Travelers have visited the Inn since the 1830's when it opened as a stage coach stop. Many came for healing, as for several years it's crisp mountain climate made it the perfect sanatorium. Still later, the Inn became an artists' retreat welcoming the likes of Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, and Helen Keller. Fourteen years ago it found itself in Innkeeper June Bergeron's kindly hands, and now offers the same mountain hospitality that first made it famous. Six welcoming guest rooms, each with their own private bath, are just the beginning. Each morning June serves her award-winning cuisine buffet style: a main course accompanied by fresh fruit in season, tea and fresh-brewed coffee, home-baked breads, and her own home-made granola that has become something of a local legend. After a sumptuous breakfast with friends at the morning table, the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains and their neighbors are yours to re-discover - the Blue Ridge Parkway, Biltmore Estate, Chimney Rock, and the local beauty of our own valley, are all convenient to the Inn. Spa services are also offered on premises for those with a desire for deeper relax ation.Pets are welcome here, too, and there are plenty of pet-friendly hiking trails nearby.
5 on May 12, 2016
My wife and I stayed in the upstairs loft, and it was wonderful. It used to be the painting studio back when this was an artist's colony, so it has LOTS of windows you can open to enjoy the mountain breezes. It's a huge space and decorated in funky antique furniture...with a soft, comfortable queen-sized bed. Also there is a mini fridge, free wifi and a deep tub, with soap that smells like real flowers. And here's a feature the kids will love: You enter the loft through a large, but easy to open, trap door with an ornate counterweight. We definitely got video of that! Too bad, didn't get to try the breakfast because of working late, but that table setting with the multicolored glassware looked really inviting. Next time, for sure! We had a great time at the Black Mountain Inn...all I can say is, if you want something regular and predictable, go to the chain motels. If you want something more fancied up...you know, like a B&B with a wine tasting...air conditioning...maybe a guy singing opera every evening....then the Black Mountain Inn is not your kind of place. But if you love charm, history and a real mountain experience, then this is the one to book in the Black Mountain/Asheville area.
4.0 on November 23, 2015
Very quaint B and B and ideal location for black mountain. Lots of great history and character.
4.4 on August 19, 2015
My husband and I found the inn very quaint and quiet. I heard a train go by, but it was actually kind of soothing. The place has a pleasant feel, and we never missed the lack of air conditioning. It was nice having the windows open.
4.2 on April 20, 2015
We had a nice one night stay in the Inn. Our room was the Loft which is the entire third floor. It has an amazing trap-door hung with a counterweight. The room was airy and light. It has a refrigerator and a private bathroom. Across the street from the Inn are train tracks. Be warned that it's very quiet at night and about six trains, with their whistles, are going to come through and sound very much like they're running right over you. It didn't bother us (I love trains) but do be warned. Also the area has a bit of a bear problem so wandering about in the dark is discouraged. The front porch is well lit so you can go out there if you would like to smoke or take some air. Breakfast in the morning was an Italian frittata and homemade granola with fruit (I don't eat eggs so it was great we had the option). Coffee was good and that adds extra points always. June was very welcoming and friendly. The whole place is lovely, very cozy, has a wonderful ambience. I didn't get to peek in many of the other rooms but what I did see looked beautiful. The place is up for sale and it's sad to think what might happen to it after June leaves. It has an amazing history that you can feel in every inch of the place and it would be awful if it didn't continue to be an Inn.
5 on April 02, 2015
This get-a-way was a do-over for my partner who resides in California but visited the Black Mountain Inn alone on a business trip from Washington DC to Georgia. I can see why she loved this quaint Inn and wanted to go back with me. June Bergeron was the ultimate host greeting us when we arrived and seeing us off with a delicious breakfast for our travels home. I would highly recommend the Black Mountain Inn to all travelers seeking solice in the North Carolina mountains.
3.0 on March 09, 2015
Good value for the Living Social coupon. Very old inn with lots of history. Owner upgraded us to a slightly larger room. Bed not too comfy. Nice location. Had a wonderful massage onsite spa.
4.6 on November 05, 2014
Wonderful place for a weekend getaway in the mountains! Close enough to Asheville and right down the road from downtown Black Mountain. Awesome hospitality and very cozy rooms. Planning to come back really soon!
4.0 on November 02, 2014
Very interesting house with even more interesting history. June was very helpful and courteous...It was a great location for our visit to Chimney Rock and Asheville and even found that the town of Black Mountain to be very very neat small town...We really enjoyed our stay. Ps we didn't eat there, so couldn't rate the food above .
5 on October 13, 2014
The Black Mountain Inn was a lovely place to stay. From the moment we arrived, we felt as if we had been transported back in time. The furnishings and decor were truly representative of an earlier time period when this inn was open as a stage coach stop. I was in the area for a family reunion, and I was very pleased with my stay.
4.6 on August 04, 2014
This was our second visit to the Black Mountain Inn. The Inn is a short drive from downtown Black Mountain and about 30 minutes from downtown Asheville. Our room was small but comfortable. Coffee and breakfasts were excellent. We hope to stay at Black Mountain Inn on future visits to the area.
Countryside, Mountains, Small town
Asheville, NC (AVL)
From Asheville take I-40 East to Exit 64; Turn LEFT at bottom of exit ramp; go to THIRD light; Turn LEFT again; just over one mile at the SECOND light, turn RIGHT onto BLUE RIDGE ROAD. Go one short block to the flashing light and turn RIGHT again. About 200 yards on LEFT you'll see the sign for the BLACK MOUNTAIN INN. Turn up the gravel road and pull right in in front of the House.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River
Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Country Inn, Historic Inn, Spa
Bath robes, Board games, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, Spa, TV, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , On-Site Spa Services, Infared Sauna, Grounds
Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Microwave, Radio, Wired internet
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Black Mountain Center for the Arts, Bluegrass, Antiques, Arts & Crafts, Make Your Own Pottery, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Whitewater Rafting
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