A Bed of Roses Bed & Breakfast

135 Cumberland Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801 USA (Show map)
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Our Queen Anne Victorian Bed & Breakfast, in the quiet Montford Historic residential district, offers the charm of a Victorian home along with modern conveniences and warm hospitality. Just 5 blocks from downtown shops and restaurants, our peaceful front porch, overlooks carefully tended gardens. All five unique guest rooms have private baths, and carefully chosen antiques. Gas fireplaces, jetted tubs and free Wi-Fi are available. Guests have access to hot tea and freshly baked cookies as well as complementary beverages and use of a guest refrigerator. A gourmet 2 course breakfast included. Owners Bill and Emily look forward to welcoming you to Asheville.



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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Bed of Roses lives up to it's name

4.6 on April 27, 2018

Bed of Roses is a beautiful house and the room was wonderful. I only had 2 minor complaints during my stay. The window shades next to the bed did not completely block the view from the outside. I had use my cell phone holder to clip the sides of the curtains together to ensure privacy. My second complaint was that the first floor room is so close to the kitchen, and dining area, that I was woken up during the breakfast preparation. I would recommend this B&B to my friends and family and enjoyed my stay. The owners are very welcoming and cooked an incredible breakfast.

Innkeeper Response
I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay in spite of the problems you mentioned. I was surprised to hear that you heard kitchen noise from your room and that is the first time in 8 years that we have received that complaint. We are often surprised that we can hear nothing from the room from the kitchen, but we will be more conscious now of early morning noise in our preparations! The patterned sheers that cover the window allow light in but I assure you, the window looks out only on our private owner's quarters and we can not see in at all. I'm happy that you are still able to recommend us. Thank you for your feedback.

- Emily (innkeeper)

Great food, bring your own pillow.

3.6 on April 27, 2018

Some of the best food I’ve had at a B and B. Owners were very accommodating for a late arrival. Bring your own pillow, theirs were super thin.

Perfect Location

4.8 on May 20, 2015

We had 2 wonderful days in Asheville. The Inkeepers are very friendly and helpfull to give us some advices about Asheville. Only the room was very small for 2 persons, smaller it seemed on the Pictures.

Amazing experience!

5 on October 17, 2014

My husband and I stayed two nights here and cannot give it a high enough review. Wonderful innkeepers, short walk to downtown, and absolutely amazing breakfasts. The room we stayed in was perfect and cozy and we had a wonderful stay. Thanks Emily and Bill we can't wait to come back!!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience here at A Bed of Roses! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again soon!

- Emily McIntosh (innkeeper)

Amazing Experience

5 on June 12, 2014

My husband and I stayed here last year for our anniversary. This was our first time staying at a B&B and we loved it! The owners are so nice and welcoming and the home is beautiful and cozy. Oh, and not to mention that breakfast was SO GOOD! We can't wait to stay here again! :)

1st B&B experience, and it was great

5 on February 17, 2014

Bill and Emily were fantastic. We loved the traditionalism of the house and the inviting personalities of the hosts. They take great pride in their house and it shows when you walk around the house. We stayed in the "nest" for a few days and it was so cozy and perfect for the two of us. Bill and Emily gave us great advice about what to see and where to eat in Asheville, so definitely ask them for it! Overall we would recommend this B&B to all of our friends who are traveling in the Asheville area.

Amazing experience

5 on August 18, 2013

A Bed of Roses was one of the best B&B experiences I have ever had. The food was amazing and the service was excellent. The location was also easily walkable to downtown Asheville, while being in a quant and walkable neighborhood worth taking a stroll in. Highly recommend this spot.

Great weekend getaway!

5 on October 14, 2012

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at Bed of Roses. The owners were gracious and hospitable and the room was cozy and clean. The fireplace was a perfect touch. Breakfast was amazing and very filling. We would definitely recommend this inn.

Purrfect Honeymoon

5 on July 09, 2012

We got married in November, our first stop after the wedding was A Bed of Roses. We were greeted with smiles (including some kitty ones!) and made to feel right at home. Our room was the 'Turret Suite' and was fantastic! I even used the sitting room to take pictures of my wedding dress on the Victoria sofa! The food was amazing each morning, you have to try the custom fruit juices! Thank you for making our honeymoon so special! We will be back! - Jasmine & Brendan, Charlotte, NC

Quaint, yet grand. Great hosts, food and atmosphere make this a must!

