Albemarle Inn

86 Edgemont Road , Asheville, NC 28801-1544 USA (Show map)
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Grand AAA 4-Diamond Asheville Bed and Breakfast. Located in the beautiful historic Grove Park residential district, Albemarle Inn is a handsome Greek Revival mansion with high airy ceilings, polished oak paneling, and an exquisite carved oak stairway with a unique circular landing and balcony. Within minutes of the Biltmore Estate, downtown and the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains, this distinguished inn is on the National Register of Historic Places. AAA - 4 Diamonds.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Stately mansion

4.6 on October 13, 2017

Enjoyed our stay. Beautiful property, very friendly owners. Good location in a great residential area of Asheville.


Awesome Albemarle

4.0 on October 12, 2017

The Garden Room was beautiful, and perfect for three of us on a girls trip. Rhonda, Rosemary and Simon the Inn cat made it truly feel like being a guest in someone's home. Breakfasts were delicious. We were sorry to have booked such a short stay.


Great inn. Great city.

3.8 on September 18, 2017

Spent 4 nights here and the accommodations were very nice, as were the hosts. You won't be disappointed staying here. Very quiet and a good location. Would recommend to a friend without hesitation.


Quite getaway!!

4.8 on August 30, 2017

I was very pleased with the staff and how comfortable they make you feel.


Ultimate B&B Experience

5 on August 08, 2017

Everything about our stay at the Albemarle Inn was exceeded our expectations. The property is beautiful, great location close to major arteries and downtown. Service was exemplary and the overall experience for the traveller was second to none. Inn keepers cater to your every need. Morning breakfasts were tremendous! We will definitely return!


Perfect Anniversary Weekend

5 on July 27, 2017

The room (Sunrise Suite) was just as advertised and an amazing location (very close to Grove Park ). Breakfast and staff were great.


Hospitable and comfortable

4.6 on July 20, 2017

My husband and I came for an anniversary weekend. We arrived late and Faith made us very welcome and got us settled in beautifully. I loved it that there is a pantry for guests where we could make tea - it had the first electric kettle I've seen in America outside my own home. As a Brit, this is important! Rosemary also leaves out a plate of sweet treats for late night cravings, and there's a microwave available. Our room, Vanity Fair, was spacious and comfortable with a beautiful bed (though the mattress was on the soft side for my personal taste - I like firm). Efficient a/c and bathroom (it's not a clawfoot tub, it's a built-in with sliding glass doors and big shower head). Bathrooms are hard to retrofit in old houses and this has been done well. (Warning: the water pressure is low and so is the lavatory pedestal!). Lots of nice towels and robes and an umbrella supplied. Breakfast starts at 8 with cold food put out: fruit, yogurt, cereal. You help yourself to coffee and juices. On Saturday morning there was also pound cake and for our hot breakfast (served 8.30-9.30), Rosemary gave us a very good waffle with fresh strawberries, sausages and ice cream!! On Saturday evening, there was a cocktail hour with cheese and crackers and the charming Fabrizio gave us a choice of red or white wine. Sunday breakfast included blueberry cake and peach cobbler (both very good; Rosemary is an excellent cook) and Eggs Benedict with a really good Hollandaise. They really don't want you to go hungry! Rosemary also gave us a downtown map, advice on parking, help with planning our day trips and she keeps binders with menus from local restaurants so that we could choose where to eat. The Albemarle is a lovely house, beautifully kept and imaginatively decorated - it even has a nice cat called Simon. It was a lovely weekend break, many thanks for your hospitality.


