An award-winning 1896 Victorian B and B specializing in warm Southern hospitality! 17 charming and romantic guest rooms all with private bath, air conditioning, free wi-fi, 100 year-old hardwood floors. Choose cozy fireplaces, whirlpool tubs or antique claw-foot tubs. Enjoy porch rockers with mountain scenery and a campfire pit. Easy walk to quaint shops in picturesque Black Mountain. The Blue Ridge Parkway and the famous Biltmore Estate are close by. Complimentary breakfast buffet with egg casseroles, home baked goods, cheese grits, buttermilk biscuits with homemade apple butter and more. The Red Rocker Inn's award-winning restaurant serves dinner Monday through Saturday. Freshly home-made entrees, sides and small plates along with ten delectable desserts, wine and local beers round out the menu.
5 on February 06, 2015
My wife and I spent three days at the Red Rocker Inn in January and absolutely loved it. The wonderful staff and the ownership together make for a remarkably comfortable and inviting environment, complete with a warm, Christian spirit of welcome. The morning prayer led by Doug or Jenny Bowman, the proprietors, helps start the day right as you dig into the sumptuous breakfast and begin your day. We highly recommend it. You will not be disappointed! Lee and Peggy Kinney of Washington, NC
5 on December 14, 2014
What a great Bes and Breakfast! Doug and Jenny Bowman are delightful people who work hard to ensure their guests are comfortable and enjoying their stay! Their warm hospitality and awesome food dishes make this B&B worth experiencing! The location is perfect also. Can't wait to go back!
5 on October 19, 2014
When our little group of old friends decided to get together for a visit after many years, we chose a place an equal distance from each of us, then had to find a place to stay. As luck would have it, the Red Rocker came up in our search results. WE ARE SO GLAD IT DID!!! We could not have had a better time! The rooms were comfortable (number one in importance for those of us over the age of 50) and lovely (although we didn't stay in them for long periods other than to sleep) and clean. The living rooms and front porch saw much more of us than our bedrooms did. We felt welcome everywhere! And the food! Let's don't get started on the food! I will be in the gym for the next year! Every dish was amazing! I have never tasted such yummy kale! Every single person serving us was wonderful to us. We plan to return soon!
4.8 on October 17, 2014
We spent three days with friends from the West and East coasts at the Red Rocker Inn. I expected the place to be good, and I really like Black Mountain. However, the Red Rocker was superior in every way. Warm and friendly, with wonderful food and remarkable service. I would recommend it to anyone. Dollar for dollar, it is terrific. Will we stay there again? You bet!!
5 on October 12, 2014
This was my first time staying at a B & B and I must say Doug and Jenny set the bar high! From our entrance to the Inn, to our check out, everything was first rate. The Inn is homey and elegant, the rooms beautifully furnished and appointed, and the owners friendly and welcoming, while respecting privacy. The food was truly outstanding, and the staff worked hard to make sure we had everything we could want. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this Inn, and have already recommended it to several friends who travel in the area. I can't wait to go back again next summer!
4.8 on September 13, 2014
How nice to have the experience exceed the expectations! The website very accurately guided us to the perfect location and room. The hosts, Doug & Jenny, were attentive to all needs and comforts, and such nice people to know. The Inn is located in a quiet, attractive neighborhood a few blocks out of the heart of town and close to the golf course. For a birthday celebration it was the best! Thank you! Dick & Susan from Boone, NC
4.8 on August 07, 2014
We were planning to stay at a Hampton Inn but a local business person suggested the Red Rocker Inn. We checked it out and what a wonderful find! The room was excellent and the evening meal was outstanding! We will certainly stay here again and will recommend it to friends. This is a class example of a bed and breakfast! B. Herrin
4.8 on July 27, 2014
My wife and I have visited twice and my son and I once. Two of these were for fly fishing trips the next morning. The accommodations are great! Nestled in a beautiful neighborhood in down town Black Mnt. Be sure to make reservations for dinner which is top notch! Breakfast is excellent too and then a nice stroll around the block to work some of that off didn't hurt! I highly recommend this B and B!!
Thank you so much for the nice comments! We're looking forward to having you visit again. Be sure to ask for some blueberry muffins to pack along on your fishing trip!
5 on April 15, 2014
Loved the Red Rocker Inn!, Have been trying for several years to go but could not fine the time to fit into my schedule but am glad I finally did! Went for a wedding and this was the perfect choice close but not busy and the town oh so quaint ! Just wish I had been able to stay longer and sat on that front porch . The breakfast was some of the best I have ever had ! Jenny , Doug and there staff were all very nice and helpful I plan on going back for some R and R , Thanks for a great weekend !
