THREE BLOCKS TO THE BILTMORE ESTATE and one mile from downtown Asheville, Cedar Crest is one of the largest, most opulent residences surviving from Asheville's 1890's boom period. Perched on a hill, this landmark is situated on 4 acres of trees and gardens. Built in 1891, the most astonishing feature of Cedar Crest is the exquisite interior woodwork, believed to have been executed by the same skilled artisans employed by George Vanderbilt. This Queen Anne dwelling features treasured architectural details, period antiques and expansive verandahs. A luxurious 3 course breakfast is served daily in the dining room & on the expansive porch. We offer complimentary wine and desserts in the evening to finish off your perfect day! *WEEKLY/MONTHLY PROMOTIONS AND ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGES ARE OFFERED ON OUR WEBSITE!*
1.8 on October 23, 2015
The inn is a beautiful turn of the century home with incredible woodwork. Its location is good, although you will have to drive to most places you might want to see. Our room only had a shower. The total bathroom area was about 6 square feet, about the same as on an airplane. It would be possible to sit on the toilet, brush your teeth, and wash your feet at the same time. The shower was tiny, it was impossible to bathe and stay inside it. Also water temps swung wildly from full-blast hot to ice cold and back, quickly and with no warning. Plus, the hairdryer was non-functional due to the intake being clogged with lint and hair. Yuck.Air conditioning was provided by a floor-standing portable unit. It was not capable of cooling the room more than a couple of degrees below the outside temperature. On the plus side, its roar masked the sounds of traffic outside.There was no maid or other cleanup service to speak of. A lady did drop off clean towels. Apparently "bed & breakfast" also means "we don't make your bed or empty the trash can."Regarding the breakfast part, it was OK. A single seating, no choices, everything was muffin tin-based (i.e. single servings cooked in muffin tins). For example, one morning was a cup of fruit, a small muffin, and a muffin-size portion of bread pudding topped by a single piece of bacon. The website makes several claims that are inaccurate or just aren't true - for example, "endless wine" - nope. According to the site manager, guests are limited to one glass each. When we told him what the web site says, he said he personally kept the website up and it did NOT say that. Very emphatically. Looking at the site today, it still says "endless wine..." in at least two places, "[saving] $6 per glass per person" as an example justifying the inn's high cost. It also touts their desserts; the first night there, the "desserts" were donut holes and a grocery store bearclaw.
5 on July 02, 2014
Every year I search on line for a romatic Bed and Breakfast for me and my husband to stay at for our anniverary. This year we celebrated our 33rd and the room was named Romeo and Juliet. How could I go wrong. When we walked into this room it was as if we walked into another time zone with the elegance and beauty of the 1900's. Sara was there to help me from the booking to the end of our stay. Most pleasant person I have dealt with in along time. The room was very clean and pleasant. However it has an extremely small bathroom, barely room for one person. This was the only room that had a small bathroom. The outdoors balcony for breakfast was the best and most relaxing to help get a busy day of touring started. The Biltmore Villiage and Biltmore was within 10mins and downtown ashville was also within 15 mins. All within walking distance from the Inn. I highly recommend this Bed and Breakfast! Thanks to everyone who made a stay the best!
5 on July 27, 2013
We recently spent one week at the Cedar Crest and absolutely enjoyed everything from the fine architecture to the gourmet breakfast. The staff was kind and helpful and very accommodating. The beds were very comfortable and inviting after long days at the Biltmore and downtown. It's only .5 mile to the Village and easy to walk there and back. I highly recommend booking a reservation at The Cedar Crest. Dave & Sarah Florida
5 on April 21, 2013
Cleanliness- Extraordinarily clean and well kept. Service - Top notch, a fine mixture of being left to your own accord yet thinking of things before you aked. Locations - Situated right at the entrance of Biltmore and a straight b line to downtown Price - Stayed during March so the price was well below normal, I think I spent $125 a night or so which was a steal. It was the same price as box hotels we looked at Food - The 3 course breakfast was great, free wine was, well, free wine and a nice touch. Afternoon desserts and refreshments were a nice touch Cannot complain about one thing, stayed at many BnB's and this is the first one I felt obligated to write a review about.
