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.
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.
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.
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
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!!
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.
Airport, City, Countryside, Mountains, Village
Asheville, NC (AVL) 35 miles
From the airport take I-26W toward Asheville. At the intersection of I-40 and I-240, take I-240 toward Asheville to Exit 4A to the left and follow the main directions.
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
Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn
BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Internet Service, TV Video games, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Flower gardens, Kitchen garden
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi
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
Eve & James Davis
3 Cats , 1 Dog
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.
Restrictive , Vegetarian , Organic, Vegan