Chestnut Street Inn

176 E Chestnut St , Asheville, NC 28801-2336 USA (Show map)

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About

Nestled in the heart of Asheville, North Carolina, the Chestnut Street Inn is an exquisite B&B located within walking distance of downtown! Whether you come for the outdoor activities, abundant breweries, incredible restaurants, or our renowned music scene, the Chestnut Street Inn is the perfect place to "hang your hat" for a long weekend. Our guests come for the proximity to downtown, and return for the glowing hospitality, comfortable guest rooms and delicious and unique homemade breakfasts.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Outstanding Stay

4.8 on April 22, 2016

First of all Leslie and I would like to say Emilie and Arturo are awesome host. Right from the start we knew our stay would be memorable. We were welcomed and shown an overview of Chestnut and the local community. We will return and share with family and friends. Thanks again to Emilie and Arturo.


Outstanding Vacation

5 on March 11, 2016

We stayed with Emilie and Arturo March 9 2016. The house was wonderful and our room was very large. The amenities were very nice. But the best part were the innkeepers themselves. Although Arturo was working on an outside project, Emilie sat down and talked with us and explained how they became innkeepers. Their story is wonderful. The next morning we had a wonderful breakfast and more enjoyable conversation. It was hard to leave and we wished we had booked to nights. WE WILL BE BACK!!!!


A Must Visit

5 on September 14, 2015

My husband and I can't give enough praise to The Chestnut Street Inn and their entire staff! The Inn is absolutely stunning and extremely well-kept (it also had a 100% cleanliness rating). The breakfasts were absolutely delicious. This was our 4th or 5th Bed and Breakfast and the staff was, by far, the most attentive, informative, fun, jovial staff that we have come across. The new owners, Emilie and Arturo, were remarkable and their enthusiasm is unparalleled. Chris was an absolute doll and gave us a wealth of information on things to do in the Asheville area. My husband and I won't hesitate to return. Best wishes to Emilie and Arturo. We will see you soon! Carol and Joe


Elegance and comfort

4.8 on September 07, 2015

LaDonna was personable and helpful with recommendations to visit Asheville's sights. The room was well maintained, clean, and quiet, even though the house was fully booked with couples celebrating numerous anniversaries. Pleasant staff, delicious unusual bkfts, and within walking distance to downtown, made for an ideal location.


Excellent Bed and Breakfast Experience

5 on August 28, 2015

Chestnut Street Inn is a beautiful nicely decorated, impeccably landscaped early 1900's brick multi-story home on a quiet street among other wonderful homes near downtown Asheville. It was very comfortable and clean. Rooms are spacious with excellent furnishings. The service, food,and atmosphere was exceptional. I would strongly recommend Chestnut Street Inn as your choice for a Bed and Breakfast in historic Asheville, NC. We plan to stay here each time we return to the area. Thank you for a wonderful Bed and Breakfast experience.


Chestnut Street Inn

5 on June 24, 2015

We so enjoyed this bed and breakfast. The location was walking distance from town and restaurants. Breakfasts were unique and yummy! Not just scrambled eggs and bacon and everything was made there so you woke to wonderful aromas. I loved the decor which suited the house, yet the bathrooms were modern. My favorite was the porches and delicious coffee in the morning. LaDonna was a fabulous hostess and made sure eveything was wonderful. I highly recommend this B&B for your stay in Asheville and touring the Biltmore.


A early 1900's Classic!

4.8 on April 04, 2015

We stayed 2 nights in early April to celebrate our anniversary. Having stayed at B&B's in England, Scotland and Ireland we'd experienced the full range of Poor- Average-Excellent. The Chestnut Street Inn rats right at the top! Absolutely spotless, well-maintained and very hospitable are accurate descriptions for this beautiful B&B. Would enthusiastically recommend.


Husband and Wife, wonderful one night stay.

5 on March 23, 2015

Very conveniently located to all things Asheville with friendly staff and great service. My wife and I stayed in the Beaucatcher Suite, which was spacious and removed from the main house which added a nice bit of privacy to our stay. We will definitely look to stay here again on one of our future visits.


Lovely

5 on March 21, 2015

Our stay couldn't,t have been better. This is a lovely place with yummy food and hospitable staff. Rocking on the front porch was a highlight.