Our Romantic 4th of July Birthday Getaway

4.4 on July 10, 2017

My husband and I approached this stately looking white southern Inn in Asheville, NC and we knew immediately it was going to be a great stay; and we were not disappointed . The host and hostess were extremely courteous and accommodating from the start, could not do enough to please us. Surprised me with a cake on my birthday morning and arranged a massage for my husband and I, made fantastic dinner arrangements and even when I lost a make-up bag, they found it and mailed it to me. Their breakfasts were superb, beds were really comfy and the Inn is in a great location. Highly recommended and we would stay there again. Nancy and John Carpitella


Nice enough

2.4 on July 06, 2017

The home was beautiful and I really don't have anything to. I pare too so I guess it was a good stay. I enjoyed the whirlpool tub and convenience to downtown.


Wonderful Stay

5 on July 06, 2017

Rosemary was an amazing hostess from the wonderful breakfasts to the delicious referrals to restaurants in the Asheville area. Our room was quite comfortable, we will be back!


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Rooms & Rates

The Royal Hideaway

Third floor, king-bedded room with additional twin bed, sitting area and a two-person whirlpool tub. Truly a hide-away, this spacious & luxurious room is tucked up on our third floor. It has a roomy King-Sized Bed. Decorated in Biltmore's Equestrian theme Bedding in shades of soft browns and yellows. The room's accessories and paintings sublty continue the horse motif, and offer a calm, relaxing atmosphere. A twin bed in a dormer alcove provides additional sleeping space. The luxurious marble accented bath has a two-person whirlpool tub and a separate Shower. The sitting area, perfect for relaxing after a day on the town, is furnished with a Queen Ann loveseat and chairs.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

8-The Reynolds Room

Third floor, king-bedded room. Named for Dr. Carl Reynolds, the first owner of the mansion, this corner room on the west side of the Inn is filled with the afternoon sunshine through its four windows and offers a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the far off distance. The room features a spacious King-Sized Sleigh Bed. A marble-topped bureau, a corner table and two comfortable wing backed chairs complete the room's furnishings. The bath includes a separate tile stall shower in addition to the clawfoot tub which is nestled in a cozy nook.

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

9-Bartok's Retreat

Third floor, queen-bedded room with additional twin bed. Bartok's Retreat is a pleasant bright room on our third floor with a view of the tree-tops and the song birds which inspired the composer's Third Piano Concerto. The western exposure offers a lovely view of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance. A Queen-Sized Sleigh Bed and an additional Twin bed in a dormer alcove provide sleeping room for three. Other furnishings include two comfortable upholstered chairs. The room's sage green decor offers a relaxing atmosphere. The compact bathroom has a dormer roof which slopes over the shower and creates a much lower ceiling height. Due to this height restriction we do not recommend this room for very tall guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Shangri-La

Third floor, queen-bedded room. A little bit of France in the North Carolina Mountains, this charming, cozy room features a skylight over the antique enamel Queen-Sized Bed. Two comfortable French ladderback chairs with toile country French fabric cushions are located in a small alcove. The matching custom-made sunny yellow silk bedding and window treatments are echoed in the bath which offers an antique clawfoot tub/shower combination set in a nook with a sloping roof.

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

1-Ribbons and Roses

First floor, queen-bedded room with fireplace. Elegantly decorated in English and Victorian furnishings, this first floor room enjoys sunlight from both eastern & southern facing windows. The newly renovated bathroom boasts an Earth-tone tiled Walk-in Shower. A Brass Queen-Sized Bed, and a working fireplace complete this romantic and inviting room, painted in soft plum tones.

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

2-Old Oak

First floor, queen-bedded room with fireplace. One of the original parlors, this front room features a Queen-Sized Arts & Crafts styled Bed & nightstand ensemble. A fine carved armoire, with waist-high mirrors commands the entrance to this room. The golden glow of yellow and browns creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. An electric fireplace enhances its warmth. A modern spa-inspired shower in the ensuite bathroom adds a fresh and clean look to the "Old Oak". A cozy corner with a pair of leather armchairs provides a comfortable spot for reading or just relaxing, while enjoying the romantic fireplace glow.

