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Red Rocker Inn

136 N Dougherty Street , Black Mountain, NC 28711-3326 USA (Show map)
4.6
55 Reviews
$105 - $210
per night

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About

The Red Rocker Inn has been voted as the BEST Bed and Breakfast in Asheville, Black Mountain and all of Western North Carolina! Readers of Southern Living Magazine have voted the Red Rocker as one of the three best inns of the South the past three years. Enjoy one of our 17 comfortable and elegant guest rooms and dine with ambience and charm in our restaurant. Choose from our many signature entrees and be sure to save room for one of our ten decadent homemade desserts. Add a Biltmore package or other special to your room for an even more memorable visit.

Rooms & Rates

Elizabeth's Attic

Tucked away in a secluded wing in the quiet of the third floor, the Attic is the largest room in the Inn. At the foot of the stately king bed are a lovely marble fireplace and cozy chaise lounge for reading and napping. Skylights, a window seat with mounds of comfy pillows,and unobstructed views of the gardens and mountains add to the charm. The Attic's private bath offers a modern double garden soaking tub and huge walk-in shower with multiple heads. This is the perfect honeymoon location.

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

Garrett

Elegant and Private! Brightly lit with skylights and lots of windows, the Garrett is located up in the quiet of the Inn's third floor. In the original house, it was the summer sleeping porch. The romantically draped king bed faces a large fireplace, framed by a cozy settee, old fashion dressing table and antique armoire. The spacious private bath has both an antique claw foot tub and convenient step-in shower. The love seat folds open to reveal a single bed for a third person.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Blue Ridge

One of only three rooms located on the third floor, the Blue Ridge room is both private and peaceful. With its beautiful king bed clothed in deep white damask comforter and white quilted bedding, and banked by five blue toile-accented windows, it is the perfect spot for quiet rest, conversation and intimacy. Two comfortable chairs face the fireplace for warm relaxation and reading. The large private bath has a separate commode and step-in shower, and best of all, a platform whirlpool tub for soaking. This lovely room is decorated in warm gray and blue toile with an elegant mountain theme.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Anniversary

The Anniversary room, located on the second floor, is convenient to the parlor via the formal staircase. As romantic as its name implies, this front corner bedroom has a lovely four poster canopy wrought-iron queen bed draped in airy fabric. The antique footed bathtub next to the bed is placed on a curtained platform. Also adjacent is the private bath and separate tiled shower.

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

Savannah

Savannah, on the second floor just upstairs from the parlor, is one of the largest bedrooms in the Inn. It was originally the master bedroom when the Inn was a private residence. The fabric draped king bed is opposite a large marble fireplace, with one of the house's original carved mantles still intact. Next to the hearth is a cozy reading lounge. In view of both the bed and fireplace is an antique claw foot tub, also original to the house. Savannah's private bath includes a tiled step-in shower. A large triple dresser and armoir complete the furnishings. You'll delight in the Southern charm this comfortable room offers

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

Appalachian

The Appalachian room is at the top of the front formal staircase on the second floor. Furnished with a pair of queen beds dressed in pretty blue and white quilts and comfy reading chair, the spacious, cheerful bedroom has an attached private bath with traditional tub/shower combination. Located at the front corner of the house, its windows offer a view of both the Inn's gardens and the peaceful little town of Black Mountain.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Three Mountaineers

Three Mountaineers, so named for the wooden hand-carved mountain men mounted on its bedroom walls, is centrally located on the second floor of the Inn. The spacious well-furnished bedroom has a king bed, cozy reading chair and attached private bath. The Three Mountaineers is decorated with local mountain charm with your comfort in mind. You'll feel pampered and relaxed in the large bathroom with a whirlpool tub/shower combination.