5 on September 01, 2011
Great place. Down to earth/ easy going staff (especially Drew) were there for you when you needed them. Ask for the free wine (served all day and night) also ask Drew for dinner recommendations. To say this kid (he's only in his 20's) is interesting is an understatement. Chef turned musician turned innkeeper with great perspective on life and equally as good tips on the do&donts of Asheville. Breakfast wasnkiller we had more than enough food, it was fresh and tangable (breakfast didn't look like dinner like it has at other bnb's.) The rooms were very clean and the location is amazing!! They are super close to downtown, the village, RAD, and The Biltmore. I know my review seems "over the top" but our experience was over the top! If you seek a different bnb experience where the creepy factor (set breakfast time at community table, shared bathrooms, bizarre innkeepers) doesn't exist you have found your place. This has now become our spot.
4.8 on May 29, 2011
My boyfriend and I stayed in the Queen Anne room here at the Cedar Crest Inn and we were both blown away by this place. Everything from the staff to the 3 course breakfast in the morning was amazing. Our bed was huge and probably the most comfortable thing I've ever slept in. There is no place I would rather stay and I will definitely return someday. Highly recommended!!
5 on June 04, 2010
My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights in the Serenity Suite 5/25/10 - 5/28/10. If you are looking for a beautiful, serene, secluded place to recharge your batteries, then this is the place for you. It was a mid-week stay so we were able to go into many of the upstairs rooms to have a peek. They were all gorgeous although I was so happy that I had chosen the Serenity Suite for our stay.It was just so peaceful and tranquil out there! You really do feel as though you have stepped back in time from the minute you drive up the hill on the winding driveway. You get a glimpse of this beautiful old house from the road and when it comes into full view....it is just breathtaking. The service, the staff and the accomodations are all 5 star. The food was excellent. I loved that the staff kept popping out to make sure everything was wonderful for us! They have unique way of being there for you whenever you need something without making you feel like they were hovering. It's as if they magically appearred when you needed a little snack or advice about where to go in town. I have to say, I got tears in my eyes when we first arrived because of the beauty of this old house and I really cried when we left. I was saying goodbye to the staff and was just a little overcome with the wonderfulness of it all. I researched every bed and breakfast in Asheville before deciding on the Cedar Crest Inn and I am so happy that I made the right choice. We took a "hop on / hop off" trolly tour around Asheville (would highly recommend this especially for first timers) and I got to see in person, many of the bed and breakfasts that I researched online. Every single time I saw an another inn, I said to myself "oh yes...we picked the right one". They are all beautiful and special in their own way, but there is something magical about the Cedar Crest. I think the innkeepers, Drew and the rest of the staff have a lot to do with creating that magic. We can't wait to go back!
4.0 on September 21, 2009
It was a wonderful and completely satisfying experience. Good people, very good food and beautiful accommodations. We came expecting to have a good time and got so much more. We expect to have a return engagement.
4.4 on August 27, 2009
A wonderful opportunity to chill out and enjoy the fresh mountain air and mingle with other house guests. This was like staying at my Grandmother's house. The aroma of the freshly cooked muffins, carrot cake, and biscuits..mmmmmmmmmm. A great location...close to town and The Biltmore. Superior service and friendliness of staff. Everyone smiles. Can't do enough to make your stay the best ever. Am returning in 9 weeks...already made reservations. An 11 out of a scale of 1 to 10!.
5 on June 11, 2009
I am planning my wedding in November and have stayed at the B&B twice. Each visit is so relaxing and we feel at home. Bruce and his staff are wonderful and we plan on coming back each year to visit. Danielle Raleigh, NC
Located on the second floor, rear corner, of the main house, this room has been featured in numerous magazine articles and pictorials because of its dramatic draped ceiling. One of our most popular rooms, the Queen Anne Bedroom features a king-size bed, Victorian style fainting sofa, arm chairs and a gas fireplace. The private bathroom has a cast iron tub with a shower combination.
The Stables Suite is located under the Carriage House on the ground/garden level where the original Horses and Buggies were housed. This apartment sized suite has its own private patio with outdoor seating and private parking. There is a full kitchen, living area, two flat screen televisions, king-size bed, bathroom with a large walk in shower and a washer/dryer. The living room, floor to ceiling, screened windows slide open. Come for a night or stay for a week. You will be more than comfortable, with everything you need, to make this suite your home away from home!
