5 on August 26, 2016
Great hosts, great room, great location!
4.8 on June 29, 2016
This was our first B&B experience and I have to say they set the bar pretty high, we stayed in the Zen Retreat which I recommend. The food was great, Emilie and Arturo are friendly and informative, and the accommodations were clean and relaxing. The location was also convenient for being able to walk downtown each evening and was a reasonable driving distance to hiking. Thank you for a great first B&B experience. We will gladly spread the word and would definitely stay there again if we ever return to the area!
4.8 on April 22, 2016
First of all Leslie and I would like to say Emilie and Arturo are awesome host. Right from the start we knew our stay would be memorable. We were welcomed and shown an overview of Chestnut and the local community. We will return and share with family and friends. Thanks again to Emilie and Arturo.
5 on March 11, 2016
We stayed with Emilie and Arturo March 9 2016. The house was wonderful and our room was very large. The amenities were very nice. But the best part were the innkeepers themselves. Although Arturo was working on an outside project, Emilie sat down and talked with us and explained how they became innkeepers. Their story is wonderful. The next morning we had a wonderful breakfast and more enjoyable conversation. It was hard to leave and we wished we had booked to nights. WE WILL BE BACK!!!!
5 on September 14, 2015
My husband and I can't give enough praise to The Chestnut Street Inn and their entire staff! The Inn is absolutely stunning and extremely well-kept (it also had a 100% cleanliness rating). The breakfasts were absolutely delicious. This was our 4th or 5th Bed and Breakfast and the staff was, by far, the most attentive, informative, fun, jovial staff that we have come across. The new owners, Emilie and Arturo, were remarkable and their enthusiasm is unparalleled. Chris was an absolute doll and gave us a wealth of information on things to do in the Asheville area. My husband and I won't hesitate to return. Best wishes to Emilie and Arturo. We will see you soon! Carol and Joe
4.8 on September 07, 2015
LaDonna was personable and helpful with recommendations to visit Asheville's sights. The room was well maintained, clean, and quiet, even though the house was fully booked with couples celebrating numerous anniversaries. Pleasant staff, delicious unusual bkfts, and within walking distance to downtown, made for an ideal location.
5 on August 28, 2015
Chestnut Street Inn is a beautiful nicely decorated, impeccably landscaped early 1900's brick multi-story home on a quiet street among other wonderful homes near downtown Asheville. It was very comfortable and clean. Rooms are spacious with excellent furnishings. The service, food,and atmosphere was exceptional. I would strongly recommend Chestnut Street Inn as your choice for a Bed and Breakfast in historic Asheville, NC. We plan to stay here each time we return to the area. Thank you for a wonderful Bed and Breakfast experience.
5 on June 24, 2015
We so enjoyed this bed and breakfast. The location was walking distance from town and restaurants. Breakfasts were unique and yummy! Not just scrambled eggs and bacon and everything was made there so you woke to wonderful aromas. I loved the decor which suited the house, yet the bathrooms were modern. My favorite was the porches and delicious coffee in the morning. LaDonna was a fabulous hostess and made sure eveything was wonderful. I highly recommend this B&B for your stay in Asheville and touring the Biltmore.
4.8 on April 04, 2015
We stayed 2 nights in early April to celebrate our anniversary. Having stayed at B&B's in England, Scotland and Ireland we'd experienced the full range of Poor- Average-Excellent. The Chestnut Street Inn rats right at the top! Absolutely spotless, well-maintained and very hospitable are accurate descriptions for this beautiful B&B. Would enthusiastically recommend.
5 on March 23, 2015
Very conveniently located to all things Asheville with friendly staff and great service. My wife and I stayed in the Beaucatcher Suite, which was spacious and removed from the main house which added a nice bit of privacy to our stay. We will definitely look to stay here again on one of our future visits.
5 on March 21, 2015
Our stay couldn't,t have been better. This is a lovely place with yummy food and hospitable staff. Rocking on the front porch was a highlight.
5 on February 26, 2015
We were supposed to originally stay over during the Martin Luther King Holiday, but I got sick, so we had to postpone. Ladonna, the Inn Keeper, was very helpful and gave us a gift certificate to use, since our 1st night's deposit had already been paid. We rescheduled at out next available weekend and we were glad it worked out that way. We had originally booked one of the less expensive rooms, but when we re-booked, the "Zen Retreat" had become available. It wasn't that much more, but it was really worth it. My wife is pretty picky about rooms, but she loved it, even though we had to go up an extra flight of stairs. They had taken what would have probably been an attic space and converted into a wonderfully designed retreat. Some of the best aspects of it were - the huge walk in steam shower (with bench)that with a touch of a button heated up quickly to 115 degrees; the King bed; cushioned benches for under three different dormer windows; a very cozy sitting area; the 3rd floor view of downtown Asheville; and mostly importantly the Japanese themed decor that made it seem as if you were in another locale. We tried to spend as much time as we could in the room while still trying to get out and see the sights and visit the great restaurants. Ladonna was the best hostess I have ever had at a B&B, and I've been to at least 20. The Breakfast staff were so nice and on Sunday morning, each of the women were given origami creations that Kris had made. The food itself was great with fresh fruit and Quiche Lorraine on Saturday and Pumpkin Waffles on Sunday.
5 on February 18, 2015
This is a wonderful gem in Asheville. It is super convenient to downtown Asheville, all of the great restaurants and only 5 minutes to Biltmore! The hostess was magnificent and wonderfully accommodating. The beds were luxurious and so comfortable and breakfast was scrumptious. I look forward to my next visit! Thank you Ladonna
5 on October 12, 2014
Our first time to stay in a B & B and what a wonderful time we had. LaDonna is a wonderful hostess with endless ideas of what to see, do and where to eat. This beautiful Inn has a welcoming front porch to sit and rock while enjoying a cup of hot tea after a long day of sightseeing. Within walking distance from downtown and a very easy drive to The Biltmore House. Breakfast was delicious and Chris made sure we all were taken care of. The rooms are clean and comfortable with details very well thought out by LaDonna. We will definitely stay here again when we travel to Asheville.
4.8 on October 10, 2014
Where the innkeeper anticipates every need
5 on September 29, 2014
Great place to stay. A short four block walk to downtown. Nice rooms. Friendly and accommodating staff. Great breakfast.
5 on September 07, 2014
We had a wonderful 3 night stay at the Chestnut Street Inn. The Inn is just beautiful outside and in. All the rooms were luxurious, clean and so comfortable. We stayed in the Beaucatcher, a cottage outside the beautiful turn of the century home. The Beaucathcer was very cozy with a small kitchen and sitting area with lovely bedroom and bath complete with a jacuzzi tub/ shower. Ladonna was a wonderful hostess, very friendly and made us feel right at home. The breakfasts were delicious. They were very accommodating of my gluten free diet and their alternative breakfast was also delicious. Chris was also very helpful with suggestions for places to eat and things to see. I love to knit and she was very helpful in providing us with a brochure complete with a listing of all the yarn stores in the area. We enjoyed sitting out on the large front porch visiting with other guests. We also enjoyed the little treats they left out for us to snack on. They have a very talented chef on staff. We felt right at home during our stay and would defiantly stay at the Chestnut Street Inn again.
5 on September 07, 2014
This home is beautiful and immaculate and very comfortable. LaDonna, Chris and the rest of the staff are so inviting, and do anything they can to help you enjoy your stay. Plenty of tips and suggestions for dining, experiences and sightseeing, they will even make reservations for you if you want. The location is an easy walk to the downtown area. Breakfast each morning was absolutely delicious, such wonderful homemade food! It is also served in a traditional family style, with everyone dining together. LaDonna and staff are excellent with getting conversation amongst the guests started, and in no time at all you feel like you have know these people forever. It really does feel like staying with family! We didn't want to leave, and we will certainly be back. I highly recommend this place to anyone traveling to the Asheville area.
5 on July 15, 2014
My daughter and I stayed at the beautiful Chestnut Inn this past weekend. We could not have been more pleased. We had such a good time meeting the other guests but most of all we were so impressed with LaDonna. She gave us a tour of the home and made us feel welcome from the moment we walked in the door. Her tips on restaurants were great. We were able to walk to downtown. The coffee was great and so were the breakfasts. Keith and Chris were also wonderful. We would definitely stay here again.
Ginny , It was such a pleasure to have you and you beautiful daughter Cameron. Your kind words are so appreciated and I am fortunate to have such delightful guests as the two of you. I trust your last day events were all you had hoped and I am sure so pleasurable. I love having Mothers and Daughters come to stay with me. It is truly a special time together. We will hope to see you both again soon. Hugs LaDonna
5 on July 10, 2014
Great convenient location with short walk to downtown. Friendly staff and hosts.
4.6 on July 07, 2014
We are a group of 6 couples who have been meeting for the weekend of July 4th for 7 years. Asheville and the Chestnut Street Inn was our destination this year - it was a great choice for us. The Chestnut Street Inn was a wonderful fit for us and was well located for enjoying Asheville - plus the view of the fireworks from the front porch for the fourth was fantastic!
Johnny, it was a pleasure meeting you, Janet and all of your group. It looks as though everyone really enjoyed your time together and we are happy to have been able to provide our beautiful old home for the occasion. We will hope to see you all again in the future.
5 on June 30, 2014
This was our first time at a Bed and Breakfast and we could not have had a better experience! LaDonna and Staff were gracious and welcoming. Our room was lovely and relaxing with a separate living room and small kitchen area. Each morning the breakfast was top notch and we really enjoyed the conversations with the other guests. The Inn is perfectly located close to downtown Asheville with plenty to do to feel part of this unique city. We can't wait to go back! Kevin and Elizabeth Davis
Kevin and Elizabeth it was wonderful meeting you both. We are so glad you chose to spend your 23rd anniversary at the Chestnut Street Inn. We are always delighted to be our guests first bed and breakfast experience, we love spoiling everyone. Our little town is so amazing with so much beauty in the mountains. We will look forward to seeing you both again soon.
5 on June 19, 2014
Really, really loved this B&B and wished I had stayed longer. LaDonna and her staff are really wonderful people and appear to genuinely love their jobs. They should, they are excellent at what they do and you really do feel very welcome when you stay here. LaDonna gave us great recommondations on where to dine and her recommendation of ordering advance tickets to the Biltmore was appreciated. The interior of this B&B is just stunning, the rooms are great and each room is uniquely different. Another, very insightful feature, were the bathroom towels. You might be wondering, why on earth is someone commenting on bathroom towels? Well as a woman, the "brown" embroidered "makeup" towels were great. You can't stain brown towels with your make-up. Simple brilliant, who thinks of this? If you are thinking of the Chestnut Street Inn or another inn, pick the Chestnust Street Inn, you can't go wrong with this B&B. I really enjoyed my stay here.
We are so glad you enjoyed yourself at our beautiful old home. We are always finding wonderful antiques at the local estate sale and antique shops so the furniture is always changing. As for the brown make up towels, that developed from shear necessity and being very tired of seeing all my white and light colored wash cloths stained beyond use. This solved my problem and everyone loves them. We will look forward to seeing you again soon.
4.4 on June 12, 2014
Our stay at the B&B was restful, service and breakfast was excellent, and the location allowed easy access to everything. The inn is a restored historic home and decorated with many beautiful antiques. Our innkeeper was extremely knowledgeable of things to do and places to eat. Hope to stay again on next visit.
4.2 on May 05, 2014
My husband and I enjoyed our stay at Chestnut Inn. Everyone was helpful and attentive. The food was good and the service also. My only suggestion would be to install overhead fans in the rooms or individual air conditioners since we found the bedroom to be stuffy and warm at times.
I am so sorry you were not comfortable while you were here. Your visit in April was during a few warm days so we had not installed our window A/C units. We do have central heat and air so that is normally sufficient until later summer when it is warmer. We do have fans we could have offered if you had let us know you needed one. I do hope you will come see us again and we will make sure there is a fan in your room.
4.4 on April 30, 2014
We had a very relaxing time during our getaway. The inn was lovely and the accommodations very comfortable. LaDonna is a wealth of information to help with what to do or where to dine. We totally enjoyed out stay.
I am so glad you were comfortable in my home. I am proud to be able to share my home and this beautiful little town and information with you. We want everyone to enjoy every minute the have here. We will hope to see you again one day soon.
5 on April 07, 2014
La Donna, Chris and Keith were wonderful. My sister and I had never stayed at a B&B before and we were so pleased with this home. The breakfasts were wonderful and it was fun meeting new people and sharing our stories. La Donna and Chris were so helpful giving us information on places to visit, restaurants, and how to get to the sights. We were able to buy our Trolley passes through her as well. I would definitely stay here again. Chris even gave all of the guests an origami crane that she had made. So sweet.
Chris, Keith and I all loved meeting you both and sharing with you the many wonderful things our beautiful little town has to offer. It is so nice having Sisters come and enjoy their time together in our historic home. We look so forward to seeing you again soon. Hugs!
5 on March 10, 2014
LaDonna and her staff were amazing, the food was amazing, the decor and hospitality, amazing!! We were celebrating our 9 year wedding anniversary early, and this B&B was everything I expected and more. We will definitely be seeing LaDonna again soon & sharing the great reviews with our friends and family!
Thank you so much for your review. We love sharing this beautiful old home with our guests and we thoroughly enjoy our guests so spoiling you a little is a pleasure. We want every visit to Asheville to be a wonderful experience so we are honored to start it off here at The Chestnut Street Inn showing you just how special you really are. We look forward to a chance to spoil you a little more in the near future. Hugs, LaDonna
4.8 on February 21, 2014
Stayed here towards the end of a week long vacation and it was delightful. LaDonna and Chris were fantastic hosts with great conversation and willing to help out where ever possible. The Inn was beautiful and kept up amazingly with much of its original decor. Want to enjoy a home away from home with a bit more pampering? This would be the place!
It's always our pleasure to pamper our guests. Chris, Keith and I all enjoy having such wonderful people visit us. We enjoy telling everyone of all the exciting events, fabulous restaurants, boutiques, galleries, antiques or what ever you are interested in doing since Asheville does offers it all. I love this town and love sharing it. We look forward to seeing you again soon. LaDonna
5 on December 22, 2013
We spent two nights in this lovely B & B. LaDonna and staff were wonderful giving us many tips and ideas of where to eat and what to see. The Inn is close to downtown Asheville. We walked to downtown and spent the afternoon enjoying the city. We had certain dietary requirements and LaDonna was very accommodating to our needs. The breakfasts were great. We especially loved the fresh fruit prior to the entrée. The house was decorated for Christmas and was lovely. We especially like the older B & B's. The woodwork in the Inn was beautiful. There were treats in the afternoon to be enjoyed if you wanted a snack prior to dinner. Our room was on the second floor and was comfortable and clean. The bathroom was a little small, but was functional. We enjoyed our stay and will recommend this Inn to our friends. We would certainly return in the future should be visit Asheville again. Thanks LaDonna for a great stay!
