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1847 Blake House Inn Bed & Breakfast

150 Royal Pines Dr , Arden, NC 28704-2717 USA (Show map)
36 Reviews
$120 - $180
per night

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BLAKE HOUSE INN, originally "Newington", was built c.1847. Surrounded by 150 year old pine and sycamore trees, this fine example of Italianate architecture with Gothic Revival influence will bring you back in time to the more relaxed atmosphere of the 1800's. Our Inn is minutes away from the BILTMORE ESTATE and the entrance to the BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY and provides easy access to all other WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA attractions. Conveniently located in the HISTORIC ROYAL PINES AREA, 1847 BLAKE HOUSE INN was one of the beautiful summer homes built by wealthy low-landers to take advantage of the cool summer breezes in the mountains of North Carolina. 1847 BLAKE HOUSE INN boasts of 22" thick granite walls, 12' high ceilings, and five spacious guestrooms all with private baths. The Carriage House has a lovely Sycamore Suite for families of up to 4. The Suite has its own kitchenette and living room. Everyone in the main house will enjoy a two-course breakfast of homemade dishes on fine china in one of our two spacious dining rooms. 1847 BLAKE HOUSE INN accepts MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, travelers checks, and personal checks. 1847 BLAKE HOUSE INN is a member of the ASHEVILLE BED & BREAKFAST ASSOCIATION and the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Dining4.5

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Biltmore visit

4.2 on August 26, 2014

Was everything I expected and more. A beautiful well maintained national historic house. A very nice not over the top breakfast. Enjoyed sitting on the front porch on a warm evening sipping on my Biltmore Winery wine. Ahhhh, yes.

Our first B&B experience was a positive one!

4.2 on June 11, 2012

This was a gift from our daughter as we wanted to visit Asheville. Our stay was delightful and Amber was very friendly and accomodating and made delicious breakfasts! We stayed in the Lilac room that has a private balcony and a very large bath with a clawfoot tub. Wonderful!

Dogwood Room

4.4 on January 17, 2012

This was our first time staying in a B&B and we were extremely pleased with our experience. My husband and I loved the coziness of the Blake House, especially that it was pet friendly, b/c we love to travel with our dog. Leslie, the Inn Keeper was extremely helpful and friendly...she made our stay extremely comfortable, and we loved her breakfast each morning...great meals, so tasty...and she accommodated any food restrictions. We both got in-room facials with Sandi and they were absolutely fabulous...definitely a plus to have that offered at a B&B. Our room was very spacious, although the bathroom was small. My only constructive criticism would be that we found dog hair on the bed spread which was obviously from a previous dog who had stayed there, and lots of dog hair on the carpet, and in the maybe doing a better job of sweeping and vacuuming, and maybe using a roller lint brush on the bed spread to get up some of the dog hair. Other than that, we loved our stay, and will definitely be coming back!

A True Treasure

4.2 on January 01, 2012

A delightful stay. Lovely room. Fabulous breakfast . South Asheville's Best kept Secret ! Terrific energy! Diane & Michael

Wonderful plact to stay

4.8 on November 14, 2011

We really loved staying here. The room was much larger than most B&B's we've stayed in, and the breakfasts were a great start for the day! Leslie is a very friendly and efficient host. We highly recommend this place! - Eric & Susan

Plan to be repeat customers

5 on September 24, 2011

The overall charm of the place was incredible. Amber made us feel welcome. We felt like a guest in someone's home. Lots of history in the building. Great places to read and the Rose room was incredible.

Can't wait to go back!

4.4 on August 29, 2011

We just stayed at the inn this past weekend and it was wonderful. Leslie was more than accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed. The food was delicious! The stay was cozy and felt just like "grandma's house." We will definitely be back!

What a Lovely Inn

4.2 on March 08, 2011

This B&B was so charming, and the breakfast was really quite good. Everyone we met was courteous and good-natured. The rooms and grounds were comfortable and tasteful. Asheville is such a great town, and I hope to stay at Blake House again the next time I'm there.

Great Place to Stay in Asheville

4.0 on May 08, 2010

This is a great house. The house itself is huge, with multiple fireplaces and a double dining room. The guest room was large, with original hardwood floors, an in room fireplace and a flat screen tv. Leslie, the Innkeeper, gave great restaurant suggestions and directions. Definitely met our high expectations.

B&B for pets and kids

4.4 on April 12, 2010

This was a wonderful little B&B. We did not bring our pets but we were excited to know they are welcome to come with us on our next visit. It was very close to Biltmore and local resturaunts. Wonderful family park located out back of the house within walking distance. We will stay again.

