Jeffrey made this an incredible B&B experience, and I highly recommend a visit to the Grandview Lodge! He greeted us warmly and made local dinner recommendations. He was responsive to my wife's dietary requests and shared his extensive knowledge of gemstones! There are a lot of really epic gemstones on the property and in the lodge. The breakfast was the absolute highlight. Piping hot coffee to sip while he made a feast of gigantic proportions! Waffles, sausage gravy, omelettes, thick sliced bacon, cheesy grits, and a biscuit! And you have to try the homemade apple cider! The room we stayed in was very cozy and simple. Soft beds, great shower pressure (no low-flow here!), and our dog loved being able to run out the door and through the orchard! We will definitely be back. Jared and Katie Cooper
We stayed at the Black Walnut Inn for New Year's weekend. We were greeted by one of the staff members, Anna. She was very helpful and friendly. The owners Peter and Lori are very friendly and helpful. Our New Year's Eve plans got cancelled due to inclement weather and Peter made sure we had a reservation at a nearby Italian restaurant and even gave us a ride. We enjoyed the other couples that were staying at the B&B which is always part of the fun. The B&B is withing walking distance of the town of Ashville and is close to the Visitor's Center on the north side of town. We parked there the second day and took the Hop on Hop off trolley to avoid so much walking since it was very cold! This is a nice perk to be so close. I would say it's close to a mile walk, uphill to get to Ashville's downtown. The room itself was nice but since it was so cold outside, and the building is over 100 years old it was a little drafty. We had a space heater which definitely helped. The room was clean and nicely decorated. Oh then there's the food. It was outstanding. We thoroughly enjoyed every meal and the afternoon snacks and beverages are wonderful too. We would return to the Black Walnut Inn, probably in warmer weather.
A beautiful home with so much history. We looked forward to coming back for afternoon tea each day as well as the delicious breakfast each morning. Can't wait to experience it again in the Spring/Summer!
We found this little gem while searching for a place to stay while touring the Asheville area. It was easy to get to and very conveniently located. The new owners are still learning the ropes, but are truly delightful and were very accommodating when we had a very late arrival. We will certainly be staying here again in the future!
I would highly recommend staying there as Nick and crew could not have been nicer or more accomodating. Total pride in all they do to make everyone happy and enjoy the house. We had a great time and we enjoyed Asheville... Thank You!
Nothing delighted us more than the attentive but non-intrusive service my wife and I received while staying here. We had a room downstairs right off the main living area. It had a nice modern bathroom and easy access to the common area of the house. The breakfasts were amazing, and the evening cheese/cracker/fruit tray with a nice glass of wine was wonderful before we headed out in the evenings for dining around town. We will definitely stay here again on our next visit to Asheville.
We loved our stay at the Black Mountain Inn. It's a historic old property, built in the 1830s, which is exactly why we chose it for our stay. It was great to tour the Biltmore Estate and then go to our room in a property that was more than half a century older than the mansion. We were in the Artist's Loft, which was incredibly spacious and light-filled, and the unique pulley-powered door on the entry stairs to the room was one of our favorite parts of the property. June, the owner, is a pleasure to talk with, sharing her passion and experiences in keeping this property preserved for future generations to enjoy. The bathroom in the loft is a bit tight, and the shower is not meant for tall folks (leaving me feeling a bit like Will Ferrell in the movie Elf), but that's all part of the adventure when staying in historic properties. Yes, there is a train track nearby, but we only noticed the train once while there. My GPS app tried to bring me in the back way (which interestingly enough, was apparently where the front entry used to be when it was a stagecoach station). Nowadays, you need to enter off of old Hwy 70. We recommend the Black Mountain Inn and will return again when we find ourselves in the area.
My husband brought me here as a Christmas surprise and it was amazing. The little cottage was perfect ... replete with fireplace and private hot tub and we loved every minute. The Inn is within walking distance of the village, the staff is super friendly but one of the most amazing experiences was a complete surprise. These guys BRING IT for breakfast. We are delighted each morning with different, unique breakfast offerings from carrot cake pancakes to eggnog brioche bread pudding to apple brûlée oatmeal and finally a delicious and authentic Scotch egg. The dishes were delightfully presented and the chef comes out personally to present and explain them. If you’re a foodie and enjoy trying new things ... you will adore these breakfasts as much as we did. The Inn is charming, the staff is fantastic, the vistas are beautiful and the food is fabulous!
My husband and I had a little birthday getaway. We choose the Andon-Reid Inn. We had the Grand Library Suite. It was so cozy. The bathroom alone was to die for. The breakfast was good. I'm not big on breakfast but still enjoyed it. The little town was cute. The basement game room was lots of fun. Andrea and George, the host, we're very warm and welcoming. And full of knowledge on the area. I would love to come back again one day.