Hi! We're so glad you finally got to visit! You don't have to wait for a wedding for your next stay!! Maybe you'll have time for the front porch rockers or for sitting around the fire pit with some new friends. Looking forward to the next time!
5 on November 14, 2013
We just spent the long Veterans Day weekend at the delightful Red Rocker Inn. This is an unusually nice Inn with outstanding gourmet food. Everything was first class and our hosts went out of their way to make our visit memorable. This Inn is worth a detour even if you just come for breakfast or dinner. At dinner leave room for one of the 10 outstanding desserts. The coconut cake was especially good.
When only the best will do, indulge your loved one with a stay in this impressive room. The stately King bed commands immediate attention, while the large fireplace and two comfy chairs soothe and relax you. With it's own wing in the quiet of the third floor, the Attic is the largest room in the Inn. Enjoy skylights, window seat, and unobstructed views of the gardens and mountains. The Attic's private bath offers a modern double garden soaking tub and huge walk-in tiled shower. This is the perfect honeymoon or special occasion location
Nightly Rate: $205 - $225
Brightly lit with skylights and lots of windows, the Garrett is located in the quiet third floor. In the original house, it was the summer sleeping porch. The romantically draped king bed faces a large fireplace, framed by a cozy settee, old fashion mirrored dressing table and antique armoire. The spacious private bath has both an antique claw foot tub and convenient step-in shower. The room features a love seat that can fold out into a single bed. An ideal location for a couple's retreat. Please add $15 per night for a third guest in this room.
Nightly Rate: $180 - $200
One of only three rooms located on the third floor, the Blue Ridge room is both private and peaceful. With its beautiful king bed clothed in a deep white damask comforter and white quilted bedding, and banked by five blue toile-accented windows, it is the perfect spot for quiet rest, conversation and intimacy. Two comfortable chairs face the fireplace for warm relaxation and reading. The large private bath has a separate commode and step-in shower, and best of all, a platform whirlpool tub for soaking. This lovely room is decorated in warm gray and blue toile with an elegant mountain theme.
Nightly Rate: $180 - $200
Romance will be on your mind when you stay in this impressive room with gorgeous extra-tall queen-size four poster bed. A curtained platform next to the bed displays the antique claw-foot tub. This beautiful second-floor room is perfect for those really special celebrations. Nearby are the private bath and separate tiled shower. An antique mirrored dresser and wing back chair complete the furnishings.
Nightly Rate: $150 - $170
Savannah, on the second floor just upstairs from the parlor, is one of the largest bedrooms in the Inn. It was originally the master bedroom when the Inn was a private residence. The canopied king bed is opposite a large marble fireplace, with one of the house's original carved mantles still intact. Next to the hearth is a cozy reading lounge. In view of both the bed and fireplace is an antique claw foot tub, also original to the house. Savannah's private bath includes a tiled step-in shower. A large triple dresser and armoire complete the furnishings. You'll delight in the Southern charm this comfortable room offers.
Nightly Rate: $180 - $200
The Appalachian room is at the top of the front formal staircase on the second floor. The Appalachian is beautifully furnished with a matching pair of queen beds dressed in pretty magnolia and dogwood bedding and a triple dresser with large mirror. Stretch out and relax in the comfy wing back chair. The spacious, cheerful bedroom has an attached private bath with traditional tub/shower combination. Conveniently located for up to four guests, the pedestal sink is in the bedroom. Situated at the front corner of the house, its windows offer a view of both the Inn's gardens and the peaceful little town of Black Mountain. This room is a favorite for families and for girl friend get-aways. Please add $15 per night for third or fourth guest in this room.
Nightly Rate: $155 - $175
Three Mountaineers, so named for the wooden hand-carved mountain men mounted on its bedroom walls, is centrally located on the second floor of the Inn. The spacious well-furnished bedroom has a king bed, cozy reading chair and attached private bath. The Three Mountaineers is decorated with local mountain charm with your comfort in mind. You'll feel pampered and relaxed in the large bathroom with a whirlpool tub/shower combination.
Nightly Rate: $165 - $185
The Old North room, decorated with beautiful red floral and black gingham quilted bedding, is privately located in the back corner of the second floor of the Inn. The queen bed sits across from a comfy chair great for reading. A mirrored red wardrobe reflects the morning light from the bank of windows dressed in black and beige toile. The spacious private bath has a whirlpool tub/shower combination. French Country accents lend the room an old world charm
Nightly Rate: $150 - $170
This bright and cheerful bedroom has a white scrolled iron and brass queen bed dressed in a fluffy rose quilt. Old Franciscan china plates and a collection of rose prints decorate the walls. The adjoining private bath, unusually large and old fashioned, is complete with an antique claw foot tub, extra large tiled custom built shower, and a raised-tank commode with a nostalgic pull-chain flush. As you relax in the comfy wing back chair, you'll feel like you've stepped back in time!
