Oakland Cottage Bed and Breakfast has a convenient in town location. The Biltmore Estate entrance and Biltmore Village are 1.5 miles south, the vibrant historic downtown Asheville is 1.5 miles north. Ambience and casual friendliness abound in this 1910, Arts & Crafts style "Cottage". Each guest room or suite has an full and private bath with hairdryer and locally made botanical soaps & shampoos. Other in-room amenities include a coffee maker, cable TV, some with mini-fridge, microwave and private deck. A buffet or family style full and hot breakfast is served each morning in the main dining room. Guests may join breakfast anytime between 8:30 and 9:30 am to accommodate varying morning vacation schedules. Other times and special diets may be accommodated with ample notice. Many groups have enjoyed reserving all of Oakland Cottage for that special small group reunion, retreat or meeting. Besides the ideal location, the large common area and front porch provide additional guest space in which to gather, as well as other added conveniences, including a guest kitchenette & guest-use laundry room. Complimentary and fast WIFI is available throughout Oakland Cottage Bed and Breakfast and there is ample off street parking, also complimentary.
4.0 on February 22, 2015
Wonderful food, gracious hosts, and charming rooms. What more could you ask for? Everything should be a 5 star but the form wouldn't allow it.
5 on June 11, 2013
Our 1 yr Anniversary! We stayed in this lovely B&B for our one year anniversary and loved it! 1/2 mile from biltmore and 1 mile from downtown, perfect! Friendly staff, EXCELLENT BREAKFAST! Stay in garden room 5, it's huge! We are going back ASAP!
5 on July 27, 2012
Our first stay and a B&B and the bar was set very high. Lynda our inn keeper was very accommodating and genuinely friendly. She greeted us as we arrived and was helpful with suggestions for our stay, not only at the cottage but Ashville. The Dogwood suite was very clean and we were well provided for with soft fluffy towels and robes to crisp sheets and wonderful local soaps. Breakfast was pure deliciousness. We had the best sweet potato casserole topped with crunchy nuts, fluffy quiche, hot turn overs, Hand made granola, fresh yogurt and fruit, local-antibiotic free-from happy pigs- sausage. (I do not eat meat but this was nice to hear) We stayed in the dogwood suite. It has an attached porch with a daybed and trundle perfect if you have kids or if you are staying with a friend.We brought our little dog. so the private entrance and deck was perfect for us.The Inn has a full kitchen that is available for use along with the fridge, microwave and coffee maker in our room. The parking and circle drive made it easy to load and unload our luggage. It was a wonderful experience over all. I am now a Big Fan of B&Bs.
4.6 on June 17, 2012
This was an ideal first B&B experience. The staff are friendly and the accommodations are fantastic. A friend and I traveled to Asheville and were thrilled to find the 2 bedroom Dogwood suite with private entrance. Its close proximity to Biltmore Estate, Biltmore Village and downtown Asheville are ideal.
4.2 on February 21, 2012
My boyfriend and I stayed in the Rose Room #7 and had a wonderful visit. While not walking distance to town, this didn't bother us since it was a short drive. The breakfast was great! We had quiche, sausage, rolls, fruit, and a berry crumble with yogurt - all delicious! The hosts were excellent and so kind to us. I would definitely recommend staying here.
5 on January 02, 2012
A friend and I spent New Year's Eve weekend in the Rose Room at Oakland Cottage. It was our first time in the city, and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The cottage is lovely and exceeded all of our expectations. The room was quaint; in fact, it was much larger than we expected. Byron and Mary, Becky and Jim were friendly and helpful. The food was delicous, and we thoroughly enjoyed socializing with everyone at breakfast. I highly recommend Oakland Cottage and plan to return as soon as time permits. Thanks to you all for a lovely weekend! Sincerely, Janet
3.0 on December 01, 2011
I suppose my mixed reviews are due to having spent other vacations at B&Bs and having different experiences. I liked my room here but was rather put off by a very squeaky bed (mattress) that struck me as being perhaps over-the-hill. There was no soap provided for the shower, which I found odd. And my first breakfast was a bit abstemious, as I had one slim piece of quiche and fruit salad and was informed that the remaining quiche on the buffet was reserved for two other guests.....They seemed to plan their meals conservatively for guests. My dog and I were welcomed with open arms, which was appreciated......The Inn is not located in a scenic neighborhood nor in safe walking distance from downtown, so folks who might like to walk to town should bear that in mind. Next time I'm in town I might spring for a location closer to town and will have to pay a little more.....
5 on June 10, 2011
My husband and I have been staying at B&Bs for the past few years, and Oakland cottage is the ideal stay for us. We loved the beautiful and interesting home, the food was fabulous every day, and all the service was very professional. By far the greatest impression from our stay was the accommodating innkeeper, Mary. Thoughtful, warm, generous with her time and knowledge, she gave her insight for hiking, biking, restaurants, and even helped out when I messed up on booking my accommodations. We truly got attached to Asheville and Oakland Cottage! Pete & Jen- NJ
4.6 on March 05, 2011
Oakland Cottage was convenient for our purposes. We had lots of snow, but the proprietor shoveled and swept and kept sufficient access open for our comings and goings. Decor was charming yet functional; bed was comfortable; food was excellent.
