4.0 on February 22, 2016
My Husband, another couple and I visited your B&B for your wonderful Breakfast buffet. It was simply tasty and delicious. I found you the owners very warm, friendly and hospitable, demonstrating a love to serve. Your waitress was also very warm, friendly and informative. The pictures online do not give due justice to your Inn, seeing is believing. Vintage Elegance!!!
4.6 on April 03, 2015
My wife and I recently stayed for one night at the Red Rocker Inn based on the recommendation of one of my wife’s co-workers. We could not have been more pleased with the accommodations. The Inn is charming and our room was very comfortable. The food was excellent! The owners, Doug and Jenny, are friendly, gracious, hospitable and very attentive to the needs of the guests. We felt like we had gained two new friends by the time we checked out the next morning. We look forward to staying there again and will highly recommend it to friends and family. Tim and Cynthia – South Carolina
5 on February 06, 2015
My wife and I spent three days at the Red Rocker Inn in January and absolutely loved it. The wonderful staff and the ownership together make for a remarkably comfortable and inviting environment, complete with a warm, Christian spirit of welcome. The morning prayer led by Doug or Jenny Bowman, the proprietors, helps start the day right as you dig into the sumptuous breakfast and begin your day. We highly recommend it. You will not be disappointed! Lee and Peggy Kinney of Washington, NC
5 on December 14, 2014
What a great Bes and Breakfast! Doug and Jenny Bowman are delightful people who work hard to ensure their guests are comfortable and enjoying their stay! Their warm hospitality and awesome food dishes make this B&B worth experiencing! The location is perfect also. Can't wait to go back!
5 on October 19, 2014
When our little group of old friends decided to get together for a visit after many years, we chose a place an equal distance from each of us, then had to find a place to stay. As luck would have it, the Red Rocker came up in our search results. WE ARE SO GLAD IT DID!!! We could not have had a better time! The rooms were comfortable (number one in importance for those of us over the age of 50) and lovely (although we didn't stay in them for long periods other than to sleep) and clean. The living rooms and front porch saw much more of us than our bedrooms did. We felt welcome everywhere! And the food! Let's don't get started on the food! I will be in the gym for the next year! Every dish was amazing! I have never tasted such yummy kale! Every single person serving us was wonderful to us. We plan to return soon!
4.8 on October 17, 2014
We spent three days with friends from the West and East coasts at the Red Rocker Inn. I expected the place to be good, and I really like Black Mountain. However, the Red Rocker was superior in every way. Warm and friendly, with wonderful food and remarkable service. I would recommend it to anyone. Dollar for dollar, it is terrific. Will we stay there again? You bet!!
5 on October 12, 2014
This was my first time staying at a B & B and I must say Doug and Jenny set the bar high! From our entrance to the Inn, to our check out, everything was first rate. The Inn is homey and elegant, the rooms beautifully furnished and appointed, and the owners friendly and welcoming, while respecting privacy. The food was truly outstanding, and the staff worked hard to make sure we had everything we could want. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this Inn, and have already recommended it to several friends who travel in the area. I can't wait to go back again next summer!
4.8 on September 13, 2014
How nice to have the experience exceed the expectations! The website very accurately guided us to the perfect location and room. The hosts, Doug & Jenny, were attentive to all needs and comforts, and such nice people to know. The Inn is located in a quiet, attractive neighborhood a few blocks out of the heart of town and close to the golf course. For a birthday celebration it was the best! Thank you! Dick & Susan from Boone, NC
4.8 on August 07, 2014
We were planning to stay at a Hampton Inn but a local business person suggested the Red Rocker Inn. We checked it out and what a wonderful find! The room was excellent and the evening meal was outstanding! We will certainly stay here again and will recommend it to friends. This is a class example of a bed and breakfast! B. Herrin
4.8 on July 27, 2014
My wife and I have visited twice and my son and I once. Two of these were for fly fishing trips the next morning. The accommodations are great! Nestled in a beautiful neighborhood in down town Black Mnt. Be sure to make reservations for dinner which is top notch! Breakfast is excellent too and then a nice stroll around the block to work some of that off didn't hurt! I highly recommend this B and B!!
