Melange Bed and Breakfast

1230 5th Avenue West , Hendersonville, NC 28739 USA (Show map)


Established 1996, Mélange (French; a medley of different things) is a Bed and Breakfast setting modeled after elegant small boutique hotels worldwide. Secluded behind towering hemlock hedges and century-old trees, the historic home and its classically landscaped gardens make for exceptional privacy and romantic ambience. The eclectic and exotic European décor, festive facilities and old world opulence transpire lighthearted nostalgia for special stays, weekend getaways and weddings alike. Reserve your own venue for private dining served by the chef. Our motto is: "You will want to return again and again to savor unforgettable impressions."




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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Outstanding Bed and Breakfast. This was the highlight of our visit to Hendersonville

5 on August 18, 2015

This was our first visit to the Melange and we had a wonderful experience. We stayed in the Emerald room, a very comfortable second floor room with an adjoining outside patio. It was especially relaxing sitting out on the patio in the evening, reading and talking. This patio is large enough to enable guests who might want to join you after a dinner party to sit and visit. Of course, as advertised, the breakfasts were a big highlight. They were delicious and elegant. Each day a specialty course was served, and in each case they were a presentation worthy of Gourmet magazine. Of all these experiences, however, the one experience that stood out above all others was the genuine hospitality that was shown us by Mehmet, Lale and their staff. It was truly outstanding. Also, they were extremely helpful in giving us directions and recommendations on tourist attractions in the area.

5 star accommodations

5 on July 20, 2015

Everything that you would want in a 5 star B&B. Room-charming, and beautifully decorated. Staff-accomodating, attentive and most gracious. Breakfast-first rate and delicious. If you want wonderful accommodations in a great town, look no further.

Anniversary getaway

4.8 on April 30, 2015

The Inn was fabulous and filled with fascinating items from all over the world! We had an unforgettable experience: a quiet and elegant time together for our 50th wedding anniversary. The service was far beyond our experience elsewhere! This is the best kept secret in Western North Carolina. Don and Zilla

Truly exceptional

5 on March 31, 2015

Our stay in the new Azeala Suite was beyond what we had hoped for. Gorgeous atmosphere that is modern and updated. So far the best B&B we have visited yet. You can rest assured they will provide top notch service and complete comfort. Nothing is overlooked here, from the food to the cleanliness. Friendly and welcoming place, perfect for a getaway. Good place to feel spoiled and pampered! - thanks from, Ashley and Logan

Wonderful place to stay!

5 on March 19, 2015

This is our fourth time staying at Melange. We love the whole experience and atmosphere. Lale and Mehmet are very personable and make you feel at home. We usually stay in the Emerald room because we enjoy the Jacuzzi tub and fireplace. The breakfast is wonderful.

A Valentine's weekend get-a-way

5 on February 21, 2015

The Emerald Room was beautiful and offered a wonderful fireplace which enhanced the romantic Valentine's Day weekend! Everyone was friendly and overwhelmingly accommodating with service. We highly recommend this experience!

Romantic getaway

4.6 on January 27, 2015

My wife and I had a wonderful stay at the Melange. Lale and Mehmet were so nice and hospitable. We plan on visiting the Melange again in the future. Richard

Lovely B & B

4.8 on June 03, 2014

Beautiful old mansion and gardens filled with antiques and paintings. Spent one evening sitting in the huge parlor sipping wine. Peaceful and quiet. Property is also secluded.Our hosts were very friendly and helpful Food was gourmet. We would go back in a heartbeat !!!

Gracious couple, beautiful home

4.8 on April 14, 2014

Most beautiful and painstakingly cared for turn of century mansion. Beautifully appointed with antique furniture, pictures, stained glass, china, Turkish tile, gardens, fountains and candles. Mehmet and Lale are most gracious, friendly, down to earth couple you'll ever meet. We look forward to returning soon!

An evening to remember....

5 on December 27, 2013

We wanted to host a special dinner for our out-of-town family and dearest friends. We knew if we wanted the best of the best, it had to be at Melange. And it was successful beyond our expectations. The elegance of the European furnishings, the ambiance and warmth, and the exquisite cuisine - Melange delivered. NO WHERE can you get the kind of experience that Mehmet and Lale create. They made our precious time together unforgettable. Hands down, the best of the best!

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Rooms & Rates

Rose Suite

The 1000 sq. ft. Rose Suite is an intimate and romantic nest ideal for honeymoons, anniversaries, families and for longer stays because of its size. Facing West and North, it features a large living/sitting area with 1 king-size French bed and another 2-full size beds in a second bedroom. The bathroom has a tub with vintage fixtures. Its walls are adorned by a significant collection of portraits of ladies of the Ottoman court by 19th Century European artists.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Double

Nightly Rate: $189 - $229


The Pearl is a Master bedroom with 315 sq.ft.of living space facing the South garden. Its king size bed and walls are upholstered with brocade linen. Its bathroom features his and hers vanities and a rainfall and spa shower. The original artwork theme is interpretation of Leda and the Swan from Greek mythology by 19th Century European artists.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $179 - $215