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

Old North

The Old North room, decorated with beautiful red floral and black gingham quilted bedding, is privately located in the back corner of the second floor of the Inn. The queen bed sits across from a comfy chair great for reading. A mirrored red wardrobe reflects the morning light from the bank of windows dressed in black and beige toile. The spacious private bath has a whirlpool tub/shower combination. French Country accents lend the room an old world charm

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

Dogwood

The Dogwood room, just up the staircase on the second floor, is convenient to all sections of the Inn. The bright and cheerful bedroom has a white scrolled iron and brass queen bed dressed in blue, pink, and yellow. The adjoining private bath, unusually large and old fashioned, is complete with a combination claw foot tub/shower and a raised-tank toilet. You'll relax in the comfy wingback chair and feel like you've stepped back in time.

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

Azalea

Located on the quiet second floor of the Inn, the very spacious Azalea holds a lovely antique dressing table and matching headboard for the queen bed. Its adjoining alcove with a large bank of windows has both a well lighted desk and a chaise lounge for reading. The roomy private bath contains a tiled tub/shower. The Azalea room features a pull-out couch which can accomodate one additional person.

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

Pinehurst

As the name implies, the Pinehurst room on the second floor is decorated with classic and clever golf-themed accents. The spacious bedroom has a beautiful iron king size bed which is made with a soothing plaid and floral log cabin quilt and pillows. The roomy private bath features traditional tub/shower combination. Large windows for light and a soft reading chair add to the comfort of this room.

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

Primrose

Primrose room, quietly hidden at the end of the hallway on the second floor, is the most intimate and romantic room in the Inn. A seductively draped two-person whirlpool tub is set adjacent to the queen bed. The private commode, pedestal sink, and large mirrored armoir add to the charm of this romantic setting. This is the perfect spot for getting reacquainted with your loved one. *note* This room does not have a shower.

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

Music

The Music room is conveniently located on the first floor. You'll think of old-world classical sophistication when you enter this room. This popular bedroom is decorated with music score wall paper, classical music accents, and beautiful antique music art. The beautiful king size bed boasts an elaborate iron headboard and is softly draped in coordinating fabric. Across from the bed is the pedestal vanity sink and lovely antique armoir. You may even be inspired to sing in the step-in shower!

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

Molly Bear

Located on the first floor of the Inn, Molly Bear is convenient to the parking lot and public areas of the house. The four- post queen bed is softly canopied and dressed in pretty quilts and is adjacent to a well lighted alcove. Here, beneath a large bank of windows, are both a reading couch and a handy built-in desk or vanity. The attached private bath has a tiled tub/shower with glass-block window. The alcove couch folds open to a twin bed that can sleep one additional person. Whimsical teddy bear accents will bring a smile to your face.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Preacher

A quaint room with a queen sized-bed, tucked into a corner of the first floor, the Preacher is reminiscent of a peaceful country church. Stained glass accents the windows. Church inspired accessories and country quilts decorate the room. The private bath, known as "The Confessional," features a step-in shower.

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

Pisgah

Evoking the rustic feel of a mountain cabin, thePisgah room sits in a quiet corner of the second floor of the house. This cozy room features a beautiful antique double bed, layered in masculine comfort with quilts and plenty of pillows. An antique mirrored dresser and comfortable leather reading chair round out the furnishings. Moose and bear decor abounds in this quaint room. Attached is a private bath complete with tub/shower.

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

Seven Sisters

Named for the beautiful mountain range which watches over the town of Black Mountain, Seven Sisters is situated conveniently at a cozy corner of the first floor. It is a comfy room with an exquisite brass double bed. Attached is a private bath complete with tub/shower. Comfy reading chair and homey log cabin and Irish chain quilts complete the country atmosphere.

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

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Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Services4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.8

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Great get away

5 on April 15, 2014

Loved the Red Rocker Inn!, Have been trying for several years to go but could not fine the time to fit into my schedule but am glad I finally did! Went for a wedding and this was the perfect choice close but not busy and the town oh so quaint ! Just wish I had been able to stay longer and sat on that front porch . The breakfast was some of the best I have ever had ! Jenny , Doug and there staff were all very nice and helpful I plan on going back for some R and R , Thanks for a great weekend !

