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A Hill House Bed & Breakfast

120 Hillside Street , Asheville, NC 28801 USA (Show map)

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Welcome to Hill House -- a place with one foot in the present and the other in a past we all cherish. Our style says both Grandma Knows and Guitar Nights. Nothing stuffy. The home was built in 1885, but today it’s definitely for the young at heart. Stretch yourself in morning yoga amid the expansive lawn and inspirational Appalachian garden. Savor breakfasts of fair trade, specialty coffees, fresh fruit juices, local eggs, and delicious surprises prepared with a chef’s insights. We’re also Asheville’s best B&B for your wedding or meeting. Discounts midweek and for guests under 30 y/o.




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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.5

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four great nights.

4.0 on May 23, 2015

we had a really great time at the hill house. it was clean and well kept. the staff was very helpful. the bed was comfortable and the location made it easy to go downtown. in addition to the breakfast, they also had afternoon snacks and wine. we had a great time.

Nice B&B

2.8 on May 17, 2015

This is a nice B&B that could be quite wonderful with a bit of polish on the small things. The only issue encountered during the stay was a dog barking late into the night.

Innkeeper Response
Hill House's resident manager, who lives next door to the building in which this guest stayed, said she heard no barking either night. She said she was home both evenings and had her windows open. She has two dogs of her own, and she said that they may have barked occasionally during the night, but nothing that kept her awake. The guest never attempted to identify the source of the barking nor said anything, to either the resident manager in the evening or to another staffer during the daytime. This is the first barking complaint Hill House has had in more than two years, the other being a neighbor's dog whose companion canine died during the evening.

Great B and B

5 on May 17, 2015

We stay in many B and B's as we travel. Hill House is one of the best. It is charming, friendly & helpful staff, perfectly located and the breakfasts are delish. We were at Hill House mid May and breakfasts were served outside on the porch with a view of the gardens. Coming from Maine, this was a real treat. I have some dietary restrictions which were handled with ease. We would highly recommend Hill House!


5 on May 07, 2015

A joy to stay with you. Very comfortable and the breakfast......yumm!!!

Beautifully appointed¡ conveniently located

4.6 on May 03, 2015

Charming, historic B&B perfectly located for visiting Asheville and The Biltmore. Choose the Hideaway for a private suite in a separate cottage. Luke's special recipe breakfast juice is a great way to start the day!

Asheville Bound

4.4 on June 15, 2014

Loved the B&B - sitting on the front porch in the rocking chairs drinking morning coffee and met some wonderful guests. It was a great introduction to life in Asheville.

Wonderful Wonderful Hill House

4.6 on April 22, 2014

Hill House located in Asheville NC is a quaint affordable scrumptious delight in every way! We enjoyed the location, staff and the full hot breakfasts each morning. Thank you!

Great stay in great location!

4.4 on March 26, 2014

This is a great house to stay in that puts you only a mile or so from downtown Ashville and less than a mile from UNC-Asheville (though i'd say i was less than amazed by that campus). The B&B, however, is a really neat older house with very nice, spacious rooms, great service (wine and appetizers put out in the evening, plenty of food/drink in the kitchen at all hours, and a wonderful home-cooked breakfast at 9am) and friendly staff. All in all it was a wonderful stay, and my wife and i wished we were there for more than just one night.

outstanding B&B

4.2 on March 10, 2014

B&B in a lovely town


5 on January 25, 2014

Wonderful place, great staff, tasty breakfast!

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Rooms & Rates

Arcade Room

The Arcade Room, named for downtown Asheville's Grove Arcade, welcomes the morning with its warm sunny, design scheme. The room has walls of finely trimmed wainscoting in warm hues and a cozy window seat just perfect for an afternoon read. The ground floor Arcade exudes an airy sensibility with its many windows. The original claw-foot tub and shower with period tile flooring turn a shower or bath into a step back in time.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $175

Nightly Rate: $139 - $175

Kress Room

The Kress Room is named for the former chain store in downtown Asheville. Shades of whites and blues with silver accents of silver create a fresh and clean mood. Located on a corner of the second floor, some guests have spent their afternoons in quiet seclusion with a book and cup of tea in a winged-back Victorian chair. The starkly white bathroom, with its silver gilded claw-foot tub, pedestal sink, and chandelier makes for an impossibly tranquil soaking.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $175

Nightly Rate: $139 - $175

Battery Park Room

Battery Park, named for the hotel (now a senior living community) across from the Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville, has a double-parlor design. Half of the room (now a sitting area) was originally a sleeping porch and so is surrounded by windows for wonderful light and air. The interior area has a queen bed, the bath, a slate and glass rain shower, and the old sunporch a daybed sofa and huge armchair. The room is finished in cream colors with touches of black and lots of texture, and with the daybed can accommodate a third person.