Thank you so much for the nice comments! We're looking forward to having you visit again. Be sure to ask for some blueberry muffins to pack along on your fishing trip!
5 on April 15, 2014
Loved the Red Rocker Inn!, Have been trying for several years to go but could not fine the time to fit into my schedule but am glad I finally did! Went for a wedding and this was the perfect choice close but not busy and the town oh so quaint ! Just wish I had been able to stay longer and sat on that front porch . The breakfast was some of the best I have ever had ! Jenny , Doug and there staff were all very nice and helpful I plan on going back for some R and R , Thanks for a great weekend !
Hi! We're so glad you finally got to visit! You don't have to wait for a wedding for your next stay!! Maybe you'll have time for the front porch rockers or for sitting around the fire pit with some new friends. Looking forward to the next time!
5 on November 14, 2013
We just spent the long Veterans Day weekend at the delightful Red Rocker Inn. This is an unusually nice Inn with outstanding gourmet food. Everything was first class and our hosts went out of their way to make our visit memorable. This Inn is worth a detour even if you just come for breakfast or dinner. At dinner leave room for one of the 10 outstanding desserts. The coconut cake was especially good.
5 on April 14, 2013
My wife and I have just returned from a three night stay at this unusually pleasant bed and breakfast. We can vouch for its wonderful tasty and plentiful breakfast each morning. The rooms were furnished in period furniture and the bedding was extremely comfortable. We are pleased to recommend this B&B to anyone who is looking for a B&B that would be considered far above the normal B&B. This B&B is truly exceptional !!! The Colemans, from Indiana
5 on April 03, 2013
My wife and I have eaten at many great restaurants over the years but this was outstanding! We were lodging elsewhere when we happened on their restaurant in town and we were so glad we found the inn. We were pleasantly surprised the Bed and Breakfast was open to those not staying there and I am so glad. You can expect excellence in hospitality and service. I believe the pot roast was the "best I have ever tasted." Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to a fabulous night on the town.
4.4 on September 06, 2012
It was worth the drive from Knoxville, TN just for the wonderful breakfast. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. One of our top B&B's. Many thanks to the Bowmans. Ralph & Mary Jo
Hello Friends! I know this review is a couple of years old, but we wanted to let you know about the improvements we have made in our rooms this winter. First, in every room we removed the carpets and refinished the beautiful 100+ year old hard wood floors. What a transformation! Most rooms have new paint and some have new bathroom renovations. Also lots of new decorating! Hope you love it as much as we do!
4.6 on July 10, 2012
Even though temperature was 100, the inn offered cool respite in their central air conditioned home. Cool iced tea and lemonade were a welcomed sight and homemade cookies. Were delicious. Walking distance to the town lake is nice. Breakfast was great and there was something for all my picky eaters!
4.8 on October 16, 2011
Great place to stay. The Bowman family is extremely accomodating. The room is just as advertised on the website. The dinner was very good, the ribeye i had was perfect. Breakfast was unbelievable!! would have loved to stay another day or two. Would caution you of one thing (which bothered my wife, but not me) there is no TV in any of the rooms. A TV is available in the den downstairs (old TV). Other than the TV i would recommend this B&B to anyone. I will definitely be heading back.
5 on December 14, 2010
Ha! 46 great reviews and only one not so great, and that person clearly would not have been pleased with anyone or anything! I concur with the 46. I liked the fact that it felt like I was being invited into a friends' home and told to make myself at home. One of the first things Jenny told us is that they say a blessing over the breakfast before it was served. I knew immediately that this was not only proprietors that we could trust, but a family who cares people, especially their guests. And we were cared for very well. My wife and I loved the room and took some time to look at other vacant rooms to decide which one we will stay in the next time we come to visit. It would be nice to stay in all of them, eventually! The food was excellent, so much so that I bought their cookbook as a stocking stuffer for my wife. (Please don't tell!) This was my wife's first experience with a Bed and Breakfast, and my best experience. We are well pleased with our visit with new friends, Doug and Jenny.
