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Yellow House On Plott Creek

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

5 on September 18, 2014

We loved our stay. The inn is beautiful shaun was so attentive & personable. cheese plate on arrival & each evening as well as port in the evening. My only suggestion would be to possibly extend breakfast a little later as when vacationing I like to sleep in a little so serving breakfast until 9:30 or 10 would be my only suggestion. I would definately return to the yellow house. My husband and I have stayed at many bed and breakfasts and the yellow house is one of the highest quality we have stayed at!

A beautiful retreat!

5 on September 14, 2014

My daughter-in-law had stayed in the Yellow House and had loved it. We decided to go there for our 43rd anniversary. It was just wonderful. The town of Waynesville even adds more appeal with its quaint shops, good food, and beautiful surroundings. We will definitely so back!

Gorgeous facility!

4.8 on September 10, 2014

Our stay in the "carriage house" suite in early September was amazing. The room with its four-poster bed, fireplace, high ceilings, brick wall, private balcony and multi-person jacuzzi (looking out over the pond) is spectacular. The service, provided by Shawn and his very friendly staff, is truly top notch and the breakfast meal is unbelievable. I intend to return when the leaves begin to change!!!

Great Getaway!

5 on September 04, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at the Yellow House. Everything was perfect & Shawn was a wonderful host! Will definitely stay here again.

Beautiful B&B

5 on August 25, 2014

This was our 29th anniversary weekend. The Yellow House on Plott Creek was the perfect place to spend this time. The rooms are beautiful, extremely clean, with no detail left out. We were graciously welcomed and treated like family. All the food was excellent - breakfast and afternoon hors d'oeuvres. Frig filled with drinks, coffee available all the time as well as other snacks and cookies. Beautiful porches and grounds to walk around or just to gaze upon. We will return and highly recommend this beautiful place.

The best B+B

5 on August 23, 2014

Wow...where do I begin? My wife and myself just spent two days at the Yellow House the 19th and 20th of Aug. and it was the best experience I have ever had at a B+B! Wonderful setting and wonderful staff. Shaun and the staff were polite, and professional . The room we stayed in was the Pond House and it was fantastic. The grounds are fascinating to explore and the main house is a treasure. The grounds and buildings are excellently maintained with beautiful gardens. We were please to find high speed wi-fi in the room and a plate of fruit and cheese. The complementary port wine is delicious also! Waynesville where the inn is located is an interesting and quaint bit of Americana with shops and restaurants to the liking of every taste. All in all we plan to return to Waynesville and the first order of business for us will be reservations at the Yellow House!

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.

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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
  • Suitable For Children: Limited CHILDREN MUST BE AT LEAST 12 YRS OLD AND MUST BE OK'D

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,

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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


Details Diamond Collection

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

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