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."
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 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.
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
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
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.
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!
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
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 !!!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nightly Rate: $179 - $219
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.
Nightly Rate: $195 - $239
Airport, Downtown, Mountains, Small town
Asheville, NC (AVL) 16 miles
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
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
Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel
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
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
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
Lale and Mehmet Ozelsel
Turkish, English, German
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.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Vegan, Glutenfree
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.
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.