Chestnut Street Inn

176 E Chestnut St , Asheville, NC 28801-2336 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


Nestled in the heart of Asheville, North Carolina, the Chestnut Street Inn is an exquisite B&B located within walking distance of downtown! Whether you come for the outdoor activities, abundant breweries, incredible restaurants, or our renowned music scene, the Chestnut Street Inn is the perfect place to "hang your hat" for a long weekend. Our guests come for the proximity to downtown, and return for the glowing hospitality, comfortable guest rooms and delicious and unique homemade breakfasts.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Beautiful Accommodations, Friendly owners, and guests

5 on June 03, 2018

We spent 4 nights here in May, loved the well kept house and front porch that was perfect for relaxing, reading or falling asleep There was a parking lot on the property with free parking. Our room was spacious, and had a lovely balcony to sit out on, as well a fireplace for colder weather. Delicious breakfasts, very accommodating of special diets, and it was nice to have early am coffee and tea, Really appreciated the fridge that was available for all guests, and it was handy to fill water bottles with the ice from the ice maker. Great location, walking distance to downtown, churches, stores, and sites. Short drive to famous Grove Park Hotel, worth a visit. We took a day trip to Smoky Mountains Park, less than 1 hour away. Beautiful trip, great scenes on the way. The Inn was also a short distance from the beautiful Biltmore House, not too be missed. Emile and Arturo were new parents, had a 2 week old infant during our stay, but were wonderful hosts. Embarrassed as I was, my husband feel asleep while I was out, and I was locked out, but Arturo was gracious in letting me back into the inn. Nice to have to have Inn Keepers who have their own home adjacent to the Inn. The parlor had tourist information, and an iPad for the guests use. It was nice to chat with our guests in the morning before breakfast. On our trip we visited Atlanta,Asheville, Savannah, and Charleston and we stayed in Bed and Breakfasts. This was our favorite of the 4 Properties we stayed in. Highly recommend it.

5 stars all the way!!

5 on April 27, 2018

Emilie and Arturo have created an elegant, romantic retreat for their guests, and their hospitality, culinary skills, and enthusiasm as concierges makes a stay at the Chestnut Street Inn that much more memorable. Loved every moment there. We were in town overnight on business and would love to come back for a few days, enjoy the jacuzzi bath, and relax on the front porch with a mixed drink.

Perfect Spot!

4.8 on April 07, 2018

My husband and I had a great stay at the Chestnut Street Inn, and would definitely return. The breakfasts were sumptuous, the bedding soft as a cloud, and the local tips were on point. Emilie and Arturo really lavish their guests; fresh homemade cookies in the afternoon, a decanter of port for cocktail hour, even local beer on tap! If you're into the beer scene, make sure to ask for a copy of their hand-drawn brewery guide/map. The inn itself is charming, from the flower garden out front to the vintage décor. Just a short walk to town; we had no need for a car. Music lovers, we highly recommend taking a free tour of the Moog factory, which is close by. Enjoy!


5 on November 30, 2017

House is an absolute treasure and the hosts make you feel like family. Will definitely be back! T&S from Seattle

Absolutely Amazing

5 on November 27, 2017

We so thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Chestnut Inn for our 18th Anniversary. It was our first stay in a B&B and now we're hooked. We also have a feeling that none other will compare. Arturo & Emilie are incredibly kind, caring, thoughtful, & professional. The Inn was so incredibly clean. The breakfast & homemade goodies were out of this world. They were careful to treat us like royalty while still giving us our space. You will NOT regret staying at the Chestnut Inn! Thank you, Emilie & Arturo & staff. We wish you the best!

Perfect Asheville Weekend

5 on September 30, 2017

Recommend the Zen Room at the Inn. The steam shower was Very nice.

Sandy and Bernie

3.6 on June 22, 2017

The Chestnut Street Inn is number ONE on the bed & breakfasts in Asheville, NC!!! This was our third time to stay at the inn. We will NEVER GO to any other bed & breakfast! I RATE THE CHESTNUT STREET INN - A+++++. We encourage you stay at the inn for either a special birthday, anniversary, or just a getaway! We cannot say encourage about Emilie and Arturo - they are FAMILY! GO! YOU WILL HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO REGRETS!!!!!