Popular among guests whom often comment of sleeping in a well-lit and airy tree house, the Cinnamon has a luxuriously appointed bathroom with a large tub under a skylight, a separate rainfall and spa shower stall and antique hand painted accessories. The 350 sq.ft. king size guestroom faces both the East and the West. The artwork theme from 19th Century European artists is Turkish harem bathhouses in gravures and engravings.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $179 - $219


Eastlake king size bed, chaise-lounge and armoire accent the beautiful antique wallpaper and feminine aspects of this guest room of 315 sq. ft. of living space. Facing West and airy, the Scarlet features a private porch with sitting area to be enjoyed from spring into fall. Its bathroom has a large, rainfall and spa shower. 19th Century gravures and portraits of Victorian ladies adorn its walls.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $179 - $219


With a working wood fireplace in the winter and a private porch with sitting area to enjoy from spring through fall, the 315 sq. ft. art deco trimmed king size Emerald has a commanding view of the North garden. Its luxuriously appointed bathroom has a tub, a separate large rainfall and spa shower stall and a hand painted sink from the bygone era. Featured artwork is European court and cabaret scenes from 19th Century.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $179 - $219

Azalea Suite

The Azalea is the quintessential vacation suite ideal for weekend getaways, honeymoons and anniversaries alike, or for extended stays. This spacious 950 sq. ft. suite features 2 bedrooms; a seating area with queen size bed and master bedroom with king size bed. The suite’s luxuriously appointed bathroom has two vanities and custom spa with rainfall and spray shower system. Spring through Fall, enjoy views of the grounds from North and South windows and relax on your own private balcony overlooking the Pan Fountain Lawn. Prints by French artist, Matisse, whose bronze highlights the fountain on the front lawn, are tastefully placed throughout the suite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $195 - $239

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Location Type

Airport, Downtown, Mountains, Small town


Asheville, NC (AVL) 16 miles

Directions to property:

Take Exit #49B off of I-26. Drive 2 miles into Downtown Hendersonville. Turn left on Main Street (or Church which comes afterward) and right on 5th Avenue West. Mélange will be 0.8 mile later on your left behind tall hemlock hedges. Watch for the sign and drive into the driveway

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Chimney Rock Park, Flat Rock Playhouse, Biltmore Estate, Historic Downtown Hendersonville, Blue Ridge Parkway, Du Pont State Forest, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

CD player, Ceiling fans, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Private entrance, Radio, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Eclectic and antique decoration, Private and common porches, Candlelight dinner served in private for two, Matured Gardens, Memory foam mattress pads, Private sitting at breakfast

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Private restaurant on premises, Antiquing, Antiquing, Antiquing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3 -7 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Allowed only on porches, room balconies
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Children welcome; parents are fully responsible
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required proper trained pets NOT sleeping on the same bed
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends during high-season
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card guaranty or cash deposit for 1 night pre-payment .
  • Cancellations: 7 days EXCEPT for holidays, weekends in May through October, multi-room bookings anytime of the year and for reservations with 3 or more consecutive nights, where a 10-business days advance notification is necessary. A cancellation number will be issued and $25 reprocessing fee will be charged.



Lale and Mehmet Ozelsel

Languages spoken

Turkish, English, German

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Lale and Mehmet were born and raised in Turkey. She assumed the family business, he attended to graduate school at LSU followed by posts with an international US company; the last stop of his career was from Germany to Hendersonville. The dream that would become Melange began in 1998 when he went to culinary school. The vision was to create something distinctly their own, a labor of love that would become an experience rich with elegant interpretation of old world sophistication.

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  • Time Served: 8:00 to 10:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Vegan, Glutenfree

Signature Dish

Bird Nest Sandwich
- 1 slice sourdough bread, lightly toasted - Butter as needed - Slice of Provolone and/or Havarti cheese - Slice of smoked turkey and/or Prosciutto - Slices from a large tomato - Minced parsley to garnish - 2 plus egg whites beaten to soft peaks - 1 egg yolk (whole) - White pepper, salt as needed Prepare sandwich by spreading a light layer of butter on bread slice, then placing cheese, meat product, and tomato on it. Beat egg whites to soft peaks, make a nest from egg whites on top layer. Drop egg yolk carefully in the middle. Add spices and garnish. Then bake the whole assembly at 375 deg F for 6 min or until egg white is light brown. Work and serve quickly.



Hot Deal

Holidays: Stay 2 nights, get third half off

Regular Rate: $760 now $600 (21% Savings:)

Valid: (November 22, 2015-January 3, 2016). Stay 2 nights in either the Rose or Azalea suites and get third night half off. Also includes popular Holiday amenities like hand-made chocolate truffles in the room, Breakfast for Lovers, our exclusive, and an afternoon tea service with fine pastries in front of the marble fireplace in the Grand Parlor with Champagne, and late check-out at Noon. ($595 plus tax) (subject to availability) (must be reserved by calling the inn) Please contact the inn directly at 1 8286975253 to redeem this deal.

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