Thank you for posting a review for us! It was certainly our pleasure to meet you and have time to visit with you. We do hope to see you again soon. We do offer eight rooms at the Chestnut Street Inn and all very in room and bath size. We have many guests who return to visit us and want to experience a different room each time. Other returning guests find the room they love and want nothing else. Either way, we have the perfect room for you and would welcome the opportunity to help you select your future room. Happy New Year!
5 on December 03, 2013
The Chestnut Street Inn was the perfect place for a family rendezvous for the long holiday weekend. Close to the delights of Asheville city center, yet a tranquil retreat, the Inn is a place where tranquility and hospitality abound!
Your entire family was a delight to meet and have as guests in our home. We thoroughly enjoyed the warmth and energy you gave to us and we hope it will be the first of many visits.
3.8 on October 24, 2013
My wife and I spent an October weekend at the Chestnut Street Inn and had a wonderful time. It is perfectly located within walking distance of downtown, and close driving distance to the Biltmore, Grove Park Inn, etc. We really enjoyed our stay, and would go back in a heart beat. The rooms were good, and the service was great!
5 on September 13, 2013
I absolutely loved everything about my stay at Chestnut Street Inn! The owners are incredible. I was in town for work and had a pretty intense schedule, so I missed breakfast each morning. The owner made breakfast for me and left it in the fridge for me to have in the mornings because I was leaving so early. Each day I saw her she asked how I was doing and if I needed anything. The house is beautiful, the bed was incredibly comfy, the location is ideal... the downtown YMCA even let me get a weekly pass at a great rate so I could workout... and it is about 2 minutes from the Inn. I will definitely be going back! You will not regret your decision to stay here. :)
5 on July 27, 2013
Personal, loving, attentive & conscientious right down to the smallest details! Very aware of food sensitivities and cheerfully accommodating. Within walking distance of downtown Asheville and located in a quiet and safe area. Will definitely recommend to all my family and friends!
4.8 on July 17, 2013
My husband and I were celebrating our 45th anniversary and couldnt think of a better place to slip away than the great town of Ashville, and to our favorite B&B. This is our 3rd visit and no...we can't help but return. The rooms are beautifully decorated and the inn itself is charming. The large front porch just calls you to enjoy the rockers and relax after a busy day of play. From the porch we were able to watch the city's 4th of July fireworks from afar (but not too far) while watching a steady rain come down during the show. LaDonna and staff are wonderful, remembering past guests and welcoming them warmly. The breakfasts are delicious and healthy at the same time. So are the delicious cookies offered each afternoon. We were happy to enjoy yet another wonderful stay at the Chestnut Street Inn!
5 on June 28, 2013
What a great place! From the time we walked in the front door and were greeted by LaDonna, we felt like this was a second home. Friendly, clean, and convenient to downtown Asheville. And the restaurant recommendations were exceptional. A restful, pleasant stay.
5 on June 18, 2013
Like some others, my wife and I found this place my Internet search. The positive reviews were shown to be true and the negative reviews blatantly false in almost every way. We were looking for a small, romantic bed and breakfast within walking distance of downtown Asheville that does not allow children. This bed and breakfast met those requirements and more. You will find wonderful architecture, attention to detail, beautiful large porches with rocking chairs, and beautiful gardens. LaDonna, Rachel, and Chris were courteous, entertaining, and welcome you warmly. In the morning, you are greeted with delicious coffee and a wonderful breakfast. Would recommend to any couple looking to get away for the weekend. I wish we could have stayed longer!
5 on June 11, 2013
Inn Is clean, comfortable and convenient to all of the sights to see in Asheville. Our room was bright and our bed was comfortable. The innkeepers were knowledgable about restaurants and very willing to make sure we got the most out of our visit.
5 on May 31, 2013
We had a wonderful stay (3 nights) in this beautiful historic home. LaDonna and staff were extremely welcoming and pleasant. They went the extra mile to assure we enjoyed our stay and were comfortable. Our room was beautiful, clean and nicely decorated. The breakfasts were always a delight. Relaxing in the rockers on the front porch after a busy day was also a highlight for us. We highly recomment the Chestnut Street Inn.
5 on May 29, 2013
We have been coming to Asheville and staying at the Chestnut Street Inn for about six years. LaDonna and Joe's hospitality (and delicious cooking) always keep us coming back for more. The inn is an escape from the demands of our everyday lives. The only decision we have to make is whether we feel more inclined toward the steam room of the Zen Retreat or the two-person jacuzzi tub in the Beaucatcher Suite. The neighborhood is a great location for getting to the Botanical Gardens, Arboretum, and Parkway in order to soak up all of the natural beauty Asheville has to offer. Most importantly, Chestnut Street is an easy 15 minute walk to downtown, putting Asheville's overwhelming amount of fabulous restaurants steps from our door. This trip we tried some new places, branching out from favorites Zambra, Limones, Laughing Seed, and Early Girl. We added Table, Bouchon, and Plant to our repertoire, as well as checking out Asheville's vibrant brewery scene for Beer Week. We cannot say enough good things about our Asheville experience and plan to continue returning for years to come.
5 on May 20, 2013
My wife and I spent the weekend at the Chestnut Street Inn to celebrate our anniversary. We stayed in the Beaucatcher Suite. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and cannot say enough about how comfortable our room was and how wonderful LaDonna, Chris and the entire staff were. Breakfast was amazing and attention to detail was apparent. We were addressed by name throughout the stay and it was clear that the staff really wanted to get to know us and make us feel comfortable and welcomed. We cannot wait to make it back to Asheville to visit our new friends at the Chestnut Street Inn.
5 on April 08, 2013
Great first floor room. Quiet, comfortable. Marvelous breakfast. Gracious hosts, beautiful home. Will stay here again on next visit to Asheville.
4.8 on January 29, 2013
I have stayed at several B&B's before and I can say that the service offered at the Chestnut Street Inn is unparralled. The home was beautiful and was magnificently kept. LaDonna gave great recommendations on eating, shopping and sight seeing. The breakfast was delicious and was served right on time. We stayed in the Beaucatcher Suite and it was a great escape from our busy lives. Not only that but the location of the Inn is unbeatable. It's easily in walking distance from downtown and everything else you need! I highly recommend the Chestnut Street Inn to family, friends and anyone else that's looking to escape to Asheville.
5 on January 28, 2013
We very much enjoyed our stay in the Beaucatcher Suite. The room was large and comfortable with a very warm gas fireplace and spacious jacuzzi tub in the bathroom. Breakfast was delicious and they were very accommodating if you had individual dietary needs. Many thanks to LaDonna for being such a great host. We couldn't do the full two days at the Inn because of when I had my proposal but she still allowed the reservation. I appreciated this very much. We are looking forward to returning for an anniversary!
5 on January 27, 2013
We truly loved this place. It was everything that you would expect in a top flight B&B. The staff made the place as much as the quality of the place.
4.6 on January 23, 2013
We booked multiple rooms for family and friends. The rooms are very well decorated, and the prices during off-season are a tremendous bargain. We were well treated and well received by LaDonna as well as by other members of the staff. The music that was playing at a low volume in the sitting room was fitting for the occassion. Decor, location, and price are the top reasons we will book here again.
5 on January 15, 2013
We had a wonderful 2-night stay at the Chestnut Street Inn. The house was beautiful inside. Clearly there has been alot of attention to detail to make each room exquisite and unique. I highly recommend the Zen Room. This room takes up the top floor of the house. It is spacious and contains everything you will need for relaxing stay. This includes a portable fireplace and steam shower.
4.8 on January 05, 2013
Great house, very comfortable accomodations, fabulous food, convenient location within walking distance of downtown, and exceptionally friendly (and helpful) inkeeper and assistants. Our stay could not have been better. Bravo!
4.6 on January 02, 2013
What a way to bring the new year... the service was great La Donna and her staff are superb!! Great rooms (Zen) was ours. Pampered from the time you check in until your final Breakfast. Great location to downtown,Biltmore and much more. A for sure come back...Mark and Jenny
5 on December 18, 2012
My fiancee and I went to Asheville, NC to begin planning our wedding, we stayed at the Chestnut Street Inn. We were so impressed with the Zen room, the food, the entire house, that we will definitely be returning. There are so many details in planning a destination wedding that it can be overwhelming. LaDonna (owner) and Chris were extremely helpful in guiding us to what we wanted to see. I felt so relaxed and we had a wonderful time.
4.6 on November 29, 2012
Our beautiful room was situated right by all the gorgeous Christmas decorations ... we could smell the coffee brewing in the morning ... the fireplace in our room was perfect, beautiful, cozy and just right on those chilly mountain nights. We can't wait to return. Everything was exceptional and we highly recommend this B&B!!!
5 on November 26, 2012
My husband and I wanted to do something special for our 20th Anniversary. We have never stayed at a bed & breakfast and were not sure we would enjoy the experience. We read reviews and looked for hours on-line. Chestnut Street Inn was our choice based on the internet alone. I am submitting this review so others searching the same way will know - this Inn is phenomenal!! I must say that LaDonna and her staff are AMAZING!! They provided the right mix of pampering and privacy. The weekend was a just perfect. The Zen Retreat was comfortable and beautifully furnished. LaDonna guided us on popular things to do and restaurants whose food was delicious. I simply cannot say enough!! This Inn is well worth your time and hard earned dollars. Amazing group of people – thank you Chestnut Street Family for opening your home and helping us add beautiful memories to this chapter in our life!!!
5 on November 18, 2012
LaDonna & her staff went beyond our expectations during our stay. Our dinner reservations were superb! We felt right at home and are looking forward to our next visit!
5 on November 08, 2012
The Chestnut Street Inn was a wonderful anniversary getaway. The Zen room was magnificant and the breakfast was scrumptious. The owners were very helpful with ideas of things to see and do along with great places to eat.
4.8 on October 07, 2012
Lovely home. wonderful hostess and staff, excellent food and great value.
5 on September 10, 2012
Five stars! LaDonna was very helpful, made our dinner reservations and made sure a cab was there to take us to the restaurant. We stayed in the Chestnut Hill room, very clean and comfy bed. We will be back!
4.8 on September 09, 2012
My husband & I enjoyed our stay at the Chestnut Street Inn. We celebrated his birthday & the other guests that we shared breakfast with in the mornings sang happy birthday to him. It was so warm & welcoming like one big diverse family. Thank you LaDonna & staff, you all made everything so easy to attend to. The Grants
5 on August 12, 2012
We enjoyed the Blue Ridge room which had a king bed and was very large. The food was made from scratch and each afternoon we enjoyed homemade cookies. Ladonna set up reservations for our dinners each night and the restaurants were fantastic. The staff was helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. The B and B is located close to everything.
5 on July 17, 2012
We loved our stay at the Chestnut Street Inn. LaDonna and Chris made everything memorable. While we were there we stayed in the Zen Retreat room which was AMAZING! We especially enjoyed the steam room in this special room and loved having the third floor to ourselves. The breakfast each morning and cookies and tea every afternoon were fabulous :) Every day we enjoyed our room, as well as the downstairs area (beautifully decorated) and porches--the entire home was welcoming and you could tell LaDonna paid attention to all the details. This is definitely a B&B we will recommend to family and friends and hope to returning to again! :) God Bless! :)
4.8 on July 13, 2012
B&B My husband and I seldom repeat destinations or accommodations, but when we return to the great city of Asheville, we would certainly return to the Chestnut Street Inn. We feel like we're going home to visit family... who would roll out the red carpet for us! We feel pampered in every way. The rooms are lovely, the beds comfortable. The delicious breakfasts are not the norm, with nice presentation. The homemade cookies offered each afternoon are a real treat when returning from a busy day of exploring the city (which is in walking distance). We always enjoy sitting on the comfy, front porch of this grand house late in the evening, just to unwind after an adventurous day. LaDonna and her staff make each guest feel special and welcomed. A true B&B lodging experience, making us want to return again and again! B&BFinder
4.8 on July 12, 2012
Really our 1st visit to Asheville. This B & B was great - great location, loved the Beaucatcher suite. Lots of nice touches. LaDonna was gracious and very helpful. We'll be back
4.8 on June 20, 2012
The staff are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The food and service was great.
5 on June 16, 2012
Great B&B and wonderful Host LaDonna.All was good and will absolutely go back, you can't go wrong staying at chestnut street inn.
4.6 on May 31, 2012
My girlfriend and I had never been to Asheville. Most of the rooms were booked ... but, we got lucky and found a room at the Chestnut Street Inn. Loved the feel of the place ... truly enjoyed the staff ... and the room was very comfortable. If you are willing to walk just a bit ... it's an easy distance to downtown. I truly enjoyed my stay ... and would welcome staying there again.
4.6 on May 23, 2012
I highly recommend the Chestnut Street Inn to anyone visiting Asheville! My boyfriend and I enjoyed our stay so much (and felt so comfortable!) that he proposed to me in the garden! He was waiting for the perfect moment and the staff (Chris) kindly agreed to take our pictures outside the day of our departure. Little did she and I know that she was photographing our engagement! I couldn't have asked for a more perfect moment and setting. The Inn is within walking distance of great restaurants, bars, shops, and street festivals, yet is nestled in a quiet neighborhood that really feels like a retreat from city life. The staff are beyond friendly and could not be more accommodating. The breakfast is so tasty, you wouldn't want to eat breakfast anywhere else! The rooms are well-appointed and there is minimal noise heard throughout the house. The front porch is perfect for a morning cup of tea and the garden areas are great for reading-or proposing!
5 on May 02, 2012
Great Location, lovely home, finest Southern hospitality!
5 on April 14, 2012
We recently stayed at the Chestnut Street Inn. What a warm and welcoming place after a long drive! The house is beautiful and comfortable. The common areas have lots of good information on the surrounding area, snacks, tea, water, etc. The delicious breakfast was served promptly with generous portions. We stayed in the Beaucatcher suite. The bed and pillows were very comfortable and there is plenty of room to relax. They also have ample parking, so there are no problems getting in or out of the parking lot. LaDonna and her staff couldn’t have been nicer and have lots of information about the Asheville area. Joe was out of town at the time so we did not have the pleasure of meeting him. We would certainly stay there again!
