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Oak Hill on Love Lane

224 Love Lane , Waynesville, NC 28786 USA (Show map)
230 Reviews
$160 - $235
per night

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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!

Rooms & Rates

Clyde Ray Sr. Suite

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

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

Nightly Rate: $205-$235

Bess Ray Howell Room

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

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

Nightly Rate: $160-$175

Ella Davis Ray Room

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

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

Nightly Rate: $175-$185

Bobby Breese Suite

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $185-$205

Margaret Mary Room

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $175-$185

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Services5.0
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Dining4.9

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Oak Hill on Love Lane; B&B Review

5 on July 07, 2014

Superb! Beautiful home; delicious meals; great accomodations all the way around. STAY HERE! Close to Asheville, the Smokey Mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway and much more.


5 on July 03, 2014

I give the Oak Tree all top ratings. Is an lovely historic inn nestle in beautiful trees on a hill. Very quite and serene. The hosts were the most hospitable I have ever encountered. She'll greets you and hels you unload. He explains and tells you all about the house etc. Bev is lovely too. I highly recommend this inn. MH with daughters.

Recent Stay

5 on July 02, 2014

We stayed on 6/29-7/1 the entire experience here was fantastic Shell & Deb were the absolute best hosts you could ask for their attention to every detail was fantastic we will stay here again & highly reccomend Oak Hill as your bed & breakfast destination when your in waynesville great location & the breakfast were delicous,Chuck & Debbie B.

Wonderful First Visit

5 on June 29, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at Oak Hill on Love Lane. As soon as we arrived, we were welcomed by our hosts, Deb and Shell, into their lovely home. Our room was spacious and very comfortable. Every question we had about the area was answered and suggestions were given with maps and directions. Deb is a wonderful cook so we enjoyed two mornings of delicious breakfasts. Oak Hill is a real find in a beautiful part of the country. We definitely plan on another visit.

We loved Oak Hill on Love Lane

5 on June 28, 2014

Delightful bed and breakfast in charming Waynesville. We hope we return.

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Location Type

Near Harrah's Cherokee Casino, Near Blue Ridge Parkway, Near Biltmore Estate, Near Maggie Valley, Near Cataloochie, Countryside, Mountains, Small town


Asheville, NC (AVL) 36 miles

Directions to property:

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).

Area Attractions

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, Biltmore House, Pisgah National Forrest, Great Smoky Mountains, Blue Ridge Parkway, Smoky Mountain Railroad, Harrah's Cherokee Casino, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Secretarial services, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , All rooms include gas log fireplaces, Plush Hypo-Allergenic Bedding, Latex Beds, Butler Pantry, We feature 620 thread count sheets, Specialty Soaps & Lotions

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

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

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  • Check In:: 3PM-6PM
  • Check Out:: 11AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: With prior approval from innkeepers, dependant on occupancy.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night stay required weekends, most holidays and in Season
  • Deposit Amount Required: Due at time of reservation; one or two night's stay,one nights deposit or 50% of total reservation for extended stays.
  • Cancellations: 15 days prior to arrival - refundable less $30 cxl fee. 30 days prior for holidays and Peak Season - refundable less $30 cxl fee. Within 15 days of arrival - deposit is non-refundable. Within 72 hours of arrival - full price of reservation will be charged. In the event the room(s) are sold, the deposit will be refunded (less cxl fee).



Deb & Shell Isenberg

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

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.

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  • Time Served: 8:30AM Daily
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Hot Deal

Oak Hill Summer Special

Regular Rate: $175 now $140 (20% Savings:)

Reserve any room or suite through 7/31/14 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.

expires Wednesday

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224 Love Lane , Waynesville, NC 28786 USA (Show map)

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