Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn

46 Cumberland Circle , Asheville, NC 28801 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


History. Style. Romance. AAA Four Diamond Rated Inn designed by Biltmore Estate on-site architect, Richard Sharp Smith in 1908. Extensive prize-winning English gardens. Luxurious guest rooms plus one- and two-bedroom suites. All have a King-size bed, luxury whirlpool with shower, towel warmer, fireplace, individual room climate control: air conditioning and heat, and HD TV/Blu-ray. High-speed internet access. Lavish organic gourmet breakfast. Pet-friendly suites. Located in Montford Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. Half-mile to Downtown Asheville. Ten minutes to Biltmore Estate and Blue Ridge Parkway. Experience our calm haven where classic style, tranquility and ease of the Old World combine with the best of modern amenities.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Wonderful stay!

5 on December 01, 2016

This place is wonderful! We just stayed one night and I wish it was longer. Right from when we walked in the front door, we were greeted warmly and felt right at home. Our room was spotless and beautiful with all of the comforts of home. Breakfast was homemade and delicious. Nick and his staff went above and beyond to ensure our comfort. The location is convenient to restaurants and attractions. Can't wait to return!

Beautiful Asheville B&B

5 on November 11, 2016

Welcoming B&B. The rooms were beautiful and beds comfortable. Breakfast was wonderful. Will be back!

...Give me your tired... Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free...

5 on November 01, 2016

After an unexpectedly long day fraught with delays, we arrived at Abbington Green a couple of hours later than planned. And although Nick was in the middle of entertaining the other guests at the end of social hour, he immediately turned his attention to us, as gracious host and welcoming committee. After offering us a glass of wine, he told us the history of the house, showed us around pointing out the amenities, then brought us to our room. Outstanding welcome for a couple of road weary travelers. The home is beautifully appointed, and even though the home is turn of the century, modern amenities abound. If cleanliness is important to you, you will LOVE Abbington Green. I personally have an "ick" factor and I was so impressed at how clean the room was... little things like the TV remote was clean, as well as all the baseboards and corners. I was able to completely relax, and did not feel the need to break out the "wipes." We relaxed in our room, as we were exhausted, enjoying the fire place, and had a great night's sleep. In the morning we watched the sun come up over the mountains from our room. Breathtaking. We dressed for breakfast, which was also outstanding (although outstanding doesn't quite capture the pure pleasure and enjoyment of both the food and the company of the other guests.) After breakfast we walked the gardens, and then said farewell to our new friends.Our stay was brief, but we will certainly return again for a longer stay. Gladly and highly recommend staying at Abbington Green on your next visit to Asheville.(The house is also centrally located to all of the sites Asheville is known for...)

Just The Best

5 on October 31, 2016

My new bride and I spent our honeymoon at Abbington Green. This was a fantastically enjoyable experience from beginning to end. The house and room ware beautiful and well decorated. The breakfast was so delicious and well presented. Nick and his staff could not have been more cordial or helpful. They went out of their way at every turn to make our stay enjoyable. When we are in Asheville again we will not stay anywhere else.


4.8 on October 30, 2016

My husband and I planned an 8-day road trip that included three nights in Asheville, NC. I wavered on where we should stay and finally selected Abbington Green. I was hesitant, as we had never stayed in a B&B before. This was, however, one of the best travel experiences that we have had in a long time. Abbington is gorgeous and are hosts were incredible. They have thought through every detail of creating a wonderful guest experience. First, our room, "Kew Gardens", was huge, beautifully appointed, complete with sitting area and gas fireplace. It was the little things that made a difference, however...the heated towel bar, the white noise machine, plenty of accessible power/charge connectors for iphones, etc. The neighborhood was walkable to downtown Asheville, to a couple of local restaurants (Chiesa was lovely) and to a great running/walking/bike path. Nick, Steve and Carey, the hosts, were great sources of information on things to do (DuPont Forest and the waterfall hike and Biltmore were hits for us) and places to eat. Perhaps the best part was the multi-course, gourmet breakfast each morning where all the guests ate together at 9 am (They will accommodate the need for a different breakfast time if needed) We were not sure how we would feel about this scenario; however, it was great to sit and talk with other travelers, who ranged from young couples to retirees, and to share experiences. Wine, beer, soft drinks and appetizers in the early evening also provided a great opportunity to sit on the porch or in the comfortable living room and catch up with the other friendly and interesting guests. In sum, Abbington was an 11 on a scale of 1 to 10, elegant but casual, friendly but not intrusive. We unreservedly recommend it to other travelers.