5 on March 19, 2012
This is absolutely the best B&B my wife and I have had the pleasure to patronize. LaDonna and her Team offer impeccable service, wonderful hospitality, and amazing conversations. Our room was spotless and the breakfasts were certainly more than your average bacon and eggs. This place is awesome and we cannot wait to return!!! Thanks again to LaDonna and her staff for a first class experience!
4.4 on February 07, 2012
Perfect place to recover from a hectic professional life. Innkeeper and staff were exceedingly helpful but never intrusive. Property was adorable and furniture in room was comfy. Highly reocmmend!
4.6 on February 06, 2012
We had a wonderful stay at the Chestnut Street Inn. LaDonna was a fantastic hostess, our room was cozy and comfortable, and it was the perfect location. We will most definitely be back!
3.8 on December 05, 2011
My husband and I love Asheville and always try to stay near downtown. The Inn is just a short walk to nearby restaurants and shopping, and LaDonna is very knowledgeable about the local options, as well as hiking in and around the area. Our cottage was spacious, lovely and most comfortable, and as this was a romantic weekend, the separation from the main house was ideal. Extra good coffee in the mornings, and breakfast was quite good both days. We'll definitely stay again.
4.4 on November 10, 2011
We recently stayed at the inn and had a most pleasant time in the area. It is within walking distance to downtown but still about 1/2 mile. The rooms are quite comfortable and clean. They are stocked with all the amenities one would expect in a quality B&B. The staff is most pleasant and ready to help. This was our first time staying in Asheville. DO follow to LaDonna's recommendations for dining. She is spot on. Bottom line when in the area WE WILL SURELY STAY THERE AGAIN.
4.0 on October 27, 2011
My husband and I have just returned home after a restful 3 days at the Chestnut Street Inn. The room's decor was tastefully done only to be outdone by the comfortable bed. Innkeeper Ladonna Lasko was attentive to our every need.She made several suggestions to places to visit all within walking distances to shops and restaurants. You could also purchase tickets for places like the Biltmore Inn or trolly tours at a discount from the Inn The breakfasts were great and not just your every day eggs or cereal. We hope to return again in the spring
5 on October 16, 2011
You have to stay here if you want to experience the best Bed and Breakfast in Asheville. It is close to every major attraction, yet secluded enough to feel safe and relaxed. When you stay here, make sure you stay at the Zen Retreat room...it is the only room in the third floor, and it has a walk-in stone shower/steam room. It is extremely relaxing and worth the price. This is the best place to stay if you are looking to stay in Asheville. I would recommend this place to anyone...and I even found it using this site, haha. Amazing B&B!
3.8 on August 30, 2011
We had a great trip to Asheville (a great city!) for our 10th Wedding Anniversary, and the Chestnut Street Inn was a big reason why it was such a success. We loved our room (the Beaucatcher Suite) because it was spacious, comfortable, quiet, and private. The staff were helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable about Asheville. The food was good (if not plentiful), and we enjoyed sharing breakfast with the other guests. The location was great - close to downtown and easy to find when we drove into town. If you want the B&B experience for a couples trip to Asheville, this is a great place to stay.
5 on August 25, 2011
My wife and I stayed for two nights and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The owner (LaDonna) was extremely gracious and not only provided a warm and relaxing atmosphere but gave us valuable suggestions on dinner and activities. The room (Iron Horse) on the first floor was perfect for our needs and we had a chance to look at several other rooms. All beautifully decorated with comfort clearly in mind. The service was excellent and the entire house was exceptionally clean. The location is close to the downtown area. We loved just sitting on the porch drinking wine. Absolutely no complaints. We'd go again.
4.8 on August 01, 2011
My husband and I recently stayed at the Chestnut Street Inn to celebrate our 17th anniversary. The proximity to downtown Asheville can't be beat. We stayed in the Biltmore room. It was beautifully furnished, spacious, and had a very comfortable bed. Joe and LaDonna were great hosts. They had helpful suggestions for everything from local restaurants to hiking trails. The breakfast each morning was scrumptious (we felt like royalty) and allowed us to meet some of the other guests. We love this B&B and will definitely be back. Next time we want to stay in the Zen Retreat. But really, all the rooms look lovely. Would highly recommend this if you want to be pampered in a relaxing environment, but still have easy access to restaurants, shops, and more!
5 on July 09, 2011
This was our third stay in the Zen Retreat. Asheville is our home away from home, and we keep coming back to the Chestnut Street Inn, because we just can't top the quality! Ladonna and Joe are always so kind and welcoming, providing a scrumptious breakfast and peaceful atmosphere. In addition, they have introduced us to several of our favorite restaurants, such as Limones, Zambra, Cocina 24, and The Laughing Seed. The Zen Retreat itself is an oasis of calm and tranquility. The location at the top of the house provides optimum privacy for a couple's get-away. In addition, the California King bed is perfect for stretching out after a relaxing steam in the oversized shower/steam room. This room is perfect for escaping the worries and trials of our hectic lives.
5 on June 04, 2011
Anyone who enjoys historic houses and southern fellowship will enjoy staying at the Chestnut Street Inn. Our family recently stayed here for 2 nights and enjoyed its retreat atmosphere and proximity to downtown Ashville. We stayed in the Chestnut Hill and Grove Park rooms (downstairs and upstairs) and appreciated the comfort of the beds and the beauty of the decorations. During the 90 degree weather, the rooms’ air conditioners maintained inner coolness. The bathrooms had modern appliances/fixtures. Ladonna was very hospitable, happy to give advice and accommodate guest needs. Breakfast was served around the family dining table, gourmet meals cooked by Joe. They even offered seconds for those interested in larger portion sizes. The friendly conversation that sprung up between guests at the meal was a great example of one of the best charms of B&Bs – the relational and family nature of each stay. The Chestnut Street Inn does a good job of creating the atmosphere to do this, allowing guests to sit on the veranda with wine and cheese or congregate in the front parlor. Guests can also keep to themselves, but why miss out on meeting new people? ¿ As guests who also prefer more technological entertainment, we were happy to find that both of our rooms had a television, one of which was a large flat screen tv. Guests can choose from the B&B’s library of DVDs or use its wifi, which is strong enough even to accommodate watching Hulu.com online. I would like to address a potential concern. Since the Chestnut Street Inn is a historic home, the owners have had to work within the room sizes that it naturally accommodates. This means some bathrooms are smaller in size, especially for guests over 6 ft tall. While this was a drawback, it also lent to the atmosphere. There are some things worth trading to stay in such a beautiful home; if you think differently, make sure you ask for one of the rooms with a larger bathroom (e.g. the one with a Jacuzzi.)
5 on May 24, 2011
This was our first trip to Asheville and The Chestnut Street Inn. It was a wonderful long weekend in a fabulous B&B. We stayed in the Blue Ridge Room, which was beautifully decorated, spacious, and immaculate. LaDonna was a most gracious host, full of knowledge of the area, great suggestions for things to do, places to see, directions, and places to eat. The Inn had available tickets to the Biltmore and the Trolley Tours, which made it very convenient. We only wish we had more time. Our next trip will include a stay at the Inn and we will highly recommend it to friends and family. Thank you for a wonderful weekend get-away.
4.6 on May 20, 2011
This was our first stay in Asheville and our first B&B there. Joe and LaDonna were very helpful with restaurants as well as getting us to the Biltmore. Our room was exceptionally clean, beautiful, relaxing, just perfect. They were wonderful hosts. They made us feel at home. The staff were just as nice and courteous. A great place to stay. Dawn and Bill Noble
4.4 on May 04, 2011
I did a lot of research looking for a B&B to stay in for a long weekend for my Birthday. We picked the Chestnut Street Inn for it’s size, charm and value. The Chestnut Street Inn far exceeded our expectations on all fronts! The staff was very gracious, accommodating and helpful with recommending restaurants, outings, things to do and places to go. The Inn is very well maintained - and kept immaculate by the staff on a daily basis. The breakfast was very good - and very filling. And afternoon tea includes freshly baked goodies on a daily basis – delicious! Some of the best home-made cookies I’ve ever had! A few things to note: 1) The Inn does keep two cats on premises. (We have 4 cats ourselves, so no bother to us, but they do wander freely in the house). 2) The Inn is a “bit” further from downtown than advertised. I would say they are probably 3 blocks from the outskirts of the downtown area – so it’s more like 6 blocks from town center. However, it’s a small town, and very easy to walk everywhere. (But if you’re looking for a place where you step out the front door and are 5 steps from downtown, this Inn is probably not the best choice.) We did not have a problem walking everywhere – and felt very safe doing so. When we go back to Asheville this fall – The Chestnut Street in will be our first choice!
4.4 on April 01, 2011
We came to Asheville looking for a retreat -- a place to be quiet, to talk, to reflect. At the Chestnut Street Inn we found exactly what we were looking for. The Beaucatcher room was our own private hideaway. The tub was a delight -- we soaked and talked. The sitting area by the fireplace was yet another comfortable spot to unwind. Best of all, our room was quiet and very clean. We look forward to another opportunity to visit the Chestnut Street Inn and be re-charged. (Oh, and Asheville was also wonderful!!!)
4.0 on February 14, 2011
First time at a B & B ... found Valentine decorations extra special. The Beaucatcher Suite was extra quiet and away from the Main House. My favorite breakfast were Joe's pumpkin waffles. Very hospitable and southern comfort feeling to this wonderful home. Thanks
4.0 on January 31, 2011
Wanted a special weekend retreat with my wife, what we received was a true blessing. The main house was beautiful, the location was ideal, Joe and Ladonna placed their personal touch on our weekend and the Beaucatcher Suite was awesome. This weekend was a true answer to prayer.
4.4 on January 17, 2011
We spent a lovely two days walking around Asheville from the doorstep of this bed and breakfast... it was exactly what we were looking for. We were 100% comfortable and they accommodated our special dietary needs so graciously.
5 on December 29, 2010
My wife and I stayed at the Chestnut Street Inn B&B on December 10th & 11th, 2010 and was truly amazed at not only the beauty of the Inn, but our hosts who made us feel like it was our home. We stayed in the Blue ridge room and just couldn't have asked for more. The room had this King size poster bed, a sitting area and a fireplace to keep us warm and cozy during the cold evenings. LaDonna is very knowledgeable about things to see and do in and around Asheville as well as which restaurants should not be missed and Joe's 3 course breakfast each morning was absolutely delicious. Pumpkin Pie and Kachinna are their two cats that roam the inn and makes it feel like your right back at home and Pumpkin Pie loves the Blue Ridge room and will come a visit with you if you leave your door open while you are there. I was able to sitdown with Joe over some coffee one afternoon and have a great conversation with him. Joe, I really enjoyed our conversation and hope to do it again with you soon. My wife and I have stayed in B&B's in California, Tennessee and now North Carolina and this one is the "BEST" and we will be back again soon. Joe and LaDonna, thanks for making my surprise for my wife a great one.
4.0 on December 28, 2010
We had a great 2 day stay at the B&B. The Zen Room was worth the extra $, given its view of downtown at night, perfect quiet for restful sleep, and the steam shower to help shake off the chilly air. The house was decorated for the holidays - beautiful, warm and welcoming. Joe and LaDona were perfect hosts, with great tips about the local food, shops, etc. The location is great - walking distance from the city. The food divine - esp the ginger cookies as an afternoon treat. We'll return no doubt many times to come.
5 on December 24, 2010
We stayed two nights with Joe and LaDonna and had a superior experience. Their B&B is beautiful and every attention to detail shows. It was decorated to the 9s for the holidays. The rooms were beyond expectations, with beautiful furniture and warm, comfy linens. The room upstairs in the home was quiet. The bathroom was newly remodeled and perfect with a rain shower head! An in-room fireplace with gas fire made the cold, blustery and snowy December nights warm and romantic. The food quality was amazing and Joe is a great chef. LaDonna is a gracious hostess and really cares about her guests. We are definitely booking here when we return to Asheville!
4.2 on December 21, 2010
My wife and I got married on a Saturday morning and checked into the Chestnut Inn after hours. I had already spoken to LaDonna about it, and she sent me several emails with detailed instructions on how to get into our room. We booked the Beaucatcher Suite, which is located above the garage, but set apart from the main inn. It was private and spacious and very relaxing. In the mornings, LaDonna and Joe provide a three-course breakfast for their guests in the dining room of the inn, and the food is fantastic. Be sure to let them know ahead of time if you aren't planning on eating breakfast on a certain day, however. They plan their meals based on how many people are currently at the inn, so it helps if they have a headcount. I can't speak for the privacy of the rooms in the main part of the inn, but I loved ours, and as far as comfort goes, every other room we saw looked just as nice. Great place run by great people. It's also two minutes from downtown Asheville. Stay here.
4.6 on December 07, 2010
Once again our stay at Chestnut Street Inn was delightful. We took guests with us this time and they were in awe of the beauty of this inn.....decorated for Christmas which was lovely! We were once again welcomed by two furry friends who are adorable. LaDonna & Joe make you feel so welcome and open up their home as if it is your own. Can't wait to return in the Spring!!
4.6 on November 29, 2010
Warm atmosphere, knowledgeable and helpful staff, beautiful rooms, excellent breakfasts... and two friendly cats! We intend to come back.
5 on November 20, 2010
Joe and La Donna are consummate hosts. Every need was anticipated and then some. The Inn itself is beautiful, lovingly cared for with a warm friendly staff. The breakfasts, afternoon cookies, pillow chocolates, maps, recommendations, coffee-we could go on and on- were all superb with and incredible attention to detail. The proximity to anything you might like to do in Asheville is excellent and we are looking forward to our next trip!
4.6 on November 19, 2010
LaDonna and Jo are consummate hosts. They will strive to make you comfortable effortlessly. The inn is beautiful, the rooms well decorated, and attention is paid to every little detail. I really enjoyed my stay there, and the breakfast was elegant, healthy, and delish.
4.2 on November 07, 2010
Warm Cozy get away... Highly recommend this Bed & Breakfast. Great location to all of downtown shopping and great restaurants - short drive to the Baltmore and Grove Park Inn. LaDonna was a great host, Joe's breakfast's were fabulous.. Will be back with Hubby!
