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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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. :)
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
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
5 on July 31, 2013
Joe and Judy would make this bed and breakfast a delightful place to be without any other amenities. My husband and I came with his parents, who were visiting from France, and our three month old baby. Despite night-time crying and language barriers, they managed to make us feel wonderfully welcome and pampered. Pro's: - Location: I was worried this was located too far from Asheville's city center. In reality, it was a very easy drive and it was actually closer to hiking in the area, which made it much easier to appreciate all the region had to offer. - Breakfasts: Fantastic, and enormous! Multi-course meals that kept us happily satiated until dinner (and then some...). Also, they have coffee available in the morning and are very generous with complimentary wine at night. -Upstairs balcony overlooking a stream... extremely peaceful and pleasant, especially with a glass of Chardonnay in hand after a day of hiking :) -Rooms and beds are large and comfortable. -Great recommendations for restaurants, hikes, and attractions in the area Con's: -None!
4.8 on July 08, 2013
Joe and Judy really know how to make you feel so special. I also loved the kitties-Gizmo and Garfield and their lovely pom-Cricket who looks like a little Teddy Bear!! The beds are so comfortable and the view of the creek which was way up do to the rain was lovely and the sound of the water rushing helped us fall right to sleep. THe porch was lovely to sit out on and read and watch the world and water go by. THe breakfasts were awesome! We had fruit-Melon, Pineapple and Strawberries, eggs made to order, sausage that was great and bacon, also fresh juice. All of this on beautiful china in the dining room. Our room mates were also all from Florida-so we were 6 from Florida enjoying the Ashville area. There was plenty of info on the Biltmore and other attractions in the area in the room and a nice cold beverage was offered along with cheese and crackers at night if we so desired. Joe and Judy are just the nicest folks and I know we weill definitely come back here again in the future!
5 on June 30, 2013
My wife and I stayed here last weekend and we could not have been more pleased with the experience. Joe and Judy are the most hospitable people you will ever meet. Our room was beautiful -- clean, comfortable, and stocked with everything you need for your stay. Judy makes a gourmet breakfast each morning that rivals fine eateries. We will definitely be back, as we now have two new friends to visit.
Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Suburban, Wine country
Asheville, NC (AVL) 12 miles
I26 North to the intersection of I40. Take I40 West and exit on first exit - 44. Exit to the right, turning under I40 and drive 3 miles West on 19/23 to the intersection of Hwy 151. Turn left on Hwy 151 and drive 6 1/2 miles. You will see sign for Rock Laurel. Turn left and drive across bridge.
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
Bed and Breakfast
BBQ grill, Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, TV, Wi-Fi
Bird watching, Fishing, Horseback riding
Judy & Joe Holloway
1 Cat , 1 Dog