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
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

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

Wonderful stay!

5 on April 21, 2016

We recently visited Asheville for the first time and had the good fortune to stay at the Abbington Green B&B. Asheville had a contemporary vibe that was very appealing...great restaurants, galleries and many things to do. The Abbington Green is in an ideal neighborhood, lush with vegetation, quiet and relaxing but less than a mile walk to the center of all activity. Nick is the owner/manager and it is clear from your initial entry that operating the inn which is impeccably decorated and attending to your every need is clearly a passion of his. The caring warmth of the owners is evident in every facet of the house...its decor, the porch, the gardens are lovely and inviting. Every evening Nick hosts a social hour for all visitors, providing an opportunity to meet and talk with fellow guests. Breakfast included a variety of homemade dishes with a menu that changed daily and was delicious. We look forward to being able to visit again.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your stay with us at Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn! I'm glad that you enjoyed your time in Asheville (you captured the exact vibe of our city), and with us. We like to be able to mirror that vibe in our B&B--steeped in history, but updated. All of our guest rooms and suites have king size beds, a choice of pillow firmness, an ensuite bathroom with European towel warmers and Sanijet whirlpool tubs. We provide NC made soaps and toiletries, and in our breakfasts we use locally sourced, organic products whenever possible. I our 5pm Social Hour always feature a selection of cheeses from the Western North Carolina Cheese Trail. Being a part of the NC and Asheville community is important to us, and you'll see local art hanging in the house. Thank you for choosing our B&B for your Asheville stay--we do hope to see you back again very soon! All the best, --Nick

Delightful Stay

4.8 on April 17, 2016

From the moment Nick met us at the car to carry our luggage, we knew we would be pampered. You will find everything you have ever enjoyed at any B&B stay all in one place at Abbington Green. There were bathrobes in closet and Turkish towels on the heated towel rack. They even included lip balm in the toiletries. The room was spacious and the bed was comfy. Coffee, tea, flavored water and snacks were always available, and wine and appetizers were served each evening. Nick even found us on the back porch to refill our glasses! The breakfasts were absolutely delicious.This staff really knows how to take care of its guests. The location was also convenient to two very good local restaurants, and within walking distance of downtown. We would definitely stay here again.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for choosing Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn for your recent stay in Asheville! I like to meet our guests when they arrive in order to start their visit off with our brand of hospitality...we bring their luggage and up it goes to the room, and set it onto the luggage racks. Our B&B has such a terrific history, I like to add a bit of it into the tour we give--while introducing our guests to the house, where breakfast is held and to take a moment to confirm any spa treatments, reservations we've made and to confirm their dietary preferences. I'm so glad that you like our lip balm! It is made for us by a NC company, and comes from my travels in my retail career and having been in hotels and finding myself without something like lip balm. We wanted to save our guests from having that happen! Thank you again, for staying with us! We all hope to see you again very soon! All the best, --Nick

Superb hospitality at Abbington Green.

4.6 on April 12, 2016

Nick, Steve and the entire staff at Abbington Green went out of their way to make our stay memorable. Nick was happy to accommodate our dietary needs and gladly adjusted our breakfast time to allow for our earlier schedule. The wide verandas with comfy seating was a delight for us to read and enjoy the evening's pre-dinner cocktails- compliments of the house. Several good restaurants and town were a brisk 15 - 20 minute walk away and a beautiful hiking trail was just below the house. Truly relaxing- and we would definitely come again.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your stay with us at Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn! I was so happy to work with your requests for breakfasts, including your dietary preferences and the is important to us that our guests feel very much at home while staying with us! Springtime is such a great time to visit Asheville, and spending time on one of our porches is perfect this time of the year, as well as exploring the Greenway Path. We are lucky to have an entrance to the Greenway just down the street from the Inn! I'm so happy that you chose Abbington Green for your time in Asheville, and I do hope to see you all again very soon! All the best, --Nick

A Fantastic B&B in Asheville

4.2 on April 07, 2016

We had a wonderful time at the Abbington Green. We found it through Trip Advisor after deciding to take a short trip to Asheville. The owner Nick met us in the parking lot to escort us into the B&B. He gave us a great tour and offered assistance finding things to do in the area. The afternoon social hour was great. The room was fantastic and well-furnished. The wifi could be a little spotty but overall worked ok. Breakfast was delicious. They offer discounted tickets to the Biltmore. I highly recommend this place.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your recent stay with us at Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn! I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. I like to meet our guests at their cars whenever possible to help with luggage and to welcome them to Abbington Green because I like to set the tone of our service levels right off of the bat. Giving a short tour of the house and discussing the amenities is an important piece of helping our guests to feel at home in our home. Our main goal is to make our B&B feel like a home away from home that they will want to come back to visit again and again. I'm glad that you chose us for your Asheville getaway! I hope to see you again very soon! All the best, --Nick