5 on October 27, 2010
My husband and I recently celebrated our 20th anniversary (belated, as our anniversary is in January) in Asheville, NC. Chestnut Street Inn was over and beyond our expectations. It is a BEAUTIFUL colonial-styled home that is both warm and inviting to all that enter. LaDonna & Joe are WONDERFUL Innkeepers. Joe's breakfast creations were MARVELOUS. The room was PERFECT (we were in Chestnut Hill Room). They gave us wonderful recommendations for dinner, activities, etc. Unfortunately, we didn't have enough time to try all of them! However, we did have a nice anniversary dinner at Grove Park Inn, which was very wonderful (their shuttle even picked us up at the Inn and brought us back (VERY NICE PERK); and on our last night, we had dinner at Vincenzo's. AWESOME Italian food. We both chose the smaller portions -- and even that was huge! They also had tickets for us to purchase to tour the Biltmore Estate. That was nice to not have to stand in line! There are too many WONDERFUL things about this B&B and LaDonna & Joe that I could go on and on and on -- and not to mention the other wonderful guests you'll meet from all parts of the country. Take a trip to Asheville and spend it at Chestnut Street Inn. You won't regret it! We can't wait to get back to Asheville, NC and Chestnut Street Inn where it truly felt like home to us. We could move there in a heartbeat! Thanks again, LaDonna & Joe, for making our anniversary trip memorable. I'm still missing my rocking chair & morning coffee on front porch. I hope you're taking care of it for me! :)
4.4 on October 14, 2010
We recently spent some time here with Ladonna and Joe and really appreciated the hospitality and service that we received. Being our first stay at a B&B, we didn't quite know what to expect, but judging from the food alone, I'm sure this one would be tough to beat. You could tell that the meal was carefully and thoughtfully arranged for the pleasure of the guests. The organic coffee and afternoon cookies are also noteworthy. Our room was absolutely charming, including a canopy bed. The grounds were well-maintained and added to the enjoyment of our vacation.
4.2 on October 10, 2010
A beautiful home in the historic district, within walking distance of excellent food and cultural experiences... and driving distance to Biltmore, the Grove Park, and so much more. They were very helpful with providing all the informaiton we needed to get the most out of our stay... and breakfast was excellent!
4.0 on October 06, 2010
My wife and I have just returned from our stay in Asheville, and staying at the Chestnut was certainly a highlight. The Inn, owners and staff highlighted our trip. We have stayed in B&B's in many locations, and one of our best friends owned one in Aspen Co. This is one of our best B&B experiences. From cleanliness to the lovely breakfasts, and our hosts, one couldn't ask for much more. They have their bases covered in all the areas that make a stay special. Joe and Ladonna's dining recommendations were spot on as well. Big thumbs up and we will definitely stay there on our next visit.
5 on September 15, 2010
This was our 3rd time stay at the Chestnut Street Inn. Each time was great, great inn keepers, great breakfasts, and great rooms. Plenty of space to relax and it is only a short walk to the downtown area. It is truely our favorite place to stay in Ashville.
5 on August 09, 2010
We recently stayed at the Chestnut Street Inn to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary and can't say enough about how wonderful it was. Our beautiful room, the "Zen Retreat" was absolutely fabulous, from the spacious living area to the gorgeous bathroom. LaDonna and Joe made us feel welcome from the moment we drove into the parking lot. After a tour of the Inn, which included a few of their homemade cookies, LaDonna marked-up a map of Asheville for us with places she thought we would find interesting (music, arts, restaurants, antiques) and pointed out other nearby attractions like the Biltmore Estate, Grove Park Inn and the Blue Ridge Parkway. We had never been to Asheville and were pleasantly surprised that the Inn is within walking distance of the downtown area. To celebrate our anniversary we stayed for 5 nights, and every morning there was coffee waiting in the beautiful dining room and a delicious gourmet breakfast. We would not change a single thing about our stay in Asheville. We made many new friends at the Chestnut Inn and cannot wait to return.
5 on July 22, 2010
My husband and I booked a much needed get away at the Chestnut Street Inn and stayed in their Zen Retreat. It's a beautiful room that covers the third floor of the inn. Very serene and beautiful, it was a sanctuary for us. The steam shower was heaven and felt like our own private spa. Our hosts were very gracious and made us feel very much at home. The gourmet breakfast gave us something to look forward to in the mornings and afternoons and evenings on the porch were very relaxing. I would highly recommend this beautiful B&B to everyone - we can't wait to return!
5 on July 21, 2010
A friend and I just stayed at the Chestnut Street Inn for the second time and seeing the owners, Joe and LaDonna, was like seeing old friends again. Joe, who surprises you with a different treat each morning for breakfast, is a wonderful chef and you just have to love LaDonna. Take a little time to chat with her and get to know her. If you want to find a good restaurant, just ask LaDonna. They have a book filled with menus of many of the local restaurants and they are happy do draw directions for you on a map. LaDonna never steered me wrong with her recommendations. The service from the staff is excellent. Our accommodations were always clean and the service at those delightful breakfasts is effecient and friendly. Last year we stayed in the Chestnut Hill Room which was on the first floor of the main house. The room was large and comfortable and, despite being on the first floor, was quiet and we were not bothered by other guests. This year we stayed in the Beaucatcher Suite which is in the cottage behind the house and fell in love with it (see photo's and description on their website). I felt we had the best of both worlds. We had the convenience and privacy of the suite, similar to a small apartment, yet enjoyed dining in the Main House as well as sitting in the rockers on the front porch and just enjoying the view and good conversation. You cannot beat the location. It is only a short walk to downtown, which will help you walk off all the wonderful meals you will enjoy in Asheville, and a short drive to the Biltmore Estate. My friend and I look forward to our next stay at Chestnut Street Inn............we just wouldn't stay anywhere else.
4.8 on July 19, 2010
This was our first visit to The Chesnut Street Inn and definitely will not be our last. LaDonna is so gracious and accomodating. When we arrived, we asked if we needed a reservation for drinks on the terrace at the Grove Park Inn. Within minutes, she had called and made the reservation for us! We stayed in the Zen Retreat which could not have been more luxurious, spacious and comfortable. This room is the only room on the third floor and offers a steam shower which was amazing. I'll be back again - to the Zen!
4.8 on June 27, 2010
Our stay was perfect....all rooms in the historic home were beautifully furnished and immaculate. The breakfasts were delicious and LaDonna and Joe treated us like family. We were so pleased with the accommodations and wonderful places to see that we plan to make a second visit later this year
5 on June 11, 2010
We found the loveliest inn here. Our breakfast was not only superbly prepared, we had delightful conversation with the group of guests staying at the inn. LaDonna and Joe create a comfortable, social environment which encourages relaxation and conversation. They are marvelous keepers of the Chestnut Street Inn. Treat yourselves!! Visit this inn.
5 on June 10, 2010
The innkeepers La Donna and Joe are very nice and helpful, they make their guests feel at home right away, which is easy in the cosy and charming atmosphere of their guesthouse. Their recommendations for trips and restaurants were perfect and the food (breakfast and afternoon tea) was outstanding. The Inn and the guestrooms are spacious, beautifully decorated, quiet and clean. Our stay at Chestnut Street Inn was a wonderful experience and we'd love to come back. Hans and Gabi
4.0 on June 05, 2010
We were not dissapointed with our first visit to the Asheville area as LaDonna welcomed us and gave us a helpful map and info about the locations we wanted to visit. Our 2 night stay was delightful, a cozy room, a comfortable bed, a delicious breakfast and a relaxing porch with a view. We felt at home, but were treated as guests and our only regret was that we could not stay longer.
5 on June 03, 2010
My girlfriend and I recently spent a long weekend at the Chestnut Street Inn. It was our first time in Asheville and first B&B experience. We loved both the city and the CSI. LaDonna and her staff were simply wonderful. Breakfast each morning was a treat, and the homemade cookies in the evening excellent! We stayed in the Wall Street room.....charming, great bed, window opens for fresh air at night. My only regret is not having had the opportunity to meet Joe and sample his famous eggs benedict.....I suppose another visit is in order! p.s. so much enjoyed Pumpkin Pie and Kechina (the kitties).
4.8 on June 02, 2010
We've stayed at other bed and breakfasts in the Asheville area but were exceptionally pleased with The Chestnut Street Inn. The breakfasts were delicious and the rooms were great. LaDonna is a great hostess and made us feel right at home. The Inn is also very close to downtown which is extremely convenient if you don't want to deal with driving. We would most certainly stay here again!
4.4 on May 27, 2010
My husband, David, and I have been retired for a year. However, our household has been non-stop because our son's family is living with us. Just for a little R&R we took a road trip and landed in Ashville area. The Chestnut St Inn came up on our GPS so we called. LaDonna and Joe were pleasant and helpful. Our stay was just what we needed! The food was great and the room, Blue Ridge, was roomy and comfortable. It was an easy walk to downtown. I highly recommend this inn. Thanks to LaDonna and Joe for their care.
4.4 on May 22, 2010
A great Inn for a get away and to see all the exciting places in and around Asheville.
4.0 on May 20, 2010
My husband and I needed a getaway, and that was what we got. It was our first stay in a bed and breakfast, but it will not be our last. The rooms where very large and comfortable. The atmosphere was laid back, and I have to say Ladonna and Joe where very helpful with suggestions of best places to eat to ideas of exciting things to do in town. May I suggest if you are planning a trip to Asheville, that you drop in and stay at the Chestnut Street Inn. You will be glad you did.
4.2 on May 20, 2010
Nine of our family members just returned from a trip to Asheville, where we stayed at the lovely Chestnut Street Inn. What a restful and delightful experience. The rooms were beautifully decorated, the hosts were friendly and helpful, and the food was wonderful. It is very conveninetly located to downtown Asheville...within walking distance. The large front porch is a great place to gather and enjoy looking out over the well kept gardens. I can't think of a single complaint. I hope to go back to this B&B again soon. Thanks for everything, LaDonna.
4.0 on May 19, 2010
The rooms were nicely furnished and the beds comfortable. Our bathrooms were small, but this may not be true for all rooms. The breakfasts were generous and the coffee good. They helped with the luggage and gave tips for getting around in Asheville. A quiet neighborhood location. Thanks!
4.4 on May 16, 2010
My wife and I absolutely enjoyed our stay at the Chestnut Street Inn. The Zen Retreat room at the inn was the most romantic way to spend our anniversary. The owners & staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The morning breakfasts and evening snacks were terrific. The Inn is also conveniently located in walking distance from downtown so it's perfect to go exploring around all the shops and restaurants. If you need suggestions on places to explore, the owners are quite knowledgeable on the area.
4.0 on May 16, 2010
We stayed at Chestnut Street inn for our 7th anniversary. It is close to down town Asheville and walking distance the city. We were greeted by the owner and quickly checked in. We were given a tour of the house and provided some suggestions for dinner. The breakfasts were wonderful and very well prepared. The staff was constantly checking to make sure we were taken care of. I definitely recommend this B&B if you want a romantic close to the city location. Wonderful and thoughtful staff.
4.0 on May 09, 2010
Lovely, spacious B&B in a residential area of Asheville, NC overlooking downtown. Breakfast very nice, well cooked and nicely presented. Our bedroom was charming but the bed itself was not up to the standard of the rest of the Inn, making for an uncomfortable night’s sleep.
We do appreciate you making us aware that a room needs our attention. I did ask this guest as I do all our guests after the first night if they were comfortable and if they slept well. She did tell me the mattress was too firm and they did not sleep well. She also mentioned their mattress at home was soft. I offered to transfer them to another room but they opted not to transfer to another room since they were here for two nights and only one more night to stay with us. They did e-mail me after posting this review to tell me the bed was very uncomfortable for them. In the two and a half years we have owned the Chestnut Street Inn, we have had one prior complaint in the Wall Street. That guest said the bed was too soft. We do occasionally sleep in all our guest rooms so we can experience what our guest see and feel. It is our upmost concern that all our guests are comfortable and thoroughly enjoy their stay with us. I will spend the night in that room again since it has been a year since we have experienced the Wall Street. We have had a member for our staff that has slept several nights this year in the Wall Street and she said it was her favorite room and a very comfortable bed. Mattress are so difficult, who can determine what the next guest may want….. soft, medium or firm. The room has been occupied since this guest stayed with us but I will spend a night in the Wall Street to determine how we will need to remedy this. We are always happy to hear the opinion of our guest. We can take care of anything, when you make us aware of a problem. Thank You LaDonna and Joe Lasko Owners/ Innkeepers
4.8 on May 07, 2010
We stayed for two nights at the last minute at the Chestnut Street Inn and were able to stay in the "Zen" room on the third floor of the Inn. What an experience! Beautiful room, spacious, very private and amazing bathroom -- next time we're through the area, we'll call AHEAD to make sure we get the same room. Just a few blocks from downtown -- and be sure to take LaDonna's suggestions for restaurants, she was right on!
3.0 on May 06, 2010
Fair value for the price; fabulous, outstanding breakfast; very friendly and helpful staff; easy 5 minute walk to downtown Asheville; window sills (when windows were open) were filthy with debris, dirt, and dead insects; notable lack of attention to detail in the window trim paint, wallpaper, and other cosmetic features in our room, all of which stood in stark contrast to the beautifully detailed woodwork in the main parlor, foyer, and dining rooms; everything in our room was functional, it just wasn't maintained with the same care and pride that were evident in the common areas of the house.
I am sorry this guest found our outside window seals inadequate. I do have to disagree with their comment about the care and pride of our rooms. We have many guests who rave about our beautiful rooms, wonderful linens, tremendously comfortable mattress, as well as how much detail is taken with every room. All old historic homes do require a lot of care and constant repair. We strive to keep everything in proper working condition but more so, pay very close attention to cleanliness, detail and decorating. I feel the dirty outside window seals spoiled their possibility of enjoying our beautiful home, which is sad. They are correct that we had not yet cleaned our outside window seals this year. Today’s date is May 8, 2010, according to their review, they visited in April but does not indicate the day of the month. We have been busy during this early spring spending time on the things our guest use and see such as sanding and painting porches and preparing the gardens, which is also very important and cannot be done during the cooler months. After reading this review this morning and telling my husband how upsetting it was, he went right to work opening all the windows in every room to vacuum the outside seals, cleaning and painting. We did find the outside seals did have wood chips and some dirt that accumulated over the winter and two dead flies. Since the 2 dead flies were outside I was not too concerned but we have never had bugs. We are planning to paint the outside window frames later this year. Your Comments are seriously taken and appreciated. Owners LaDonna and Joe Lasko
5 on April 18, 2010
Wonderful staff and delicious breakfast. I definitely will be coming back to stay at this inn. They made our stay in Asheville feel like home.
5 on April 11, 2010
Our stay at the Chestnut Street Inn was a wonderful experience! Our room, called the "Zen Retreat" was a beautiful and charming space which was both quiet, relaxing, and reasonably priced. The bathroom had plenty of space with all the amenities you could want. The entire Inn was thoughtfully planned and decorated with many comforts of home. We were impressed with the cleanliness of the Inn. Breakfasts were a delicious treat, as were the homemade afternoon goodies that were set out for guests to enjoy. Our hostess, LaDonna was knowledgeable about the area and extremely helpful with choosing restaurants and making reservations for us each day. The entire staff was friendly and helpful, yet respectful of our space.
