Marilyn's Historic Melrose Inn defines elegance and character. This inn, from 1889, has unique themed bedrooms--Egyptian, Equestrian, Floral Abundance, Renaissance, Whimsy, Jungle, Angels Abound, Birds & Nature, etc.--all with their own private baths, some with Jacuzzis and gas fireplaces. This 'grand old dame' is loaded with artwork of all kinds in every nook and cranny--even the closets! It oozes charm, grace, and warm intimacy everywhere you look. A hearty gourmet breakfast is included with your stay and you may book customized lunches and dinners with 24 hours notice for from 1-60 people. You automatically become a member of our private dining club when you stay with us. The on-site owner and innkeeper, Marilyn Doheny, is a world-renowned professional quilter, author, judge, and teacher. She holds week-long quilt retreats year-round to infuse you with her innovative techniques and riveting enthusiasm. The price and value at the Melrose is unsurpassed by any other venue. Expect to be pampered with outstanding, personalized service including coffee or tea at your door in the morning before breakfast and complimentary beverages and snacks delivered to you in the evening.
The Equestrian Room is perfect for horse lovers! Complete with two real saddles, the decor is all horse related. You'll feel right at home in the Equestrian Room if you're a horse lover.
A big, bright corner room, Floral Abundance makes you feel as if you were in a garden. Everything floral abounds in the room, including real plants. Plus, Floral Abundance has a twin day bed, so it will sleep three comfortably.
Go back in time to the periods of the Pharaohs and the height of Egyptian civilization in the Egyptian Room. Complete with palm trees, the Egyptian sets the mood for a fabulous time in history, and your getaway!
When you'd rather be outside, enjoy the Birds and Nature Room; it's like sleeping outside. You will feel like you're in nature and you can almost here the birds singing -- and you can hear the real ones outside your windows!
Whimsy #1 is a flight of pure fancy and delight. Decorated in a whimsical, light-hearted motif, Whimsy is perfect for the silly one in you. You can't be serious when you're in Whimsy!
If you're fond of angels, then Angels Abound is the room for you. There are angels everywhere, and the decor sets a soft, peaceful tone for you. Try Angels Abound and we bet you'll sleep peacefully!
The Jungle Room is perfect is you want to feel like you're in the heart of darkest Africa. Everything in the room is designed so that you feel like you're on a safari, not in a bed and breakfast!
Feel like you're back in medieval renaissance times in the Renaissance Room. Complete with tapestries on the wall, the Renaissance Room sets the tone for a journey back in time.
Take a trip to the mysterious East and relax in Oriental splendor, with a king sized bed, whirlpool bath, gas fireplace, and a serene view of the gardens, and the koi and goldfish pond. For peace, quiet, and relaxation, this is a beautiful choice.
You will think of Paris, the City of Light, the moment you step through the door. This room, French Provincial, will bring to mind the French courts and the courtesans, all of the frilly dresses and indescribable hairdos. It will be a stay that you will long remember with a smile.
4.8 on August 05, 2014
Put together - the decor, the food, the attention to detail and alacritous service that Marilyn has created in her inn, is not unlike the beautiful artistry of her quilts. The Melrose Inn is an enchanting and relaxing escape.
4.4 on May 17, 2014
My friend and I, along with a small dog, stayed 2 nights at the Melrose Inn as we traveled in the Tryon/Landrum area. Marilyn was a wonderful host, you couldn't ask for better. From arrival and throughout our stay, she was so very gracious and accommodating. The breakfasts and dinners were scrumptious. The older Inn is filled with a lifetime of collectables and treasures as well as beautiful quilts. The front porch is very relaxing as are the grounds surrounding the Inn. The Library and Fine Arts Center located across the street are beautifully landscaped and we enjoyed the outdoor afternoon performance during our stay. Thank you Marilyn, we had a wonderful time.
4.4 on April 07, 2014
Marilyn's Melrose Inn is the quintessential quality lodge. Marilyn, owner, proprietor, customer service, concierge, chef, beautiful woman, All-In-Everything ! Each & every request for assistance is met with sincerity & purpose. Not only is her lodging 'pet friendly', Marilyn went so far as to find us a 'free' place to tether our Great Pyrenees dog while we stayed in Tryon. She hosts many civic and artistic events, and personally participates enthusiastically promoting the Tryon Cultural Calendar. Four thumbs up for this welcome & refreshing breath of fresh mountain air.