5 on March 06, 2017

Chestnut Street Inn for the WIN! The sheer satisfaction experienced by my husband and myself after spending last weekend in Chestnut Street Inn’s Beaucatcher Suite easily and seamlessly surpassed any and all other weekend getaways that we have had the pleasure of taking. The Inn Keepers, Emilie and Arturo, went above and beyond to provide exceptional service. From the individualized maps directing us towards anything we were interested in, to making reservations at sought after restaurants, and coordinating a heavenly, in-suite couples massage - their commitment to us as their guests is unparalleled and set a new bar in personalized attention. Emilie and Arturo are such a sweet, genuine couple - I can’t say enough good things about them! If you’re looking for privacy, solitude and a quiet weekend escape, this is your place. If you’re looking for opportunities co-mingle, make new friends and go exploring all Asheville has to offer as a group, this is your place. You can’t go wrong. Lastly, the two breakfasts that we were served were INSANELY delicious. Literally, they were the best breakfasts we have ever consumed. With all components being locally sourced, organic or made in house - the flavor combinations and textures were out of this world. We ate more than we should have and left with distended bellies and smiles plastered against our faces. Neither these words, nor the photos accompanying this review, come close to doing these meals the justice they deserve. The only downsides to our experience is that I now: - Wish I lived in the Beaucatcher Suite; - Am embarrassed to feed my family and feel like a culinary failure; - Have confidence that no accommodations will ever live up to our experience at Chestnut Street Inn.


5 on August 26, 2016

Great hosts, great room, great location!

Great experience!

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!

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Rooms & Rates

Chestnut Hill Room

Tucked behind an original set of tiger oak pocket doors lies the Chestnut Hill Room. Located on the first floor, this room is named for the downtown historical district in which we are located. A large 4-poster king size bed is complimented by the crisp blue and white theme of the room. The small private bathroom includes a shower and ceramic tile floor. The room is also equipped with an armoire, plush robes for your use during your stay, a television with cable, HBO, Showtime, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Iron Horse Room

The centerpiece of this first floor room is the hand-carved queen size mahogany bed complete with steps to boost you into heavenly comfort! Named after one of Asheville?s first railroads, the Iron Horse room has large windows that bring in cheerful sunlight from the side garden, and at night a cozy glow from the gas fireplace. For your comfort we have provided a cherry wood armoire with plush robes for your use during your stay, a writing desk and chair, a television with cable, HBO, Showtime, and complimentary Wi-Fi access. The private bathroom is complete with a shower and a granite topped vanity.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Wall Street Room

Downtown Asheville has been called the ?Paris of the South,? and as you stroll down the cobblestones of Wall Street past boutiques, restaurants and buskers, you can almost feel Europe in the air. The Wall Street room is the most popular of our smaller rooms and is very sweet and cozy with a gorgeous federal style queen size canopy bed. The view includes an up close look at an award winning Dogwood tree and a view of downtown Asheville when the leaves have fallen. The small private bathroom is complete with a shower. The room is also equipped with a closet, plush robes for your use during your stay, a television with cable, HBO, Showtime, On Demand movies, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Grove Park Room

Dr. Edwin Wiley Grove, the St. Louis pharmacist, was famous for his Grove's Chill Tonic to ward off a cold. Like many others in the early 1900's, he was drawn to Asheville for health reasons. Once here, he built his dream hotel, the Grove Park Inn, which can be seen from this room during the winter and early spring. Just like the early visitors to Asheville, you too can relax and rejuvenate yourself in this newly remodeled room that features a ceramic tile shower with a rain showerhead, a queen size sleigh bed with a pillow top mattress, gas fireplace, early 1900's writing desk, television with cable, HBO, Showtime, On Demand movies, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Recently we have updated the Grove Park Room with a new queen pillow top /Sealy mattress for your sleeping comfort.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Blue Ridge Room

The Blue Ridge Mountains were named for the blue-gray haze that veils her rolling hills. Cool, crisp mountain air and timeless natural beauty continue to draw people to the city of Asheville. The Blue Ridge room is the ultimate in comfort and light with a gas fireplace and a bay window that offers an idyllic nook for reading in cozy wingback chairs in the morning sun. The room features a cherry wood four poster king size bed as its focal point and its private bathroom is complete with a new tile shower. The room is also equipped with a closet, gas fireplace, plush robes for your use during your stay, a television with cable, HBO, Showtime, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The Zen Retreat

