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Melange Bed and Breakfast

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

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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 splashing fountains transpire lighthearted nostalgia for weddings and weekend getaways alike. 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
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.9

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52 Reviews

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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!


4.6 on December 20, 2013

Beautiful rooms, excellent ambiance and the best food. We love the gardens and the service was fantastic. We're definitely coming back!


5 on August 21, 2013

A perfect Oasis offers walking access to main street activities, beautiful rooms, excellent breakfasts, garden and grounds charming. Offers optional outstanding 5 course dinner at additional charge.

Enchanting Stay

5 on June 11, 2013

The Mélange B&B will always hold a special place in our hearts, from the beauty of the grounds to the owners. A must stay!

Quaint B&B

4.0 on April 09, 2013

Enjoyed the many treasures collected by the hosts.

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Rooms & Rates

Rose Suite

The 1000 sq. ft. Rose Suite is an intimate and romantic nest ideal for honeymoons, anniversaries and families. 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 whirlpool 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 - $225

Nightly Rate: $189 - $225


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. Luxuriously appointed bathroom features his and hers vanities, a custom whirlpool tub in pink marble and a large walk-in shower stall. 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 - $205

Nightly Rate: $179 - $205


Popular weekend getaway 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 whirlpool tub under a skylight, a separate 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 - $205

Nightly Rate: $179 - $205


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, multi-function shower tower. 19th Century gravures and portraits of Victorian ladies adorn its walls.

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $205

Nightly Rate: $179 - $205


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 whirlpool tub, a large walk-in 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 - $205

Nightly Rate: $179 - $205

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Location Type

Airport, City, 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

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Piano, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , 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, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Videos, Wet bar, 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, Swimming pool, 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 15-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

Outdoor cats

About the innkeepers

Roses, gourmet food, classical and jazz, antique lamps & rugs.

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  • Time Served: 8:00 to 10:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room, On-site restaurant

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

Winter Special (January -March 2015)

Regular Rate: $398 now $318 (20% Savings:)

Stay 2 nights in our luxuriously intimate Rose (Honeymoon) Suite), Enjoy all the amenities at a special rate. Subject to availability. Guests must call the inn for direct reservation and payment.

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

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