Located on the second floor of the main house, facing the front, this sunny room with 2 large windows has a queen-size bed, a gas fireplace and private bathroom with a cast iron, claw foot tub with shower combination.
Located on the third floor of the main house and named for Minnie Page who purchased the house in 1937 and had a 40-year love affair with and devotion to the house, the Page room has a king-size bed as well as a twin-size roll away bed. The private bathroom with a stall shower and pedestal sink is just outside the room. Heavy damask draperies hang, surrounding the outside of the room and bathroom creating a small foyer for complete privacy. This bedroom can accommodate up to three people.
This wonderfully secluded suite with its large private veranda and entrance is located down a brick pathway on the garden level of the mansion. In the sitting room, as you enter this suite, is a love seat which converts into a full size sleeper sofa to accommodate a third or fourth person. The bedroom has a king-size bed with a gas fireplace. Inside the bedroom is the bathroom with a jetted tub and a 'rain-effect' shower head. Also included are coffee service and a mini-frig.
Located on the third floor of the main house, the Tower Bedroom feels like a private getaway. Off to the right of the small entry foyer leading into the bedroom is a large turret bathroom with a cast iron, claw foot tub and hand held shower only. Straight ahead is the bedroom with a king-size bed and a twin-size roll away bed. This bedroom can accommodate up to three people.
History tells us that this charming room was once occupied by the head servant of the Breese household. Unique features are a former doorway that lead to a back staircase accessing the kitchen, and a closet, 'behind the closet', where the family's precious silver was stored. Located on the second floor of the main house, overlooking the rear gardens, this room has a queen-size, four poster bed and gas burning fireplace. The private bathroom has a large cast iron, claw foot tub with shower combination and pedestal sink.
Named after this grand home’s original owner and builder, the prominent banker, William E. Breese, and located on the second floor of the main house, this sunny, corner room has a queen- size bed with suspended canopy, a gas fireplace and a small, private bathroom with a shower stall only and pedestal sink.
Enjoy morning coffee on the front porch of this two bedroom suite. Decorated with cottage décor this suite features two bedrooms, each with a queen bed and a “Jack and Jill” shared bathroom connecting the two bedrooms. The bathroom has a cast iron claw foot tub with shower combination. The living room/dining room combination has a gas fireplace and a dining room table that seats 6. The butler’s kitchen has a sink, full size refrigerator, coffee service, microwave oven and toaster. There is a deck outside the kitchen for outdoor dining.
Located on the ground floor of the main house with its own private entrance and named for Arthur F. Reese, the second owner of the house, the A. Reese Study Room has a queen-size bed along with a twin size, sleigh day bed. Across from the bedroom, in your private hallway, is a full bath with a cast iron, claw foot tub with shower combination. There is also an additional half bathroom down this same hall. The room can accommodate up to 3 people.
Named for its Juliet window balcony and located on the second floor of the main house, facing the front, the Romeo and Juliet room is a cozy bedroom with a queen-size bed. An antique vanity, across from the bed, has been modified to accommodate a sink, while the private water closet houses a stall shower and toilet.
Asheville, NC (AVL) 10 miles
Cedar Crest is ideally located, convenient to all attractions. The Inn is 1 mile from the center of downtown Asheville. 4 miles north of the Blue Ridge Parkway 3 blocks from the entrance to the Biltmore Estate 1 mile to Artist are
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Antiquing and Shopping, Biltmore Estate, Blue Ridge Parkway, Galleries and Studios, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery
Cottage, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel
Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Secretarial services, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet , concierge services, small wedding and special events, at cost Biltmore Tickets, monthly/weekly promotions, all inclusive packages
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Croquet on property, Victorian Gardens, Historic Biltmore Village, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian On request
Sunday Sausage Gravy and Bisquits
Guests just can't stop talking about Cedar Crest Inn's delicious breakfasts! Accompaniments often include Cranberry and Apple Compote, Raspberry and White Chocolate Scones, Praline Coffeecake, homemade granola, juices, coffee and teas. Great dining in a comfortable, inviting setting.