Hawk and Ivy Holistic Country B&B and Retreat

133 N. Fork Road , Barnardsville, NC 28709 USA (Show map)


Come experience Asheville’s oldest eco bed and breakfast located on 24 glorious acres in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Our guests rave about their healthy gourmet breakfasts and the lovely flower arrangements. The organic gardens are central to what we do, nurturing both the body and soul with fresh flowers, herbs, vegetables, and delicious berries. A stroll on the property reveals wildflower meadows, mountain views, a pond, and our barn, a perfect place for weddings, or just a quiet cup of coffee watching wild turkeys or deer in the meadow. So close to Asheville, yet truly a world apart.



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

Bliss in the Mountains

5 on July 07, 2010

I spent the 4th of July weekend with a James & Eve Davis at the Hawk and Ivy. I stayed in the room in the house and was so refreshed by the beautiful surroundings, comfortable bed, glorious food and excellent company. Amazing breakfasts with other guests and the hosts family style in the large country kitchen. A stroll in the gardens on my last day to pick berries to take home was great fun, and special for me since I walk with crutches, but Eve assisted me up the path and gave me a basket and let me go. What Bliss! I was able to drive to Asheville and spend time with old friends, and return to a quiet, peaceful night, with the cool mountain air, so clean, to breathe through the night, waking to birdsong in the early morning light, to start all over again. I shall return!!

The Ultimate Relaxation

5 on August 24, 2009

I fell in love with this lovely setting and this B&B. Eve and James are the perfect innkeepers and the setting allows all stress to just fall away. The fresh organic breakfast started each day and visiting over the table such fun. Perfect getaway if you need to unwind and relax and soak in the quiet and tranquility of the mountains. The cottage is quaint and very comfortable - exactly what I was looking for.

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Rooms & Rates

2nd Floor of cottage

This wonderful, large, light-filled space is the “room with a view.” It looks out over our own private valley of wild flower meadows, woods and distant mountains. From the deck guests can sit and watch for wild life in the meadow. There is a complete kitchen stocked with fresh ground coffee, various teas and condiments. Inside this spacious room are a queen spool bed and a twin, as well as an antique gate-leg table with chairs for eating and a cable TV. Beautiful linens, a down comforter, and lovely original art make this a private cozy nest for a couple.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $145

1st floor cottage

This charming, cozy little 2 bedroom cottage has a living room with a fireplace, sofa, cherry table and chairs along with cable TV. One bedroom has an antique queen bed and a twin; the other has two twins. There is a large bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen stocked with fresh ground coffee, various teas and condiments. The deck at the back looks out to our private valley with pond, gazebo, wildflower meadows, and distant mountains. This space is often used by couples, but works well for groups or families, up to 5 people.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 3 Twin

Nightly Rate: $155 - $155

Guest bedroom farmhouse

This is a lovely room looking out on the walled perennial gardens. Big Robert’s antique, 4-poster, queen bed and great grandmother’s Victorian dresser are heirloom family pieces along with an old writing desk and a comfortable arm chair for reading. The beautiful floral prints by a well known Southern artist are of flowers from Eve’s garden. A private bath and cable TV complete this room. The guest bedroom is on the first floor, off the living room which is available to use as a sitting room for the private use of these guests

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

Nightly Rate: $115 - $115

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Location Type

Airport, City, Countryside, Mountains, Village


Asheville, NC (AVL) 35 miles

Directions to property:

Coming from the south, east, or west toward Asheville, take I-240. Turn north on 19/23 North(I-26W),Exit 4A, toward Weaverville. Go 12 miles to the Jupiter/Barnardsville Exit. Turn right and continue 6.5 miles on Rt. 197 through Barnardsville to our green house with red roof on the right (#133). Coming from the north on I-26E (TN and VA), go about 25 mi. from the NC state line to the Barnardsville Exit, turn left and go 6.5 mi.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Blue Ridge Parkway, Biltmore Estate, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, TV Video games, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Flower gardens, Kitchen garden

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: After 3PM
  • Check Out:: 11AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Only outside
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two nights
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We accept a credit card # as deposit.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation more than 14 days before a reservation forfeits the cost of one night's stay.



Eve & James Davis

Languages spoken

English, German

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Eve is a highly published gardener and floral designer, an artist passionate about all things beautiful, and a creative cook. James is a poet, a PhD in humanities, a real estate inspector, and an ordained minister who also loves to cook and work on old houses. He just finished building our wonderful new kitchen.

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  • Time Served: 9AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian , Organic, Vegan, Non-Gluten