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Black Walnut B & B Inn

288 Montford Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801 USA (Show map)
54 Reviews
$160 - $325
per night

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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.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.9

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A wonderful way to celebrate any occasion!

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.

Wonderful Stay!

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!

Loved our luxurious stay at Black Walnut Inn B&B!

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.

Had a wonderfule stay at the Black Walnut

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.

omg! pampered & treated like friends

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.

amazing: must go

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!!

Omg... Can it get any better then the black walnut

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

Great Getaway!

5 on June 16, 2013

My husband and I spent a weekend here before the birth of our second child. Our room came with its own Christmas tree and garland. The food was delicious and plentiful!

Incredible experience

5 on April 01, 2013

After our second stay at the Black Walnut I couldn't wait to leave a review in the hopes that others out there might be able to experience the joy and comfort that we have during both our weekend getaways in Asheville, NC. From the moment you walk into the beautiful, warm home at the Walnut you know you're someplace special. The service is top notch, the rooms elegant and very clean and the food is just incredible. Daily tea time is such a treat that I wouldn't miss it for anything else. The staff serve great finger snacks and glasses of while while guests get a chance to talk about their journey's and local visits and Peter is usually there as well to make helpful suggestions about surrounding attractions, or just to enjoy the topic of the day with guests. We felt as welcome in the Black Walnut as we would have in any of our family homes and we can't wait to come back. Thank you so much!!!

Wonderful vacation!

5 on March 30, 2013

This inn is absolutely beautiful. The owners are friendly and informative. The breakfasts are fabulous. The only complaint we have is that it will now be impossible to find another inn to match the quality of the Black Walnut Inn! Perfection. We plan a return visit in the near future. Phil and Linda

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Location Type

Airport, City, Countryside, Downtown, Mountains


Asheville, NC (AVL)

Directions to property:

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.

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, DVD Player, Private entrance, Telephone, Videos

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3-6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Well loved and behaved pets are welcome in the some rooms.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two-night minimum is required on the weekend.
  • Accepted payments S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of one night's rate per room is required at the time of the reservation for 1 to 2 nights. For 3 or more nights, a 50% deposit for the entire stay is required.
  • Cancellations: Reservation cancellations made at least 14 days prior to the arrival date (30 days notice required for special packages, fall season, and Holidays) are subject to a $35.00 rebooking fee. Cancellations made within 14 days prior to the arrival date will be charged 50% of the total reservation fee.Single nights are charged the full amount. Cancellations made within 48 hours of arrival will be charged the full amount of the reservation. There are no refunds for early departure. This property is privately owned and management reserves the right to refuse service to anyone. We will not be responsible for accidents, injuries, or for loss of money, jewelry or valuables of any kind.



Peter and Lori

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About the innkeepers

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.

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Three-Course Gourmet

  • Time Served: 8:30-9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Porch, Dining Room

Special meal options

Vegetarian , Picnic basket

Signature Dish

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.

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288 Montford Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

Free $50 gift card with a $250+ gift card purchase