4.4 on November 01, 2010
Wow! Really that is all that I can say about our stay. Incredibly hospitable hosts who went out of their way to be available but out of the way. I can't say enough about the food, simply some of the best cooking I have ever had. Every need was met efficiently, and Doug even took time out of his very busy day to spend an hour, we asked for 15 minutes, blessing us with his wisdom. Our first experience with a bed and breakfast and it was a complete winner. Doug and Jenny have made B&B converts out of us. Thank you and your family for a wonderful weekend.
5 on January 04, 2010
My wife and I have visited the Asheville area and Biltmoreen Estate several times over the past three years. This year we took my son and our daughter-in-law and both loved the inn. Breakfast is included and is the best in the area and like any lodging... the rooms get more impressive with price. When you stay at the Red Rocker Inn the unassigned room's have open doors so it's possible to determine where you might stay on a future visit. We really enjoy the Red Rocker and will return again.
5 on June 09, 2009
My sister & I stayed at the Red Rocker Inn 3 years ago and I can't wait to go back. I loved everything about this place. Each room is decorated with a 'story to tell' - so much fun!! The evening meals - what can I say about the evening meals - it was hard to decide on what to try - and all choices were amazing and delicious. I've decided that I want to move to Black Mountain - and be a permanent guest in one of the rooms. Relaxing, fun, just a great B&B. I'll be back!
5 on May 13, 2009
Innkeepers are great! They made you feel 'at home'. Food was very good, as was the service. One of the cleanest I have every stayed!
4.0 on May 13, 2009
The lovely 100 year old home was beautiful, clean, and comfortable. The innkeepers were so warm and helpful. Our stay was such a pleasant one!We'll return!
5 on April 27, 2009
Doug and Jenny were very hospitable and the breakfast was absolutely delicious. Our room was very comfortable and clean.We enjoyed the little town of Black Mountain and will definitley return to enjoy another stay at this inn. We highly recommend this inn to any future visitors to Black Mountain, NC.
5 on April 13, 2009
Great accommodations, wonderful home atmosphere, tremendous food taste and quality, excellent rest and relaxation.
4.6 on March 26, 2009
Doug and Jenny were excellent hosts. They went above and beyond to assist us. They went to the internet serveral times to look up info for us and were always extremely prompt. Since we are one of the few couples without a cell phone, they shared the inn phone with us for local and long distance calls without any additional charge. I would highly recommend this inn. We love the relaxing atmosphere, the magnificent food and the exceptional service. Blackmountain is a wonderful location for hiking, shopping and just relaxing.
4.0 on March 12, 2009
Doug and Jenny could not have been any more cordial or helpful. From the minute we stepped into the Inn-history came "alive" with all the furnishings and different rooms. The food was excellent, room was comfy, clean and quiet. Other guests were friendly and it was like being "at home". We will return in the future and we will recommend the Red Rocker to all of our friends. It was THE relaxing and FUN weekend that we anticipated and more. Thanks to Doug and Jenny for making us feel so at home. God Bless You!!
5 on February 27, 2009
Everything was great!
5 on February 23, 2009
This is the second time we have visited Red Rocker Inn and we will certainly visit again. The innkeepers, Doug and Jenny, make you feel right at home. Each room is decorated differently but each is warm and cozy. Downtown Black Mountain is only a short walk away where you'll find unique shops. Or it's great to just sit on the porch and visit with other guests. It's only minutes to Biltmore House and Asheville. It's a wonderful place for a romantic weekend getaway.
4.4 on February 15, 2009
Our 2nd visit to Red Rocker Inn, the first was for dinner only. So impressed we came back for the whole experience. Very friendly, helpful, courteous staff, Inn Keepers were very gracious and go out of their way to satisfy their customers. Doug assisted my fiance in surprising me with flowers upon my arrival for Valentines Day! The meals are truly awesome and I had to purchase the cookbook for the macaroon and gingersnap cookie recipe....not to mention the trout and broccoli salad recipe as well! This is one of our favorites of the many B&B's we have visited & certainly plan to return. Our trip was capped off with the Radford B'ball win over UNC Asheville...Go Highlanders!