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $210

Nightly Rate: $169 - $210

S and W Room

Influenced by Ashevilles Art Deco heritage, the S&W Room is muted and masculine, with a beige grass-cloth wall covering and four-poster, black lacquer bed blending with African and animal prints and decor. Hardwood floors, dark, muted rugs, and a pair of comfortable reading chairs overlooking the gardens add to the room's appeal. The bathroom's dramatic black-and white tiles play against cappuccino-colored walls. Enjoy the JACUZZI tub.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $185

Nightly Rate: $149 - $185

Jackson Room

Named for the striking, 14-story Jackson Building, Ashevilles first skyscraper, the Jackson Room welcomes guests with warm beiges accented with black in a seamless blend of Neoclassic and Asian influences. Hardwood floors, a romantic fireplace, a canopy bed, a JACUZZI tub & shower, and a decorative vanity complement the eclectic and comfortable surroundings.

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $210

Nightly Rate: $169 - $210

Drhumor Room

Many guests love the striking décor of the Drhumor Room. Named for Asheville's oldest standing commercial building, the room is rich and majestic with its four-poster canopy bed and marble top dresser. Surround yourself in soft peach and warm beige hues with plush carpeting underfoot. A romantic fireplace, JACUZZI tub & shower, and pedestal sink complete this romantic retreat.

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $210

Nightly Rate: $169 - $210

Flat Iron Suite

The Flat Iron Suite, named for Asheville’s own Flatiron Building, comprises the entire upper west wing of the inn. This apartment-sized space is a mix of traditional and country influences, and has treetop views of the downtown Asheville skyline and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. The living room is framed by two large club chairs with shared ottoman, a love seat and romantic fireplace. Tucked away in corners are a trundle day bed stuffed with big pillows that can sleep either a third adult or two children and a small breakfast table.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $185 - $230

Nightly Rate: $185 - $230

Biltmore Room

Airy and comfortable, our favorite honeymoon suite is decorated with reproductions and memorabilia of Asheville's Biltmore House. Snuggle on the comfortable sofa by the romantic fireplace. Savor the treetop views of downtown Asheville without leaving the comfort of the grand, mahogany canopy bed. The bathroom is spacious and chic, with hardwood floors, a mirrored dresser, a two-person JACUZZI TUB with hand-held shower, crystal chandelier, and pedestal sink.

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

Nightly Rate: $185 - $230

Nightly Rate: $185 - $230

The Hideaway Suite

Located just steps from the main inn, the 750 sf, second-floor, Hideaway Suite is a lushly decorated fantasy retreat with a blend of contemporary and antique furnishings. There is central heat and a/c, a king bed, recliner, a huge, spa-style, walk-in shower, private entrance, sitting area, breakfast nook, mini-fridge, coffeemaker, and dual vanities. Look out at the treetops. Combine this suite with the Pisgah Apartment, and it's a townhome large enough for a family or families of up to eight.

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

Nightly Rate: $185 - $230

Nightly Rate: $185 - $230

Pisgah Apartment

The contemporary one-bedroom apartment, on the ground level of a recently built townhouse is nestled in the trees at the rear of the Hill House property. The Apartment has an awesome contemporary kitchen, a living room with a gas fireplace and custom lighting, and a bath with a jacuzzi tub. It's a place where you can escape from it all and still have all the comforts of home. Combine the apartment with the Hideaway Suite upstairs and you have a townhome for a family or families of up to eight people

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $185 - $230

Nightly Rate: $185 - $230

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Location Type



Asheville, NC (AVL) 14 miles

Directions to property:

From I-240 in Asheville, exit 5A (Merrimon Ave), proceed north to 3rd light, Hillside Street. Turn left on Hillside St, two hundred yards on right... 120 Hillside St. Parking available behind Inn.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Urban Inn, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, Desk, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Large Wrap-Around Porch, Yoga Classes, Yard Hammock & Chairs

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR

On-site activities

Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Yoga, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only No smoking on front porch in warm weather
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Well-behaved children welcome in the inn; Tots in Cottage
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Generally, 2 night minimum on weekends,
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night deposit.
  • Cancellations: If reservation cancelled within 8-14 days prior to check in, deposit may be non-refundable; If cancelled within 7 days prior to check in, guests may be responsible for payment of all nights reserved; 30 days notice required for holidays and leaf season. Guests are responsible for all nights reserved regardless of late arrival or early departure. Partial refunds given if less than 100% occupancy in rate class or room is rebooked.



David Raphael Smith

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

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Hearty Gourmet

  • Time Served: 9:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Wrap-around porch weather permitting, bedside in certain suites, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten Free, Vegan

Signature Dish

They're All Signature Dishes
A breakfast lasagna of scrambled eggs, spicy pork sausage, spinach, red peppers, onions, queso fresco, with a grilled peach half on the sides. A light,baked pancake prepared with thinly sliced apples with a hint of brown sugar and cinnamon. Topped with fresh berries and served with breakfast sausage. A wild rice, mushroom, tasso ham, and parmesan cheese fritta, with sides of fresh fruit and biscuits.


120 Hillside Street , Asheville, NC 28801 USA (Show map)

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