Established 1996, Mélange (French; a collection or a blend of things of different kinds) is a Bed and Breakfast setting modeled after elegant European small boutique hotels. Secluded behind towering hemlock hedges and century-old trees, the historic home and its classically landscaped gardens make for unparalleled privacy and romantic ambience. The eclectic and exotic décor, festive facilities and splashing fountains transpire lighthearted nostalgia for weddings and getaways alike."You will want to return again and again to savor unforgettable impressions."
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.
Nightly Rate: $189-$219
The Pearl is a &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;#8220;master&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;#8221; 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.
Nightly Rate: $159-$169
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.
Nightly Rate: $159-$169
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.
Nightly Rate: $159-$169
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.
Nightly Rate: $159-$169
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!
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.
Airport, City, Downtown, Mountains, Small town
Asheville, NC (AVL) 16 miles
Exit right from Airport to NC 280W. Follow about 8 miles to NC 191S and turn left towards Hendersonville. Drive about 6 miles and turn right into Blythe Street. Follow Blythe two blocks and turn left onto 5th Avenue West. Drive into Melange driveway which then will be immadiately on your right.
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
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel
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
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, 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
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
Lale and Mehmet Ozelsel
Turkish, English, German
Outdoor cats Others
Roses, gourmet food, classical and jazz, antique lamps & rugs.
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.
Stay 2 nights in our luxuriously intimate Rose (Honeymoon) Suite), Enjoy all the amenities at a special rate and 2 tickets to a show at the Flat Rock Playhouse, all-inclusive price (including taxes). Subject to availability. Guests must call the inn for direct reservation, payment and tickets. Valid through May 2014.