The Lion and the Rose Bed and Breakfast

276 Montford Ave , Asheville, NC 28801 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


1898 Queen Anne in Asheville's National Historic District of Montford. The inn is within walking distance to downtown Asheville, & minutes from the Biltmore Estate and the Blue Ridge Parkway. The home sits on a half acre park like setting with flower gardens, and a gently sloping lawn. Sumptuous breakfasts are served by candlelight each morning. In addition to the five guest rooms, there are two parlors, a formal dining room, an inglenook with fireplace, and a large and beautiful foyer. Each room is uniquely furnished with antiques, Persian rugs, and unique art. The high embossed ceilings, four fireplaces, original golden oak, and the classic leaded and stained glass windows all serve to create an enchanting atmosphere.




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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Relaxing, Comfortable and Home away from Home

5 on August 15, 2018

Lisa greets you and from the time you meets make you feel comfortable. We arrived in the pouring rain and there Lisa was with an umbrella to walk us from the car. Now that’s a welcome!!! We arrived in a ragin thunderstorm that took out the power for a couple of hours but that wasn’t a problem for us because after our trip we wanted to relax anyone. Lisa was very helpful in recommending places to eat and was very accommodating and always wanting to make sure we were comfortable. The rooms were very nicely appointed, comfortable, and clean. The bedding was very silky and luxurious. We were looking for a couple of days to just get away and we accomplished that beautifully here. One evening we came down and fixed a cup of tea and enjoyed the beautiful living areas of the house. A little while into our enjoyment we were joined by Lisa and a friend then other visitors of the B&B and had a lovely discussion. So inviting and warm, this is truly worthy of the Diamond Collection. Would definitely stay here again. Highly recommend it.

Fabulous Stay

4.8 on May 19, 2018

We chose the Lion and the Rose for a special Anniversary weekend. It was the best possible choice. The home was inviting and beautiful. Our rooms were clean and spacious. We loved having a balcony to sit on each evening and morning. Our hostess was delightful and her breakfasts were out of this world!! Man, she can cook! She happily accommodated my husband with an early breakfast when he wanted to go golfing one morning. We are so glad we chose the Lion and the Rose. We recommend it highly!

Great Visit

4.6 on December 03, 2017

My wife and I really enjoyed our visit to Asheville, especially due to our stay at The Lion and the Rose B&B. The location was close to downtown Asheville, Biltmore Estates, Biltmore Village and the Grove Park Inn (location of the National Gingerbread House Contest. The room was very comfortable and we enjoyed the living and sitting rooms. The breakfast was outstanding for both days, particularly the Almond Streussel French Toast. The innkeeper went out of her way to accommodate my wife’s dietary restrictions ( gluten free). Overall, our stay at The Loon and the Rose was a great place to stay.

Excellent place to stay!

4.6 on August 09, 2017

The Lion and the Rose really felt like a home away from home. The house is beautiful and an absolute joy to be in. There are fresh made cookies, snacks, and beverages at your disposal at anytime. The owner even altered our breakfast because we don't eat meat, and the changes she made were delicious! We also loved being able to walk downtown at night and walk around the beautiful neighborhood in the morning. I would absolutely stay here again and highly recommend it!

A Wonderful Weekend

5 on April 07, 2017

Lisa is a very welcoming host and warm person, who happens to be a fantastic chef. We had a great time and never wanted to leave. We'll be back!

Don't miss this B&B!

5 on November 15, 2016

We don't usually stay at B&Bs but we were given a gift card and I think we chose wisely. This B&B is located perfectly within everything. It is immaculate and beautifully decorated. The snack pantry for guests is awesome and well appreciated. The breakfasts had fancy names that left us wondering if it would be good. Boy, we worried for nothing. The food was delicious! Lisa, the owner, has created a great place to stay and you have all the privacy in the world. We thoroughly enjoyed this home.

Excellent experience

5 on November 04, 2016

This bed and breakfast was a charming, welcoming experience. It really felt like we were staying with friends.

Charming B&B

5 on September 25, 2016

Charming B&B, close to town and restaurants. Breakfast was a delight and Lisa was very accommodating in recommending places to eat.

Asheville Gem

5 on September 18, 2016

We just completed a multiday stay at the Lion and the Rose B&B and had a great time! The property is lovely and welcoming, the breakfasts incredible (Lisa was in the Pillsbury Bakeoff several years ago and has a great variety of super breakfast and a pantry of thoughtful stacks and water/soda). The yard is lovely and beautifully maintained with a lovely firepit area that just beckons for some chilly weather! Asheville never disappoints and this will be a great stop for our next visit as well!