4.4 on April 24, 2012

This was the first bed and breakfast experience for my girlfriend and I, although we definitely rest on the young side of the B&B guest age spectrum, we still felt at home at A Bed of Roses. Bill and Emily are very friendly and helpful, with Bill always having a good conversation up his sleeve. The breakfast at this inn WILL BE the best breakfast you have ever had. The rooms were exceptionally clean and beautiful. The house is older than most and with age comes its charm. Its located five short blocks from the best of downtown Asheville. I highly recommend this B&B to any and all guests.

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Rooms & Rates

Carolyn Gray Room

The Carolyn Gray Room is our only first floor guest room, privately tucked away from foot traffic. The highlight of this guest room is the large whirlpool tub for two showcased within a graceful arched alcove with an ornate antique mirror hanging above, reflecting the rich colors of the room. A beautifully carved German antique high panel queen size bed is covered in elegant burgundy and gold bedding that is complemented by the window treatments and the hunter green walls with white woodwork trim. Your private bath has a walk-in shower, fluffy Turkish Cotton Company towels and luxurious hunter green robes are provided. The glow of a Vermont Castings electric stove completes the scene as you get ready to relax and pamper yourself.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Oliver Davis Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Turret Suite

The Turret Suite is our largest and most luxurious guest suite. Located on the second floor, the suite spans the entire front of the inn. Tall windows line the bedroom, filling it with light. A stately antique, burled walnut queen size bed is clothed in richly patterned bedding and soft premium linens. The open turret above the bed is softly lit with lights on dimmers. The spacious room includes a private sitting room and balcony, a well as a private bath. The bath features a whirlpool for two combined with a rain shower. You will find ample fluffy towels and lush robes. Your sitting room is the perfect sanctuary for reading, watching television or cuddling by the fireplace. A guest refrigerator, coffee machine and wine glasses are provided as well. Your small private balcony with café table and two chairs overlooks the front rose gardens.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Revell Room

This spacious second floor guest room is lavishly furnished with French antiques including a beautifully carved walnut Louis XV queen sized bed and tall triple door mirrored Armoire, both reproduced in France during the late 19th century, about the same time that our Queen Anne Victorian was being constructed. Plush, jewell toned bedding and luxurious linens coordinate with the warm tones in the bedroom. A tiled gas fireplace with handsome white decorative mantle adds a handsome touch to the décor. In the bedroom a whirlpool for two lets you enjoy a warm relaxing soak with our specially formulated bath salts while gazing at the fire. Your spacious private bath has a walk-in shower, ample fluffy towels, cuddly robes and is also furnished with lovely antiques. For travelers needing an additional room for a friend or family member, an adjoining door can be opened with the Oliver Davis Room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Wilkinson Room

The Wilkinson Room is a romantic mid-sized room, furnished with a fairy-tale white cast iron queen size bed, surrounded by a soft canopy. An antique mirrored vanity and a graceful burgundy upholstered chair by the gas fireplace add to the charm. The tiled fireplace has a handsome white decorative mantle. Luxurious linens and a fluffy jewel toned comforter are set against deep green walls with a wide Turkish patterned wallpaper border. Your bath is a rich plumb color and includes an antique claw foot soaking tub and brass shower as well as luxurious hunter green robes to cuddle in.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type

Downtown, Mountains


Asheville, NC (AVL) 10 miles

Directions to property:

Five blocks from downtown Asheville. From Montford Ave. turn right on Chestnut Street, then left on Cumberland Ave.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Biltmore Estate, Blue Ridge Parkway, Chimney Rock, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Sports venue, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Walk to mass transit, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching

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  • Check In:: 3 to 7pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No We offer a totally smoke-free environment.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Sorry, our 2 cats are very territorial.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights weekends and holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
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Bill and Emily McIntosh

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

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Full two-course plated breakfast

  • Time Served: 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten Free and Vegan when arranged in advance

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