5 on March 24, 2014
We had such a wonderful long weekend at Marilyn's Melrose Inn. Marilyn made us feel right at home from the moment we walked through the door. The place is a delight for those who enjoy art in all forms. We were constantly amazed not only by the surroundings, but the wonderful hospitality, and the incredible food! Our anniversary dinner was customized just for us, and absolutely perfect. We cannot say enough good things about Marilyn and her Melrose Inn. We will definitely be repeat guests. Thank you, Marilyn, for a unique and wonderful anniversary getaway.
5 on February 17, 2014
All I can say is THANK YOU - THANK YOU - THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart! We had the most wonderful time, and everything we put into our mouths was absolutely fantastic! You are a very talented and AMAZING lady, Marilyn. You also have a special way of making people feel welcome and right at home - including our little four legged friends ( : There couldn't be a more perfect person to run Melrose Inn than you! I highly recommend this inn - you will be in store for a treat! Thanks again for a night that neither of us will ever forget in your beautiful sanctuary - Jill
4.8 on December 16, 2013
During our three night stay we were treated to a Melrose Inn that was aglow with the wonders and joys of Christmas! The dining room tables and all of the public rooms were a sight to behold. Marilyn collections are simply wonderful! Our breakfasts and dinners were absolutely delicious as well as marvelous experiences and any time spent with Marilyn is delightful. We intend to stay at this inn whenever we are in Tryon, NC
4.6 on September 08, 2013
We enjoyed our one night stay at the Melrose Inn in August 2013, on our way back to Georgia from a week in Asheville. Marilyn Doheny has made this rambling old house into a cozy inn, decorated with her creative quilts and exotic room designs. Filled with antiques and curiosities, the inn reflects the lively and energetic personality of Marilyn herself, who was a considerate and delightful host. Though she is a fairly recent transplant to Tryon, she helped us enjoy several features of Tryon that we might otherwise have missed and enhanced our visit in this small mountain foothills town. Marilyn offered us complimentary wine, beer and other beverages in the late afternoon when we arrived. We had a very restful night's sleep in the Egyptian Room, where the adjoining bathroom fixtures are old but clean; the shower functioning could be improved since it required hand-holding to be fully effective but it sufficed. In the morning we enjoyed a delicious breakfast of fruit, homemade muffins, eggs and bacon on the front porch. (The inn has a spacious dining room, but Marilyn was happy to serve us and the other guests on the porch on a cool morning in late summer.) We recommend the Melrose Inn to anyone visiting Tryon looking for a stimulating but restful stay that doesn't break the budget.
4.4 on August 12, 2013
5 on August 11, 2013
I stayed at the Melrose Inn for a total of 3 nights and 4 days and I really enjoyed my stay. A very good value as breakfast was included in the price which was made personally each morning by Marilynn and far superior to the "breakfast" you get at one of the corporate chain hotels. On my last day, I even invited some of my friends who live in Tryon and they raved about the food. Also included in the price are a nightly "happy hour" offering free snacks, wine and beer. I stayed in the Africa Room and enjoyed the décor.A stay here is definitely worth the money. William A. Johnson
5 on July 13, 2013
My wife, Charlie our Golden Retriever and I stayed with Marilyn for three great days. Just meeting and talking with Marilyn was worth the price; what an interesting person. The Melrose Inn is filled to the brim with "treasures", every time you turn around you see something new. The meals were great, served where and when we wanted, often on the front porch with Charlie. The hospitality was great, Marilyn feels like an old fried. She even took us to her Mothers house on a lake! These are the memories that make travel great... can't recommend enough!
Mountains, Small town
Asheville, NC (AVL) 30 miles
Only 30 miles from Asheville Regional Airport. Call us for exact directions at 828-859-0234; we provide free airport pickup for all quilting retreat and long term stay guests.&amp;amp;amp;#13;&amp;amp;amp;#10;&amp;amp;amp;#13;&amp;amp;amp;#10;Also, only 35 miles from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP). We also provide free airport pickup for all quilting retreat and long term stay guests from here too. Call for exact directions.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery
Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast
BBQ grill, Board games, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fireplace, Piano, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities
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Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten free, Allergies