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


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.

Excellent place to stay!

4.8 on May 29, 2016

Lovely out of the way setting close to Asheville. Hosts were wonderful and food was fantastic!

Perfect and Friendly

5 on May 23, 2016

The B&B owner has been very welcoming. The place is thoughtfully furnished and the little treats in the bedroom are a really nice touch. The handmade breakfast was delicious and conversation with the host delightful.

The Acorn, a delight!

5 on April 22, 2016

I booked with friends of mine at the Acorn because of the convenient location . We found the Acorn comfortable, clean and quite nice. Gene was a wonderful innkeeper! From the first greeting, every single fine breakfast, the helpful information about the area,he was great company. I was pleased and would stay there again... Highly recommended... By me!


5 on April 21, 2016



5 on April 13, 2016

Stayed for a weekend and it was perfect. The room had a vintagey vibe which I loved. The breakfast was delicious. Service and amenities were fantastic. Would stay there again in a heartbeat and will definitely recommend it to friends.

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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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