Zen Retreat is worth it!

5 on February 26, 2015

We were supposed to originally stay over during the Martin Luther King Holiday, but I got sick, so we had to postpone. Ladonna, the Inn Keeper, was very helpful and gave us a gift certificate to use, since our 1st night's deposit had already been paid. We rescheduled at out next available weekend and we were glad it worked out that way. We had originally booked one of the less expensive rooms, but when we re-booked, the "Zen Retreat" had become available. It wasn't that much more, but it was really worth it. My wife is pretty picky about rooms, but she loved it, even though we had to go up an extra flight of stairs. They had taken what would have probably been an attic space and converted into a wonderfully designed retreat. Some of the best aspects of it were - the huge walk in steam shower (with bench)that with a touch of a button heated up quickly to 115 degrees; the King bed; cushioned benches for under three different dormer windows; a very cozy sitting area; the 3rd floor view of downtown Asheville; and mostly importantly the Japanese themed decor that made it seem as if you were in another locale. We tried to spend as much time as we could in the room while still trying to get out and see the sights and visit the great restaurants. Ladonna was the best hostess I have ever had at a B&B, and I've been to at least 20. The Breakfast staff were so nice and on Sunday morning, each of the women were given origami creations that Kris had made. The food itself was great with fresh fruit and Quiche Lorraine on Saturday and Pumpkin Waffles on Sunday.


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Rooms & Rates

Chestnut Hill Room

Tucked behind an original set of tiger oak pocket doors lies the Chestnut Hill Room. Located on the first floor, this room is named for the downtown historical district in which we are located. A large 4-poster king size bed is complimented by the crisp blue and white theme of the room. The small private bathroom includes a shower and ceramic tile floor. The room is also equipped with an armoire, plush robes for your use during your stay, a television with cable, HBO, Showtime, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Iron Horse Room

The centerpiece of this first floor room is the hand-carved queen size mahogany bed complete with steps to boost you into heavenly comfort! Named after one of Asheville?s first railroads, the Iron Horse room has large windows that bring in cheerful sunlight from the side garden, and at night a cozy glow from the gas fireplace. For your comfort we have provided a cherry wood armoire with plush robes for your use during your stay, a writing desk and chair, a television with cable, HBO, Showtime, and complimentary Wi-Fi access. The private bathroom is complete with a shower and a granite topped vanity.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Wall Street Room

Downtown Asheville has been called the ?Paris of the South,? and as you stroll down the cobblestones of Wall Street past boutiques, restaurants and buskers, you can almost feel Europe in the air. The Wall Street room is the most popular of our smaller rooms and is very sweet and cozy with a gorgeous federal style queen size canopy bed. The view includes an up close look at an award winning Dogwood tree and a view of downtown Asheville when the leaves have fallen. The small private bathroom is complete with a shower. The room is also equipped with a closet, plush robes for your use during your stay, a television with cable, HBO, Showtime, On Demand movies, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Grove Park Room

Dr. Edwin Wiley Grove, the St. Louis pharmacist, was famous for his Grove's Chill Tonic to ward off a cold. Like many others in the early 1900's, he was drawn to Asheville for health reasons. Once here, he built his dream hotel, the Grove Park Inn, which can be seen from this room during the winter and early spring. Just like the early visitors to Asheville, you too can relax and rejuvenate yourself in this newly remodeled room that features a ceramic tile shower with a rain showerhead, a queen size sleigh bed with a pillow top mattress, gas fireplace, early 1900's writing desk, television with cable, HBO, Showtime, On Demand movies, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Recently we have updated the Grove Park Room with a new queen pillow top /Sealy mattress for your sleeping comfort.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Blue Ridge Room

The Blue Ridge Mountains were named for the blue-gray haze that veils her rolling hills. Cool, crisp mountain air and timeless natural beauty continue to draw people to the city of Asheville. The Blue Ridge room is the ultimate in comfort and light with a gas fireplace and a bay window that offers an idyllic nook for reading in cozy wingback chairs in the morning sun. The room features a cherry wood four poster king size bed as its focal point and its private bathroom is complete with a new tile shower. The room is also equipped with a closet, gas fireplace, plush robes for your use during your stay, a television with cable, HBO, Showtime, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The Zen Retreat