4.0 on March 30, 2010
We were blessed to meet Joe and LaDonna! They were wonderful hosts and their home was absolutely beautiful! The Zen Retreat Room was even better in person. It was wonderful to be able to sit in the window seat in the evening and see the lights of downtown Asheville! It was an easy walk to downtown. You will not be disappointed with the three course breakfast! What a treat! The cookies/brownies in the afternoon were very good! We had a wonderful experience!!!
4.0 on March 15, 2010
After speaking with LaDonna on the phone, I knew this would be the place to celebrate my "BIG" birthday with my closest girlfriends. The Inn is close enough to downtown Asheville to walk (weather permitting) to many restaurants and shops. The rooms at the Inn are beautifully decorated and comfortable. In fact; I travel a lot and the bed in my room was one of the most comfortable I've slept on! The breakfast was ample and delicious; fair trade coffee was excellent. We especially enjoyed the homemade goodies in the afternoon and the wine & cheese reception!! The staff made us feel "at home" and were very helpful with suggestions and directions. We definetly will go back there when visiting the Asheville area.
4.8 on March 12, 2010
My stay at Chestnut Street Inn was a wonderful experience. I needed a chance to recharge, and the Inn provided a perfect set of accommodations for a weekend away. LaDonna, Joe and Robyn were all very nice and willing to help with any request. They also make a fantastic breakfast (which comes in courses!), along with a number of other small treats like cookies and granola bars. I enjoyed my room and slept incredibly well. I would definitely recommend the Chestnut Street Inn to other friends and family traveling to Asheville!
4.6 on March 08, 2010
My husband and I traveled to Asheville for a weekend stay and chose the Chestnut Street Inn largely by chance. We could not have been happier with our choice! The room was lovely and had amenities like a flat screen television, Sleep Number bed, and gas fireplace, but didn't sacrifice the charm of this gorgeous home. The attention to detail certainly didn't end with our room; the breakfast was amazing, all homemade and delicious. And if you get hungry throughout the day small snacks like house made granola bars and chocolates are available. We felt less like nameless faces and much more like friends staying for the weekend as guests and hosts gathered before breakfast to swap stories, provide information, and chat. We couldn't have enjoyed the stay more and would recommend the Chestnut Street Inn to anyone.
4.2 on February 19, 2010
We spent 2 nights at the Chestnut Street Inn in January and enjoyed it very much. Especially enjoyed the gas log fireplace in our room. The innkeepers, staff, and guests were warm and friendly; enjoyed chatting with everyone in the living room. Will definitely stay there again.
4.8 on February 16, 2010
What a wonderful Valentine's treat! Lovely home, wonderful hosts, fabulous breakfast-Our Blueridge Room was large bright and had a fireplace!! Could not have been happier!
4.0 on February 15, 2010
My husband and I decided to get away for the Valentine's day weekend at the last minute. I found the Chestnut Inn online and decided to call. LaDonna answered the phone and stated that they were booked for the weekend, but she did have Friday night available and if there were any cancellations we could have the room for another night at same rate. Considering it was last minute we decided to take that night. LaDonna was very kind and very helpful. She made us feel as though we were her only guests for the weekend. My husband and I were really pleased with the room and the entire B&B. We felt right at home, especially after a long drive in the snow! Her husband Joe and Robin made a delicious breakfast the next morning. That morning we were told there was a cancellation and that we could stay another night. That made our Valentine's Day Weekend even more special! We also enjoyed meeting the other guests in the morning. Everyone was so very nice. Thank you LaDonna, Joe and Robin for giving us a great place to stay for such a special weekend! We will be back! M&S Cain
5 on February 09, 2010
What a wonderful stayin Asheville! Close to everything, beautiful B&B. Terrific Inn Keepers. Delecious food. What more can you say. Most enjoyable. First time visitors from Florida
3.8 on January 09, 2010
This was my first experience staying at a Bed and Breakfast and it was such an enjoyable one. The location was perfect for the downtown area and points of interest. The food was wonderful and pleny of it. LaDonna was very sweet and helpful with our visit. She went out of her way to try and get us restaurant reservations and was up early the day of our departure to make sure there was coffee ready for us and to see us off. If I made plans to return or knew of someone visiting the area I highly recommend staying at the Chestnut Street Inn.
5 on December 12, 2009
Spent two nights in Zen room. Very comfortable with relaxing furniture and large rain shower. The Inn is well appointed with period furniture, working fireplaces and beautiful woodwork. The wrap around porch is very nice. Location is very close to downtown sites (walking distance) and a short 10 minute ride to Biltmore House. LaDonna and Joe are good innkeepers...Their recommendations for eating and sights were just what we were looking for.......Joe cooks a great breakfast and they both are eager to please. Mike & MaryAnn Smaracko
4.8 on December 11, 2009
Chestnut Street Inn is located conveniently withing walking distance of downtown Asheville but on a quiet enough street to enjoy sitting on the front porch with a cup of freshly brewed coffee in the mornings. The owners, Joe and LaDonna, make you feel at home right away. LaDonna is an excellent source of information and her recommendations for activities and restaurants were always on the mark. Joe's homemade breads and breakfasts were delightful and a wonderful way to start the day (his Eggs Benedict were absolutely fabulous). We will definitely stay at Chestnut Street Inn again.
4.8 on December 08, 2009
We had a great long weekend and LaDonna and Joe and Robyn all made it that much more special. It was the first trip for my wife to Asheville and she can't wait to go back.
5 on December 01, 2009
wonderful hospitality and service, lovely room, great breakfasts, terrific ambience.
4.4 on November 30, 2009
Outstanding experience at the Chestnut Hill Inn. Accomodations, breakfasts, proximity to downtown and Biltmore, value all top notch. Would definitely return here if ever back in Asheville. Stop looking, this place is a winner.
4.6 on November 18, 2009
Very relaxing, clean, & friendly. Service was great. Very enjoyable.
5 on November 10, 2009
My husband and I totally enjoyed our three nite stay at Chestnut Inn, one of our nicest B&B's to date. Although small, our room was beautifull, very accommodating, cozy, with a nice fireplace. I cannot say enough good about the staff, LaDonna, Joe, Robyn and Kaleb made us feel right at home. LaDonna was so informative about the Biltmore that you were definitetly going there, if you have not already been. And we loved Joe's sense of humor. Great stay and will definitley go back. And we could walk to downtown area. Judy and Jack
4.0 on November 02, 2009
Breakfasts were excellent and company was delightful. Weather was not great but weekend was wonderful. Rooms were very comfortable and hosts were very helpful. Great array of resataurants in area. Scenery is outstanding.
5 on October 29, 2009
The city of Asheville is well known for its quaint, small town atmosphere. Shops don crafts by local artists and there’s a mosaic of restaurants that reflects a mix of cultures. As a visitor, it’s difficult to appreciate such a town with a unique character while staying in a tasteless room with anonymous surroundings. Enter now the Chestnut Tree Inn. This plush bed and breakfast mirrors the Ashevillian mood. Nestled in a tree-lined neighborhood, it’s a stone’s throw from downtown making quick and easy access to major points of interest and restaurants. Walking into this home is like travelling back in time to grandma’s house. Warm, creatively appointed, and meticulous attention to detail, LaDonna and Joe have gone to great lengths to welcome its guests with service, convenience, and comfort. We celebrated our 11th anniversary in their Zen Retreat room. This Asian themed room was luxurious and cozy. The large steam shower was beside a small counter area that, with a cute bench, allows a woman to sit while preparing makeup – a feature big box hotels could learn from. In the morning, all guests were served a wonderful home-cooked breakfast. The harmonious ambience of the home seemed infectious as the guests greeted and conversed openly with each other. Even though such friendly connections may be for the first and last time, it provides the possibility of having joint ventures to tourist spots. At best, LaDonna and Joe can only set the stage but, through care and patience, demonstrated that they know well the art of breaking bread. When you next visit, consider treating yourselves to a memorable stay at Asheville’s home away from home, the Chestnut Tree Inn. Al & Janet
4.8 on October 23, 2009
We loved our time at the Chestnut Street Inn. We stayed for six nights during our honeymoon. Every morning we were served a different breakfast. We will definitely be back.
4.6 on October 14, 2009
My husband and I own a small business, and we decided to have our annual meetings in Asheville this year. I found Chestnut Street Inn on the web, and it looked and sounded like what we were looking for. We stayed in the Biltmore room where the bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was incredibly spacious. In the mornings we were greeted with a wonderful three-course breakfast consisting of fresh homemade bread, a fresh fruit salad and a main course. LaDonna, Joe, Robin and Kaleb went above the call of duty providing information and assistance with restaurants, shopping and just in making our stay very pleasurable. I can highly recommend this B&B.
5 on October 05, 2009
The inn was absolutely beautiful. I loved the charm and coziness of the house. It is decorated very well. We felt very much at home there. The owners are very friendly and Robin is just as wonderful at making you feel comfortable. It was our first experience at a B&B and we will definitely go back. Thank you for making is so enjoyable. Denise
4.6 on October 05, 2009
My daughter was getting married across the street and this lovely B&B was the perfect place for me to stay. LaDonna was wonderful and allowed the groom to get ready in my room. I appreciated their willingness to be so flexible and accommodating. Being a gourmet cook myself, I have to say the breakfast was truly outstanding and their choice of coffee bean was wonderful. Thank you again LaDonna and Joe.
5 on October 04, 2009
The Chestnut Street Inn is simply lovely, as are its owners. The rooms are beautiful, very clean and quiet. In a word, perfect. . . We will definitely stay again.
4.6 on September 26, 2009
Our stay was after spending a wonderful week at the beach with our extended family. My husband and I just wanted some time to ourselves to explore the town of Asheville. This B & B was our best decision. The inn itself was comfortable, clean, beautifully decorated, secure and surrounded by lovely gardens. The inn is a short walk from town and less than a 5 mile drive from the Biltmore Estate which is a must see while in the area. Joe and LaDonna are wonderful innkeepers and very helpful with pointing out the best restaurants and sites to see. Our greatest compliment to them and to their inn is to say that we would definitely go back for a return visit.
4.8 on September 22, 2009
This B&B was very good! LaDonna & Robin were very helpful by recommending great restaurants and even making dinner reservations. The home made breakfast they served was excellent. We wouldn't hesitate recommending this B&B. Thanks for making our stay a very pleasant one!
4.8 on September 14, 2009
Touring the southern part of the U.S. for more than two weeks this was definitely the best accommodation we had on the whole trip. LaDonna and Joe are great hosts and try everything to make their guests feel comfortable. The restaurant recommendations were wonderful and the breakfast outstanding. Besides the fact that Asheville is a wonderful town this B&B is the reason for us to come back and visit again.
4.8 on September 13, 2009
The location alone was so convenient for both my meetings and my personal time downtown. I felt safe and taken care of. Chestnut Street Inn made special arrangements to accomidate my schedule, and did so with generosity and joy! I will stay again.
5 on September 11, 2009
I arrived in Asheville with a sudden change of plans, and LaDonna very kindly accommodated my last-minute booking. What a pleasant surprise to see this gorgeously restored place, and have a large, comfortable, luxurious room with wonderful bedding. Breakfast next day was sumptuous and delicious. The proprietors gave me good advice on travel directions and dining, and also followed up immediately on finding I'd left an item behind. I only wish that the room might have had windows that opened to let in the fresh mountain air, but it was very clean and not stuffy in any case.
5 on September 05, 2009
I have stayed in B&B before, but never like this one. The innkeepers LaDonna and Joe are warm, kind ,and make you feel like its your home not theirs. Breakfast was like a 5 star restaurant and Robyn who serves all the guests is 5 star as well. The rooms are ( I saw all of them ) beautifully decorated and cleanned to perfection.What class! You will be spoiled and I cannot imagine better. Diana 9-5-09
4.8 on September 01, 2009
Everything about Chestnut Street Inn was wonderful. LaDonna and Joe were wonderful and the food was exceptional. Classic southern hospitality at its best.
4.4 on August 30, 2009
We stayed in the Iron Horse room with a magnificent four poster bed wrapped in luxurious bedding. You might think the room and bath are small, but it is set up in a way that easily accomodates two travelers, their suitcases and other items. You can tell the Innkeepers have really thought through what guests need to make their stay comfortable. Joe's breakfasts in the morning were delicious - better than many of the B&B's we've stayed at. He does an excellent job accomodating any dietary restrictions. Home baked treats in the afternoon were a very nice touch, along with the assortment of quality teas and drinks in the 'frig. LaDonna took the time to point out good spots to visit and dine. She followed up with all her guests each morning at breakfast to make sure we were having a good time. The inn is centrally located - easy to get downtown and you could even walk. We highly recommend the Chestnut Street Inn!
5 on August 29, 2009
Good people, good service, good value. What more could you want.
5 on August 28, 2009
My friend and I stayed almost a month ago, so I apologize for not adding my enthusiastic ratings and comments sooner. We travel as singles and both wanted a first floor room in acknowledgement of adversity to stairs! I knew all would be well when I talked to LaDonna well before our arrival. This is a delightful couple in a magnificent old house (I once lived in one of compatable age) which still sports its original woodwork - so gorgeous. Other guests were delightful. Joe provided spot-on dining suggestions, and serves a really, really superior Eggs Benedict. I've stayed in B&Bs all through England and to some extent in Europe. The Chestnut Street Inn is comparable to an English Stately Home stay. Loved every minute of our visit. S.W.R. The Villages, FL
4.6 on August 25, 2009
My husband and I spent our 33rd wedding anniversary at the Chestnut Street Inn and were very pleased all the way around. The inn is in a very convienent location and LaDonna and Joe were very personal and helpful. The house and grounds are beautiful and our room the Chestnut was very comfortable. We will go back.
5 on August 21, 2009
My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Chestnut Street Inn. Ladonna and Joe are warm and gracious hosts and Robyn was a gem. As we were celebrating, LaDonna kindly offerred to upgrade our room at no additional cost. The Biltmore Suite was bright and well-appointed with eclectic yet tasteful touches. (The large bathroom and jacuzzi tub were a definite plus.) Our hosts were very helpful to first time travellers to Asheville and greatly assisted us with planning our days and varied dinner options. Breakfast was delicious and Joe cooks a tasty Eggs Benedict! All guests were served meals to meet their various dietary needs. From drinking coffee on the porch in the AM to wine in the PM, we greatly enjoyed our stay and are eager to return!
