dinner plans for the evening. I get to check in with everyone to see if they need assistance with reservations or suggestions for restaurants, and if people are feeling truly social, it is nice for me to hear about what everyone has gotten up to during the day. Thank you for your kind review and for recommending us to your friends. As we like to say, ...nice people know nice people! Come to visit us again if you are in this part of the country! All the best, --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 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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