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

4-Juliet's Chamber

Second floor, queen-bedded room with a private balcony. An elegant and romantic corner room at the front of the mansion, Juliet's Chamber features its own private balcony overlooking the gardens and the stately Norway spruce trees that flank the Inn's Corinthian columns. Juliet's Chamber is decorated in rich jewel tones in its wall coverings,draperies and bedding. The ornately canopied Queen-Sized four-poster Bed is regally placed across from the room's entrance. Furnished additionally with an antique armoire, matching dresser, love seat and two wing back chairs, the room offers spacious comfort.

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

3-The Sunrise Suite

Second floor, king-bedded room with sitting room. Sunrise Suite is an elegant bedroom and sitting room combination. The spacious bedroom features a magnificent King-Sized carved mahogany canopied Bed with matching dresser. The antique upholstered love seat and barrel chairs provide ample seating in the bedroom. The walls of this classic room are covered with lovely period wallpaper in the tones of an early summer morning - soft butter yellow, pale blue and sage green. The bed is canopied with complementary fabrics. The enclosed separate sunporch provides just the right spot for some quiet time, to relax, read a favorite book, work at the English desk,or enjoy viewing the additional television.

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

5-The Garden Room

Second floor room with two queen-sized beds. The Garden is a special favorite for Girls' Getaways, Mother-Daughter Trips, or families traveling together as it features two Queen-Sized Beds. A cheery corner room on the second floor overlooking the veranda and front lawn, the Garden is furnished in White-Washed & Wicker furnishings with two comfortable armchairs for reading. The Garden is decorated with a fresh green, blue, and white hydrangea & floral motif.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

6- Vanity Fair

Second floor, queen-bedded room with fireplace. Located on the second floor, Vanity Fair is one of the inn's most spacious rooms, elegantly furnished with a Queen-Sized Bed. The carved four poster cherry wood is dressed with coordinating bed linens and draped canopy. The burgundy, walnut & taupe toned room sets a timeless atmosphere for a relaxing respite. A corner fireplace adds perfectly to the romantic ambiance. The bathroom has a period claw-foot tub, with attached shower surround.

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

7-The Blue Ridge Room

Second floor, king-bedded room. A bright corner room with two walls of windows decorated in fresh blue and white. A far-off view of the Blue Ridge Mountains can be seen out of the western facing windows. The King-Sized Brass and ivory enameled iron Bed is topped with a half canopy. The custom bed linens and coordinating window treatments feature a classic oriental ginger jar motif. Two reading chairs and a period armoire, containing the flat screen TV, complete the room. The bathroom has a claw-foot tub with attached shower enclosure.

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

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Location

Location Type

City, Mountains, Suburban

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Biltmore Estate, Smoky Mountain Natl Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Arts & Craft Galleries, Nature Center, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Fax Machine, Secretarial services, Wedding Facilities , In-room continental breakfast upon request., Free onsite parking and wireless internet., In-Room Mini Spa Services Available

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Swimming pool, Whitewater Rafting

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3-7 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outdoors only.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Minimum stays may apply. Call for details.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: At time of reservation, you will be charged the full night rate for one night or 50% of the total nights stay for two or more days or for special packages or events.
  • Cancellations: If a cancellation is received at least (14) days prior to your arrival date (30 days notices is required during the months of October through December, and for special packages or events), Your deposit will be refunded by check less a $ 35.00 cancellation fee per room.In the event the cancellation is received (14) days or less prior to arrival (30 days for special packages or during October thru December) the full amount of the reservation will be charged and is non-refundable.Early departures or no shows are considered a cancellation and treated within the described policies. Exceptionally, we may accept a changing of a reservation, but it would be subject to a $40.00 service charge. All requests must be received by email.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Fabrizio & Rosemary Chiariello

Languages spoken

English, Italian

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:30 - 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Individual tables on Sun Porch & in Dining Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Upon Request


Signature Dish

Ruffled Crepes
A flower-shaped crepe filled with the delectable mix of egg, light cheeses and bacon and garnished with a red bell pepper sauce.


Recipes

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