Rock Laurel Bed and Breakfast

21 Rock Laurel Lane , Candler, NC 28715 USA (Show map)


Rock Laurel Bed & Breakfast is located just outside of Asheville, NC at 3000 feet elevation on Hwy 151, which leads directly to the Blue Ridge Parkway. We are convenient to Asheville and the Biltmore House. All of the rooms have access to a deck and some have private decks. We are surrounded by mountains and a bubbling brook, with lovely gardens in the summer and colorful leaves in the fall. It is a quiet, relaxing retreat. All of the rooms have private baths, TV and wireless internet access. We serve a full breakfast. We are small and friendly. Our health department sanitation score is 100 percent.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Great stay!!

5 on April 12, 2015

Everything was perfect, the views are beautiful, the house so charming, rooms are perfect and the owners are very nice people. The breakfast was very jammy!!


5 on February 17, 2015

Was my wife and I first stay at a Bed and Breakfast. It was very nice! The Holloways were very great hosts! Will be going back. :)

Perfect B&B

5 on August 31, 2014

Great stay for the price! Wonderful scenery and great breakfast!

20th Wedding Anniversary at Rock Laurel Bed and Breakfast

5 on June 03, 2014

My husband and I have stayed at the Rock Laurel Bed and Breakfast two times so far and are planning another. The first time was in December 2012, the most recent was in May 2014 for our Anniversary. Both were truly a phenomenal experience. We stayed in their Biltmore Suite, which is up on the second floor and has a private entrance, with a private patio, a rushing creek and beautiful, peaceful scenery abound. At night we actually left the door and windows wide open! Can't do that in the City! And, it was wonderful! The bed is amazingly soft. My husband kept calling it the Mamma Bear's bed because it was so soft. Room comes with a Jacuzzi tub, perfect for two! The heart of the Rock Laurel is the PEOPLE who run it, which is true for any Bed and Breakfast, to be honest. We have stayed in quite a few, but the Rock Laurel is our favorite, mainly due to the warmth of its owners, Joe and Judy. From the first greeting and the bottle of wine they gave us to take to our room to the hugs goodbye, they radiate a warmth that makes anyone feel right at home. They have both lived interesting lives. Judy is a very special lady with a talent in the kitchen. This woman has a lot of heart and soul and it oozes through everything she touches and says. She is simply AMAZING!! LOVE HER!! The breakfasts she prepares are out of this world. From the lime sprinkled melon to the cheese grits and eggs, it all tastes so good. One of the best things about the Rock Laurel is the breakfasts. (The breakfast at a B&B should be as memorable as its Hosts!! It is all about the experience!) That is certainly the case at the Rock Laurel. This couple KNOWS what they are doing and exactly how it should be done!! KUDOS!! Other inn owners should take note. :)

Excellent Stay

4.6 on November 15, 2013

This was our first time staying at the Rock Laurel Bed & Breakfast. Everything was excellent from the moment we arrived to the morning we checked out. Judy and Joe are great hosts and know how to make their guests feel at home. The breakfast was something to write home about. We didn't eat the rest of the day. Judy's homemade buscuits are delicious. We surely will return. Sincerely, E & P

Nice place, with nice people!

5 on October 29, 2013

We stayed several nights at the Rock Laurel B&B and had a pleasant stay. Here is a summary: 1) A nice property located approx. 20 min away from Asheville. 2) The rooms are exceptionally clean and comfortable. 3) The owners (Joe and Judy Holloway) are very nice people who make you feel welcome and at home. Judy prepares a large "country" breakfast every morning that is served at 9 AM. And yes, she is a good cook, lol. Enjoy your stay... I know we did. Thanks again!

Very pleasant experience

5 on October 27, 2013

Very friendly and welcoming! Great recommendations for dining and local sites to see. Very comfortable accomodations. Delicious breakfast. Would definitely stay here again, and would definitely recommend to friends!

Rock Laurel was awesome

5 on October 16, 2013

Arrived early, to dress for a wedding that afternoon. The host and hostess were so nice to get our room ready and then even offered us wine and cheese. We had a great breakfast the next morning and great conversation. The hosts gave us a good tip on a nice trip to Brevard, via the Blue Ridge Parkway. Wonderful stay. We will be back.

Fell in love!

5 on October 11, 2013

My boyfriend and I booked the Green Room for our two year anniversary. The house was in a great location with a stream, beautiful fall trees, and a bunch of screened doors for a nice breeze. Joe and Judy were extremely welcoming and Joe had so many great stories to tell. Judy's breakfast was over the top delicious. They were very helpful in helping us decide on a restaurant in Asheville and a nice,scenic drive for the ride home. We only stayed one night but we will surely stay here again!

The best B&B

5 on September 24, 2013

Rock Laurel B&B is truly and amazing place to stay, and this is indeed because of Joe and Judy, they bring so much warmth, hospitality, experience, humor, serenity and wisdom to your stay. My father and I, arrived to this beautiful house without notifying Joe and Judy about our late arrival, even so we were greeted with such open arms and service that we immediately felt at home. We were immediately served a cold beer and invited to join them for dinner. We were a long way from home having come all the way from Denmark (Scandinavia) even so, we felt as if we were welcomed and provided for as if coming home from a long journey. Feeling as comfortable as possible, we joined them for dinner and had the pleasure of enjoying Judy's cooking while sharing many stories. Another thing that made this stay one of the most memorable stays, is that they were so caring and attentive. My father and I were going for a hike on the AT, and the night before we left Judy supplied us with fresh tomatoes and a small shaker with dried pepper (which became a wonderful treat on the trail, thank you :)). Therefore it was no surprise that my father and I, returned to Joe and Judy, after our hike and stayed there longer than we had planned. It is really an optimal place for replenishing your energy and leaving with a bag of inspiration and motivation. My father and I will highly reccomend staying at Rock Laurel B&B, take the time to drive a little outside of Asheville and you will find this gem. We are definitely going to return to the US and to North Carolina, just to see our new friends again and enjoy yet another stay at Rock Laurel.

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Rooms & Rates

Biltmore Room

Large luxurious room with massive four poster king bed and high quality linens and bedding. Private entrance with balcony overlooking a bubbling creek. TV, iron & ironing board. Private bath with 2 sinks and large separate shower with 3 shower heads. Commode and bidet are private. In room whirlpool tub. Large desk and separate seating area. Wireless internet access. 
Has access and may add Blue Room with king bed if needed

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

$145 - $170

Blue Room

Large, restful room with King Bed. Private bath with shower/tub combination. Windows have a view of the beautiful gardens. Has access to front deck which looks out over the yard and bubbling creek. Access to ironing board and iron. TV and Wireless and cable internet access.

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

$115 - $135

Green Room

A beautiful room with king bed as well as a futon. Private bath with shower/tub combination. French doors lead to the front deck, overlooking the yard and bubbling creek. A great place to sit, relax and read.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

$115 - $135

Garden Suite

This quaint suite has 2 rooms and private bath. There is a private deck off of each room. There is a wonderful view of the gardens. The private bath has a tub but no shower. There is a TV in each room. Internet access.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

$115 - $115


Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Suburban, Wine country


Asheville, NC (AVL) 12 miles

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian Trail, Baloon Rides, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Fishing, Horseback riding

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3 pm - 6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's stay
  • Cancellations: Deposit refundable with 7 day notice of cancellation.



Judy & Joe Holloway

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

Check Dates




  • Time Served: 9:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room