The Lion and the Rose Bed and Breakfast

276 Montford Ave , Asheville, NC 28801 USA (Show map)

About

1898 Queen Anne in Asheville's National Historic District of Montford. The inn is within walking distance to downtown Asheville, & minutes from the Biltmore Estate and the Blue Ridge Parkway. The home sits on a half acre park like setting with flower gardens, and a gently sloping lawn. Sumptuous breakfasts are served by candlelight each morning. In addition to the five guest rooms, there are two parlors, a formal dining room, an inglenook with fireplace, and a large and beautiful foyer. Each room is uniquely furnished with antiques, Persian rugs, and unique art. The high embossed ceilings, four fireplaces, original golden oak, and the classic leaded and stained glass windows all serve to create an enchanting atmosphere.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.6

An excellent Choice

5 on March 28, 2011

The Lion and the Rose has everything one can want for, class, charm and the best breakfast ever at the most beautifully set table. One night was not enough and we hope to return some day to take advantage of the pleasant living area, books to read and delicious chocolates all over the place.


Great B and B in Asheville

5 on January 10, 2011

We stayed at the Lion and the Rose in Asheville at New Years, and it was so nice. The place is beautiful inside and out, but it was very special during the holiday season. Its a great value, and seems more reasonably priced than some of the other inns. The innkeepers are great and so is the gourmet breakfast. We couldnt have asked for a better place to stay!


Wonderful Place!

4.8 on November 07, 2010

My husband and I stayed at the inn in November. The inn is absolutely beautiful. Our room was very spacious and comfortable. We had a sitting area that we both enjoyed. We were able to watch a few movies and relax. The inn has many amenities that I have not seen in other places. My favorite is their pantry area where they have complimentary water, soft drinks, coffee tea, and some sweet treats. The service was excellent. I will recommend this inn to others that come visit Asheville.


What a treat

5 on May 10, 2010

I can't imagine a more satisfying B&B experience. Beautiful and spacious home with a large porch and comfortable rooms. In addition to the gourmet breakfasts, Jim and Linda offer a frig full of drinks, all kinds of snack and homemade cookies. They are wonderful hosts in every respect, even bringing coffee to your room in the morning. We look forward to a return visit with them.


Wonderful stay!!

5 on March 22, 2010

My husband and i just returned from The Lion And The Rose. We had a wonderful weekend getaway. The room was beautiful and very clean, and the breakfasts were so delicious! I highly recommend it!!


Beautiful Inn, Fantastic Service

4.4 on August 15, 2009

My husband and I have enjoyed a nearly annual trip to Asheville to visit friends and the Biltmore Estate, and especially enjoy the Montford B&B's. The Lion & Rose is in a convenient location and the gardens are highly impressive compared to many Asheville B&B's. The owners were gracious, and sizable breakfast was worth its weight in gold! We would both highly recommend The Lion & Rose as a perfect taste of Asheville.


Nice and Convenient

3.6 on July 14, 2009

Our room was nice. The breakfasts were large and tasty. Jim and Linda were friendly and made good restaurant suggestions. The best part about this inn is its convenience to everything we wanted to do in Asheville! We recommend the Lion and the Rose as a great "home base" for anyone touring the Biltmore House and shopping/dining/touring Asheville. The visitor center is within walking distance!


Comfortable and Cozy

3.2 on July 01, 2009

Used the B&B as a base to visit Biltmore. Great Jamaican style restaurant just down the road. Rooms a little smaller than expected. Nice historic district.


A Five-Star Stay!

4.4 on April 14, 2009

Lion and the Rose embraced us in the most wonderful way! Our room was large, yet cozy, with a gas fireplace and most comfortable king bed. Our hosts provided cheerful and gracious service, with a very generous breakfast in a wonderfully appointed and elegant dining room. We are eager to return, next time bringing family and friends to share in this terrific Five-Star experience. Edgar F. Heiskell, III, Charleston, W.Va.


