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Yellow House On Plott Creek

Waynesville, NC 28786 USA (Show map)
244 Reviews
$99 - $265
per night

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The Yellow House on Plott Creek Road is nestled between Asheville, NC and the Smoky Mountain National Park. Our 5 acre grounds are filled with ponds and gardens, pine trees and rhododendrons, and wildlife indigenous to the mountain habitat. The main house was built in 1885 as a summer residence, and can be described as neo-classical. Several improvements have been made to the original structure, including a wrap-around veranda, 3 luxury suites and a library.


Rooms & Rates


Memories of the rural village of Estaing, France, inspired this two-room suite. The bedroom's natural wood queen bed, dresser, shutters and stone fireplace bring memories of a quint French village. The sitting room with its wet bar, games, comfortable furnishings and fireplace make this a great place to spend a lazy afternoon. Both rooms open to a private balcony that offers a wonderful pine-framed view of the mountains and town. At night the twinkling town lights framed by pine shadows make this one of the most romantic spots found anywhere - a delight for the senses. The view from the E'staing Suite is through huge pines to the Blue Ridge Mountains and down on the small town of Waynesville.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $145-$225


Like its California village namesake, this room has casual and elegant charm. White shutters cover the large bay window opening to a mountain ridge view. There is a spanish influence in the iron four poster queen bed and pottery accessories in this 'almost round' shaped room. Because of its openness and hominess it has been a real guest favorite. A view of the lane and mountain ridge can be seen from this room with its three large windows along the side of the Inn.

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

Nightly Rate: $99-$165


Dancing sunlight and happy colors of green and yellow make this room bright and cheery. The filigreed, burnished gold firescreen, white Battenburg bedding and small federalist antique desk hint of Carolina's southern elegance. The bath with its seashell appointments remind one of the coast of Carolina--from its shell-shaped lavatory to its shell patterned wallpaper. Looking from the queen bed throught the bay windows, it is possible to view a variety of Carolina foliage. On a quiet summer night, Plott Creek can be heard meandering from the mountain tops to the valley below. The bird feeders are located below the side windows of this room. Many birds and large trees and bird garden are viewable from the Carolina Room.

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

Nightly Rate: $99-$165


The S'conset Suite is named for a village of tiny rose-covered cottages on the east shore of Nantucket. The suite has crisp white walls and fresh blue accents that remind one of a seaside cottage. Located on the first floor, this roomy suite has rich oak floors and a majestic dark cherry king four-poster bed made up with white Battenburg. At night the room glows from the light of the fire in the large Carolina fieldstone fireplace. In the large bathroom with wallpaper of the vining S'conset roses, a double vanity and whirpool for two are found. The view from the bay window behind the loveseat is of our lane and the mountain ridge.

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

Nightly Rate: $165-$205

The Carriage House

The Carriage House Suite is very luxurious and of English Country Design. Warmth and coziness prevail in this forest green-walled area trimmed with rich wood and brick. As you bathe in the whirlpool tub for two looking out to a view of pond and mountains, you'll be warmed by the glow of the peninsular fireplace. The private balcony is a perfect place to have breakfast in a beautiful, natural setting. The private entrance, high ceiling and king-sized bed make this the ideal setting for a special rendezvous. From the private balcony a view of the lily pond, forest, and mountains may be seen.

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

Nightly Rate: $175-$265

St. Paul de Vence

The St. Paul de Vence Suite is a very spacious, secluded suite overlooking the lily pond. It has its own terrace and private entrance. A French Provencal atmosphere is achieved with warm, sun-baked ceramic tile floors, lace window treatments, and green plantings. The wood-beamed ceiling and stucco walls are typical of cottages in the foothills of the French Southern Alps. Guests enjoy the king-size bed, wet bar with decorative tile, and two-sided fireplace. French doors open to a private terrace where one can look over the garden to the lily pond and out to the nearby mountains. The antique iron daybed accommodates an additional guest and encourages a quiet afternoon nap.