5 on August 18, 2009
My husband and I have been to the chestnut inn twice and we enjoy it more each time. It is extremely clean, the innkeepers are friendly and quite hospitable and the breakfasts are quite nice. The inn is in walking distance to downtown asheville, and very close to the highway. I plan to stay at this inn whenever I am in Asheville
4.4 on August 17, 2009
This morning I poured my coffee into a Chestnut Street Inn B&B pottery mug I bought during my 4 night stay. It was my feable attempt at re-creating the sense of family that LaDonna greeted me with each morning. I was, specifically, in Asheville for a yoga training seminar, yet I experienced the finest of accommodations & hospitality by selecting the Chestnut Street Inn. I look forward to returning "home" to LaDonna, Joe, & Robyn & spending more time languishing in the indulegence that their Inn & their presence ensures.
5 on August 12, 2009
Wow, what an incredible experience. We stayed in the Blue Ridge room, it was filled with sweet antiques, a comfy bed and lovely decorations. The Inn is close to Asheville shopping, so we just walked a bit, after our little shopping spree, we munched on delicious homemade cookies and had tea on the beautiful porch.I particularly loved being spoiled by LaDonna, Joe and Robyn, they were very eager to please us. It was our first experience at a B & B,we do plan to visit them again. Thanks so much for the wonderful southern hospitality-God bless! Kathy Bunn, your new friend
5 on August 11, 2009
From the minute LaDonna greeted us, we treated as if we were the only guests! Hosts know everything about Ashville and suggested restaurants & activities that created the perfect vacation. Inn is beautiful, comfortable and breakfasts and afternoon baked goods delicious! Best B & B we've stayed at!
5 on July 27, 2009
Kathy and I enjoyed our stay in the Biltmore Room. The room was very comfortable and the large bathroom was especially nice. Breakfast was not what I usually eat, however, it was a delightful change. As an early morning riser, I appreciated the coffee ready at Seven O'clock. It was very nice to visit with Joe about his flowers. As an animal lover, I especially was drawn to Pumpkin. When we were ready to leave, Pumpkin was on top of our car so we got a picture of her before we departed. Thanks for an enjoyable trip to your inn and also your beautiful area. Cecil & Kathy Bezoni
3.8 on July 27, 2009
Elegant, Clean, Excellent Breakfast(Served a little too late), Hosts are warm and professional.
5 on July 07, 2009
Since I grew up on Chestnut Ave. in Illinois I was drawn by the name, but I came away with photos for ideas to decorate, the food was magnificent, the owners are lovely and fun. It is a genuine experience from top to bottom. Try to get a room. It is worth it. Christina Pfeifer, San Diego, CA
4.8 on July 07, 2009
The Chestnut Street Inn offers a quiet, comfortable atmosphere just steps away from great shopping, fine dining and the fun of downtown Asheville. The owners, laDonna and Joe, as well as the staff are gracious hosts who make you feel like the Inn is home. We stayed in the Chestnut Hill room which was comfortable and spacious with windows that afforded us beautiful views. Though the room is on the first floor, we were not bothered at all by any noise and we could just step out our door to get our morning coffee and enjoy the wonderful gourmet breakfasts. Although we stayed busy away from the Inn most of the time, we always made time to sit on the front porch with cookies or wine and cheese and catch our breath between shopping sprees and dinner or in the evenings when we returned home. Joe and laDonna were great hosts and extremely helpful with directions and recommendations for restaurants. I am a travel agent who has traveled extensively both internationally and nationally, so take it from a seasoned traveler........if you stay in Asheville, stay at the Chestnut Street Inn!
2.8 on June 29, 2009
Innkeepers and staff very friendly and helpfull. TV in room very small and the DVD did not work. Breakfast was a little below my expectations for the rate off the room.
The Television was a new purchase but we have the same size television in three of our rooms and we have not had prior complaints. No, it is not a big screen but we felt it was more then sufficient. We will consider this unhappy guest opinion. The guest did not mention a problem with the DVD player and we were not aware of a problem until after their departure. If they had mentioned there was a problem, it would have been corrected immediately. We can’t fix the problem if you don’t mention it while you’re here. Most of the time when guest make us aware of a problem with the television or DVD player, it is operator error. We have many guests who are experienced Bed and Breakfast travelers who rave about our home, breakfast and services. We strive to make every guests stay wonderful and exceed their expectations but no matter how hard we try, we cannot please everyone and some just can not be pleased no matter what. We serve a three-course gourmet breakfast each morning with the highest quality of ingredients and breakfast meats with the entrée, Home made breakfast breads and always-fresh fruit. We even mix our own organic muesli cereal and cater to every dietary restriction. Every guest is offered seconds and many ask for our recipes. That speaks volume to us. Our prices are the most reasonable of all the inn and hotels and the best quality in Asheville. I am sorry this guest did not give us an opportunity to address their concerns.
4.6 on June 17, 2009
We visited the Chestnut Street Inn this past June to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We could not have had a more romantic and gorgeous location. The home, constructed in 1905, retains much of its historical character. Breakfasts were wonderful, and LaDonna and Joe easily accommodated my wife, who is a vegetarian. (Be sure to have Joe's terrific Eggs Benedict!) Coffee was fresh-brewed organic. The inn is in a quiet neighborhood, but close to downtown Asheville. A day spa and yoga studio are within two blocks. We highly recommend Chestnut Street Inn--it was an ideal place for a romantic getaway!
4.4 on June 17, 2009
We enjoyed a two night stay at Chestnut Street Inn. The hosts went out of their way to attend to our needs as far as early check-in, making dinner reservations, parking an RV, and recommending Asheville sites to visit. Our room (Biltmore Room) was lovely with plenty of room (larger than some rooms, I believe) and well maintained. Breakfast and afternoon homemade cookies were delicious! We would love to return to their Inn!
4.8 on June 15, 2009
This was our first stay at a B&B. I have to say, I don't think there is another option out there in Asheville for stay. Joe, Ladonna, and Robyn were incredible. I wanted something really romantic, and they made sure that things were just as I wanted. They picked the best champagne and chocolate covered strawberries around. The house was amazingly beautiful. It was warm, cozy and romantic. Ladonna offered to make reservations at local restuarants for us, although it was not necessary as we walked downtown until we got hungry. I can't say enough great stuff about this B&B. I will definitely be back!
4.6 on June 11, 2009
LaDonna and Joe are wonderful hosts and the house is fantastic in every possible way. We spent 3 nights and we would reccomend the Chestnut Street Inn to anyone, regardless of age or station in life. You won't find a better place to stay anywhere.
4.8 on June 11, 2009
I've stayed at the Historic Chestnut Street Inn 8 times, and it is one of my favorites. I am there weekly while teaching in the night program at UNC Asheville. My room is always the Grove Park room which has a gas fireplace lit by the click of a switch and a very comfortable bed with good lights for reading. The shower is a huge tile area. Breakfast starts with fresh fruit followed by eggs and bacon-Lou often has it ready early so I can meet my day class more conveniently. I'm looking forward to my next visit.
4.6 on June 10, 2009
We stayed at Chestnut Street Inn for our honeymoon, and we could not have asked for better treatment! The staff was courteous, helpful, and cheerful starting from our very first contact and even beyond our final departure. Our suite was spacious and comfortable, with all the privacy that a newly married couple could desire. The food was magnificent. We've been missing it ever since we got home. And being just a few blocks from downtown was wonderful. We could easily walk around and enjoy the lovely shops and restaurants of the great town of Asheville. Thanks again LaDonna and Joe!
4.8 on June 02, 2009
What's not to love about the Chestnut Street Inn! From the gracious hosts, the delicious food and the beautiful gardens to the comfortable atmosphere of the fully restored 1905 home, we loved every moment of our stay. Our room was small and the bathroom even smaller, but we had every modern convenience while enjoying the charming retreat. LaDonna and Joe made our stay enjoyable by indulging our every wish and making great recommendations for local restaurants and sightseeing. We will definitely return for more of their warm hospitality.
5 on May 27, 2009
I was lucky enough to be treated to a trip to and stay at the Chestnut Street Inn by my fiancee, and we stayed in the Zen Retreat. The photos don't do the place justice...the attention to detail and the focus on the individual[s] staying at the inn are obvious - in the Zen Retreat, for example, they've even included a nice copy of the Daodejing! Lao Tzu would be proud, and would probably be just as willing to return to the inn as we are. Our compliments to LaDonna, Joe, and Robyn for their exemplary efforts, excellent service, and a great time in Asheville.
5 on May 25, 2009
My fiancee and I stayed in the Zen room--one of the most incredible environments I've ever encountered. It was his birthday and they made sure to remember with a card and a happy birthday greeting in the morning. The food was phenomenal--and very vegetarian friendly, as I'd explained my dietary preferences to LaDonna. We plan to enjoy the Chestnut Street Inn as often as possible! Thank you so much!
3.2 on May 24, 2009
We stayed in the Grove Park room and our mattress was awful. It was hard, poked us with springs and unsleepable. Too bad because we really loved everything else about this B&B. But if you can't get the "bed" part right, all you are left with is "breakfast" which you will be so sore, stiff and tired, that you can't enjoy that part. Ouch. Sorry. But we really think the place, the owners and the ambiance were spot on.
I am astounded and I just cannot imagine that any guest who slept in any of our rooms would not have a WONDERFUL nights sleep. We actually do sleep in our rooms occasionally just to make sure all the rooms are comfortable. I can honestly say this room has a wonderful mattress. Having exceptional quality mattress in all our rooms is essential to our business. The Grove Park Room is a very popular room and every single person who has been in the Grove Park Room has raved about the mattress as all our guests do in every room. Every morning I make it a point to ask each of our guests if they slept well. I always hear, it was the best night’s sleep they have ever had. If I were staying at an inn or hotel and did not sleep well because of a bad mattress… you can bet your bottom dollar I would let the owners / managers know about it. I would have preferred this person to have been honest and told me if they did not sleep well. Why did they not request another room? Ever guest leaves smiling and saying they cannot wait to return. I do know for fact the mattress is not hard and does not poke you. I am afraid I have a hard time considering this legitimate. I will be sleeping in this bed as soon as it is available.
4.8 on May 20, 2009
We thoroughly enjoyed our two nights visit at the Chestnut Street Inn. LaDonna and Joe made us feel most welcome and comfortable. The Inn was conveniently located to all that we wanted to see in Asheville and LaDonna and Joe were great about offering suggestions, reservations and directions. Joe's Eggs Benedict were awesome!
5 on May 11, 2009
Chestnut Street Inn is the best B&B experience myself or my wife have ever had. The owners, Joe and LaDonna, and assistant, Robyn, make us feel like we are "home" and part of their family. That makes all the difference in the world. They are at once ultra-accommodating yet totally non-obtrusive. I don't know how they do it, but we love it! We won't consider staying at any other inn in Asheville. On our last visit, LaDonna and Robyn prepared a wonderful surprise birthday cake for my wife and hand delivered it to The Grove Park Inn, where we had the best table at the Sunset Terrace Restaurant, on Mother's Day, no less! Only LaDonna could have pulled such strings to guarantee an unforgettable evening for my wife and I. We really do feel that Chestnut Street Inn is our second home. We recommend it to anyone who expects quality and professionalism.
5 on May 11, 2009
Many thanks to Ladonna,Joe and Robyn. I enjoyed my stay. The accomodations, service and ambiance was first class. I am sure to return. Darrell
5 on May 03, 2009
My husband and I stayed in the Biltmore room on the 2nd fl. for 3 nights. Our traveling companions - another couple - stayed in the Blue Ridge room next door. The Inn itself is an architectural delight to ponder and within minutes I felt as comfortable as if I had grown up there myself - kicking off my shoes and enjoying my book beside the living room fireplace. LaDonna and Joe are delightful hosts - Joe's culinary excellence fueled the start of each day. They aim to please and handle all special requests and always ask if you want seconds. (I did read the review with a complaint about portions. Not only were the portions perfect and generous but they did offer more if you "cleaned your plate"). Pumpkin Pie, the cat, is as natural a host as his human counterparts and he's just a love. Robyn, a human, was also a delight - so helpful in making our stay even more personalized and warm. She also made a difference. I highly recommend The Chestnut Street Inn - I've stayed in quite a few B & Bs and I have to say that here they not only take fine care of their place but they also take fine care of their guests. Marianne Als & Jack Jackson
5 on April 21, 2009
We decided to stay overnight on short notice before continuing back home to Charlotte, selecting a smaller, less expensive room because it was only one night. The room was very clean and had a very comfortable bed. Next time we'll stay in the Blue Ridge Room (LaDonna and Joe allow guests to check out all open rooms). The inn itself is a historic 1905 Victorian, in the best condition we've ever seen for a home of this age, with beautiful hand carved railings, fireplaces, etc. Since we always stay in B&Bs while traveling, we had a lot to compare to the Chestnut Street Inn. This is one of the finest we've ever visited. Joe and LaDonna work hard to make sure each guest has all their needs met. From the DVD player in the room to personal recommendations for dining, it's top notch. Although the formal breakfast is later (9 a.m.), there is cereal and coffee/tea available earlier so no one goes hungry. We very much enjoyed our stay and would stay here again without hesitation when in Asheville.
4.2 on April 20, 2009
This was our first experience with a Bed & Breakfast and in general we were very pleased. I really enjoyed the visit and meeting the other guests. We recommended and have freinds staying there in May. The location, our room, bed and service were excellent. I must admit I was a little disappointed in the 3 course "Gourmet Breakfast". I guess I just expected different or don’t know what “Gourmet” means. If you’re looking for a hearty southern breakfast you will be disappointed. The first course is tiny piece of special bread, the second course is a Martini glass of fresh fruit, and then the real breakfast comes with an orange mar-ma lay egg croissant a small sausage link or Pumpkin waffle with bacon. Very well prepared and very tasty. You can have seconds if the Inn is not full (I think). I had a second waffle our last day there. I’m a morning person and would have liked to get started a little earlier than the 9AM breakfast. We planned for and stayed only 2 nights. Since this was our first experience with a B&B we don’t have anything to compare this with so if we did we might have different even better comments.
I am so sorry this guest was not pleased with our Gourmet Breakfast. We are very fortunate that 99.9% of our guests love our breakfast and find our home extremely comfortable. While I know we can not please every guest and I try not to take it personal… I just can not understand how someone can leave our dinning room table hungry. I have to think they did not hear us the many times we offered all our guest seconds. Every item we make is home made so nothing from a box or mix. Our breakfast breads, cookie, bars and cakes are amazingly delicious and home made. The fruit is fresh and prepared each morning. I do not consider any of our breakfast something the average person would prepare at home. We always ask each guest if everything was ok, if they are full and if they would like seconds. I know most bed and breakfast do not offer seconds, cater to special diets or serve breakfast meat. My mother never allowed a guest to leave our home hungry and we follow the same southern traditions. We always serve breakfast meat and I would have thought two pieces would have been considered sufficient starters. We are always pleased to offer seconds to all guest, early departure breakfast or even accommodate those who are accustom to eating early. I would be interested in hearing their opinion again after they have experienced other Bed and Breakfast.
