Bent Creek Lodge

10 Parkway Crescent , Asheville, NC 28704 USA (Show map)

About

Stay in the heart of the mountains you came to see in this elegantly, rustic lodge, only yards from the Blue Ridge Parkway and 10 miles from downtown Asheville. Enjoy the mountain views, the crackling fireplace, the scrumptious breakfast, hiking trails and most of all the gracious hospitality of host Doug & Jodee Sellers. You’ll know you’ve found a truly special place. 10 guest rooms, $130 to $200, whirlpool tubs, free wireless Internet, satelite TV, gourmet breakfast & afternoon refreshments included.

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Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Beautiful Retreat

5 on September 05, 2018

First of all, let me start by saying that Lisa, Doug, and Jodee are some of the most welcoming people I've ever met! I immediately felt right at home at Bent Creek Lodge. I am actually from Asheville, and was getting married on property nearby the Lodge. I had seen pictures and reviews of the Lodge online, but none of it prepared me for how truly beautiful the whole place is. I used the backyard gardens as setting for several of my bridesmaid's photos the day of the wedding, and they turned out perfect! This was also where my husband and I stayed for our first honeymoon night before traveling out of town, and we will definitely be making this a regular anniversary retreat! Beautiful home and property, peaceful location away from all the hustle and bustle, DELICIOUS food (I only had the pleasure of a french toast breakfast, but it was phenomenal!), warm hosts, and super cozy beds! Plus, the Tree Room has easily the best jacuzzi tub I've ever swam in. Yes, I said swam. The thing is HUGE!


July 25, 2018

4.4 on July 27, 2018

A wonderful stay. The lodge and grounds are beautiful. Tucked away and secluded, but close to many restaurants and fun things to do! Breakfast each morning was delicious. The hosts were very nice and helpful. Would definitely recommend!


A secret place in the hills but close to Asheville

4.0 on July 23, 2018

My wife and I stayed for two nights in the "Barn Room", convenient on the first floor. The hot breakfasts were just right for a full day ahead. Our hosts took a personal interest in us, without being intrusive. It was like friends meeting friends. This rustic lodge with its gardens, snacks, and magnificent and quirky ceramics professionally done by Jodee. Doug supervised the cooking and was gracious. He remembered fly-fishing details about a previous guest who had recommended the Lodge.The place was appointed to maximum detail without being showy. Best was at early evening, when we returned to sit in the Adirondack chairs at tree line taking in the view and chatting, if we wanted to, with other guests who also were seeking a peaceful and relaxed stay.


Amazing place with great hospitality

5 on June 27, 2018

We stayed at the Bent Creek Lodge for 2 nights in June 2018 and absolutely loved every minute of it. Very comfortable and relaxing, beautiful garden and walking trails, 2 minutes to the Arboretum and 15 minutes to downtown Asheville. Doug and Jodee make an amazing breakfast every morning. There are lots of areas to sit and relax and enjoy the scenery and wildlife. We will definitely stay at Bent Creek Lodge again and will recommend it to our friends.


Amazing Gem!

4.8 on June 03, 2018

What an amazing find close to the Nantahala National Forest and Blue Ridge Parkway! Doug & Jodee Sellers seemed to have thought of everything which made the lodge so warm, inviting and homey! From the lovely rooms to the open common room, we couldn't have asked for better accommodations. Plus, the setting of this rustic lodge is just so peaceful and serene, you couldn't ask for a better place to reconnect or rejuvenate! We highly recommend this B&B and we know you won't be disappointed! Thanks Doug & Jodee!


Heaven!!!

5 on May 13, 2018

We have stayed in many B&B's over the years and I have to say that this was the cleanest, most peaceful, beautiful and relaxing setting-not to mention meticulously cared for!! The property is just beautiful and if felt so comfortable, it was perfect!! Doug and Jodee were so kind, interesting and informative to speak with!! The staff were all very kind and helpful as well!! The breakfasts were definitely over the top and certainly as they hoped, something special that you would not have everyday at home! We are looking forward to our next visit this fall!!