This newly remodeled room is not only a place to lay your head, but an experience all in itself. The Zen Retreat, the only room on the third floor of the inn engulfs you with a sense of calm. The king size bed and three window nooks beckon you to relax among the pillows and beautiful hand carved Asian coffee table. Let your cares melt away in your private steam room complete with rain shower head, plush robes and a built in dressing table with lovely lighting. The room also has a small sitting area, a large closet with a fridge, television with cable, HBO, Showtime, movies and complimentary Wi-Fi access.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Biltmore Room

George Washington Vanderbilt's Biltmore Estate, a grand French Renaissance Château, is America's largest private residence. The Biltmore room offers a magnificent view of the award-winning sugar maples on the grounds and a wintertime view of downtown Asheville. This lovely room hosts a four poster queen size bed, desk, and a spacious bathroom seldom found in homes from the early 1900s. The bathroom features a two person Jacuzzi tub and shower, a tiger oak vanity, and a sitting chair. For your comfort we have provided a cherry wood armoire with plush robes for your use during your stay, a writing desk and chair, a television with cable, HBO, Showtime, movies and complimentary Wi-Fi access.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Beaucatcher Suite

Asheville tradition says that the girls of the Asheville Female College gave Beaucatcher Mountain its name because they would steal away to the mountaintop to meet the young male students from Colonel Stephen Lee?s school to catch their beau. This large suite, located on the second floor of the cottage behind the main house, is a perfect romantic hideaway or girlfriend getaway. The hardwood floors highlight this recently remodeled one-bedroom suite with a living room, gas "wood-burning" stove, small kitchenette complete with granite countertops, hammered nickel sink, microwave drawer, refrigerator, and a Carrera marble dining table for 4 where you can enjoy your morning coffee. Through the pocket doors you will find a queen size sleigh bed with a chaise lounge and large armoire. The en-suite bathroom provides guests with a large Jacuzzi tub that also can be used as a shower. Let us take care of you- as a guest in the Beaucatcher suite, it would be our pleasure to bring you breakfast at a time of your choosing in the morning. Contact us as well for information regarding booking for 4 people.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

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Location Type

Airport, Downtown, Mountains, Small town


Asheville, NC (AVL) 15 miles

Directions to property:

From I-40 or I-26 take I-240 to Asheville. Take Exit 5B to Charlotte Street. Go North (away from downtown) for 2 blocks. Turn Left at the traffic light onto East Chestnut Street. The Inn is 2 blocks down the street, on the corner of Washington and East Chestnut Street. Parking is behind the inn off of Washington Street.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Blue Ridge Parkway, Hiking / Biking/ White Water Rafting, North Carolina Arboretum, Galleries, Antique Stores, Shops, Thomas Wolfe Home, Biltmore Estate, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Ceiling fans, Copier, Desk, Ironing Board, Library, Parking, Secretarial services, Telephone, Videos

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Biltmore Estate, Galleries/ Art and Crafts, Antique shopping, Theatre, Grove Arcade, Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3pm to 6pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking allowed outside.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: weekends and holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A 50% deposit (100% for a single night reservation) is required at the time of booking.
  • Cancellations: Deposit is refundable, less a $50 cancellation fee per room, if notice of cancellation is received at least 14 days ( 30 days in October and Groups) prior to arrival date. Notification must be made in writing only. Reservations made less than 14 days ( 30 days in October and for Groups) prior to arrival are non-refundable. Early departure falls within the cancellation policy.
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Emilie Kapp & Arturo Leal

Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish

Resident Pets

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  • Time Served: 9:00 A.M.
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Vegetarian Vegan, Gluten Free

Signature Dish

Ode to Elvis
One of our favorite dishes is surely our Ode to Elvis. "Emilie has taken Elvis's favorite sandwich: peanut butter, banana and bacon, and turned it into something dreams are made of." -Amanda What is the Ode to Elvis you might ask? A light and fluffy french toast with freshly cut bananas, a peanut butter bananas foster syrup and all of it topped off with salty local bacon crumbles!

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