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

Nightly Rate: $175-$265


This room has a Caribbean flavor with a European flair. The beautiful four-poster wheat bed is of dark cherry and is draped in white voile from the very high ceiling. An antique fireplace is across from the bed. At the rear of the room, French doors lead to a private balcony overlooking the koi pond and wo0ds. There is a private entrance to the room and a service bar with an additional sink and refrigerator.

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

Nightly Rate: $105-$175


Located in the Pond House, this suite is decorated with southern Savannah charm, from it's palm leafed fan to the jetted tub surrounded by plants typically seen on white sandy beaches. There is a small living area just inside the door and another small sitting area in the main room. With it's king bed, private bath, gas log fireplace and small private deck over looking the upper pond, this is surely the place to have your much needed getaway! Amenities include: fireplace, jetted-tub, private balcony, wet bar, refrigerator

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

Nightly Rate: $170-$225

Benitatxell Suite

Located in the Pond House, you will be enchanted by this sunny suite with it's decorative elements. This two story accommodation offers several sitting areas ideal for relaxing, curling up with a good book or just basking in the warmth of the fireplace. Enjoy breakfast on your private tree house deck or inside by the bay window over looking the upper pond. In addition to the king bed in the second floor bedroom, this suite also has a day bed in the ground floor sun room. Amenities include: fireplace, jetted-tub, private balcony, television, DVD, refrigerator

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

Nightly Rate: $180-$235


In the Kinsale, which is also located in the Pond House, you can snuggle up in the king-sized sleigh bed, relax in the high-back sitting area chairs, renew in the two-person whirlpool tub near the large two-sided fireplace, and enjoy breakfast with views of our gardens, ponds and mountains through the French doors, or from your private deck. The exceptionally large glass-walled, custom-tiled shower is a morning delight.

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

Nightly Rate: $180-$225

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.8

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Absotively, Posilutely the best B&B we've ever stayed at.

5 on August 20, 2014

My wife and I just spent four days at this marvelous Bed and breakfast Inn and our only complaint is that we couldn't stay for four more days.. IT started with a friendly hello and welcome from Shawn the innkeeper and a quick but very informative tour of the house and our room. After getting settled in, we met other guests in the living room for the cheese and wine hour which included fruits, vegetables, dips, cheeses, sausages, and two different wines. After that we went to dinner, Shawn recommended the Chef's Table and it was GREAT!. Breakfast the next morning was Peach baked french toast, bacon and a fruit compote along with piping hot coffee and fresh juice. There are so many things to do in the Waynesville area, from shopping to hiking, to sightseeing and some plain old relaxing, that even with four days we didn't get to do everything we wanted. Shawn's staff of ladies kept our room clean and well stocked throughout our stay and were always available to get us 'extra" drinks for our refrigerator. Our room did not have a T.V., which was so nice considering the lack of good things on T.V., but the piped in music filled our need for "noise" while it lulled us into a more relaxed state of mind. We spent one full (and rainy) day sitting on the front porch reading books and relaxing while nibbling on the fresh cookies that Shawn makes everyday and sipping on the port wine that is placed in strategic areas in the house. Our only regret is that we won't be able to come back for a year, but I guarantee we will be back and hopefully for a longer stay.

Our Home Away from Home

5 on August 18, 2014

My husband and I really needed a vacation where we could have peace and quiet and a little luxury. We found it at Yellow House. The Innkeeper,Shawn, made us feel so comfortable for the 3 nights and 4 days we were there, that we did feel as if this was our home. The grounds are beautiful and there were several different places where we could sit,read,enjoy the beverage of our choice as well as any snacks or more complete meals. There were always cookies,coffee, and tea available and a 5pm wine and cheese get together. If we were not going to be available, the tray would be waiting for us in our room. The service and staff were lovely and helpful. The rooms were all lovely and the bed was very comfortable. My husband and I wanted for nothing.

