Before interstates there were highways. Before highways were country roads. And before them all, there was the Black Mountain Inn. 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 rustic hospitality that first made it famous. The Inn allows you to create your own mountain experience. Seven 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. Pets are welcome here, too, and there are plenty of pet-friendly hiking trails nearby.
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.
5 on January 30, 2014
The rooms are attractive, the bathrooms are modern, and the staff is helpful. Breakfast was delicious also. The place is picturesque and dates from about 1850. Would definitely go again.
4.6 on November 04, 2013
Warm and friendly staff in a great location just outside of town. We couldn't make a reservation for a Saturday night in Asheville and the Black Mountain Inn had a room available. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will most likely stay here in the future. Beautiful surroundings in a wonderful historic home.
4.0 on October 28, 2013
We enjoyed our stay and the owner went out of her way to make sure we had a good anniversary. The trains mentioned in other reviews are not an annoyance at all. We were never disturbed by them.
4.8 on October 05, 2013
I planned a last minute trip with my daughter. And the staff was wonderful. The place is great. I was iffy at first from the reviews, and yea the room is a little small. But remember this house was built 185ish years ago (circa 1830) so the place is in great shape for the age. I think it's great to say I've stayed in a house this old. They have antique furniture. And that's what's in most of the rooms (probably all). But it fits the house. It's wonderful. The breakfast was great. Yes you hear trains. But think back to places built in the early 1800s, they all were built closer to train tracks, they got a lot of supplies that way. But the trains aren't that bad. I'm a light sleeper and I wasn't disturbed. Even with the windows open. The price was great, apparently October is a popular month for Asheville, and honestly this place was very comparable to others, if not cheaper (considerably so) since it was a last min trip. Great place. I'd stay again if I make the trip back up here.
4.2 on September 08, 2013
The owner was friendly and had a lovely, easy manner. Breakfast was delicious and we enjoyed lively table conversation with two other couples. The yard was very nice, with lots of pretty and sweet-smelling flowers. The house is furnished with many interesting antiques and artwork. It was very comfortable and homey. The only negative was a mustiness due to lack of air-conditioning (which even on an August night, was not necessary).
3.2 on August 31, 2013
Inn Keeper was not very cordial...seemed preoccupied and unprepared. No ice. No internet connection even though they say that they have one. Seemed ready to close down. The house is stunning. I would stay again.
Beverly There is a certain nostalgia about Beverly's Room that perhaps comes from the simple sweetness of the handmade quilt resting at the foot of the antique four-poster bed, or the graceful lines of the windows on the northern and eastern walls. This rooms speaks quietly of days when gentleness was a way of life and respect for things old and wise came naturally. We hope that you will appreciate the wholesomeness of this truly special place as we do. Full private bath with shower and amenities are included, just through the anteroom. $138.
When ladies all got together to dress and arrange their hair before dinner when this Inn was young, they might have preferred to do so in the comfort of Arayana's Room. The elegant furnishings lend an air of antiquity that creates a pleasing palette to enjoy, and the luscious bedding on the four-poster Queen is nothing short of irresistable. Lots of sunshine from the southern side make this room fresh and airy, perfect for those looking for joy in unexpected places.
Full private bath with shower and amenities is naturally included. Gourmet breakfast is served at 8:30 in the morning room; coffee, a bit earlier.
The Loft is the crown of the Inn, consisting of the entire third floor. The tranquility of this beautiful sanctuary is furnished in part by a truly unique door that opens up from the top of the staircase and operates by means of a large and ornate counterweight. Once the door is closed, the Loft becomes a quiet world of its own where peace and contentment flourish. A queen bed nestled along the eastern wall catches all the morning light, and welcomes the weary with comfortable charm. On the opposite side of the spacious room is a a cozy sitting area. The northern wall invites lots of neutral sunlight to bathe the room in gentle rays. Full private bath with shower; microwave, table and chairs, and a mini-refrigerator right in the room provide the welcome necessities for a pleasurable stay. $169.
A retreat for truly romantic at heart, Emili's Room is the queen of our guest rooms. A stunning platform tub with room for two vies for attention with the gracious antique Double bed. Sweet slumber is guaranteed with the midnight moon peeping through the south-facing windows to wisp across your pillow. Full private bath with shower and amenities. Don't forget: your gourmet breakfast is served at 8:30 in the morning room! $128.
Michael Michael's Room is a favorite among our regulars. During the day its fresh colors and strength lend reassurance and calm to the harried travelers who rest here, and by night the moonlight streams in the southern and western windows to cover one in tenderness until the sun arrives. A very staunch Double-size bed graces the room, and a full private bath with shower and amenities completes this rustic mountain haven. $128.
Peter If we had cats, we'd probably find them sprawled across the graceful Double bed in Peter's Room, sunning themselves. Half a dozen generous windows line the northern and western walls, making this the cheeriest room during the latter part of the day when things are beginning to slow down. The bathtub is marvelous - room for Mom & Dad, a couple of kids and the family pet, too, it rests comfortably in a box-platform with clever steps going up into it. Peter's Room also has a private "business" area complete with amenities, naturally. $128
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, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Microwave, Radio
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
A delicious and enriching blend of nuts, grains, and fruits - crunchy and wholesome, a perfect compliment to a luscious breakfast.