A Fabulous experience

5 on March 03, 2009

My husband and I stayed at the Inn in February, 2009. We have stayed in many bed and breakfasts, and this Inn exceeded our expectations! Jimmy and Linda gave us wonderful recommendations for local restaurants, and Jimmy's breakfasts were beautifully presented and yummy!!! The Inn is immaculate and beautifully decorated--a great value, and we highly recommend it!


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Rooms & Rates

Craig-Toms Suite

Whether you're looking for a romantic Asheville weekend getaway, or a longer vacation option, the luxurious Craig-Toms Suite is the perfect setting for your needs. It has two rooms that offer privacy and space for a group to gather. It can accommodate three adults with the king bed and mahogany daybed. A large TV, gas fire place, and oversized comfortable chairs await weary travelers needing some down time. The suite is the only room on the third floor, so your privacy is guaranteed. Through the original stained glass door, a private balcony awaits you, providing fresh air and beautiful natural light. The suite also has it's own refrigerator for your convenience. The luxury bathroom offers a soaking tub, skylight, and large walk-in shower.

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

Margaret-Grace Room

This room is located in the front corner of the second floor and can adjoin the Marion Hall room. A lovely "fainting couch" in the corner by the window invites you to read or enjoy the view. The mahogany panel bed, antique dressers, coral colored walls and coordinating bedding all serve to make this an enchanting room. The private bath has a tub/shower combination.

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

Holger Nielson Room

This is one of our most popular rooms located in the Northwest corner of the second floor. It has a silk upholstered queen bed, beautiful pine floors, and warm beige hand-plastered walls. Antique furnishings are complimented by beautiful art work and luxurious bed linens. The bathroom is a generous size, as it was original to the house and has been modernized with a shower.

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

Marion Hall Room

This is the largest room on the second floor and has a magnificent antique tiger oak bed with a high back and footboard and matching dresser. It has a gas fireplace, custom painted walls in soft gray, tasteful furnishings and art. The sitting area set in a bay window overlooking the front lawn, has a single mahogany day bed that can be used for seating while watching TV or enjoying the view. Upon request, this bed can be made up to sleep a second or a third person. An adjoining door can be opened for two couples to share the sitting area with the Margaret-Grace Room. The private bath has a newly tiled shower. The Marion Hall Room was the Master Bedroom throughout the years the house was a single family home.

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

Fannie Rice Room

This beautiful and romantic room is in a quiet corner of the second floor. The bed is a gorgeous, hand carved Biltmore heritage canopied four poster queen, with draperies made in England. The sitting area with comfortable upholstered chairs make this a spacious and comfortable place for reading or relaxing after a long day of touring. The bath has a tub-shower combination.

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

Location

Location Type

Mountains

Airport

Asheville, NC (AVL) 20 miles

Directions to property:

exit # 4c off I-240 approximately 1/2 mile north on Montford Ave. Inn on left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Biltmore Estate, Blue Ridge Parkway, Waterfalls, White Water Rafting, Golf, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Library , 24 hr pantry:soft drinks, coffee, tea, & snacks, Antiques, Assistance with Restaurant Reservations, Fresh Flowers & Chocolates in Rooms, Biltmore Tickets Available for Sale

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Ski rentals, Swimming, Tennis courts, Whitewater Rafting

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 12 and over welcome
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 days on most weekends and throughout October
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 100% deposit for a one night stay; For stays of 2 or more nights, a deposit for one night is required.
  • Cancellations: Deposit is refundable if reservation cancelled two weeks prior to arrival, minus a $30 cancellation fee.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Lisa Merritt, Madelyn Silcox

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:30 to 9:30am
  • Serving Location: On Verandah Upon Request, In Suite Upon Request, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Blueberry Blintz
Home made French crepes filled with creamy fresh cheeses, sauteed in clarified butter, and topped with real blueberry sauce.