1900 Inn on Montford

296 Montford Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801 USA (Show map)

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Intimate and Romantic - The 1900 Inn on Montford invites you to be our guest and discover bed and breakfast comfort and hospitality with a warmth and graciousness that is reminiscent of Biltmore's Gilded Age. The Inn has been lovingly and thoughtfully restored to create the inviting ambience of past splendor and elegance. The residence was designed in 1900 by Richard Sharp Smith, Supervising Architect for Biltmore House. Today it is an elegant AAA Four Diamond Bed and Breakfast furnished with English and American antiques dating from 1670 to 1910. All of our exquisite rooms have private ensuite baths, king size beds, and fireplaces. All bathrooms have showers. Four bathrooms have whirlpool baths and one a clawfoot tub. Griffin Cottage, our carriage house has three deluxe accommodations: the William Morris room and the Rossetti suite on the ground floor and the 1300 sq ft Cloisters as the entire second floor. Tumbled marble is used throughout for the floors and shower walls. All have separate showers with steam baths and two person whirlpools. The living room in the Cloisters features hand-carved paneling. All of Griffin Cottage is "pet friendly" with enclosed back gardens and "doggy trundle beds" in the ground floor rooms. All rooms have wired and wireless high speed Internet access.




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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Wonderful getaway!!

5 on August 20, 2018

We recently spent a few days in Asheville at the Inn on Montford. Willy and Shawnie were gracious hosts who bent over backwards to insure we had a relaxing stay. The breakfast was great and the room was wonderful. We had Zelda’s Retreat because there were three of us. It was so comfortable and could accommodate more people if necessary. The bathroom was to die for and it even had a private deck. Loved the people and loved the place!! I highly recommend the Inn and Asheville itself.

Irish American Experience

5 on May 22, 2018

We couldn't have felt more welcomed! Our room was very comfortable and the bedding was outstanding! Breakfast was a great dining experience with delicious home made extras!

Don't drive yourself crazy.

4.6 on September 22, 2016

Just stay here.

Fabulous stay!

5 on July 13, 2015

The Rosetti room was fantastic and the breakfast was superb! Breakfast was always delivered on time by friendly staff. Room had everything you could need and very clean. Owners provided great information on how to work various appliances in the room. They also provided restaurant recommendations to several places and they were spot on. Enjoyed the live music on the porch in the evening. Location is excellent to downtown Asheville. We will definitely stay here again in the future!

Didn't want to leave!

4.6 on March 15, 2015

My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon and couldn't have made a better choice. It is beautiful and extremely clean. I didn't find a speck of dust anywhere in the entire house. The decor was exactly what I wanted in a B&B. The room was more beautiful than what we expected from the photos (Fitzgerald room). We had a fireplace which was wonderful and the bathroom was very modern and contained spa like amenities. Upon finding out we were on our honeymoon, we had champagne and balloons waiting for us. Wine hour at 6pm was a nice treat prior to dinner and the organic live music on Saturday night was wonderful. No detail was spared. There were brownies in the afternoons and complementary bottled water and sodas, as well as Flavia coffee available at all times. We have already talked about going back!! Lynn and Ron are wonderful, engaging hosts. We are pleased to have spent time with them in their excellent B&B.

An excellent B and B

5 on August 14, 2014

This Inn was a delightful stay for us and we will return in the future. The wine social hour is so enjoyable as you meet the otter guests as well as the owners. Breakfast each morning was delicious. The accommodations were beautiful and tasteful. We received great advise for restaurants and places of interest in Asheville and got our tickets to the Biltmore from Ron and Lynn. The grounds are manicured and you will want to check out the special character (dog)at the back of the house. His name is Madison and he gets excited when you walk by him. Do not miss this great Inn.

Husband now sold on B&B's!

4.6 on December 27, 2013

While I have stayed in a couple of B&B's with our daughters, this was the first time we enjoyed one as a couple. Thanks in large part to Lynn & Karen's graciousness, along with the inn's incredible accommodations, my husband is now sold on the whole concept of B&B's! We live in the Asheville area & my husband planned this as a surprise getaway where we could still be near our children should they have needed us. Staying in Zelda's Retreat we loved the wonderful suite, yummy, three course breakfasts, and the relaxing bath. A bonus was visiting during December with all the lovely Christmas decorations & lights. Highly recommended!

Fabulous weekend stay.

5 on December 10, 2013

We took a couples weekend with several of our friends and stayed here. The inn was beautiful and wonderfully decorated for Christmas. All of the rooms were unique and the bedding was so comfortable I actually purchased some sheets when we left. The breakfasts were delicious and unique. They had a cocktail hour every evening and served wine and desserts, and on Saturday night, they had a live band come and entertain. I will definitely stay here again.

Great place to stay!

5 on December 09, 2013

Great place with great service! Lynn and Karen were both very friendly and very accommodating. House is well kept and very clean. Enjoyed one evening with live music in the foyer while sipping on some local wine. We are already discussing our future visit back here at the 1900 Inn on Montford.

