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This historic home features 6 elegant rooms in the main house and 2 brand new, pet friendly suites in the renovated carriage house. We are members of Select Registry, were featured in the new edition of 1000 Places To See Before You Die and voted Best Downtown B&B by Travel Smart. Amenities include central air-conditioning and heat, luxurious private baths, 13 fireplaces, feather beds and down comforters. Enjoy a gourmet 3-course breakfast, substantial afternoon tea with wine and hors d'oeuvres and complimentary beverages. Set in beautifully landscaped mature gardens, within walking distance of downtown Asheville's restaurants and galleries and only a short ride to the Blue Ridge parkway and other outdoor recreations.
5 on December 26, 2014
I have had the wonderful pleasure of staying at The Black Walnut Inn many times during my visits to Asheville, NC. Each and every stay has been nothing less than spectacular! From the beautiful décor and elegant accommodations to the incredible breakfast and delicious hors d’oervres served during tea time you will know that you have discovered someplace very special. The owners Peter and Lori along with all of the staff are so welcoming and make you feel right at home. Whenever I am staying at The Black Walnut I never want to leave and always look forward to returning. Each time someone mentions they are visiting Asheville I always recommend The Black Walnut. If you are reading this review I highly encourage you to make the choice to experience this exquisite B&B…you will be delighted! Michelle C. Williams Fuquay-Varina (Raleigh), NC
5 on November 07, 2014
I'll start off first by saying, it's hard to keep my review under 2000 characters! Originally, my fiancé and I only planned on staying here for one night and immediately stayed for another. We found The Black Walnut through reviews and called for a reservation. Best decision we've ever made. Lori and Peter are such welcoming people! Every morning, they were there to mingle with all of their guests, making sure every person was comfortable and offer recommendations on what to do around town. Not only that, but after Peter had recommended a restaurant to us, he even called the restaurant and got us prime seating at a very busy time. Lori is such a sweetheart and you can truly tell she has such a passion for the inn and that she loves what she does. If only for the hosts alone, I would recommend this place! Luckily, this is just the tip of what The Black Walnut has to offer. We stayed in the Camellia room. The privacy of the room was great and the decor is breath-taking! The pictures truly do not do any justice for the beauty of the entire inn. After a delicious 3-course breakfast, there are evening h'orderves with wine. I have never felt so spoiled in my life with all this food! After a long, fun day around Asheville, it always felt great knowing you'd come back to the room that has already been prepped for bed, with truffles or delicious treat left on the pillow. They also offer great additions, such as cookies and milk at turn-down (much recommended), a picnic basket, and discounted priced tickets for the Biltmore Estate. There is no doubt in my mind that The Black Walnut deserves every single award and kind word spoken about it. Every single time we go to Asheville, you can guarantee that we are calling Lori and Peter up! When you leave, you feel like you're leaving your family. If you want a special experience, unparalleled to anything else, PLEASE stay here! Once you've experienced all that they have to offer, you're never going to want to stay anywhere else.
5 on November 06, 2014
The Black Walnut B&B could not have been more amazing! From the room to the service, it was exceptional. The location was perfect, and the date we stayed (Halloween) was simply amazing, with all the decorations and yummy food that was served! The other guests were very friendly. We met one couple who had been there 4 times ... I can see why. I highly recommend this B&B, and we will be back!
5 on August 11, 2014
We spent the weekend for our anniversary. The owners and hostess were amazing, and the house was incredible both in its comfort and historical detail. In addition, the grounds were paradise found! We brought home lovely memories of hospitality and wonderfully prepared and presented food. We hope to return soon.
5 on July 20, 2014
We visited here for our 20 year anniversary for a few days and it was wonderful! The location to downtown is perfect! The Black Walnut in is beautiful and peaceful! Peter and Lori are wonderful! They went out of their way to make us and our dogs feel welcome! We would love to come back sometime! Perfect place to stay while in Asheville!
5 on July 06, 2014
What a delightful place! Peter and Lori, our hosts, were welcoming and warm, and their gracious manner made us feel right at home. We are boaters, and Peter regaled us with stories of his own cruising days. We loved the Sunshine Room, from which the comfortable window seat overlooks a perfect jewel of a garden. We arrived just in time for wine and delicious appetizers in good company on the porch, and Beth was so accommodating of our relatively late arrival, making sure we had everything we needed and were comfortably settled in. Next morning, we spent a delightful hour or so in the cool morning air walking through the neighborhood of elegant homes and lovely gardens, followed by a wonderful breakfast in the intimate setting of the Inn's dining room. We felt so wonderfully pampered throughout our stay, and we are definitely coming back. Thank you, Peter and Lori.
5 on June 29, 2014
My husband and I just got back from spending 3 nights and 4 days in Asheville for our 10 year anniversary. We stayed at the Black Walnut B & B Inn which is beautiful. Peter and Lori do an amazing job running the B & B and you can tell that they really enjoy it. Our room was very clean and room service was great. The breakfast was scrumptious and we enjoyed the afternoon tea along with others staying at the B & B. I definitely recommend a stay at the Black Walnut if you are spending time in Asheville.
5 on December 24, 2013
Stayed 4 days/nights. Reveled in the fabulous breakfasts in the mornings & tea time with hours devours in the evening. Please order the nightly cookies& milk--so good!!. Enjoyed the morning & evening conversations with peter, Lori, & beth, plus the other guests. Decor is second to none. Hosts suggested activities, eateries, & travel routes. It was very helpful. It was a trip of a lifetime to stay at this wonderful B&B.
4.2 on August 06, 2013
Just got home last night from the Black Walnut Inn and our trip to Asheville. I had never stayed in a bed and breakfast but from the web site was hopeful that this would be a great experience. It was!! Loved our room, loved our hosts, and we met amazing, wonderful guests. The dining room was beautiful. I especially loved the picture window and the beautiful china and the food, of course. One of the highlights of each day was after noon tea or wine on the fabulous front porch. It turned out to be a gathering of some of the guests.I Plan to return!!
5 on July 20, 2013
Each time we stayed here it is been beyond fabulous. Peter and Lori always know where to send us for the best dinner This house is so warm and relaxing The other guest are always a delight to know
Airport, City, Countryside, Downtown, Mountains
Asheville, NC (AVL)
The Black Walnut is located off Interstate 240 at exit 4C (Montford Haywood Exit) and is accessible from I-40,I-26 US 74, and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery
Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Historic Inn
Board games, CD player, Computer, DVD Player, Private entrance, Telephone, Videos
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi
Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Whitewater Rafting
Peter and Lori
Peter and Lori are previously from the Island of Martha's Vineyard, where they owned and operated the Old Stone Bakery for twenty-nine years, and recently of Tequesta Florida, as the owners of the Cakery, an extraordinary bakery and exquisite tea room. They bring to Asheville over a half a century of culinary experience to make your stay at the Black Walnut unforgettable.
Vegetarian , Picnic basket
Black Walnut Bennies
Two poached eggs nestled atop a flaky butter croissant with Thinly sliced Black Forest ham and sauteed spinach enrobed in Lori's creamy cheddar sauce with fresh chives.