4.6 on February 04, 2009
Rooms very cozy and nicely decorated. Excellent food and service. Will definitely recommend and plan to return. Snowed when we were there and innkeepers cleaned our car windows before we left. Very friendly place to stay!
5 on January 14, 2009
My wife and I celebrated our 20th anniversary five years ago at the Red Rocker Inn, and again this year, our 25th, also at the Red Rocker Inn. The best words are 'excellent' for service, cleanliness, and comfort, and 'awesome' again for service and food!
5 on January 12, 2009
For several years now, my husband and I have went to the Red Rocker Inn for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We enjoy the food, and the great rooms and service.
5 on December 09, 2008
We had a quiet stay at a charming southern style home with an extremely friendly staff that catered to our every whim.
5 on December 03, 2008
Rooms were unique, fireplace in the Garrett room was like being at home!
4.8 on November 25, 2008
A great getaway out of teh heat to the cool mountains. A destination close to the Blue Ridge Parkway- fun city of Ashville, NC. But once you are settled in, you don't want to leave. Great breakfast and better dinner with Huge crab cakes that are to die for!
4.8 on November 22, 2008
We were greeted warmly went on to feel as if we were old friends of host Doug and family. We had made an error in on line reservation, but they took care of us very graciously. We were there for our 20th wedding anniversary and could not think of a better place to spend it. Excellent dinner and breakfast. We Enjoyed Black Mountain shops and outstanding hikes at nearby Montreat. We want to go back.
5 on November 21, 2008
This is our 6th year at the Red Rocker Inn. We loved the service, food, and room. We hope to keep coming back for a long time!
4.2 on November 18, 2008
The RRI is perfect in every way- ambiance, hosts, food, location. Welcoming atmosphere- A +!
5 on November 17, 2008
The red rocker inn is operated by a very professional, detail-oriented staff. Yet, they all share one other trait: warmth. This was our first stay, but there will be many more. We felt at home, welcomed, and the cooking was unparalleled. Excellent stay!
3.6 on November 17, 2008
This, the second gathering in an anticipated November series, was inspiration to continue. The red rocker inn is an excellent mid-point location for NC and TN parties.
4.8 on November 05, 2008
warm, friendly atmosphere, homey, excellent cuisine. "rest in the nest" at Red Rocker Inn.
4.6 on November 05, 2008
Our stay at Red Rocker was wonderful. The food was out-of-this-world great!The staff was very nice and helpful. We'll visit again-soon!!
3.0 on October 30, 2008
4.8 on October 28, 2008
We have stayed in B&B's many times and in many places. The Red Rocker Inn is at the top of the list. The Inn was set up so that visiting with other guests was encouraged. This is one of the top reasons we stay in B&B's. The hospitality and the food were exceptionally good. We are going to make this an annual event. The town of Black Mountain is a charming place and lots of fun to visit.
4.8 on October 27, 2008
we recommend this Inn to everyone. The rooms were clean, the service and dining was excellent!
4.6 on October 14, 2008
Relaxing, friendly, comfortable! Innkeepers wonderful! Staff...So friendly! Cozy red rockers. Clean comfy rooms. I felt like I was home. Desserts...Amazing. Meals were great! I'll be back next year!!!
4.4 on October 11, 2008
We had so much fun rockin' on the front porch, solving the world's problems with our new friends. We enjoyed them and the inn so much that we made a reservation for the same time next year! The owners of this inn are so welcoming and their food so unbelievable. Breakfast was a feast! I had to get their cookbook for the fabulous coconut macaroons, which awaited us in the afternoons. Relaxing and homey, a great get-away!