Everything Was Perfect!

5 on September 15, 2013

Perfect! We celebrated our 25th anniversary at the 1900 Inn on Montford in   Asheville, NC. The owners, Lynn and Ron, are superior hosts. I felt as if we were honored guests at a country estate. They're genuine concern for their guests' comfort is obvious in everything they do. Every morning they serve a three course gourmet breakfast and in the evenings they host wine on their porch. Once or twice a week they hire musicians to entertain their guests. My husband enjoys live music and that was a real treat for us. The inn was very clean and beautifully decorated in a gender neutral style that appealed to both of us. The rooms are very spacious and the bathroom was to die for! We stayed in the Fitzgerald room and the pictures can't adequately show how fabulous the bedroom and bathroom are! We'll be back, for sure!

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Rooms & Rates


The Rossetti Suite is the larger of our two ground floor suites in the carriage house, to the rear of the main inn. The Rossetti is pet-friendly and ideally suited to pets as they can freely move between the suite and the outside. The Rossetti features a private entrance and enclosed rear garden with table and chairs. The king bed is in a separate bedroom area and has a multi-jet two-person whirlpool with shiatsu massage and air bath. There is also a steam shower with multiple body jets. 2 TV’s allow for you to watch TV in the bed or sitting area.

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


The Cloisters is our extraordinary, "one of a kind" 1300 sq. ft second floor pet-friendly suite in our new carriage house. The 20' x 24' living room, with its hand-carved paneling imported from India, has a four-person Inglenook fireplace, a very comfortable sofa and two comfortable side chairs. There is a 50" plasma HDTV. The living room has a butler's station complete with refrigerator, microwave, coffee/tea maker, glasses, plates and eating utensils. The 14' x 17' Spa room has a two-person whirlpool and fireplace. The large 6' x 8' shower has multiple jets, is thermostatically controlled, with a "rain shower" shower head; and there are two seats so that you can relax and enjoy your steam bath. The bedroom has a king bed and there are luxurious bath robes to relax.

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

O. Henry

The O. Henry is a very comfortable south-facing room. You enter the bedroom thru a vestibule with the bathroom on your right and a bookcase to your left. The room features a King size bed and a claw foot tub with shower above.

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

William Morris

The William Morris is one of our two ground floor suites in Griffin Cottage, the carriage house to the rear of the main inn. The William Morris is ADA compliant and pet-friendly and allows them to move freely between the suite and the outside. The room features a private entrance and enclosed rear garden with table and chairs. You can watch TV from the king bed and enjoy a multi-jet two-person whirlpool with shiatsu massage and air bath. There is also a steam shower with multiple body jets. The French doors open onto your private, enclosed garden making you feel you are taking a whirlpool bath outside!

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

Zelda's Retreat

Zelda’s Retreat is a secluded 5-room suite that offers the penultimate in secluded luxury. The entire third floor - 1,000 sq. ft - is yours! Relax by the fireplace, watch TV or read in one of the sitting rooms. Weather permitting, sit outside on your private balcony serviced by a private entrance. Zelda's Retreat also features a two-person whirlpool and two-Person shower with multiple jets and a steam bath. Heated bathroom marble floors and a heated towel bar and luxurious bath robes complete the bath experience.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Thomas Wolfe

The Thomas Wolfe room, is a very comfortable 19' x 19' room that features a bathroom with a quad-head ceiling mounted rain shower, a "roman bath", and an LED Edge-lit sink with your choice of 64 different colors! The king size bed and bath robes complete the roman bath experience.

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


The Fitzgerald allows you to rediscover romance with a King-sized bed and air bath tub with Chroma therapy lights around you. Or, enjoy the invigorating walk-in shower with its quad-head rain shower and fiber optic lighting above and below you! Your king size bed faces the fireplace and a 47" LCD HDTV.

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

Edith Wharton

A sunny room facing the rear of the property, the Edith Wharton is a comfortable 15' x 15' room decorated with casual country furniture. The room features a King size bed and jacuzzi-style whirlpool with shower above.

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

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Location Type

Historic District, City, Mountains


Asheville, NC (AVL) 15 miles

Directions to property:

I-240 to Exit 4C. Right onto Montford Ave. Inn is 2/3 mile on left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Biltmore Estates, Blue Ridge Parkway, Carl Sandberg Home at Flat Rock, Chimney Rock, Hiking, Cycling, Ballooning, Pisgah National Forest, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Wet Bar in Suite & Griffin Cottage, Wired/wireless High Speed Internet Access in Rooms, FP in Suite LR & Bathroom & Cloister LR & SPA room, Private Entrance to Suite & Griffin Cottage, TV in Rossetti & Cloister LR and Bedrooms, Microwave in Suite & Griffin Cottage

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 15:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children must be 12 years or older.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Griffin Cottage is pet friendly with "doggie trundle bed"
  • Disabled Access Limited

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Willy and Shawnie Gruber

Languages spoken

English, German

Resident Pets

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  • Time Served: 9:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Vegetarian We can work with most dietary restrictions

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