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Oak Hill on Love Lane

224 Love Lane , Waynesville, NC 28786 USA (Show map)
218 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: $235/$205

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: $175/$160

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: $185/$175

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: $205/$185

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: $185/$175

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Services5.0
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.9

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Our happy place

5 on April 13, 2014

This inn has become the standard to which we rate all others. Located just outside Asheville and on the outskirts (walking distance) to charming Frog's Leap we always feel rejuvenated and pampered after a stay at Oak Hill. Hands-down the best hospitality in North Carolina.

We will stay here again...

4.8 on April 09, 2014

Oak Hill on Love Lane is a gem. My husband is not always sure about staying at B&B's but he loved this one. It was super clean, quaint, and the hospitality was wonderful. We felt welcomed when we arrived and that carried right through the stay. The butler's pantry has coffee, tea, sodas, water, snacks, delicious cookies - 24/7. You will feel pampered each morning sitting in the handsome dining room eating a scrumptious breakfast that Debbie has prepared. Shell will make sure you have all the information you need to find a great restaurant for dinner or a picturesque waterfall. Turn down service with bedside bottled water and chocolates on the pillow was sweet and unexpected. Extras: Ipod dock in bedroom, goat's milk lotion, luxurious linens, and so much more. Don't hesitate making your reservation for this B&B- you won't be disappointed.

Recent stay at Oak Hill on Love Lane

5 on March 27, 2014

I highly recommend this warm, inviting and beautiful Bed and Breakfast! My experience exceeded my expectations and they will have me as a guest many times in the future! The owners, Shell and Deb were outstanding, kind and generous people, who tended to every minute detail with professionalism and courtesy. I am very pleased with my stay at Oak Hill on Love Lane, in Waynesville, NC!!!

Valentines wekend at Oak Hill on love lane

5 on February 23, 2014

Not much to say. Absolutely the BEST in the B&B business!!!!

What a wonderful romantic weekend!!

5 on February 17, 2014

Oak Hill on Love Lane was absolutely wonderful! From the moment you step out of your car, your pampered beyond belief! Deb & Shell are the best.. they make you feel very welcome and their home is very inviting and warm. Each morning we had a splendid breakfast and then sent on our way with some delicious goodies for our daily travels. Then... before you go to bed each night, your bed is turned down with chocolates placed on each pillow!! Awesome! Thank You for both for a wonderful weekend !..not only did we meet some great people, we made some new friends as well :)

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Location Type

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

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, 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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Country Inn, Bed and Breakfast

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

Check Dates


  • 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.

Check Dates




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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Hot Deal

Oak Hill Spring Special

Regular Rate: $160 now $128 (20% Savings:)

Reserve any room or suite through 4/30/2014 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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