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Oak Hill invites you to experience the best of Western North Carolina, from it's wide array of outdoor activities to Asheville's Biltmore Estate and the quaint local shops and restaurants. This stately home, built in 1898, sits on an oak covered hill overlooking the picturesque town of Waynesville and the surrounding mountains. Enjoy fine service and amenities in a quiet setting that will feel as comfortable as your favorite jeans!
Clyde Ray Senior was the original owner of the home. He designed and built it for his wife and 12 children. Ray was a prominent merchant, banker and 14 year mayor of Waynesville. It took Ray two years to complete the home and he took great pride in utilizing only the finest materials available at the time. * Bedroom, Private Parlor And En-Suite Bathroom (first floor) * Two-Person Jacuzzi Tub * King Bed * North & West Mountain Views * Approximately 510 Square Feet * May be combined with Bess Ray Howell Room to create a two bedroom suite
Nightly Rate: $235/$205
Bess Haywood Ray was the 6th of 12 children born to Clyde and Ella Ray. She eventually married Captain Howell of the confederate army who rode with Stonewall Jackson in the Civil War. After the death of Captain Howell, Bess moved back into the family home to live out her days in Waynesville. * Bedroom, En-Suite Bathroom (first floor) * Queen Bed * Claw Foot Tub * South & West Mountain Views * Approximately 325 Square Feet * May be combined with Clyde Ray Senior Suite to create a two bedroom suite
Nightly Rate: $175/$160
Ella Davis-Ray, the matriarch of the Ray family, was a strong-willed and beautiful woman accustomed to all the luxuries of the time. Clyde, after much cajoling (and the advent of the railroad), convinced Ella to move to the budding town of Waynesville to raise their family. The story has it that after the birth of her 12 children, Ella, in an effort to insure her privacy, moved up to the guest room and promptly had a lock installed on the door! Needless to say, there were no more children after that. * Bedroom, En-Suite Bathroom (second floor) * Standard Tub/Shower * King Bed
Nightly Rate: $185/$175
Located on the second floor, this suite features a four-poster queen size bed, private sitting room for TV viewing and en-suite bath with standard tub/shower. Robert Hume Breese is the son of Jennie Elmina Ray-Breese, the 5th of 12 children born to Clyde and Ella Ray, and the eldest daughter. As the home passed thru the second generation, Robert and his family occupied the house for a number of years. Most of his family, including Ron Breese a well known local realtor, reside in Waynesville to this day and are very much connected to the original homestead.
Nightly Rate: $205/$185
Large king bed with half-tester, bay windows, fireplace and sitting area. The large windowed bath features a walk-in stall shower. Margaret Lawrence Ray and Mary Virginia Ray were the youngest of 12 children born to Clyde and Ella Davis-Ray. As the babies of the family, the two girls occupied this room from birth through adolescence. Mary Virginia, who inherited her mother’s beauty, was named Miss Haywood County.
Nightly Rate: $185/$175
5 on December 07, 2013
Beautiful place to stay. Hosts made us feel like part of their family. We definitely felt welcome. Breakfast was delish. Will stay there again.
5 on December 07, 2013
4.8 on November 27, 2013
Out of the over 40 B&Bs I've experienced, Deb and Shell's commitment to excellence puts them in my overall top 10. Food, friendliness, cleanliness and service in the top 5. Great little town, too. If you're going to the Asheville area - rest, relax and explore from this great Inn
5 on November 17, 2013
Deb and Shel make you feel at home. Such a beautiful room and wonderful breakfast!
5 on November 12, 2013
First let me start off by we (myself and wife) have stayed at a lot of places but NEVER have we ever been greeted and treated with such great hospitality as we were during our stay at Oak Hill. While staying at Oak Hill both Shell and Deb make you feel as though you are their only priority. The home is beautifully restored, keeping a lot of the original historic feel, without compromising with modern day amenities. The home was also EXTREMLY clean and comfortable. Breakfast was amazing, and tasted great! Everything was very fresh, and more than we could possibly eat! Everything from; Insisting happily to make any reservations, take your bags, light candles as you and your significant other want to enjoy some time on the beautiful porch while drinking a glass of wine or hot coco and bringing any blankets or other items to ensure your comfort. They ensured everything was perfectly taken care of without making you feel that they were ever there. This truly is an art that they have managed to master beautifully. Our only issue with the entire stay was the fact that we ever had to leave. My regret, my wife keeps asking, when can we go back? A small price to pay for such a great time! Thank you Shell and Deb for a wonderful visit, and the wonderful hospitality. Look forward to our next visit! --N & A
Near Biltmore Estate, Near Blue Ridge Parkway, Near Cataloochie, Near Harrah's Cherokee Casino, Near Maggie Valley, Countryside, Mountains, Small town
Asheville, NC (AVL) 36 miles
From the Asheville airport, go North on I-26 to I-40. Take I-40 West to exit 27 or US19/23/74(Waynesville, Maggie Valley). Take exit 102A towards Waynesville, you will be on Russ Avenue. Proceed to the 2nd traffic light and merge to the right (Dellwood Road). Take the first right at Love Lane and proceed around the bend to 224 Love Lane (4th driveway on the right).
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Pisgah National Forrest, Smoky Mountain Railroad, Great Smoky Mountains, Blue Ridge Parkway, Biltmore House, Harrah's Cherokee Casino, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Fall Color Tours, Waterfall Tours, Cherokee Indian Reservation, Motor Cycles, Blue Ridge Parkway, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting
Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn
Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Secretarial services, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi
All rooms include gas log fireplaces, Plush Hypo-Allergenic Bedding, Latex Beds, Butler Pantry, We feature 620 thread count sheets, Specialty Soaps & Lotions
Deb & Shell Isenberg
Both Deb & Shell have had productive careers in the hospitality industry. Shell as Director of Catering and Conference Service and Deb as Catering/Convention Service Manager. They both enjoy the more personal aspect of B&B ownership.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
Reserve any room or suite through 12/19/13 with a two night minimum and receive a 20% discount. Guests are entitled to all the customary amenities including a 3-course breakfast. Not valid with any other offers, discounts, gift certificates, cards or coupons.