Needs Major TLC

3.0 on August 15, 2014

Our stay was very comfortable and relaxing. The Inn needs quite a bit of TLC. dead flowers at the entry. the porch ceiling was falling, outdoor furniture was rotten, shrubs needed trimming, in general it all needs some major TLC. The lack of TV's in the room made for some boring evenings since there was not really anything to do in the area at night. It is not worth full price, was a pretty good deal with a Groupon. The cheese plate in the room was a nice touch as well as the cookies and snacks around the inn..

Innkeeper Response
Normally, I allow people to "vent" and be critical as that is their right without responding directly to their review, but I searched for "dead flowers" at the entrance and couldn't find any, I also couldn't find the porch ceiling falling, except for a small piece of paint that had peeled off. The bushes which are over 7 ft tall are allowed to grow in the summer without too much trimming, as we try to attract as many butterflies and hummingbirds as possible in our "natural" setting, but the bushes are not unkempt in the least bit. Since the guest couldn't live/be entertained without a t.v (one, however, is available to watch in the common area) I am assuming that a Bed and Breakfast in a rural setting is not what they should be going to, nor would one be able to satisfy their needs. I am sorry the guest was not happy with their stay, as we try to insure all guests are happy and content, and we bend over backwards for any and all requests.

Great stay

5 on August 11, 2014

Wonderful get away. Anxious to come back.Excellent accommodations, food and service.

5 year anniversary

4.4 on August 03, 2014

We were married at the Yellow House and decided to return for our 5 year anniversary. The accommodations were cozy, the breakfast delicious and service exemplary. I would highly recommend this quaint B&B. And you'll love some of the fantastic restaurants Waynesville has to offer for dinner!

Takes us to Andy Griffith's Mayberry!

4.6 on July 31, 2014

A very relaxed atmosphere where we are greeted with "make yourself at home!" With many videos, books, and snacks available to take back to your room or enjoy in the public areas at anytime! Sean was always available in person or by phone at all times with help or suggestions. He was very knowledgable about the area and attentive to what we liked to recommend the perfect spots to visit!

Wonderful stay!

5 on July 29, 2014

We were able to share our 30th wedding anniversary with the great folks at The Yellow House on Plott Creek Road. The food was incredible - we usually only needed a snack to tide us over until dinner. Shawn was a gracious host and really cared about his guests enjoying their visit. We would definitely go back. Ben & Melinda

quintessential B&B experience

4.4 on July 28, 2014

I'm no B&B expert, but I found our experience at The Yellow House to be perfect. We stayed as a stopover on our way into Asheville, and found the accommodations more than adequate. We stayed in the Savannah Suite away from the main house, and especially enjoyed the large whirlpool tub after a day of driving. The breakfast the following morning was also excellent. While our stay was brief, I would have no hesitations recommending the Yellow House for those who enjoy the B&B type of experience.

Really enjoyed

4.2 on July 27, 2014

Super clean comfortable room. Great breakfasts. Very relaxing. Would visit again!!

Excellent Stay!

5 on July 27, 2014

My friend and I went to relax and take in Waynesville. Our stay was very nice, the food was made from love, and the service was exceptional. Only complaint is we couldn't stay longer.

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Suburban


Asheville, NC (AVL) 45 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Biltmore Estates, Smoky Mountain National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Laurel Ridge Golf Club, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Other, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wedding Facilities , Free Local Phone Calls, Iron / Ironing Board, Stereo System, Tea / Coffee Making In-room, Jacuzzi / Hot Tub in Room, Hair dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wet bar, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: 50%
  • Cancellations: 15 day notice results in full deposit refund less $30 processing charge.



Shawn Bresnahan

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

outdoor cats, snapping turtle, Others

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Complete Gourmet

  • Time Served: 8:30-9:30 am
  • Serving Location: veranda, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian



Hot Deal

Weekdays in August

Regular Rate: $225 now $135 (40% Savings:)

Stay three consecutive weekdays in July (Sun-Thur) and get 40% off room rate. Please mention this special when booking your room. Cannot be used with other discounts.

expires Wednesday

Details Diamond Collection

89 Oakview Drive , Waynesville, NC 28786 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

Free $60 gift card with a $300+ purchase