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Arbor House of Black Mountain

207 Rhododendron Ave. , Black Mountain, NC 28711 USA (Show map)
23 Reviews
$144 - $199
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Come enjoy the soothing sites and sounds that will surround you at Arbor House Bed and Breakfast. Experience the comforts of new but with the feeling of old in the arts and crafts style inn. Choose from four beautiful guest rooms, each with a large luxurious bathroom. Enjoy sitting by one of the two fireplaces or snuggling up in one of the many comfortable chairs to read a good book from the owners well stocked library. The garden seats offer wonderful views of Lake Tomahawk and the mountains leading up toward the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Rooms & Rates


Lookout features a beamed balcony that provides spectacular views over Lake Tomahawk and up toward the Blue Ridge Parkway. Snuggle down in the plush king-sized bed and wake up to these mountain views. Step into the sunlit bath and pamper yourself with the glass shower, pedestal sink, and two-person whirlpool tub.

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

High Windy

High Windy, located on the second floor, features a queen-sized bed and comfortable sitting chairs near a large window overlooking a tiered garden. Two European roof windows provide lots of light and the cool mountain breezes. As you enter the bath, light floods from the skylight into the two-person, walk-in, tile and glass-block shower with multiple sprays.

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


Greybeard, overlooking the lake on the first floor, features a queen-sized, black poster bed and comfortable reading chairs. Glass French doors open into a spacious bath with a wainscoted, two-person whirlpool tub and fluted glass and tile shower. The custom-built vanity, created from an antique dresser, has a large marble top with a white-fluted, porcelain sink.

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


Pinnacle, on the first floor, has two twin beds that can be converted into a king bed if needed. The blue and white color theme is carried throughout the room from the bed furnishings to the comfortable chairs and décor. White on white octagonal tile and wainscoting in the bath continue the old-style arts and crafts theme of the B&B.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Services4.8
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.7

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Incredible B and B

4.8 on October 28, 2013

My family stayed in this B and B for 6 days. It was terrific. The rooms and baths are very special, large in size and beautifully appointed. The bathrooms are huge and luxurious. Beds are very comfortable too. The views are spectacular- the sun coming over the lake with the mountains behind it, the peace and quiet of the surrounding area, the trees and wildlife make this a perfect spot. We give high praise to the gourmet breakfasts, each day a variety of delicious dishes. The innkeepers were wonderful, helpful in every way and very friendly too. Will be going back to The Arbor House every year when I visit the sweet town of Black Mountain.

Great place

5 on July 25, 2012

Wonderful stay. We'll be back. John from Cincinnati

Wonderful respite

3.6 on May 21, 2012

Our stay at the Arbor House was a delight! We enjoyed a spacious room, comfortable bed, good breakfasts and a walk around Lake Tomahawk in the late afternoon. Carolyn and Dave are welcoming hosts. Highly recommend!

Slice of heaven!

4.8 on June 19, 2011

The photos we viewed online of the Arbor House B&B certainly enticed us enough to make the reservation. But once we got there, it was better than expected! The home is meticulously maintained and beautifully decorated. Each suite has its own bath and our bed was very, very comfortable! The grounds are fabulous and the view is breathtaking! We highly recommend staying at the Arbor House of Black Mountain!!

Oasis in the mountains

5 on November 03, 2009

The first thing I do when I know I'll be in Black Mountain is check availablilty at Arbor House. What a gorgeous place! The rooms are large, well-appointed, inviting -- rooms you actually want to spend time in. The views across the adjoining gardens & lake out to the surrounding mountains are magnificent. The breakfasts are excellent -- creatively presented and often incorporating food from the garden. The hosts are both lovely. You couldn't ask for a better expreience.

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Location Type

Airport, Lakeside, Mountains, Village


Asheville, NC (AVL) 30 miles

Directions to property:

Exit airport and turn left toward I26. Take I26 west toward Asheville for 8 miles. Take I40 east to Black Mountain exit 64. Left on NC 9 to third traffic light in center of Black Mountain. Left at that light on State St. then to second traffic light. Turn right on Cragmont Rd. Turn right at second street (about 200 yards), Rhododendron Ave. Go to top of hill and look for Arbor House on the left (207 Rhododendron Ave.)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Blue Ridge Parkway, Biltmore Estate, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Copier, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Videos, Wet bar , Walking trails,public pool, golf course and tennis, Deck overlooking lake, Coffee, tea, soft drinks in butler pantry, Iron & ironing board on site, Gardens with lawn chairs

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3-10pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum on weekends in September & October
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night stay
  • Cancellations: For all cancellations, deposit will be retained by Arbor House and credit for that deposit will be given toward a future reservation. In addition, for cancellations made less than 14 days from first night of original booking, an administrative fee of $50 will be charged.



Carolyn and Dave Johnson

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

None Others

About the innkeepers

Our interests include many outdoor activities, which makes the location of Arbor House ideal. Dave is an avid golfer and tennis player. The many local hiking trails are particularly rewarding for Carolyn. Both of us like to hike, bike & bird watch and we enjoy bridge and other indoor games.

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  • Time Served: 8-10 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options


Signature Dish

Stuffed French Toast

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207 Rhododendron Ave. , Black Mountain, NC 28711 USA (Show map)

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