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Acorn Bed and Breakfast

5136 Old Haywood Road , Mills River, NC 28759 USA (Show map)
214 Reviews
$99 - $129
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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
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.9

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Refreshing & Wonderful!!!

5 on July 28, 2014

I can't imagine any good reason to stay anywhere else if you need lodging in the Asheville Airport and surrounding area. My stay at the Acorn was so much more than a bed and breakfast. I had privacy if I wanted, interaction with guests if I wanted, comfortable living room to watch TV, even a full kitchen if I wanted to fix my own food. The setting is private, yet near to everything I needed and wanted to do. There are NO exaggerations on their website: if anything, what is presented there is an understatement, so look it over carefully, then expect to be surprised with so much more. Thanks so much, Gene & Bob for making this available!

A First-Rate Establishment

5 on July 19, 2014

Gene and Bob are the perfect hosts, and they have thought of every detail to make their guests' stay truly pleasurable. Gene's culinary background is evident in the sumptuous breakfasts. Acorn is well located a few minutes from the Biltmore, making it ideal for day trips to the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Smoky Mountains. We look forward to returning.

Great value

3.8 on July 14, 2014

The innkeeper, Gene, was very hospitable and made sure we had everything we needed. The location is great for nearby shopping, hiking, & biking. The breakfast was on time and outstanding. We took our two Yorkshire Terriers and the downstairs rooms allowed us to take them out with ease. We will definitely return.

Acorn B&B Review

4.8 on June 23, 2014

Welcoming. Very clean. Host very kind. Breakfast was gourmet quality.

Home Sweet Home

5 on June 08, 2014

The Acorn Bed and Breakfast was outstanding in every respect. Every detail was attended to prior to our arrival, and the breakfasts were beyond our expectations. The innkeeper, Gene, was very pleasant and spent some time visiting with us during and after breakfasts. In fact, the dining and kitchen were one room so it had a genuine comfortable and relaxed feeling. We will definitely return.

Perfect place to stay

4.8 on June 08, 2014

Acorn B&B is the perfect place for anyone flying into Asheville given its easy access to and from the airport, but it also is the best location if touring around the area. Quiet, peaceful location, lovely residence with privacy and wonderful host. Gene has taken great care to make guests feel right at home and is a great chef - breakfast was superb! Would return in an instant.

Great value and great host

4.0 on June 02, 2014

Gene the host and proprietor made this stay great fun. He is fun, interesting, and a wonderful cook. Will stay again.

Fabulous food and fun!

5 on May 21, 2014

Per last visit equals wonderful again. Can't wait till next time! Judy Reinhardt

Delightful stay

5 on May 14, 2014

My daughter and I stayed in the rooms on the lower level both of which are very attractive and private. Gene's breakfasts were wonderful!

My Go-To Place to Stay in Asheville

5 on May 07, 2014

The beauty of staying at a B&B is that it's so much friendlier and personal than a hotel. Bob & Gene make you feel right at home, the amenities are wonderful, comfortable, quiet rooms and the food is just wonderful. It doesn't take long to feel like Bob & Gene are friends. I love the Acorn Inn and will stay there any time I can make it to Asheville. Downstairs is a full kitchen, which is very convenient. The Inn is only about 20 minutes from downtown Asheville, a very easy drive. The downstairs rooms have a private entrance, with a patio and a beautiful view of the outdoors. Lovely to sit with your morning coffee. Extremely clean, lovely decor - what else can I say? Stay there and discover this jewel for yourself.

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Location Type

Airport, Mountains, Small town


Asheville, NC (AVL) 4 miles

Directions to property:

Turn right out of the airport. Continue on 280 approximately 4 miles to Old Haywwod Road/191N. Turn right amd proceed 2/10 of a mile. Turn right into the driveway and go the the back of the property.

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: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Suitable For Children: only 1 child may be accomodated in your room.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Pet accomodations are limited. Additional fees apply.

Terms and Conditions

  • 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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Resident Pets

3 Dogs

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  • Serving Location: Dining Room

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

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