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Rooms & Rates


The king bed accented by the original outer stone wall rolls out the carpet for a wonderful Asheville experience in the Azalea Room. It is perfect for a family of three with its brass accented white day bed, skylight, and antique desk/vanity. The full bath is small with a low 6'3" ceiling. Please note that the Azalea Room is NOT dog friendly, however, we do have 6 other guestrooms that do allow dogs. Rates are based on double occupancy. Add $15 to the posted rate for a third person.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $140 - $155

Nightly Rate: $140 - $155


The Magnolia Room is a second floor guestroom with a queen size sleigh bed. Another original cozy fireplace, sitting area, Italian armoire and beautiful red heart pine floor create the perfect atmosphere for your home away from home experience. The Magnolia Room has cable TV, DVD player, and a small private bathroom with a shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $135 - $150

Nightly Rate: $135 - $150


This spacious king size room of 1847 Blake House Inn features a king size bed with fine linens and white goose down comforter. The sky blue wood tongue and groove ceiling, large fireplace, antique chaise, French antique armoire, cable TV and DVD player make for perfect memories. A private bathroom with shower and telephone completes this room. Please note that this room IS pet friendly.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $140 - $155

Nightly Rate: $140 - $155

Sycamore Suite

The Sycamore Suite is located on the 1st floor of the Carriage House (Innkeepers live on the second floor). The Suite has a large bedroom with a king bed and TV and DVD player. Along with a spacious bathroom, the Suite includes a living room with a full sleeper sofa and a small kitchenette, a small oven/stove, and a refrigerator. The Suite can sleep up to 4 guests. The Suite is dog-friendly ONLY. Rates are based on double occupancy. Breakfast not included in rates. Add $10 pp for full breakfast in the Inn. (Note: As of 11/3/14, breakfast in the Inn will be included.)

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $185 - $200

Nightly Rate: $185 - $200

Lilac Room

The Lilac Room is the largest guest room in the main house and it features a king size bed, and a fireplace framed in ornamental ceramic tiles with a large original mantle and gas logs. There is cable TV and DVD player in the room along with a telephone and seating area and writing desk. French doors leading to a balcony and the Inn's largest private bath with an antique cast iron tub and shower, that has dark blue outer enamel, brass claw feet and white porcelain inside, set the stage for returning to the slower, more relaxed times of the 1840's. Rates are based on double occupancy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $150 - $165

Nightly Rate: $150 - $165

Holly Room

Tucked away down a few steps and into a private corner of the house, the Holly Room receives the most enjoyment from the delicious smells of breakfasts cooking as it is positioned almost on top of the kitchen (but just far enough away to not be disturbed). This room shows off its original hardwood floors plus a one of a kind painted glass window featuring a holly bush and cardinals, hand painted by one of artists featured in our Gift Shop. The room offers an iron full-size/double bed and a full bathroom with a tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $130 - $145

Nightly Rate: $130 - $145

Rose Room

The Rose Room is a first floor room with 14' ceilings, hardwood floors, and its own exterior exit. This room has a Victorian queen bed plus a bunk bed with queen-size futon couch and can sleep up to three people. There is a gas fireplace, writing desk, and sitting area. The bathroom features a whirlpool tub with shower fixtures. This room is dog friendly and handicap accessible. The colors of this room combine dark and medium shades of green, tan, and dark reds.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $135 - $150

Nightly Rate: $135 - $150

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Location Type

Mountains, Suburban


Asheville, NC (AVL) 3 miles

Directions to property:

From I-40 east or west bound exit I-26 east to exit 9 (airport). Turn left, go 2 miles, cross us 25, us 25-a (sweeten creek road) begins. Continue 1 mile to first traffic light. Turn left onto Royal Pines Drive. Go one block, turn left into parking lot I-26 west from Spartanburg, etc. Exit 9 (airport). Turn right, go 2 miles, cross us 25, us 25-a (sweeten creek road) begins. Continue 1 mile to first traffic light. Turn left onto Royal Pines Drive. Go one block, turn left into parking lot from Biltmore estate. Go straight out of the estate (Mc Donalds on your left and Exxon on right). Continue straight through traffic light and continue for 6 1/2 miles to traffic light at royal pines drive (Exxon station on far right corner). Turn right onto royal pines drive. Go one block, turn left into parking lot. From Blue Ridge parkway exit us 25 south (Hendersonville road). Follow 25 through Skyland. Pass Black Forest restaurant, Arden Presbyterian church and at the next traffic light (bp on right, sagebrush on left). Turn left onto Royal Pines drive. Go 3 1/2 blocks and turn right into parking lot.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Biltmore Estate, Arboretum, WNC Nature Center, Cherokee Reservation , Blue Ridge Rkwy, Folk Art Center, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Air Boat Rides, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only outside
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes No charge for children under 5.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Pets must be crated when alone; no pets allowed on furniture
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night min. on weekends from Mar. - Dec. & in Sycamore Suite all times
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night deposit for all reservations.
  • Cancellations: 7 day cancellation policy. If cancellation is made with 7 or more days, any deposit received will be refunded minus a $25.00 handling fee. Cancellation made with less than 7 days notice will not receive a refund of deposit. Reservations canceled within 24 hours of arrival date are charged the entire reservation amount. 14 day cancellation policy for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's as well as for reservations over 4 nights.



Leslie Kimball

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Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Leslie Kimball purchased the 1847 BLAKE HOUSE INN and moved there in January 2006, after spending 8 years in Orlando, Florida in the human resources field. Leslie grew up around the Washington, DC suburbs and enjoys many types of exercise, as well as crafting.

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian



150 Royal Pines Dr , Arden, NC 28704-2717 USA (Show map)

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