5 on October 01, 2008
Jenny & Doug truly adopt every guest during their stay at the Red Rocker Inn. A large country breakfast, drinks & snacks during th day and lots of love & attention are provided. This B&B is at the top of our list to recommend. We loved it!
5 on September 30, 2008
We stayed at the RRI on the weekend of our son's wedding. The Inn also hosted the rehearsal brunch. Everything went wonderfully! The food, atmosphere, and hospitality were outstanding. We loved every minute!
3.8 on September 24, 2008
Very clean & friendly. Great food. Enjoyed stay!
4.0 on September 13, 2008
Excellent in every respect! And a special service provided, because of our need to depart early one morning. :-)
4.0 on August 29, 2008
We loved our stay. Doug and Jenny were so gracious. Our room was small but found many others are larger. Fantastic food and great service. Very good accommodations and a great small town.
4.6 on August 27, 2008
After a great visit to Old Salem in Winston-Salem, we were on our way home to Tennessee and were reluctant to get home to the daily grind. A neighbor had told us about the Red Rocker Inn near Ashville in Black Mountain, NC. We had made reservations with Doug and called along the way to inform him we would be there in time for Dinner. When we arrived at the Inn we were graciously greeted and KNEW we were in for a very special treat. The Crab Cakes were awesome and the desserts belonged in Heaven! Our Rooms (we had a guest with us) were so quaint and cozy. My husband and I stayed in the "Preacher" room and I was amused to see a Methodist Preacher go into a "Confessional" but we found it very necessary! The Breakfast the next morning was another wonderful surprise - beautifully arrayed Buffet and gracious service. Reluctantly we headed home with the knowledge we woud be back.
5 on August 04, 2008
We have been to Red Rocker 12 times in the past 18 years. Most recent for 50th anniversary.
3.0 on July 21, 2008
Charming & friendly. Convenientley loacted to downtown. Excellent morning fare.
5 on July 07, 2008
I stayed 4 nights - it was wonderful - the food was fantastic, the innkeepers Doug and Jenny were gracious.
5 on June 03, 2008
Beautiful inn, precious innkeepers - Doug and Jenny Bowman, delicious food, absolutely perfect in every way. Have already made reservations for a return visit this year which we are anxiously looking forward to.
4.4 on June 02, 2008
Peaceful and so pleasant! And, oh, that breakfast expecially the french toast! Sweet owners and staff.
4.0 on May 29, 2008
My first stay was vey memorable. It was just like staying at Grandmother's. The service was wonderful as well as the food. I loved making friends who we would see each morning at breakfast and in the evening getting together and watching TV and visiting.
4.8 on May 21, 2008
The quaint and beautiful B&B awaited our arrival to the Asheville area. The Savannah room was so comfortable and quiet. We can't say enough good things about the wonderful food...both breakfast and dinner. Southern Food at its best! Doug and Jenny and their staff went out of their way to make our stay the best.
4.6 on April 20, 2008
We have visited many bed & breakfast inns in several states. The Red Rocker is one of our favorites. We visited there in the fall of 2007. The hosts are very welcoming and the food is delicious. The staff is friendly and helpful. Our room was very comfortable and well-kempt. We chose to make Black Mountain our base while visiting Biltmore & Ashville and felt like we greatly expanded the enjoyment of our trip.
2.8 on April 05, 2008
We enjoyed our stay overall, but the staff was a bit snotty. The inn hostess was unprofessional in dress and attitude. I also did not like sharing the dining room with the public. The rooms were cozy, but need updating, very 80s. Not sure I would return.
4.2 on January 07, 2008
We had a wonderful time staying at the Red Rocker. The hospitality and food both exceeded our expectations. We really enjoyed the chocolate macaroons as well. The home is located in a cozy little spot that encourages you to relax. The rooms could have been a little larger...but either way we hope to visit again!
5 on November 04, 2007
Just got home from a wonderful stay! Cozy, warm and clean. Within walking distance (2 blocks) to downtown. Good thing because the food is wonderful! Huge breakfast buffet and dinner is a four star restaurant quality. Innkeepers will do anything to make your stay a great one!