Rest easy in Asheville

4.0 on May 09, 2018

The Bent Creek Lodge provided a beautiful spot to take in the mountains of Asheville. It is close to the French Broad River where we were able to kayak. We also hiked right off the property. The hosts were gracious and friendly. We enjoyed our delicious breakfasts and snacks left out for us daily. Southern hospitality can be found here.


Charming B & B

5 on April 27, 2018

I highly recommend this B & B. Everything about our stay was exceptional. We hope to return again. The breakfast was delicious with a new menu each day, our room was clean and comfortable, the lodge was beautiful, and most importantly the hosts and staff were very accommodating and kind. My husband and I loved everything about our visit.


Lovely, peaceful stay surrounded by nature.

5 on April 02, 2018

This special Lodge surrounded by woods was exactly what we were looking for. Despite our far too short stay, we thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality of Doug and Jody. Our hosts have done everything right to make this B&B first class in every way. We look forward to returning some day.


Perfect!!

5 on February 27, 2018

Everything was absolutely perfect! The breakfast was delicious, the room was clean, and just the right size and location. We loved the access to the back deck! Doug and the rest of the staff truly made us feel comfortable and welcome. My husband and I would recommend Bent Creek to anyone!


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Rooms & Rates

Wildflower Room

This is one of our most romantic rooms. It is on the east end of the second floor and has a back door to the upstairs balcony and mountain views beyond. It features a queen size bed that Doug made from locust logs cut from the property. It is decorated with photos, etchings and pottery of local wildflowers, many of which can be found blooming around the lodge. Snuggle into the sensually soft sheets, look around and you feel like you are surrounded by the forest and flowers. The extra-large bath has a luxurious two person whirlpool tub, with a shower. The custom, granite top vanity has plenty of room for all your travel necessities.

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

Outer Banks Room

You almost smell the salt water as you enter the Outer Banks Room. The shells, weathered wood, & pictures give this room an authentic feel of the North Carolina coast. It has an antique, wrought iron, full size bed. The ceramic tile bath with a combination tub & shower has a large, custom vanity for all your bath items. It has a back door to the upstairs balcony and mountain views beyond and is adjacent to the Wildflower room and the Bird Room.

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

Bird Room

The Bird Room was inspired by our many feathered friends that nest on the property and visit our feeder. It is filled with houses and photos of our native birds with binocs close by. It has a back door to the upstairs balcony, where you can view the birds at the feeders in the gardens below as well as the mountains beyond. It has a queen size bed, ceramic tile bath with a combination tub & shower. It is adjacent to the Outer Banks Room and the Bike Room.

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

Bike Room

This cheerful room with the old timey, big wheel bike art, the side table of old suitcases, and the antique bike poster reminds you of simpler times and simpler bikes. It has a back door to the 2nd floor balcony for long range views. The black, queen size, iron bed with all the tasteful black accents gives the room an air of sophistication. Closely check out the quilt hanging on the wall, it even has little bike patterns, what a find. The ceramic tile bath has a combination tub & shower. It is adjacent to the Water Room and the Bird Room.

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

Water Room

The Water Room was inspired by the waterfalls, rivers and streams we love in this area. The blue accent wall behind the Heart Pine trestle bed makes you feel like you are resting beside the water after a day of fishing or canoeing. Write in your journal or check email at the warm, pine desk. The room is on the west end of the second floor and has a private entrance to the upstairs balcony and mountain views beyond. The spacious, glass enclosed shower in the large, airy bath gives you the feel of bathing in a warm waterfall. It is adjacent to the Bike Room. The bedroom can accommodate a third person with our portable bed if needed. There is a $35 per night fee for a third person in the room.

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

Barn Room

The Barn Room is full of rustic charm and all the amenities of home. It has a king size bed, larger bath with a whirlpool tub, 32? HD TV with Dish Network, and a writing desk. It is handicap accessible; meeting all ADA codes. Being on the main level, with the ramp to the front porch, guest can come and go with no steps involved.The tub also has a wall mounted shower head and a hand held shower.