4.6 on April 19, 2009
I stayed in three different rooms, and all were very clean and well-decorated. The beds were excellent. I felt pampered but at the same time, the atmosphere is fairly relaxed. Considering everything about my stay, I'd say it's a good value. I would definitely return.
4.0 on April 01, 2009
This was our two year wedding anniversary trip. Being our first time to stay in a B&B we were not sure what to expect. We could not have been more pleased with our choice of Chestnut Street Inn. The grounds are meticulously kept up the house is decorated beautifully. Ladonna and Joe are wonderful hosts along with Robyn. They could not have been more accommodating and gave us a number of recommended places to eat at including Table which is one of the better restaurants we have tasted in months. The breakfast both mornings was amazing and a great start to each day. Additionally, the snacks and tea are a treat after a long day (one night we polished off the last 4 cookies since they melted in our mouth – sorry other guests and thanks to the cook). Hopefully you will get lucky enough to try the pumpkin waffles. We stayed in the Beaumont room which is really a suite. It was huge and had a separate area for lounging including a fire place. The location cannot be beat and is within a short walk to town (or a few $ cab ride). I highly recommend this place for staying in Asheville and look forward to visiting again in the future.
4.4 on March 29, 2009
We're new to B&B'ing, but were greatly impressed with this property. Right from the moment we arrived till we signed out, we felt welcome and as if with friends. Not only is Asheville a great destination, but the Chestnut Street Inn is a worthy compliment.
5 on March 24, 2009
My partner and I stayed at the Chestnut Street Inn in the Beaucatcher for 10 of the most amazing days I have ever had. The atmosphere was just great and Joe, LaDonna and Robyn were the most gracious host imaginable. They treated is like we were family and we spend almost every morning staying a bit later just to chat with them. The house is just beautiful with all the original wood work and charm you would expect in a finely restored home. The furnishings are impecable and the ambiance is just wonderful. The breakfast that is served every morining is such an elegant experience that you can't wait until morning. We loved every minute of our stay and the room we had was just perfect for us to enjoy our privacy yet experience all the wonderful things the main house had to offer. We would recommend this Bed & Breakfast to anyone looking for something better than great. It is an experience you will remember forever and we come back often just to see the staff and say hi. Joe, LaDonna and Robyn will make you feel special from the minute you arrive until the minute you leave and you will love it as much as we did.
4.6 on March 24, 2009
The inn is charming and the location is perfect. Joe and LaDonna were the most gracious of hosts...very friendly, approachable, with great restaurant recommendations. Rooms were clean and comfortable, plush but not over the top. They made a wonderful "breakfast to go" since we had an early bird flight to catch and missed the breakfast. They have information for activities in the city, but bring your own hiking information with you. The staff was warm and friendly, and we would gladly return to the Chestnut Street Inn.
5 on March 19, 2009
LaDonna and Joe were both warm, friendly and informative. My daughter was reluctant to stay at a B&B but was beyond delighted with it once we arrived and stated that she wouldn't have wanted to stay anyplace else. The accommodation were beautiful and comfortable---a very peaceful retreat. We look forward to many more visits. Thank you!
4.6 on March 14, 2009
Great place, awesome staff, highly recommend! A+++
5 on March 07, 2009
This is definely the place to make a special memory. We celebrated our wedding anniversary at the Inn, choosing the Beaucatcher suite in the cottage. We had the best of both worlds!!! Access to the beautiful Victorian house with its elegant and comfortable living and dining room and the privacy of our more modern suite. We toured all of the rooms; I think the Zen Retreat would be my 2nd choice due to the seclusion also. (Charm of the B&B and your privacy too) Joe left delicious homemade desserts out each night and there was always a good supply of cold drinks, teas, hot chocolate, coffee, and granola bars 24/7. Joe and LaDonna gave excellent advice about restaurants and shopping meeting our tastes, and even had a collection of menus for our review. They were so flexible and accommodating and quickly made us at home. Breakfast was a treat every day (especially loved our visits with Joe and LaDonna over coffee). I'll be waiting on the cookbook for their great breads. Pumpkin made us feel welcomed too. The location is great. Parking and access are so easy and not a problem. Historic Ashville is walking distance (we drove - it was cold). The Inn has easy interstate access, as well as to other main areas of Ashville. We want to return - and would love to return in warmer weather to enjoy the large porch and rocking chairs with our view of Ashville.
4.0 on March 03, 2009
We enjoyed out two night stay-the owners & staff were very friendly, informative & accomodating. We felt comfortable & right at home-the atmosphere allowed us to spend time with our family as well as other guests. They are focused on the nutrional as well as the cullinary value of the breakfast and accomodated our vegetarian diets. Very convenient to downtown Asheville. Had plenty of charm with modern conveniences in a quiet neighborhood. We hope to be able to stay again sometime soon!
5 on February 25, 2009
We had a wonderful two-night stay at the Chestnut Street Inn. We recommend the Zen room-- it was extremely private and clean and comfortable. The innkeepers were away but the young woman taking care of things was so friendly and welcoming-- we loved her! Also, we are vegan and they accommodated us beautifully at breakfast. We will definitely stay there again.
4.0 on February 24, 2009
A home away from home. I stayed at the Chestnut Inn this January and could not have been more pleased with my visit! It is a beautiful Inn, but what completes the warm and inviting atmosphere are the people who work there. The owners, Joe and LaDonna, and their staff named Robyn. The food was great, the lobby snacks like mom used to make, they got the extra items I needed, and could tell me where to get anything I needed in town. Mr. G. from Florida
5 on February 19, 2009
What a wonderful weekend me and my sisters had staying at the Chestnut Street inn. We stayed in the beautiful Beaucatcher cottage. The cottage is warm and cozy complete with a fireplace and Jacuzzi tub!!!Joe and Ladonna are so helpful in guiding you towards all the wonderful things to do in Asheville!! Each morning you are greeted with a fabulous breakfast from the homemade breads to the main course you will not be disappointed. I will definitely be returning to Asheville and there is only one place I will stay and that is the Charming Chestnut Street Inn!!
5 on February 16, 2009
My fiancee and I needed a get way from the ongoing planning for our upcoming wedding in the summer. Our previous experience with a B&B had left us cautious about trying one again, but we decided to give it another shot. LaDonna and Joe did not let us down. They were more than attentive to our needs; making and changing reservations whenever possible, and providing quality food and drinks for all to enjoy. They went out of their way to make us feel right at home, and in doing so, have ensured themselves a repeat visitor.
4.4 on February 16, 2009
My wife and I wanted a quiet relaxing weekend away from work and kids. Chestnut Street Inn was perfect! Quiet location, beautiful house, clean rooms and excellent food. More then we could have asked for.
5 on February 04, 2009
The inn was gorgeous, the food was delicious, and the owners made you feel like family. It was the best weekend getaway we ever had. We will definitely be going back again really soon!
5 on January 04, 2009
LaDonna and Joe made our stay so special. They accommodated our family of five with outstanding service, attending to all our wants (better than home beds), cravings (chocolate, wine and cheese), and needs (breakfast fit for a king/queen/princess/prince).
5 on December 16, 2008
One of the best things I loved about Chestnut Street Inn is slowly waking up to the freshly brewed coffee smell wafting under the door around 7am. Fabulous! Of course everything else was awesome also: the fresh breakfast, the fresh baked goodies, the wine and cheese on Friday night, the large King bed that is miles off the floor in the Blue Ridge room, the walking in the city, the pleasant owners and staff. It was a real treat to be away from my children and everyone else's children. Quietness abounded. I can't wait to come back.
4.8 on December 16, 2008
When you drive up to Chestnut Inn, you will fall in love with this stately home and the large porches. It was beautifully decorated for the Christmas holidays. LaDonna and Joe made us feel like home. Breakfast each morning was a wonderful gourmet treat and we definitely looked forward to it. We stayed in the Beaucastle cottage and enjoyed our fireplace and jacuzzi tub which we took advantage of everyday. LaDonna was wonderful with giving us recommendations for restaurants, shopping and advice with our trip to Biltmore. We went here with 2 other couples to getaway. We loved convening downstairs for wine and cheese on Friday evening, hot cocoa on Saturday night and for breakfast each morning. I would definitely visit Chestnut Inn again.
3.6 on December 11, 2008
Felt very comfortable from the moment we checked in. All guests are treated with genuine care. You can tell these people love what they are doing ! The breakfasts are delicious and set a wonderful mood for the day. Great location, too. Highly recommended !
4.6 on December 07, 2008
My husband and I loved our first B&B experience at Chestnut Street Inn. Our room was so cozy, complete with a gas fireplace which we took advantage of on the chilly December nights. Breakfast was a true treat. Joe makes great eggs benedict! We also enjoyed the little things like a great selection of movies on DVD and yummy smelling bath products.
4.8 on November 25, 2008
My girlfriend and I have stayed at the Chestnut St Inn 3 times. We keep coming back for the ambience, service, location and especially the breakfasts! Each day Joe serves up something different and it is consistently excellent. The rooms are all slightly different. We especially liked the top floor Zen Room. Joe and LaDonna are most gracious hosts, and always helpful with information about local sights and dining and entertainment options. Highly recommended.
4.8 on November 23, 2008
We cannot say enough about our wonderful experince at Chestnut Inn and the Great hosts, Joe and LaDonna Lasko. Robyn and Elli, the staff, bent over backwards to make the stay exceptional...Thanks again! Joe was pleasent to talk with, on just about anything, LaDonna as well. Will be back, if not to just enjoy Breakfast, conversation and house treats.
5 on November 21, 2008
My wife and I needed an escape after 4 months of surgical internship. I chose to surprise Alesa with a short stay in the Ashville area and a tour of the Biltmore Estate (nation's largest private house). It was well worth the drive from Indiana. We stayed at Chestnut Street Inn, which was a great choice. Ladonna and Joe were wonderful hosts recommending restaurants, attractions, and serving great snacks and breakfast. We would recommend this Inn to anyone. It was is well preserved/restored.
3.8 on November 18, 2008
My mother and sister stayed in the Beau Catcher suite which is not connected to the house. However, it provided a privacy that outweighed the fact we werent in the house. Each morning, we were treated to a lovely 3 course gourmet meal which was prepared by Joe and LaDonna. Both offer great recommendations for things to do and places to eat! This is a lovely home, great for mother daughter getaways or couples.
5 on November 17, 2008
LaDonna and Joe have provided something for everyone in this beautiful B&B. We so enjoyed interacting with them. They gave us super recommendations for restaurants and directions to walk there. The Inn is within reasonable walking distance of the downtown and the restaurants. Asheville is an easy city to walk to jut about everything, and walking is much easier than trying to find parking. The house is spacious and beautifully appointed. Just about anything you would like to have available was thoughtfully provided. We even liked Joe's selection of quiet music that plays in the living room. We had to leave early one morning and Donna and Joe made sure that we had something filling and nourishing to eat before the official breakfast was served. We hope to come back soon!
5 on November 13, 2008
Beautiful home, lovely rooms. Light and airy.
5 on October 31, 2008
A delightful, well-located B&B offering a first-rate visit!
3.6 on October 31, 2008
The inn was really nice, however, the 3-course breakfast was fantastic! The owners' Asheville expertise was helpful!
We always appreciate reviews from our guest and go to great lengths to make sure each guest have a pleasant stay. We have NEVER had a complaint regarding our breakfast or the portions. Actually most plates are returned to the kitchen with a lot of food left on our guest plates. We often have guests who request a half portion due to our portion size. We serve a full three course breakfast which consists of home made bread, a fresh fruit dish and finish with the main entrée which always consist of breakfast meats (which many Inn’s do not serve). We offer alternatives to our guest who are vegans, vegetarians, lactose intolerant, glutton free or diabetic. An organic Muesli and Raisin Brand cereal, milk, almond milk, soy milk and juice are put out on the breakfast bar about 7:30 or 8:00 a.m. each morning. I do not understand how anyone could possibly leave our table still hungry. Our breakfast is started with fresh ground organic Sumatra coffee out at 7:30 A.M. every morning. Hot tea, coco, coffee pods, soda’s, reverse osmosis water, granola bars and Biscotti’s are available 24 hours a day not to mention our home made cookie, bars and cakes that are put out around 3:00 each day. We do allow you to seat for breakfast anytime between 9:00 and 9:30 a.m. We find most guest are on holiday and do not want to get up early. For guests who tell us they need to leave before breakfast for a meeting or just to get on the road early we are always happy to serve fresh fruit, home made bread, cereal milk and coffee prior to their departure. I am sorry that this guest did not tell us they did not have enough to eat or that they needed to eat earlier so they could leave for a tour.
3.6 on October 30, 2008
Charming older home, very clean and well decorated. Owners and staff very friendly and helpful. Our only problem was that breakfast wasn't served until 9 AM. Before that it was only coffee. This delayed our tour time plus with only coffee available before 9 we were starving and the breakfast while very tasty was not too substantial, I would call it a women's breakfast with a light appetite.
We always appreciate reviews from our guest and go to great lengths to make sure each guest have a pleasant stay. We have NEVER had a complaint regarding our breakfast or the portions. Actually most plates are returned to the kitchen with a lot of food left our guest plates. We often have guests who say request a half portion due to our portion size. We serve a full three course breakfast which consists of home made bread, a fresh fruit dish and finish with the main entrée which always consist of breakfast meats (which many Inn’s do not serve). We offer alternatives to our guest who are vegans, vegetarians, lactose intolerant, glutton free or diabetic. An organic Muesli and Raisin Brand cereal, milk, almond milk, soy milk and juice is put out on the breakfast bar about 7:30 or 8:00 a.m. each morning. I do not understand how anyone could possibly leave our table still hungry. Our breakfast is started with fresh ground organic Sumatra coffee out at 7:30 A.M. every morning. Hot tea, coco, coffee pods, soda’s, reverse osmosis water, granola bars and Biscotti’s are available 24 hours a day not to mention our home made cookie, bars and cakes that are put out around 3:00 each day. We do allow guest to seat for breakfast anytime between 9:00 and 9:30 a.m. We find most guest are on holiday and do not want to get up early. For guests who tell us they need to leave before breakfast for a meeting or just to get on the road and we are always happy to prepare and serve fresh fruit, home made bread, cereal milk and coffee prior to their departure. I am sorry that this guest did not tell us they did not have enough to eat or that they needed to eat earlier so they could leave for a tour.