5 on April 06, 2016

We loved EVERYTHING about staying at Abbington Green B&B. Nick is delightful, the home is beautiful, the neighborhood is quiet, and the food is delicious. We enjoyed learning about the history of the home from Nick. the 5-o'clock appetizers were fabulous, the tea and snack always available were great, and breakfast was outstanding. Nick & staff were helpful and nice. We highly recommend staying at Abington Green!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for choosing Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn! I'm so happy that you enjoyed your time with us--it means a lot to all of us that you liked our breakfasts, our 5pm Social Hour, our 24 hour hospitality station, the neighborhood and our house! We enjoy what we get to do everyday at Abbington Green, and our guests' experience is always our top priority. Thank you again, and we hope to be able to have you return for a visit soon! All the best, --Nick

I'm Not from Missouri...

5 on March 30, 2016

...but if there is a better B&B, you'd have to "Show Me." From the minute we arrived, Nick was a gracious host, chef and friend. The rooms were wonderfully decorated, and had every little detail looked after. We spent two nights, and would have loved to stay longer. Social Hour, beginning at 5, was a wonderful way to enjoy some of Nick's wonderful cooking and meet new friends. It was easy to see that all of the other guests were as impressed as we were, some of which were new arrivals, others who had been at AG previous nights or on previous trips. Nick wonderfully accommodated our questions about AG and it's history as well as local dining advice and directions. He was also perfectly "invisible" when we just wanted to relax on the sofa or enjoy a glass of wine -- the perfect combination of having the "host with the most" and the concierge that you only want present when you need something. The tell-tale sign that this is the best B&B in Asheville is how the local people react when you tell them where you are staying. They all know Nick & Steve and have wonderful things to say about not only Abbingdon Green, but about Nick and Steve themselves. There are less expensive places to stay. There are places closer to Biltmore. There are even places that may have more "interesting" features. BUT... in our opinions, you won't find a more wonderful experience!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for choosing Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn for your stay in Asheville! It makes me really happy to read your description of our 5pm Social've painted a perfect picture of it! Guests, new and returning...just having checked in or returning from a fun day in our city...mixing and mingling and enjoying a glass or two of wine (or a locally brewed beer!) and hors d'oeuvres. We like to be as available as guests want and need...for reservations, directions, print outs. We have made it our mission to get out in our city and try all of the places that we recommend, and definitely have several favorites that we enjoy suggesting to our guests. Many thanks for your recent stay! Come back again soon! All the best,--Nick

Wonderful and relaxing.

4.8 on March 28, 2016

Abbington Green is one of the best B&B's we ever stayed in. Nick is an incredible innkeeper. He will go out of his way to make sure your stay in Abbington Green is nothing but exceptional. The Inn is very clean, social hour is amazing and breakfast was delicious. We highly recommend Abbington Green.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your recent stay at Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn! I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. It means a lot to me that you found our 5pm Social Hour and our breakfasts to be special, as they are my favorite times of the day with our guests. Thank you again for choosing Abbington Green! I hope to see you again very soon! All the best, --Nick

Julia at Abbington Green!!

5 on March 20, 2016

Our 3rd wonderful stay in this fabulous inn in just 7 months...and it was to have dinner with Julia Childs!!! played by the delightful Bradshaw, the head staff member at AG. It was hilarious, a fun evening, and a really great beef bourguignon dinner prepared by Nick, who is a tremendous cook. The inn deserves highest awards for the house itself, quality of breakfast, all that you should expect plus extras...but where they go over the top is in hospitality. They will exceed expectations in every way. Nick knows it, lives it, and instills it in all his people They well deserve their award as one of the top inns in the US for 2015. Don't stay anywhere else!

Innkeeper Response
I am so glad that you came for the 'Dinner with Julia' cooking show and dinner! Everyone had a fun, delicious time. We enjoy incorporating a bit of the Arts scene in Asheville into what we do here at Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn. Thank you very much for being a return-guest! It is so nice to see friendly faces come again and treasured friends coming back to a home away from home. We hope that your next visit is soon! Thank you again, 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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