This newly remodeled room is not only a place to lay your head, but an experience all in itself. The Zen Retreat, the only room on the third floor of the inn engulfs you with a sense of calm. The king size bed and three window nooks beckon you to relax among the pillows and beautiful hand carved Asian coffee table. Let your cares melt away in your private steam room complete with rain shower head, plush robes and a built in dressing table with lovely lighting. The room also has a small sitting area, a large closet with a fridge, television with cable, HBO, Showtime, movies and complimentary Wi-Fi access.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Biltmore Room

George Washington Vanderbilt's Biltmore Estate, a grand French Renaissance Château, is America's largest private residence. The Biltmore room offers a magnificent view of the award-winning sugar maples on the grounds and a wintertime view of downtown Asheville. This lovely room hosts a four poster queen size bed, desk, and a spacious bathroom seldom found in homes from the early 1900s. The bathroom features a two person Jacuzzi tub and shower, a tiger oak vanity, and a sitting chair. For your comfort we have provided a cherry wood armoire with plush robes for your use during your stay, a writing desk and chair, a television with cable, HBO, Showtime, movies and complimentary Wi-Fi access.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Beaucatcher Suite

Asheville tradition says that the girls of the Asheville Female College gave Beaucatcher Mountain its name because they would steal away to the mountaintop to meet the young male students from Colonel Stephen Lee?s school to catch their beau. This large suite, located on the second floor of the cottage behind the main house, is a perfect romantic hideaway or girlfriend getaway. The hardwood floors highlight this recently remodeled one-bedroom suite with a living room, gas "wood-burning" stove, small kitchenette complete with granite countertops, hammered nickel sink, microwave drawer, refrigerator, and a Carrera marble dining table for 4 where you can enjoy your morning coffee. Through the pocket doors you will find a queen size sleigh bed with a chaise lounge and large armoire. The en-suite bathroom provides guests with a large Jacuzzi tub that also can be used as a shower. Let us take care of you- as a guest in the Beaucatcher suite, it would be our pleasure to bring you breakfast at a time of your choosing in the morning. Contact us as well for information regarding booking for 4 people.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

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Location

Location Type

Airport, Downtown, Mountains, Small town

Airport

Asheville, NC (AVL) 15 miles

Directions to property:

From I-40 or I-26 take I-240 to Asheville. Take Exit 5B to Charlotte Street. Go North (away from downtown) for 2 blocks. Turn Left at the traffic light onto East Chestnut Street. The Inn is 2 blocks down the street, on the corner of Washington and East Chestnut Street. Parking is behind the inn off of Washington Street.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Blue Ridge Parkway, Hiking / Biking/ White Water Rafting, North Carolina Arboretum, Galleries, Antique Stores, Shops, Thomas Wolfe Home, Biltmore Estate, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Ceiling fans, Copier, Desk, Ironing Board, Library, Parking, Secretarial services, Telephone, Videos

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Biltmore Estate, Galleries/ Art and Crafts, Antique shopping, Theatre, Grove Arcade, Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Whitewater Rafting

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3pm to 6pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking allowed outside.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: weekends and holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A 50% deposit (100% for a single night reservation) is required at the time of booking.
  • Cancellations: Deposit is refundable, less a $50 cancellation fee per room, if notice of cancellation is received at least 14 days ( 30 days in October and Groups) prior to arrival date. Notification must be made in writing only. Reservations made less than 14 days ( 30 days in October and for Groups) prior to arrival are non-refundable. Early departure falls within the cancellation policy.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Emilie Kapp & Arturo Leal

Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 9:00 A.M.
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Vegetarian , Vegan, Gluten Free


Signature Dish

Ode to Elvis
One of our favorite dishes is surely our Ode to Elvis. "Emilie has taken Elvis's favorite sandwich: peanut butter, banana and bacon, and turned it into something dreams are made of." -Amanda What is the Ode to Elvis you might ask? A light and fluffy french toast with freshly cut bananas, a peanut butter bananas foster syrup and all of it topped off with salty local bacon crumbles!


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Special Package

Summer Weekday Special

Looking for a summer getaway in the mountains? We are offering a sizzling summer weekday special! Stay with us TWO NIGHTS from Sunday-Thursday and get ONE NIGHT FREE! To receive this promotion, you may book directly with us on our website!

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