3.0 on October 30, 2008
4.2 on October 29, 2008
Ladonna and Joe were wonderful! The food was absolutely incredible!
4.4 on October 27, 2008
Joe and LaDonna were more than willing to go out of their way to make our 1-night stay as pleasant as possible and on very short notice. Very tasty breakfast as well!
4.6 on October 26, 2008
We just spent a spur of the moment evening at the Chestnut Street Inn. The inn is quite lovely with huge front and side porches just beckoning you to sit and rock a while. We had the good fortune to spend some time in conversation with LaDonna who was so helpful with recommendations for what to see and do and where to eat in Asheville. Our stay in the Blue Ridge Room was so relaxing and the room both inviting and functional. The only down-side was that it wasn't quite cool enough to enjoy the fireplace. The inn was full and the staff did a wonderful job serving up a delicious breakfast to a very large group. We had a great experience in our too short stay at this wonderful inn!
4.2 on October 24, 2008
The owners greeted us at the door and our stay was quite enjoyable. They gave us great recommendations and things to see and places to eat. We bought discount Biltmore tickets there. The inn was cozy and the autumn air crisp. IT was a great getaway that we will not soon forget
4.2 on October 22, 2008
Wonderful hospitality, delicious and creative breakfast. Beautiful simple rooms (decoration not over the top). Very helpful with directions around town. We will definitely stay here again!
5 on October 20, 2008
My husband and I just returned from our trip to Asheville. I had a wonderful time beginning each day with a great three course breakfast and "freshly ground" coffee. The cookies in the evening were always an extra treat. Joe and LeDonna are so pleasant and anxious to please. We stayed in the Beaucatcher Suite which is separate from the main house. We enjoyed the privacy and the size of the suite. It was very spacious with a large sitting area. We truly enjoyed our stay and really enjoyed the host and hostess! We will revisit.
5 on October 15, 2008
We were in Asheville to visit our son and wanted a place where he could hang out with us. We stayed in the cottage and it was perfect and private. LaDonna & Joe treated us like family.
3.8 on October 13, 2008
Room was small but well appointed - beautiful linens, etc. Beautiful Inn, great people, delicious food.
4.8 on October 10, 2008
We loved this Inn! It was a beautiful home in a fantastic location. The hospitality was over the top - fabulous three course breakfasts, wine & cheese, rocking chair front porch, and gracious & helpful innkeepers. WE hope to return soon!
4.6 on October 02, 2008
A big resort feel & amenities with the intimacy of close friends. Delicious means, wine & cheese, fresh baked goodies, variety of reading materials & movies. The front porch has tons of seating and blankets to stay cozy. LaDonna & Joe are like old friends! Fabulous - always!
4.2 on September 28, 2008
Gorgeous and inviting home from the ground floor up to our retreat in the Biltmore room with jacuzzi tub. Perfect after a day hike! Gracious hostess LaDonna went out of her way to share wonderful recommendations for every meal. Of course, we didn't have to leave the Chestnut Inn's beautiful wood-trimmed dining room for a fabulous breakfast. And thank you for the room upgrade! We sure hope to return soon -- and for a longer stay!
4.2 on September 24, 2008
Our Asheville weekend trip involved helping our son move out of one apt into another. Renting a truck, making the move and even dealing with an auto accident ws pretty stressful. The Inn was just what we needed : Beautiful, quiet and relaxing. Breakfast was delicious with the chance to meet the other guest who were both friendly and interesting. LaDonna & Joe were great hosts. We'll be back.
4.8 on September 15, 2008
My husband and I stayed at the Chestnut Street Inn on Sunday September 14th. I had a conference at the Grove Park Inn and it was 1 1/2 miles from the Convention and I wanted an Inn close to it. This is the second Bed and Breakfast that we had stayed at. Upon arrival we were greated at the door and they showed us the lovely rooms that were available. The rooms are decorated and look even more beautiful than the pictures. The Inn upgraded us to the Biltmore Room which was a very pleasant surprise. That afternoon we were served wonderful brownies with drinks. They were able to give us directions to the Conference which was very helpful. For breakfast the next day we had coffee and juice on the poarch in rocking chairs looking over the beautiful yard and then they served our breakfast in the dining room. Our three course breakfast was 1st sweet bread, then fruit with yogart, and then wonderful blueberry waffles. Not having to check out until 11:00 made a very relaxing stay. I have recommended this Inn to my friends and would stay there again. La Donna and Joe have made a wonderful home for guests to stay.
4.0 on September 09, 2008
Exquisitely decorated tranquil inn serves the best breakfast I have ever encountered. We walked to downtown and enjoyed shopping and fine dining as well. However, the Lasko's, Elli and Robyn, and Pumpkin Pie(the true innkeeper) made it so comfortable we hardly wanted to leave. Looking for a place to relax and forget pressing responsibilities at home THIS IS THE PLACE
4.8 on September 05, 2008
This was my first stay at a B&B and Chestnut Street Inn did not disappoint. My husband and I stayed in the Zen Retreat and the pictures online did not do it justice - it was amazing and breathtaking. Our room was the only suite on the third floor with 3 window seats, a huge beautiful and comfy bed, and a futon - all in an asian inspired atmosphere. The bathroom was to die for - a giant steam shower that could fit 4 people! The other rooms in the Inn were beautiful too - gorgeous antiques and linens throughout! Not only were the rooms amazing, the food was so delicious. Innkeeper Joe made an amazing three course breakfast each morning (you'd better hope you get the peach bread and frenchtoast - awesome!) and delicious cookies each night. Innkeeper LaDonna was so helpful - she gave us great recommendations for things to do, places to eat, etc. Joe and LaDonna made us feel like we were at home! Plus, the inn was a short 5 minute walk to downtown which was very convenient. I would stay here again in an instant and highly recommend the Chestnut Street Inn!
4.8 on September 05, 2008
We have stayed at the Chestnut Street Inn on two occasions. Our first experience was so good that we decided to stay there again and attend Asheville’s Bele Cher festival. Joe and LaDonna, the owners, are wonderful hosts and attentive to every need of their guest. They are easy to engage in conversation and soon you feel like they are old friends. The ambience of the Inn is wonderful and one immediately feels very comfortable and ready to relax. The house is tastefully furnished with period antiques and the bedrooms are beautiful. The front porch is very inviting and it’s hard not to spend time rocking and enjoying Asheville’s cool evening breeze. We love to look at the gardens and the big stately trees cradling the property. We enjoyed our tasty gourmet breakfast and the great cookies and brownies that appeared in the parlor in the late afternoon. The Inn is an easy walk to downtown Asheville and its great restaurants, shopping, art galleries and music scene. Asheville has remarkable diversity and is a great place for exploring and of course Western North Carolina is as good as it gets for great outdoor activities. We can’t wait to our next visit to Asheville and with Joe and LaDonna at the Chestnut Street Inn. Bob and Nina, Tallahassee
3.4 on September 04, 2008
Very nice inn, quiet at night, great walking to downtown, close to the Biltmore
4.6 on September 02, 2008
We have stayed at the Chestnut Street Inn on two occasions. Our first experience was so wonderful that we decided to stay there again and attend Asheville’s Bele Cher festival. Joe and LaDonna, the owners, are gracious hosts and attentive to every need of their guest. They are easy to engage in conversation and soon you feel like they are old friends. The ambience of the Inn is wonderful and one immediately feels very comfortable and ready to relax. The house is tastefully furnished with period antiques and the bedrooms are beautiful. The front porch is very inviting and it’s hard not to spend time rocking and enjoying Asheville’s cool evening breeze. We love to look at the gardens and the big stately trees cradling the property. We enjoyed our tasty gourmet breakfast and the great cookies and brownies that appeared in the parlor in the late afternoon. The Inn is an easy walk to downtown Asheville and its great restaurants, shopping, art galleries and music scene. Asheville has remarkable diversity and is a great place for exploring and of course Western North Carolina is as good as it gets for outdoor activities. We highly recommend this B&B one of the best we have ever stayed in.
3.6 on July 28, 2008
My husband and I stayed here for a simple weekend get away. We were very impressed with the friendliness of the Inn. The food was wonderful and we loved the wine, cheese and cookies . It is a beautiful place and a very remerable experience for us. I only wish we could have booked sooner. the only room left was the one on the first floor behind the double doors. while the room itself was gorgeous, it let in noise from the sitting area.
4.0 on July 08, 2008
This is an ideal location to walk to all downtown events, shopping, & dining. Extremely accommodating with special food requests at breakfast. Lovely hosts!
4.8 on June 17, 2008
LaDonna and Joe were gracious, lovely hosts. I felt right at home. The house is beautiful, breakfast one of the best I've ever had at a B+B. Will definately stay there again. Enjoyed my morning coffee on the the spacious front porch.
5 on June 13, 2008
this was an outstanding place in all!
5 on June 02, 2008
Excellent service, hospitality. Thank you!
3.8 on June 02, 2008
Lovely inn with period furniture and nice owners who have great recommendations on places to visit and where to dine. Because it was my birthday we were upgraded to a spacious beautiful noon. Only complaint was that breakfast was not very vegetarian friendly.
We are always pleased to accommodate all our guest needs... what ever the request. When booking a reservation by phone or on line we ask all guests about food allergies or other dietary restrictions. If some one tells us they do not eat meat, which was the response from this guest, then I always ask if they eat turkey bacon, soy sausage or tofu. I was told soy sausage would be wonderful. So we prepared a wonderful soy sausage which is one of our personal favorites. If the guest comment is they are vegetarian, vegan, gelatos intolerance, no seeds or nuts then we always ask more questions to find out if they eat eggs, cheese, milk and exactly what they can eat. We will then plan, shop and prepare special dishes for that guest's dietary restrictions. We ALWAYS keep soy milk, almond milk,1% and whole milk, gluten free oat meal, home made organic muesli, gluten free breads and muffins, turkey bacon, soy sausage, tofu, organic coffee regular and decaffeinated and a variety of organic teas at the Inn just for our guest. If you do not tell your innkeepers what you can or do not eat then we can't possibly prepare for your dietary restrictions. LaDonna does not eat meat and has dietary restrictions due to prior health issues so we understand and always try to accommodate all our guest needs and desires. I am so sorry this guest did not tell us she was vegetarian and only stated she did not eat meat. But if I remember correctly they ate every thing we prepared and told us how wonderful it was. Please let your innkeepers know your special needs so the Innkeeper can prepare especially for you and you will feel pampered, spoiled and have a memorable time. This is our desire and I am sure the desire of all Innkeepers Thank You LaDonna and Joe Lasko Innkeeper at The Chestnut Street Inn
4.2 on June 01, 2008
LaDonna made our dinner reservations and each of the restaurants recommend exceeded our expectations. Fresh baked cookies daily were a nice touch and there was ample Hershey cholocate bars scattered throughout the house to make my husband happy. The breakfasts were excellent and not too heavy, which often b and b breakfasts are. Pumpkin, their cat, was a terrific, unexpected surprise.
5 on May 31, 2008
The whole experience was great...ambience, food, surroundings. Joe and Ladonna gave us all the information to have a wonderful time in Asheville. We definitely would stay there again.
4.0 on May 30, 2008
Charming accomodations! Walking distance to many restaurants and downtown. Delicious breakfasts and snacks! Very enjoyable wine and cheese events. Love the front porch.
5 on May 29, 2008
This is one of the best kept secrets in Asheville, NC! Just a mile walk from downtown, we captured a weekend of leisure and a scrumptious breakfast to boot. We will be back!!
4.8 on May 28, 2008
If there are any drawbacks to mention, we can't think of any. The house is beautiful on the inside and out and the service is even better! Coming from someone who loves a good conversation, the wine and the conversation with LaDonna and Joe were wonderful and were a highlight to our trip. The inn is close to everything and very easy to get to and from. We will definitely go back, and you will not be disappointed!
4.2 on May 28, 2008
The food was delicious and the inn was picturesque. Our host was charming.
4.8 on May 26, 2008
Visited for a long week-end and had a wonderful B & B experience! LaDonna & Joe were very informative, warm, hospitable hosts. The special breakfasts started our days off right and we loved tea and delicious treats in the parlor every afternoon after a tiring day of sightseeing. The music and ambience were soothing and relaxing. A very charming inn!
4.6 on May 19, 2008
Our stay was most pleasant. The rooms are clean and comfortable, and the hospitality from LaDonna and Joe was great. Food was exceptional. The location is convenient to downtown by Asheville on foot. The innkeepers introduced me to an excellent fly-fishing guide service that produced a great day on the river. Hard to beat!!
4.6 on May 17, 2008
My wife and I from England visited in late April 2008 whilst touring the beautiful Blue Ridge and Smokey mountains. Asheville was a lovely town to visit, but it was LaDonna and Joe's B&B that really made the stay special. They are fairly new to the business, but this only enhances the experience as they go to great lengths to get everything just right - I'd say they succeed on all fronts and are consumate hosts, being both welcoming and sociable without being intrusive. The house has a wonderfully peaceful ambience and combines the best of old world charm and modern convenience. Everyone seems to have noted the excellent breakfast which is no surprise as it was rather special. I'd return without hesitation and wouldn't even look elsewhere if staying in the area.
4.4 on May 15, 2008
We really enjoyed our stay at the Chestnut Street Inn, Joe and LaDonna were gracious host. The Zen room was great! The home is conveniently located to all of the Ashville attractions.
4.6 on May 15, 2008
This was our first stay in a bed and breakfast and it was a very nice experience. A very warm and inviting environment, and Joe and LaDonna were very personable. Enjoyed the simple lines and tasteful, and not overwhelming home decor. Breakfast was wonderful, both healthy and hearty and loved the fresh ground Sumatran coffee. Will definitely recommend to friends and acquaintances.
3.6 on May 07, 2008
A quick business trip - we stayed 2 nights. They accomidated my diet with plum!
4.8 on May 07, 2008
My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon getaway in April 2008. It was our first experience with a B&B, and we've decided it definitely won't be our last! Joe and LaDonna were extremely accomodating and very friendly and helpful. We had the Zen Retreat, and it was the best room I've ever stayed in away from home. Breakfasts were amazing, and by lunchtime I was looking forward to the next day's breakfast. My husband definitely enjoyed the assortment of goodies around the inn, especially the fresh baked cookies in the afternoon! We had such a wonderful and pleasant experience, and we definitely want to try to get back there someday!
4.0 on May 06, 2008
A wonderful place to spend time or just use as home base. We wish we could have spent more time just "hanging out" there. The "short walk to downtown" noted in their ad should add that it's down hill there and up, up hill back.