Acorn Bed and Breakfast

5136 Old Haywood Road , Mills River, NC 28759 USA (Show map)


The Acorn Bed and Breakfast at Mills River is conveniently located between Asheville and Hendersonville, NC, just minutes away from the Asheville Regional Airport. This cozy four bedroom retreat offers guests a homelike atmosphere to relax and enjoy the beauty of Western North Carolina. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Acorn Bed and Breakfast at Mills River is just a short drive to the Biltmore Estate, Western North Carolina Agricultural Center, Flat Rock Playhouse and Chimney Rock Park.



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

Home away from home

5 on August 22, 2016

We have returned to Acorn Bed and Breakfast for our 3rd year a row now! Our stay has ranged from just me, to my husband and me, to our family of 4 (two boys, my husband and me - we stay during our drop off and pick up times for our children at a nearby summer camp). We all look forward to returning! Our boys even remember details and look forward to the familiarity, as well as seeing Gene and Bob! Fresh flowers in our rooms, bathroom and breakfast table are beautiful (and from a local woman!). Our names always greet us on the front sign, as well as on the doors of our rooms. Cookies and chocolates await in our rooms! The beds are SO comfortable! We even enjoyed watching the Olympics comfortably this year with popcorn! Gene's breakfasts are delicious and beautifully presented! His coffee is wonderful! We always love catching up! It really is like returning to visit good friends!

Wonderful experience

5 on August 21, 2016

Many nice little extras from soap to chocolate adorned with acorn logo. Host have spared no expense and have though of everything. Room was very tasteful. Gene our host could not have been more accommodating.

Charming Mountain Retreat

4.8 on August 16, 2016

Lovely, welcoming host. Delicious breakfast.


4.0 on August 15, 2016

We had a fabulous stay. The rooms were great, food was fantastic and the decor in the house was fascinating and interesting. So many small touches that make a big difference. I would definitely recommend this Bed & Breakfast.

Lovely getaway

4.8 on August 03, 2016

Charming spot for a mountain getaway. The hosts really go above and beyond to welcome you and make you feel at home - they even loaned us umbrellas when a torrential downpour started right before we were headed out for the evening. They went out of their way to make our daughter feel special and included - she was so pleased by her special breakfast, and she loved all the Disney memorabilia and movies in the TV room. I wish we could have stayed more than one night.


5 on July 27, 2016

My husband and I stayed here this past weekend while we attended a wedding in the Asheville area. Gene was very diligent in answering all the questions we had prior to arrival and most helpful with directions and things to do. He and Bob were so pleasant and easy to talk to. Breakfast was amazing each day and more than plentiful! The room was great and very spacious. The king size bed was perfect. The bath towels were soft and plentiful and the robes were a nice touch! The common areas were spacious as well. Everything was VERY clean. Highly recommend this B&B! We will be back and will likely bring friends along next trip. Don't believe you can find better accommodations with incredible breakfast for a better price in this area. It is close to all the Asheville activities as well as hiking, waterfalls, Hendersonville, theater and so much more!

Of The Beaten Path

4.8 on July 18, 2016

Best things first -- the two breakfasts that were had were superb. Each day met with freshly brewed coffee, a fresh fruit smoothie, a fruit type appetizer, and main course. Could not have found such in a Michelin restaurant. The Rose Room is decorated with pictures and memorabilia of old. The bed slept well. The extra sitting room with TV, movie collection, as small fridge with cold drinks and water topped off the stay. If back in the are and in need of accomodations, it is hope that Gene and Bob have room for us, as they have broken me from the commercial hotel/motel desire. Thanks for a great weekend.

Excellent B&B

4.8 on July 08, 2016

Wonderful stay at Acorn B&B. Immaculate facility. Nice sitting room with snacks & sodas. Breakfast the best part of the stay. Only way to adequately explain everything -- I will stay here again, if in the area and they have room. You won't go wrong here. Thanks Gene & Bob.

Enjoyable experience

5 on June 16, 2016

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our 2-night stay at Acorn Bed and Breakfast. The room was cheerfully decorated, clean and comfortable. The breakfasts were delicious, and the breakfast conversations with Gene were pleasant. Gene gave us touring ideas, and they helped us to explore the area in places that we would not have thought to see.

Delightful B&B

5 on June 15, 2016

From the warm welcome to the scrumptious breakfast, the experience was perfect. The B&B is homey with antique furnishings, and a big porch - just like grandparents would have. The room was quiet, the bed clean and comfy. Gene took time to find out what I needed - water bottle, directions, food requests, etc. I am definitely going back. It was a delightful stay.

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Location Type

Airport, Mountains, Small town


Asheville, NC (AVL) 4 miles

Directions to property:

Interstate 26 to exit 40 (Asheville Regional Airport). Pass the airport and continue on Rt. 280 approximately 4 miles to Old Haywood Road/191N. Turn Right. Go approximately 2/10 of a mile. Turn right into the driveway and proceed to the end.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Golf Courses, Biltmore Estate, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Turndown Service

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only May smoke outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes only 1 child may be accomodated in your room.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Pet accomodations are limited. Additional fees apply.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: Guest reservations must be guaranteed in advance equal to one nights stay.
  • Cancellations: Due to our intimate size, cancellations affect us significantly. If cancellation is received seven days prior to arrival date. your deposit will be refunded or applied to a new date. If cancellation is received in less than seven days prior to arrival, you will receive a refund, less a $25.00 processing fee, unless we are able to rebook your room.



Gene Wyatt and Bob Pompeo

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  • Serving Location: Dining Room

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