Red Leaf River Inn

146 Chestnut Walk Drive , Waynesville, 28786 USA (Show map)


The Red Leaf River Inn is nestled on five acres in the gorgeous Smoky Mountains. We have three newly renovated rooms and one suite, all with king sized beds and en suite bathrooms. The historic Inn, built in the 1930's, has been updated with modern fixtures and amenities and the grounds have been similarly restored, giving you lots of space to explore and relax from our over sized deck over looking the pond to our 'hidden' garden off the main lawn. Start each day with fresh brewed coffee and house made pastries, then enjoy a chef prepared hot breakfast. Feel free to wander the grounds or travel the ten minutes or so to downtown Waynesville to explore shops and dining. The Blue Ridge Parkway is only a few miles away and Asheville, NC is just over thirty minutes away.

Rooms & Rates

Cherry Blossom

The Cherry Blossom Room is located on the first floor of the Inn and features a king sized bed with handmade chestnut wood headboard, en suite bathroom with shower, flat screen television, and views over the pond and lower lawn.

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $150


The Poplar Room is a cozy attic style room with a king sized bed and en suite bathroom with shower. The room features a small private balcony overlooking the upper lawn, reading nook, and flat screen televison.

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

Nightly Rate: $115 - $145


The Dogwood Room is our most spacious with a king sized bed and en suite bathroom with tub. The room features a seating area, flat screen television, views of the pond and lower lawn, and a small private balcony

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

Nightly Rate: $130 - $155

Chestnut Suite

Located on the ground floor of the Inn, the Chestnut Suite has been fully renovated and features a completely redone bathroom with double vanities and over sized luxury shower with a claw foot tub as well as both a master bedroom and a sitting room. The room also features a wet bar with coffee maker, microwave, and mini refrigerator. There are private exterior entrances to both the bedroom and sitting room and the sitting room overlooks the upper lawn. The suite is pet friendly, please see our pet policy for limitations.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $155 - $175

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Secluded, Small town


Asheville, NC (AVL) 40 miles

Directions to property:

From Terminal Drive, taken I-26W/US-74W. Follow US-74W/I-40W to exit 27 (US-74 towards US-19 Clyde/Maggie Valley/Waynesville). Take exit 98 towards W Waynesville. Turn left on Hyatt Creek Road. Turn left on N Main Street, right on Allen's Creek Road, left on Lickstone Road and then left at the archway for Chestnut Walk Drive. The Inn is the first driveway on the right and is the largest building toward the back of the parking lot. Please note, most GPS will direct you to turn left on Browning Branch from Lickstone Road. You cannot get to the Inn from Browning Branch without going the wrong way down a one way street. Please continue past Browning Branch and you will see the archway in front of you almost immediately after.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, Fireplace, Fridge, Ironing Board, Parking, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

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  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes All room max occupancies include children of all ages
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Up to two animals in suite only, no pets in the Inn
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit equal to the first night's stay will be taken at the time of the reservation.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations made more than seven days prior to check in will receive a full refund. Cancellations made within seven days will be charged the full reservation cost. Fees, less the initial deposit, may be waived if the room is rebooked.
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Georgina and Victor Johnston

Languages spoken


Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Victor is a professional chef and Georgina is a classically trained pastry chef. We love to entertain and enjoy providing a relaxing getaway for our guests. We have been married since 2008 and have two boys. Alex is 7 and Nikolas is 4.

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  • Time Served: 8am-9am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Vegan, Gluten Free, Diabetic Friendly

Signature Dish

Southern Eggs Benedict
In this playful take on a classic Eggs Benedict, we start with a fresh from the oven, made from scratch buttermilk biscuit. The split biscuit is then topped with a fried egg and our fresh white gravy. Served with our delicious home fries and crispy bacon, this is one breakfast that will keep you going all day.


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