Nightly Rate: $150 - $170
Located on the quiet second floor of the Inn, the very spacious Azalea holds a lovely antique mirrored dressing table and matching headboard for the queen bed. Its adjoining alcove features a large bank of windows and a well lighted desk/vanity. The roomy private bath contains a tiled tub/shower. The Azalea room features a pull-out sofa-sleeper which can accommodate one additional person. Please add $15 per night for a third person in this room.
Nightly Rate: $150 - $170
As the name implies, the Pinehurst room on the second floor is decorated with classic and clever golf-themed accents. The spacious bedroom has a beautiful iron king size bed which is made with a soothing plaid and floral log cabin quilt and pillows. The roomy private bath features traditional tub/shower combination. Large windows for light and a soft reading chair add to the comfort of this room.
Nightly Rate: $160 - $180
Primrose room, quietly hidden at the end of the hallway on the second floor, is the most intimate and romantic room in the Inn. A seductively draped two-person whirlpool tub is set adjacent to the queen bed. The private commode, pedestal sink, and large mirrored armoir add to the charm of this romantic setting. This is the perfect spot for getting reacquainted with your loved one. *note* This room does not have a shower.
Nightly Rate: $145 - $155
The Music room is conveniently located on the first floor. You'll think of old-world classical sophistication when you enter this room. This popular bedroom is decorated with music score wall paper, classical music accents, and beautiful antique music art. The beautiful king size bed boasts an elaborate iron headboard and is softly draped in coordinating fabric. Across from the bed is the pedestal vanity sink and lovely antique armoir. You may even be inspired to sing in the step-in shower!
Nightly Rate: $140 - $160
The Molly Bear Room is a guest favorite for it's first floor convenience. The comfy queen bed is spread with a beautiful scalloped green floral quilt and coordinating striped European pillows. A vanity/desk across from the love seat adds to your convenience and comfort. Open the love seat to the sleeper to accommodate a third guest in the room. The bathroom features tub/shower combination. Go to sleep dreaming of your favorite bear! Please add $15 per night for a third guest in this room.
Nightly Rate: $150 - $170
A beautiful room with a queen sized-bed and conveniently tucked into a corner of the first floor, the Preacher is reminiscent of a peaceful country church. Stained glass accents the windows. Church inspired accessories decorate the room. The private bath features a step-in shower.
Nightly Rate: $135 - $155
Evoking the rustic feel of a mountain cabin, the Pisgah room sits in a quiet corner of the second floor of the house. This cozy room features a beautiful antique double bed, layered in masculine comfort with quilts and plenty of pillows. An antique mirrored dresser and comfortable leather reading chair round out the furnishings. Moose and bear decor abounds in this quaint room. Attached is a private bath complete with tub/shower.
Nightly Rate: $120 - $140
Named for the beautiful mountain range which watches over the town of Black Mountain, Seven Sisters is situated conveniently on the first floor. It is a cozy room with an exquisite brass double bed and the private bath has a tub/shower. Comfy reading chair and a rich fluffy comforter offer luxury.
Nightly Rate: $115 - $130
Blue Ridge Parkway, Chimney Rock Park, Lake Tomahawk, The Biltmore Estate, Mountains, Small town
Asheville, NC (AVL) 25 miles
Traveling Interstate 40, take exit 64 (The Black Mountain Exit). Turn north at the bottom of the exit. Go to your third traffic light and turn left onto Highway 70. At your next traffic light turn right onto Dougherty Street. The Red Rocker is the big, three storied home on the right at the end of the block. It is well marked.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Mount Mitchell, Grandfather Mountain, Blue Ridge Parkway, Linville Caverns, Chimney Rock Park, Biltmore Estate, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn
Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Movie library, Parking, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wheelchair access , Porch with Rocking Chairs, Award-winning Restaurant, Fire Pit, Ironing Boards Available, Guest Refrigerator, In Room Digital Safes
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting
Doug and Jenny Bowman and Family
We love our inn, especially since our five children all help us in every aspect of this fun way of life. They wait tables, cook, bake, mow grass... You'll meet us all!
Country Breakfast Buffet
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , By special request,, Vegetarian
Grilled Prime Rib
We hand cut our top grade prime into 14 ounce steaks and season and grill them to order. Served with your choice of caramelized onion, bleu cheese butter or beef demi glace.