5 on October 27, 2016

Just got back from a three night stay at this fantastic B & B. Nick and Steve, the owners, paid attention to every detail to assure we had a wonderful stay. The daily breakfast and happy hour appetizers were local, farm to table and were absolutely fabulous. All staff were so helpful, providing insight on hiking, tours, music, and restaurants that helped us enjoy the trip even more. The passion of the innkeepers is recognizable in every detail of their well appointed home/rooms and in the quality of service provided. Highly recommend this B & B when you are in Asheville. We will be back!

Loved it!

4.8 on October 25, 2016

Wonderful B&B in a quiet location in Asheville. Although away from the busy downtown area, it's close enough for easy access to activities and attractions. Can't say enough about Nick and his wonderful staff. Breakfasts were outstanding! I still can't figure out how they were able to serve perfectly cooked Eggs Benedict to all sixteen guests at the same time. Ha! Our room, although a tad small, was very nice with wonderful bedding which always had the most wonderful light and clean scent. Perhaps a linen spray? Not sure, but the whole room smelled luxurious! We also enjoyed the 5:00 o'clock wine (and nibbles) social hour. It was great to visit with Nick and the other guests and share stories of the day. When in Asheville, this is the place to stay!

Very memorable

5 on October 25, 2016

From the moment we arrived till the sad day we were to leave the stay was just very memorable. We had never stayed at Abbington Green B&B before and when we get back to this area again, it will be our "go to" B&B. Nick and his entire staff were so far above and beyond hospitable, we felt like we were part of a family, not guests staying at a B & B. Loved every moment and the room and amenities in the room as well as our delicious breakfast every morning - nothing could have been better. Wishing you all well with this joy of having your dream come true, Nick!!! We will always remember you and all the wonderful people we met while staying at Abbington Green.

Fabulous retreat

5 on October 24, 2016

From the moment you walk in you are a welcomed guest! Truly the best Bed and Breakfast we have ever stayed at--so much better than an impersonal hotel.

Outstanding B&B

5 on October 24, 2016

My husband and I met friends in Asheville last week and spent two nights at the Abbington Green. This place is wonderful. The food, the rooms, the people, the social hour on the porch - EVERYTHING! I have nothing negative to say about this place and I look forward to staying there again.

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Rooms & Rates

Queen Mary's Garden

Cozy Queen Mary's Garden is our smallest room with soothing colors and features a King bed with mahogany sleigh heaboard, two comfortable wingback chairs, desk, wall-mounted 32"LCDcableTV with Hi-Def, movie/music channels and Blu-ray/ DVD plus a corner electric fireplace with remote mounted on the wall. The bath features a Sanijet pipeless whirlpool with rain shower above and custom marble surround, European towel warmer, period-style pedestal sink, LED motion-sensor lighting, hair dryer and lighted make-up mirror.Wi-fi access. Healthy, filtered water.

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

Kew Garden

Limited time: check this SPECIAL RATE Kew Garden features a King size cherry bed with half-tester canopy and custom draperies and window and wall treatments. It also features an original oak mantle with working gas fireplace. A wall-mounted 43" PlasmaTV with Hi-Def and movie/music channels plus Blu-ray/ DVD. The marble and tile bath features a state-of-the-art Sanijet whirlpool tub with rain shower above, a period-style pedestal sink, LED motion-sensor lighting, hair dryer and make-up mirror.Wi-fi accesss. All water is healthfully filtered.

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

Regent's Park

Limited time: check this SPECIAL RATE . Newly renovated Regent's Park is a cozy room featuring a King size bed, custom canopy crown, draperies and wall treatment. The room includes a comfortable leather club chair and ottoman, a desk with mahogany bench and a wall-mounted 32"cable TV with Hi-Def and movie/music channels +Blu-ray/DVD player. The bath features a state-of-the-art Sanijet deep, whirlpool tub with shower above, custom marble surround, a period-style pedestal sink, hairdryer,make-up mirror and LED motion sensor lighting. Wi-Fi access. All water is specially healthfully filtered.

