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

Warm & Inviting Host

3.6 on October 13, 2015

Gene was more than accommodating as he was able to fit us in at the last minute by giving us one room for 1 night, and then another for the other. Plus giving a discount for our inconveniences. The private setting was convenient to Hendersonville and Sierra Nevada complex. The drive to Asheville was challenging, but Gene was able to give us an alternate route that helped somewhat. The only suggestion I have is that the "common areas" were not lighted to invite the guests to relax in them. Whenever entering those spaces it seemed you were invading a private space. Overall it was a pleasant experience! Kudos to Gene!

Best Little B&B in Asheville North Carolina!!

5 on October 04, 2015

We absolutely loved the Acorn B&B! Where do I start? The location is excellent for visiting Asheville, the Biltmore estate, Blue Ridge Mountains and Great Smokey Mountain National Park. The rooms we stayed in on the pet friendly area of the the B&B were wonderfully decorated and comfortable. We had our own full kitchen and living room to put our feet up in the evenings and enjoy a DVD from the extensive library the B&B maintains. Lassie loved the entire visit including the ample back yard for walking. And what can we say to fairly describe the gourmet breakfast gene prepared every morning? Fresh local ingredients combined into a unique menu every morning greeted us along with wonderful discussion provided by our hosts. The price is very, very reasonable. We'll be back again for sure! Thanks Acorn B&B for a wonderful time this week! Thanks Margaret and Lassie!

Quiet and Relaxing!

4.8 on September 02, 2015

Friendly proprietor who just happened to be an Excellent chef. Very comfortable accommodations very close to Ashville.

Great Hospitality!

4.6 on September 02, 2015

Great Hospitality & Wonderful breakfast. Recommend Highly!!!

Gene is very friendly.

5 on August 17, 2015

Gene is very friendly. The place is clean and he makes a delicious breakfast.

Carolyn & Dick

4.6 on June 10, 2015

Our hosts were both gracious and very interesting. A calming and relaxing setting.

Very Comfortable

5 on May 27, 2015

The Acorn B&B was very comfortable. Our room was bright and cheery, comfortable, clean (offered a great bed which lead to a wonderful night's sleep), delicious breakfasts! The host, Gene, was extremely friendly and hospitable. We will stay there again.

Home away from Home

5 on May 23, 2015

Our host was friendly, welcoming appeared to love owing & operating a B and B. We felt right at home. A very relaxed environment & a lovely setting. Great attention to detail.

Wonderful B & B

5 on May 20, 2015

We do not stay at B & B's as a rule, but after staying at the Acorn Bed and Breakfast, we hope that we can return again! Soon. Everything was perfect. The attention to detail was such that if I thought about something that would be nice to have, all I would have to do is look around a bit and I would find it - and then some! Our hosts were so accommodating, the food was amazing (Gene is a chef!), the grounds were lovely, and since our event brought many of us together, we had some great catching up time as all the rooms were booked by friends and family. Couldn't be better.

Our Stay at Acorn B&B

5 on May 09, 2015

We totally enjoyed our five-night stay at Acorn. It was so much fun to have great conversations with the other guests during our AMAZING breakfasts prepared by Chef Gene. We have family in Asheville and we look forward to future stays at Acorn B&B!

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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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