Oak Hill on Love Lane

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

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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!

Reviews

Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Best bed and breakfast ever!

5 on September 02, 2015

This was our 5th year staying at Oak Hill on Love Lane. Shell and Deb are the best inn keepers. Deb is a fantastic cook. All of the rooms a lovely. Sitting on the front porch in the late afternoon and evening are always very enjoyable. We have met lots of interesting people. We highly recommend Oak Hill. We plan on visiting sometime next year.


Best all-around we've ever been to.

5 on August 24, 2015

Room was beautiful, roomy, and comfortable. Hosts were a lovely couple who have been in the hospitality business most of their lives and it shows in everything they do for you. They went over and above the expected level of a host. For example, we traveled by motorcycle so when we were dressed up to go to dinner, they drove us to the restaurant. Never had that happen before. The food was delicious and plentiful and beautifully presented. Can't say enough about this fine home, hosts and the community they live in.


Anniversary getaway.

5 on August 19, 2015

Deb and Shell were perfect hosts for our two day visit. The B&B is very comfortable and beautifully furnished. We plan to return.


Excellent!

5 on August 04, 2015

Best B & B we've ever experienced. We were treated like royalty. We recommend it highly.


Nice place!

4.0 on August 04, 2015

Shel and Deb were excellent hosts. We stayed at three (3) bed and breakfasts during our trip and they were the friendliest and the most helpful about the area. Nice room and good food!


Wonderful

5 on July 03, 2015

Everyone in the hotel/ b&b business should come here to learn and understand:how to treat guests, how to provide excellent service and how to take care of every detail. Our 2 nights stay was a real treat!


A Lovely Oasis

4.8 on June 09, 2015

What a wonderful experience we had at Oak Hill! The owners Deb and Shell go above and beyond in attending to every detail to make you feel comfortable and pampered. Their middle names must be 'hospitality'! We stayed in the Bess-Ray Howell room which has a lovely, original claw foot tub and a gorgeous blue crystal chandelier. Our room was cozy, comfortable and quiet. The lovely home itself is well cared for and maintained. Oak Hill is a real gem among B&B's and the heart of this home are Shell and Deb.


Great, Very pleasant stay

4.0 on June 04, 2015

We had a wonderful time here, wish we had allotted more time to stay at this B&B. My wife and I have enjoyed many B&B's in different parts of the country and I must admit that this one is by far the best yet, it is all do to the wonderful treatment Deb and Shell lavish on their guests. The location is also very nice, peaceful little town with quite abit to offer in the way of shops and local dining. We have visited the area several times before staying in Ashville, but we wanted to get out into the countryside this time and we may a great choice. We are already getting our dates settled for a fall visit and looking forward to seeing Deb and Shell again. Thanks for everything ya'll did for us while we stayed in your home, ya'll were a big part of making our stay there so enjoyable


Perfect end to our holiday

5 on May 18, 2015

We had a totally scrumptious stay at Oak Hill on Love Lane. We stayed two nights at the end of our three week tour. Our hosts, Shell and Deb have the most beautiful home and we were made to feel so welcome and looked after. Everything from our room to the individual cooked breakfast was first class. The view from the veranda was stunning and made very special by Shell chilling our champagne and provided champagne flutes in order that we could celebrate my birthday in the most romantic of settings. If ever we find our selves back in North Carolina we shall be sure to return to Oak Hill.


Wonderful and relaxing

5 on May 03, 2015

We were in the area to open up our summer home for the season and celebrate our 20th Anniversary. We thought we would give ourselves a treat and stay ant Oak Hill. What a great decision that was and we had a great time in beautiful home with good conversation with other guests. Deb and Shell were great and we even got a surprise treat for our Anniversary. This is now going to become a tradition for us!


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Rooms & Rates

Margaret Mary Room

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. •Bedroom, En-Suite Bathroom (second floor) •Standing Tile Shower •King Bed •Bay Windows •South & East Mountain Views (morning sunrise!) •Approximately 325 Square Feet

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Clyde Ray Sr. Suite

Clyde Ray Sr. Suite - This suite can be combined with the Bess Ray-Howell Room for a two bedroom 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

Bess Ray-Howell Room

Bess Ray-Howell Room - Features a four-poster queen size bed with en-suite bath that includes a claw foot tub. 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

Bobby Breese Suite

Bobby Breese Suite - This suite includes a four-poster queen bed, private parlor and en-suite bath. 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 prominent local realtor who represented the house, reside in Waynesville to this day and are very much connected to the original homestead. •Bedroom, Private Parlor and En-Suite Bathroom (second floor) •Standard Tub/Shower •Queen Four-Poster Bed •South & West Mountain Views •Approximately 430 Square Feet

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

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 •Bay Windows •South & East Mountain Views •Approximately 340 Square Feet

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

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Location

Location Type

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

Airport

Asheville, NC (AVL) 36 miles

Directions to property:

FROM KNOXVILLE: Take I-40 east to the Maggie Valley exit (Highway 276). FROM ATLANTA (through Franklin, NC) Take I-85 East to US-985 North toward Gainesville, GA. Merge onto US23/441 toward Clayton, GA and proceed through Franklin, NC. Continue on US23/441 to US23/74 at Sylva. FROM ASHEVILLE: Take I-40 west to exit 27, follow US23/74 to Waynesville exit 102 and turn 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, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Secretarial services, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wired internet , 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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Policies

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

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night stay required weekends, most holidays and in Season
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • 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).

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Deb & Shell Isenberg

Languages spoken

English

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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Meals

Breakfast

Free

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Pumpkin Apple Pancake
All of our pancakes are baked in individual cast iron skillets. The Pumpkin Apple version features caramelized apples under a pumpkin pancake and topped with caramelized bananas and pecans, mascarpone whipped cream and a fresh strawberry.


Deals

Hot Deal

* Oak Hill Special -Summer in the Mountains

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

All rooms 20% off the regular rates on Sunday through Thursday, from September 2nd- September 30th, with a 2-night minimum stay. The seasonal rates for our five rooms range from $175 - $235.00 per night. The Hot Deal is not valid with any other specials, discounts, coupons or certificates offered/accepted by Oak Hill and must be disclosed at time of reservation. Please contact the inn directly at 1 8284567037 to redeem this deal.

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