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 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.
5 on September 05, 2011
We’ve been enjoying 3 day getaways at the Black Mountain Inn twice a year for the past 4 years. We look for pet-friendly bed and breakfasts, and this is our favorite. It’s a wonderful place to relax with beautiful mountain views, a lovely yard, and comfortable rooms. We’re especially fond of “The Loft”, the 3rd floor retreat, which is our home away from home. The privacy, comfort and serenity of “The Loft” cannot be found at any other bed and breakfast. June serves a delicious, healthy, vegetarian breakfast every morning and is a very creative cook. She is a wonderful hostess who makes her guests feel welcome. The inn is very accessible to downtown Black Mountain, known for wonderful crafts shops and good restaurants, Asheville, and the Biltmore Estate. We take advantage of these and other interesting sites on every visit. We highly recommend the Black Mountain Inn to anyone who needs a calming break from their hectic life. You will enjoy the rustic charm of the Black Mountain Inn. Debbie and Leon
5 on June 12, 2011
Back in FL after a wonderful and peaceful week at the Black Mountain Inn. The Peter room is so great as it has many windows and to be able to sleep with the windows open after living in FL with closed windows was a real treat. The room was lovely and very clean. Sitting on the terrace is peacful and the graceful trees were very refreshing. The hostess was most attentive. We have stayed there several times over the past years and always look forward to returning again.
4.0 on May 06, 2011
I have stayed at several bed and breakfast accommodations in the past, but this one is by far the worst I have ever experienced. When we checked in we were told that the room we booked was unavailable, so we were moved to a different room. This room was very cramped and dark so my husband requested we be moved to another room. We were put in a slightly brighter room across the hall. That evening we discovered that the toilet was not working so we attempted to find the innkeeper, although she was nowhere to be found. We then tried to sleep, which was impossible. The mattress must have been from the 1950's because it was so old and saggy we were not able to sleep for more than 20 minutes. Not to mention the extremely loud trains nearby that seemed to pass every hour or so. We were so distressed that we ended up packing our things at 5 am and leaving. Later, I tried to contact the innkeeper to discuss our less than adequate stay and found that on top of everything, this facility has no customer service standard (in fact, I ended up getting yelled at because we didn't stay for breakfast!). Do yourself a favor and stay somewhere else!
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.