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.
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).
Countryside, Mountains, Small town
Asheville, NC (AVL)
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, Spa, Historic Inn, Country Inn
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.