Innkeeper Response
Hi! We're so glad you finally got to visit! You don't have to wait for a wedding for your next stay!! Maybe you'll have time for the front porch rockers or for sitting around the fire pit with some new friends. Looking forward to the next time!


Wonderful hospitality and food

5 on November 14, 2013

We just spent the long Veterans Day weekend at the delightful Red Rocker Inn. This is an unusually nice Inn with outstanding gourmet food. Everything was first class and our hosts went out of their way to make our visit memorable. This Inn is worth a detour even if you just come for breakfast or dinner. At dinner leave room for one of the 10 outstanding desserts. The coconut cake was especially good.


Wonderful Hospitality, Accommodations,Service and Food

5 on April 14, 2013

My wife and I have just returned from a three night stay at this unusually pleasant bed and breakfast. We can vouch for its wonderful tasty and plentiful breakfast each morning. The rooms were furnished in period furniture and the bedding was extremely comfortable. We are pleased to recommend this B&B to anyone who is looking for a B&B that would be considered far above the normal B&B. This B&B is truly exceptional !!! The Colemans, from Indiana


"Awesome food"

5 on April 03, 2013

My wife and I have eaten at many great restaurants over the years but this was outstanding! We were lodging elsewhere when we happened on their restaurant in town and we were so glad we found the inn. We were pleasantly surprised the Bed and Breakfast was open to those not staying there and I am so glad. You can expect excellence in hospitality and service. I believe the pot roast was the "best I have ever tasted." Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to a fabulous night on the town.


Very Pleased

4.4 on September 06, 2012

It was worth the drive from Knoxville, TN just for the wonderful breakfast. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. One of our top B&B's. Many thanks to the Bowmans. Ralph & Mary Jo

Innkeeper Response
Hello Friends! I know this review is a couple of years old, but we wanted to let you know about the improvements we have made in our rooms this winter. First, in every room we removed the carpets and refinished the beautiful 100+ year old hard wood floors. What a transformation! Most rooms have new paint and some have new bathroom renovations. Also lots of new decorating! Hope you love it as much as we do!


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Location

Location Type

Blue Ridge Parkway, Chimney Rock Park, Lake Tomahawk, The Biltmore Estate, Mountains, Small town

Airport

Asheville, NC (AVL) 25 miles

Directions to property:

Take Interstate 26 West towards Ashevill, and then Interstate 40 east until you exit at Exit 64. Then follow the directions to the property.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Mount Mitchell, Grandfather Mountain, Blue Ridge Parkway, Linville Caverns, Biltmore Estate, Chimney Rock Park, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Porch with Rocking Chairs, In Room Digital Safes, Fire Pit, Ironing Boards Available, Guest Refrigerator, Restaurant

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2 PM to 7 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Children must be carefully supervised at all times
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two-night stay required on most weekends. But ask, we're flexible.
  • Deposit Amount Required: VISA, MasterCard or Discover number required to reserve a room. We prefer payment when you arrive in the form of cash or check.
  • Cancellations: Rooms may be cancelled prior to 14 days of the reservation (28 days for holiday periods and blocks of six or more rooms). Should the room be cancelled inside of 14 (28) days, the guest is responsible for the cost of the room for the duration of the reservation unless we are able to re-rent the room. If necessary, this charge will be applied to the Visa, MasterCard or Discover card number on file.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Doug and Jenny Bowman and Family

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

We love our inn, especially since our five children all help us in every aspect of this fun way of life. They wait tables, cook, bake, mow grass... You'll meet us all!

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Meals

Breakfast

Country Breakfast Buffet

  • Time Served: 8:30 - 10:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , By special request, , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Grilled Prime Rib
We hand cut our top grade prime into 14 ounce steaks and season and grill them to order. Served with your choice of caramelized onion, bleu cheese butter or beef demi glace.


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136 N Dougherty Street , Black Mountain, NC 28711-3326 USA (Show map)

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