We just returned from celebrating our anniversary and really did not want to leave. We are repeat visitors. So many people we met on our visit this time are repeats. There is a reason; the innkeepers are so great you just want them to join you in the common area. The breakfasts are so lovely, the afternoon tea and appetizers wonderful. Our room so cozy and luxurious. So close to downtown, gorgeous old home, impeccably cared for. All kinds of good ideas given for restaurants and places to visit.
We enjoyed our stay at the Albermarle. Fabrizio, the owner and Cindy, the breakfast cook did an outstanding job and were very attentive to our needs. The room was lovely with a new upscale shower. We enjoyed sitting by the fire and having a glass of wine with our host. (The evening cookies his wife baked were outstanding.) Breakfast was in several courses and the host was very attentive to the fact I don't eat meat or cheese. Fabrizio's dinner suggestions were spot-on We had several minor mechanical issues, but they were handled quickly. The location of the inn is a very nice one, in a lovely residential neighborhood, just a short walk to the Grove Park Inn, where we enjoyed the Xmas decorations.
December 2017 Location of the Inn is perfect, you are literally minutes from downtown Asheville, Biltmore, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. The room was spotless, uniquely decorated with luxurious linens and towels. Breakfast was something special and so was the 6+ inches of unexpected snow. Porch candles lit-fresh cookies as you enter-it was wonderful.
Although I have stayed at the Albemarle Inn many times, this was my first visit with the new owners, whom I found to be attentive and delightful people. Fabrizio entertained us with stories from his native land of Italy, and Rosemary was equally impressive with her culinary skills and hostess capabilities. These are genuine nice people, and their inn is both beautiful and well run. We enjoyed Juliette’s chamber, with its tastefully wallpapered interior, romantic canopied bed, and private balcony overlooking the front of the inn The Albemarle is just a short walk from the Grove Park Inn, which is always fun to visit, especially without the hassle of dealing with a car! The inn is also convenient to all downtown activities, restaurants, and shops, so it is just a perfect place to stay when visiting Asheville. If you enjoy the uniqueness of a grand old inn, don’t miss the Albemarle!
We have been trying to stay at this inn for years and they are ALWAYS booked! Firstly it looks FABULOUS online (and it is BETTER in person), plus they are pet friendly So we were thrilled that we could have a long weekend getaway and get the BEST room in the inn--The Magnolia. If was wonderful! Lori and Peter are the CONSUMMATE hosts!. Food FABULOUS equals a 5! Accommodations WONDERFUL equals a 5! and CONGENIALITY/SERVICE beyond a 5! :-D We will def. stay there again! And the LEAST of all is this magnificent house and property that was designed by the Biltmore lead architect and landscape designers! WOW! you must tool around the grounds--every view in the garden, from the dining room bay window, the magnanimous front porch of the in, porch and balconies of the coach house, are uniquely special. This is truly a GEM!! Make this and Asheville a bucket list item if you haven't already - It is well worth it - FANTASTIC!!
We stayed for the second time this year and it was an excellent experience again. Nick and his staff treat you as family and the rooms are beautiful, clean and comfortable. We reserved our dinner reservations for thanksgiving at the Inn and it was terrific. We have already reserved our room for 2018 thanksgiving along with other couples with whom we met at the Inn this year. It will be like coming home for the holidays next November.
I have been visiting Reynolds Mansion since almost it’s inception in 2011. Having traveled extensively, including many B&Bs, I can say this is the top of the line. The reasons for this are many: 1. A FULL breakfast, not just some continental fare. 2. Staying in a +12,000 sq ft mansion that predates the Biltmore by +50 years. 3. Having a personal historian who knows the history of the house and Asheville recounting stories about the property, the town and the history related to Reynolds estate. While a vacation rental may get you a place to stay, Billy and Mike at The Reynolds Mansion gives you an experience, not just a place to stay. I wouldn’t stay anywhere else.
My husband and I recently spent a three day weekend at the Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast in Asheville, NC. We have stayed in B&Bs for the past twenty years. Everything from the reservation process to our arrival, stay and departure far exceeded our expectations. It was truly the best B&B stay we have ever experienced. We have been around the world, and enjoyed lodging in a number of places, but there is just something wonderful about our time under the care of Nick Poulos and his excellent staff. The Inn is beautifully appointed and decorated with the warmest of touches and comfort. Our room was so comfortable with our host, Nick thinking of our every need before we even asked. Extra soft pillows, a charging station, an automatic night light in the bathroom, bath salts, etc., etc., etc. The bed was the best bed we have ever slept in away from home! Our three course breakfasts were meticulously and creatively prepared for us. I enjoyed the selection of organic and regular juices, along with coffees and teas. All presented beautifully in china and crystal, as if we were staying with an affluent family member. I enjoyed a 90 minute, hot stone & aromatherapy massage right there in the Spa room. We enjoyed the time to gather & relax in the late afternoons with a beverage and dome delicious appetizers. Every part of our stay was well thought out, planned and executed with the highest of standards. I simply cannot recommend Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn enough!!
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