5 on January 01, 2011
We had a fabulous stay at this enchanting B&B, one of the best we've enjoyed. Being child (and pet!) friendly, this is a rarity and the breakfasts, coffee, and service (and price) were fantastic. Very happy with it - for my full review and photos see my blog: http://frugalnaturally.wordpress.com/2011/01/01/oakland-cottage-biltmore/
On the second floor, and next to the Little Garden Room, light, bright and spacious, enjoy the Garden Room with king bed and balcony overlooking the back yard. Many windows are all along one side of the room, bringing in lots of sunlight. There is a Daybed with trundle for additional family member or friend. Amenities include a microwave, mini-fridge, coffee maker and electric kettle, private bath with jetted tub/shower combination. There is also in-room cable TV. Wonderful for longer stays! May be combined with the Little Garden Room for a two bedroom two bath Suite
Nightly Rate: $126.65 - $149
Spacious Suite with a king bed in the main room. Double doors open to the &amp;amp;quot;sunroom&amp;amp;quot; for extra spaciousness! There is a daybed and trundle in this space for an extra guest or two and the Magnolia Suite has a full private bath with claw-foot tub/shower combination. Wonderful for families and friends to stay in together. Added amenities include microwave, mini-fridge, coffee maker, cable TV and hairdryer. The large bay window in the sunroom overlooks the front yard. Wireless internet is complimentary and available throughout the house.
Nightly Rate: $126.65 - $149
Done in lovely black toile, Rose Room #8 is an amazingly economical choice for a Bed and Breakfast. In-room amenities include private bath with tub and shower, hairdryer, coffee-maker, cable TV. An additional roll-away twin may be made available for this room. A sunny nook has a small table with seating for two. Note: this room has a Double bed, suitable for singles and cuddlers!! Need more room? Reserve both Rose Rooms. There are double lock-out doors between these two for a two-bedroom, two full bath family Suite.
Nightly Rate: $87.20 - $109
The Whole Cottage is popular to reserve in it's entirity and is great for family and friend gatherings or small retreat style meetings. Spacious and open main gathering room and front porch, make this Cottage great to gather in for celebrations or meetings! Reserve with full service (breakfast, housekeeping and daily maid service) or without (much like a Vacation Rental), prices vary depending on the style of the reservation. Prices noted here are for the full service option and are for up to 12 guests (double occupancy. Add $15 each additional guest if there are more than 12 guests.
Nightly Rate: $635.20 - $794
Rose Room # 7 is a delightful Queen bedroom in toile accents with full private bath. In room amenities include Cable TV andcoffee-maker. WIFI is complimentary and available throughout the house. Reserve with Rose Room #8 - the double privacy doors between these two rooms may be opened up to create a two-bedroom, two-bath Suite!
Nightly Rate: $95.20 - $119
Lovely Queen bedroom with extra space through the entry foyer - on the ground floor. Use the entry from inside the house - or enjoy your private porch and outside entry. Lovely tiled bath with large step in shower and extra grab bars (no tub). There is a private bath with environmentally and locally made soap and shampoo. Other amenities in this room include cable TV, coffee maker, microwave and minni-fridge, and of course, free wireless internet is available throughout the Inn. Queen Bed with a daybed in the private entry foyer.
Nightly Rate: $122.40 - $144
On the second floor and next to the Garden Room, the Little Garden Room has a Queen bed, full private bath with clawfoot tub/shower combination, in-room coffee-maker and cable TV.Complimentary WIFI is available throughout the house, charming room with cozy foyer entry, cable TV, overlooking the back yard and wooded views to downtown. May be combined with the Garden Room for a two bedroom two bath family or friends gathering Suite. When reserved as a Suite with the Garden Room, there are accommodations for up to 6 guests.
Nightly Rate: $95.20 - $119
Quiet neighborhood bordering AB Tech Campus, 1.5 mi to Biltmore Estate, 1.5 mi to "Pack Square", 3 miles to Blue Ridge Parkway, Convenient to all area attractions, Downtown, Mountains
Asheville, NC (AVL) 13 miles
From I-40 traveling east or west, take exit #50, following signs to AB-Tech & Biltmore Estate by merging onto Biltmore Avenue & traveling North towards downtown Asheville. Stay on Biltmore Avenue and in the right hand lane through Biltmore Village (entrance to Biltmore Estate will be in the left hand turn lane - DO NOT TURN LEFT). Proceed North on Biltmore Avenue for approximately 2 miles from the I-40 exit. Pass the emergency entrance to Mission Memorial Hospital on your left (St. Joseph's Hospital will be looming on your right). Take the next quick left at a light onto Hospital Drive, turn left at next immediate light onto Victoria Road, towards AB-Tech and Mission Memorial campuses. Go about .4 miles. Turn right onto Oakland Road. Go another 200 yards. #74 Oakland Cottage is on the right. Park in the Circular white peppled drive out front.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Biltmore Estate, Downtown Asheville, Blue Ridge Parkway, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery
Bed and Breakfast
Amenities Basket, BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Radio, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wet bar, Wired internet , Guest Use Kitchenette, Guest Use Laundry
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Biltmore Estate - discount tkts onsite, Chimney Rock Park - discount tkts onsite, North Carolina Arboretum, Blue Ridge Parkway, Downtown Asheville, Trolley Tour, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts, Whitewater Rafting
Mary and Byron Bridges
Mary and Byron, natives of NC, have lived in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western NC since the mid-eighties and know the area extremely well. Both were former outdoor guides in the mountains here. Byron is an avid cyclist and has cycled the Blue Ridge Parkway from end to end many times over the years. They have lived in Asheville since 1994, enjoying the access to outdoor activities and the rise of awesome dining, growth of breweries, local Arts and Crafts and more.