Anniversary in Asheville

5 on September 05, 2016

The Lion and the Rose B&B is truly outstanding. The house is comfortable, interestingly decorated and clean. The canopied bed in our room was a treat. The breakfasts were delicious and Inkeeper Lisa is a gracious host.

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Rooms & Rates

Craig-Toms Suite

Whether you're looking for a romantic Asheville weekend getaway, or a longer vacation option, the luxurious Craig-Toms Suite is the perfect setting for your needs. It has two rooms that offer privacy and space for a group to gather. It can accommodate three adults with the king bed and mahogany daybed. A large TV, gas fire place, and oversized comfortable chairs await weary travelers needing some down time. The suite is the only room on the third floor, so your privacy is guaranteed. Through the original stained glass door, a private balcony awaits you, providing fresh air and beautiful natural light. The suite also has it's own refrigerator for your convenience. The luxury bathroom offers a soaking tub, skylight, and large walk-in shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $220 - $235

Margaret-Grace Room

This room is located in the front corner of the second floor and can adjoin the Marion Hall room. A lovely "fainting couch" in the corner by the window invites you to read or enjoy the view. The mahogany panel bed, antique dressers, coral colored walls and coordinating bedding all serve to make this an enchanting room. The private bath has a tub/shower combination.

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

Nightly Rate: $160 - $175

Holger Nielson Room

This is one of our most popular rooms located in the Northwest corner of the second floor. It has a silk upholstered queen bed, beautiful pine floors, and warm beige hand-plastered walls. Antique furnishings are complimented by beautiful art work and luxurious bed linens. The bathroom is a generous size, as it was original to the house and has been modernized with a shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $190

Marion Hall Room

This is the largest room on the second floor and has a magnificent antique tiger oak bed with a high back and footboard and matching dresser. It has a gas fireplace, custom painted walls in soft gray, tasteful furnishings and art. The sitting area set in a bay window overlooking the front lawn, has a single mahogany day bed that can be used for seating while watching TV or enjoying the view. Upon request, this bed can be made up to sleep a second or a third person. An adjoining door can be opened for two couples to share the sitting area with the Margaret-Grace Room. The private bath has a newly tiled shower. The Marion Hall Room was the Master Bedroom throughout the years the house was a single family home.

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

Nightly Rate: $190 - $205

Fannie Rice Room

This beautiful and romantic room is in a quiet corner of the second floor. The bed is a gorgeous, hand carved Biltmore heritage canopied four poster queen, with draperies made in England. The sitting area with comfortable upholstered chairs make this a spacious and comfortable place for reading or relaxing after a long day of touring. The bath has a tub-shower combination.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $190

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Location Type



Asheville, NC (AVL) 20 miles

Directions to property:

exit # 4c off I-240 approximately 1/2 mile north on Montford Ave. Inn on left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Biltmore Estate, Blue Ridge Parkway, Waterfalls, White Water Rafting, Golf, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Library , 24 hr pantry:soft drinks, coffee, tea, & snacks, Antiques, Assistance with Restaurant Reservations, Fresh Flowers & Chocolates in Rooms, Biltmore Tickets Available for Sale

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Ski rentals, Swimming, Tennis courts, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 12 and over welcome
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 days on most weekends and throughout October
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 100% deposit for a one night stay; For stays of 2 or more nights, a deposit for one night is required.
  • Cancellations: Deposit is refundable if reservation cancelled two weeks prior to arrival, minus a $30 cancellation fee.
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Karen and Steve Wilson

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About the innkeepers

Lisa and Madelyn are a mother-daughter team who chose The Lion and the Rose Bed and Breakfast as their home and livelihood in March 2015. Lisa is a physical therapist and also has experience in the food service industry including restaurants and catering. Madelyn has worked as a wedding planner and has experience with hospitality through event planning and marketing. Together they bring their unique style and southern charm to this beautiful inn and popular vacation destination.

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  • Time Served: 9:00AM
  • Serving Location: On Verandah Upon Request, In Suite Upon Request, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Eggs Benedict Southern Style
This dish is a little different than your typical Eggs Benedict as it has a Southern twist with Texas toast, thick cut Applewood bacon, fried eggs, vine ripened tomato, and dill hollandaise.


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