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

Cherokee Room

From the colorful woven blanket to the arrowhead collection, this room honors the noble tribe that roamed these mountains before us. It has a rustic, pine log, queen size bed, slate tile bath with a combination tub & shower. The back door opens to the spacious lower covered, deck with swings, rockers and views of the forest. It is adjacent to the Tree Room.

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

Tree Room

The Tree Room captures the feel of the forest with its soft mocha colors and beautiful queen bed made of cherry branches. The back door opens to the spacious lower covered, deck with swings, rockers and views of the forest. It has a slate tile bath with a combination tub & shower. It is adjacent to the Mountain and Cherokee rooms.

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

Mountain Room

The traditional quilts and memorabilia bring to mind the rich heritage of Appalachia. The back door opens to the large, covered deck overlooking the garden with swings and rockers. The king size bed can also be set up as two twin beds when needed. The bath has a large soaking tub with a shower. It is adjacent to the downstairs sitting room and the Tree Room.

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

Fern Room

Jodee's favorite room, the walls and accents in soft, soothing greens, give the Fern Room the feel of a lush, forest glen. Get lost in the luxurious king size bed. The spacious bath has an oversized, two person jetted tub. The back door opens to the large, covered deck overlooking the garden with swings and rockers. It is adjacent to the downstairs sitting room on the west end of the lodge..

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

Luhn House

We manage the Luhn House for our good friend Marcia Luhn from Melbourne, Fl. It sits on a beautiful 10 acre, wooded lot with its own small water fall, adjacent to our property. The house has three bedrooms and two and a half baths and is about 100 yards up the road from the Lodge. The main level includes; a fully equipped kitchen with a mahogany, hand carved bar, a great room with massive stone fireplace, a dining area, a laundry and a half bath. The master suite is upstairs and includes a unique queen size, log bed with a large walk-in shower in the bath. The downstairs has one bed room with a queen size bed and one with two twin beds, plus a large bath with a tub & shower combination. On the main deck is a four person hot tub, Weber gas grill and outside dining set. The house also has Direct TV with an HD TV, a VCR, CD player, high speed WiFi and central heat and air. There is also a "Bonus" children's room available downstairs that has 4 bunk beds and a sink area. Linens in the bunk room are available but the beds are not made ahead of time. Luhn House Policies The 13% hospitality tax is not included in the price. There is a one time $35 charge for use of the Bonus Bunk room. A 50% deposit is charged at the time of booking. Deposits, less a $25 processing fee, will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received at least 7 days prior to the arrival date. Thereafter the deposit is forfeited. No age limit for children. Occupancy for up to 6 adults and 4 children when using the bunk room. Linens and paper goods are included, bathroom soap and shampoo are not. A $250.00 damage and loss deposit is also charged at check-in. A check for that amount will be mailed back to you within 3 days of check-out if there is no loss. If the bunk room is used the charge will be deducted from this deposit. Payment must be made on arrival for all balances. We accept MC, Visa, Discover, and personal checks.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 6 Twin

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Location

Location Type

Mountains

Airport

Asheville, NC (AVL) 5 miles

Directions to property:

Seven miles south of downtown Asheville on Interstate 26 take exit #33. Follow highway 191 south for 3 miles. Turn right onto Parkway Crescent and follow the signs 1/2 mile to the Lodge.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Biltmore Estate, NC Arboretum, Blue Ridge Parkway, Great Smokey Mountains, Downtown Asheville, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Cabin

On-site amenities

Billiards, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos , Gift Baskets,

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, TV, Wheelchair access, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Whitewater Rafting

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00 to 7:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside Only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children over 12 are welcome.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit of an amount equal to one night's stay required for reservations.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Doug & Jodee Sellers

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

Jodee, the gourmet chef for the lodge, loves to discover new recipes. She and Doug are both avid mountain bikers, gardeners, travelers and fans of Asheville. Doug is a woodworker and made several of the lodge furnishings. He also casts a fly rod whenever the chance arises.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:30 till 9:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Tomato gravy over spinach cakes
This dish has been handed down from Jodee's grandmother. It is great side dish with our big southern breakfast of Grits, Eggs to order, Homemade Biscuits and Bacon.


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