Yellow House On Plott Creek

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


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.




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

Anniversary at the yellow house

4.4 on May 01, 2016

The afternoon wine and cheese was awesome, the breakfast was phenomenal! The butler pantry is very well stocked. Shawn was very friendly, helpful, and hospitable. The room was large, the bed was very comfortable. The location was convinient to the very charming town of Waynesville and blue ridge parkway. The only negative was the hot water was not very hot at all (bath/showers). We plan the return to the yellow house on plott creek annually for our anniversary. This was our first time at a B&B and we were very much impressed.

Happy Honeymoon

5 on April 24, 2016

Was our first time staying at the Yellow House but won't be the last! Had the best experience! Sean was absolutely the best host and really made us feel at home! We were spending our honeymoon there and now look forward to spending many anniversaries in the future!

The Yellow House

5 on April 06, 2016

After reading reviews from other people I decide to try The Yellow House. Me and my husband wanted to getaway for our 1 year anniversary. Shawn was soooo awesome he made us feel so welcomed and safe. We will definitely return to The Yellow House!!!

Wonderful weekend

5 on March 03, 2016

We stayed in the Carriage House for two nights. The room was very spacious and comfortable. Our intent was to have a very relaxing weekend for downtime. We did not tour town or anything else as my husband is a Waynesville native. It was a time for reading and walking the property. The weather was beautiful and you could feel spring in the air. As always the breakfasts were delicious and so pleasantly presented. This was our first time to stay in the house as we had stayed at the Pond House before. I loved being in the house and being able to get set ups for lunch, port and anything else we needed just by walking down the hall. Shawn as always was most helpful to insure our stay was wonderful.

An enchanting stay in the Smokies

5 on March 02, 2016

The Yellow House is a treasure to find. The Inn is in a house that is over 100 years old with beautifully designed antique pieces. The atmosphere is relaxing and cozy. The Innkeeper, Shawn, and his crew provide an amazing breakfast each day. There are snacks and beverages provided at any time. Each night you will find a selection of horsdoeuvres to enjoy before you venture out for dinner. Our room had a gas fireplace - so very cozy when the weather is chilly. The Inn is conveniently located in Waynesville. We are repeat customers, and have never been disappointed!

The Yellow House

5 on February 08, 2016

We have stayed at The yellow House several times and during each visit we are extremely satisfied. The manager,Shawn, treats us better than royalty, he treats us as friends. The other members of their staff are also excellent. We will return.

4th Anniversary Getaway

5 on January 12, 2016

We made a last minute reservation at the Yellow House on Plott Creek DEC 31, 2015 - JAN 4, 2016. The accommodations far exceeded our expectations. We had our two dogs and were given a room at the pond house. It was glorious! We wanted privacy and having a two person spa tub to enjoy every night we were there. It worked out perfect. The morning breakfasts were far superior to anything we had ever experienced at other facilities over the years. The service, management and staff were exceptional. We enjoyed the other guests, sharing breakfast, sharing good conversation and a lot of laughter. It could not have been a more memorable time and we plan to return!

Rest and Relax

4.8 on January 04, 2016

This bed and breakfast was the perfect place to stop on our road trip. Though Waynesville was cute, we didn't go out because the room was so nice, we stayed in! The room was clean, simple, and provided a restful haven for me, my boyfriend and our loving dog. We hope to come back very soon!

Weekend escape!

4.8 on December 14, 2015

My husband and I live in Florida and needed a mountain “fix”, we decided on Waynesville, NC for it’s proximity to the Blue Ridge Parkway.

A step above all other B&B's in Waynesville!

5 on November 23, 2015

Once you stay at "The Yellow House," you will not want to stay anywhere else in Waynesville! Upon arrival, you will have a nice fruit and cheese plate in your mini refrigerator, along with various fruit and soft drinks! I have never had anything else but breakfast and light snacks (cookies) at other B&B's, so this is an extra special treat! The kitchen has lots and lots of snacks, a huge variety of stuff that is available 24 hours! Sean thinks of everything! Sean is a wonderful cook, not only will you enjoy the best breakfast EVER, but he makes sure you don't leave hungry, which is one of the problems we encountered with other B&B's. Sean even shares his recipes and believe me, you will want to make some of his specialties when you get home. The only thing that may be missing, is there are no TV's in the rooms, but one in the guest living area, but it is a small one. The grounds are beautiful and the rooms are very nice. Each room includes two very nice guest robes, coffee maker, ice bucket and glasses. We absolutely love this place, and you will love the breakfast, its the best we have ever had in any B&B that we have stayed in Waynesville, or anywhere else! Sean is the best host!

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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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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Suburban


Asheville, NC (AVL) 45 miles

Directions to property:

Take I-40 West to Exit 27 (US 19/23/74). Stay on US 74/23. Take Exit 100 (Hazelwood). Turn right on Eagle's Nest Road. Travel 1/10th of a mile to Will Hyatt Road. Turn left on Will Hyatt. Travel 4/10ths of a mile to Plott Creek Road. Turn right on Plott Creek Road. Travel 7/10ths of a mile to The Yellow House on the right.

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

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, 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: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited CHILDREN MUST BE AT LEAST 12 YRS OLD AND MUST BE OK'D
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required ONE ROOM IS DESIGNATED PET FRIENDLY
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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,

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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