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

Kensington Garden

With the calm and soothing feeling of a garden retreat, this Kensington Garden features King size cherry bed with half-tester canopy with custom draperies and window treatments, and antique spinet desk and comfortable seating, Above the original oak fireplace mantle with working fireplace, is a 43"plasma cable TVwith Hi-Def, movie/music channels and a Blu-ray/DVD video player. The bath features a state-of-the-art Sanijet whirlpool tub with rain shower above, custom marble surround, a period -style pedestal sink, LED motion-sensor lighting, hair dryer and lighted make-up mirror.Wi-fi access. All water is healthfully filtered.

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

St.James's Park

Limited time:Check this SPECIAL RATE. St. James's Park room, named after the park across from Buckingham Palace in London, offers a King size bed with dramatic half-tester canopy, custom draperies, window and wall treatments.The original corner, quarter-sawn oak mantle has a working gas fireplace. Above the mantle wall-mounted 43" Plasma TV with Hi-Def and movie/music channels plus Blu-ray/DVD. An oversize wingback chair and French style caneback, open arm chair provide comfortable seating. The bath features a state-of-the-art Sanijet double whirlpool tub with rain shower and hand-held shower with marble surround, custom stone counter, LED motion-sensor lighting in cherry cabinetry,Wall-mount 24" LED TV.European towel warmer, custom crown light sconce, Swarovski crystal light sconces, chandelier, make-up mirror and hairdryer.Wi-fi access. All water is healthfullly filtered.

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

Eaton Square Suite

Limited time: check this SPECIAL RATE This 750 Sq.ft. suite includes 2 King bedrooms/1.5 baths.Private entry with private porch overlooks Lower Garden. Private sitting room and Dining area. Bath features state-of-the-art Sanijet double whirlpool with shower above, European towel warmer, LED motion-sensor lights in cabinetry, make-up mirror, hairdryer.Fully equipped kitchen. 55"240HzLED TV with Hi-Def plus DVR and Blu-ray in Sitting room. 32"LCDcableTV and Blu-ray in 2nd Bedroom.26"LCD cable TV in the bath.WiFi access.Central air/heat. Dog friendly. All water specially, healthfully filtered

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 King

Grosvenor Square Suite

Limited time:check this SPECIAL RATE This suite with private entry and private porch overlooks our Lower garden. It features a King size cherry bed with custom half-tester canopy, custom window treatments. 42" PLASMATV with Hi-Def and Blu-ray/DVD player.Custom corner mantle with remote-control gas fireplace.Bath features state-of-the-art Sanijet double whirlpool tub with shower above, European towel warmer, 32"LCD cable TV, granite counter, LED motion-sensor lighting, hair dryer and make-up mirror. Refrigerator and Flavia hot beverage maker.WiFi access.Central air/heat. All water is specially filtered.

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

Hyde Park Suite

Limited time: check this SPECIAL RATE Hyde Park suite has a private entry that opens into a cozy Sitting Room featuring 43" TV withHi-Def &Blu-ray, a custom mantle with remote-control gas fireplace.Bedroom with a King size bed with custom drapery teatments and a wall-mounted HDTV plus small, private covered balcony through French doors. The bath features a Kohler whirlpool tub with four-head body spray shower and hand-heldshower, dramatic 'Vesuvious' granite counter, LED motion-sensor lighting in cabinetry, wall-mounted 32" LED HD TV, European towel warmer, marble accessories, hair dryer, make-up mirror.Refrigerator and Flavia beverage maker. Wi-Fi access. Central air/heat. Dog friendly. All water specially, healthfully filtered.

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

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Location Type

near Biltmore Estate, mountains and Blue Ridge Pkwy., Hiking/walking/Bicycling, Art and crafters galleries, Fine Dining, Micro breweries, Downtown


Asheville, NC (AVL) 13 miles

Directions to property:

At Asheville, take I-240 to exit 4C (Montford Avenue).Turn onto Montford Avenue. Quarter mile to light at Chestnut Street. Turn right onto Chestnut; go one block to flashing light. Turn left onto Cumberland Avenue. Three blocks, Cumberland Circle splits toward right. Abbington Green is 6th house on left side on Cumberland Circle.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Biltmore Estate, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Fax Machine, Piano, Telephone, Videos

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Library, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required The Carriage House Suites are available for guests with dogs
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Most weekends 2-night min/Some weekends&holidays3nights
  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit, one- night minimum required at time of booking.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation within cancellation period (14 days before arrival date/ 30 days for some holidays and October) loss of full deposit unless room(s) fully rebooked. Cancellation between booking date and 14/30 days before arrival $35. fee per room cancelled.



Nicholas G Poulos

Languages spoken

Greek, English

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  • Time Served: 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

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