THREE BLOCKS TO THE BILTMORE ESTATE and one mile from downtown Asheville, Cedar Crest is one of the largest,most opulent residences surviving from Asheville's 1890's boom period. Perched on a hill, this landmark is situated on 4 acres of trees and gardens. Built in 1891, the most astonishing feature of Cedar Crest is the exquisite interior woodwork, believed to have been executed by the same skilled artisans employed by George Vanderbilt. This Queen Anne dwelling features treasured architectural details, period antiques and expansive verandahs. A luxurious full breakfast is served daily in the dining room & on the expansive porch. A glass of wine is handed to you at check-in and complimentary evening desserts finish off your perfect day! *WEEKLY/MONTHLY PROMOTIONS AND ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGES ARE OFFERED ON OUR WEBSITE!*
5 on July 27, 2013
We recently spent one week at the Cedar Crest and absolutely enjoyed everything from the fine architecture to the gourmet breakfast. The staff was kind and helpful and very accommodating. The beds were very comfortable and inviting after long days at the Biltmore and downtown. It's only .5 mile to the Village and easy to walk there and back. I highly recommend booking a reservation at The Cedar Crest. Dave & Sarah Florida
5 on April 21, 2013
Cleanliness- Extraordinarily clean and well kept. Service - Top notch, a fine mixture of being left to your own accord yet thinking of things before you aked. Locations - Situated right at the entrance of Biltmore and a straight b line to downtown Price - Stayed during March so the price was well below normal, I think I spent $125 a night or so which was a steal. It was the same price as box hotels we looked at Food - The 3 course breakfast was great, free wine was, well, free wine and a nice touch. Afternoon desserts and refreshments were a nice touch Cannot complain about one thing, stayed at many BnB's and this is the first one I felt obligated to write a review about.
5 on September 01, 2011
Great place. Down to earth/ easy going staff (especially Drew) were there for you when you needed them. Ask for the free wine (served all day and night) also ask Drew for dinner recommendations. To say this kid (he's only in his 20's) is interesting is an understatement. Chef turned musician turned innkeeper with great perspective on life and equally as good tips on the do&donts of Asheville. Breakfast wasnkiller we had more than enough food, it was fresh and tangable (breakfast didn't look like dinner like it has at other bnb's.) The rooms were very clean and the location is amazing!! They are super close to downtown, the village, RAD, and The Biltmore. I know my review seems "over the top" but our experience was over the top! If you seek a different bnb experience where the creepy factor (set breakfast time at community table, shared bathrooms, bizarre innkeepers) doesn't exist you have found your place. This has now become our spot.
4.8 on May 29, 2011
My boyfriend and I stayed in the Queen Anne room here at the Cedar Crest Inn and we were both blown away by this place. Everything from the staff to the 3 course breakfast in the morning was amazing. Our bed was huge and probably the most comfortable thing I've ever slept in. There is no place I would rather stay and I will definitely return someday. Highly recommended!!
5 on June 04, 2010
My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights in the Serenity Suite 5/25/10 - 5/28/10. If you are looking for a beautiful, serene, secluded place to recharge your batteries, then this is the place for you. It was a mid-week stay so we were able to go into many of the upstairs rooms to have a peek. They were all gorgeous although I was so happy that I had chosen the Serenity Suite for our stay.It was just so peaceful and tranquil out there! You really do feel as though you have stepped back in time from the minute you drive up the hill on the winding driveway. You get a glimpse of this beautiful old house from the road and when it comes into full view....it is just breathtaking. The service, the staff and the accomodations are all 5 star. The food was excellent. I loved that the staff kept popping out to make sure everything was wonderful for us! They have unique way of being there for you whenever you need something without making you feel like they were hovering. It's as if they magically appearred when you needed a little snack or advice about where to go in town. I have to say, I got tears in my eyes when we first arrived because of the beauty of this old house and I really cried when we left. I was saying goodbye to the staff and was just a little overcome with the wonderfulness of it all. I researched every bed and breakfast in Asheville before deciding on the Cedar Crest Inn and I am so happy that I made the right choice. We took a "hop on / hop off" trolly tour around Asheville (would highly recommend this especially for first timers) and I got to see in person, many of the bed and breakfasts that I researched online. Every single time I saw an another inn, I said to myself "oh yes...we picked the right one". They are all beautiful and special in their own way, but there is something magical about the Cedar Crest. I think the innkeepers, Drew and the rest of the staff have a lot to do with creating that magic. We can't wait to go back!
City, Downtown, Mountains
Asheville, NC (AVL) 10 miles
Just 20 minutes from the Asheville Airport, travel I26 West to I40 East. From I40 East, take exit 50 towards Asheville and the Biltmore Estate. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Rte. 25 North which turns into Biltmore Avenue. Stay in the far right lane for 1.25 miles. Turn right into our driveway immediately after Caledonia Street.
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, Antiquing and Shopping, Biltmore Estate, Galleries and Studios, Blue Ridge Parkway, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Croquet on property, Historic Biltmore Village, Victorian Gardens, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting
Historic Inn, Guest Cottage, Bed and Breakfast
Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Secretarial services, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi
concierge services, small wedding and special events, at cost Biltmore Tickets, monthly/weekly promotions, all inclusive packages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , On request
Sunday Sausage Gravy and Bisquits
Guests just can't stop talking about Cedar Crest Inn's delicious breakfasts! Accompaniments often include Cranberry and Apple Compote, Raspberry and White Chocolate Scones, Praline Coffeecake, homemade granola, juices, coffee and teas. Great dining in a comfortable, inviting setting.