Oakland Cottage Bed and Breakfast

74 Oakland Rd , Asheville, NC 28801 USA (Show map)


Oakland Cottage Bed and Breakfast has a convenient in town location. The Biltmore Estate entrance and Biltmore Village are 1.5 miles south, the vibrant historic downtown Asheville is 1.5 miles north. Ambience and casual friendliness abound in this 1910, Arts & Crafts style "Cottage". Each guest room or suite has a full and private bat. In-room amenities include a coffee maker, cable TV, some with mini-fridge, microwave, private deck or private entrance. A full and hot breakfast is served each morning in the main dining room. Guests may join breakfast anytime between 8:30 and 9:30 am to accommodate varying morning vacation schedules. Other times and special diets may be accommodated with ample notice. Complimentary and fast WIFI is available throughout Oakland Cottage Bed and Breakfast and there is ample off street parking, also complimentary.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.5

a pleasant surprise in Asheville!

4.6 on November 07, 2016

We stayed two nights in the Blue Ridge room. It was a beautiful room, very comfortable and clean. Bathroom very clean and above average with plenty of thick towels and very clean. The room has a private deck and a small indoor porch, great for reading or just relaxing. The inn keepers were very accommodating to dietary needs. Loved that coffee and tea are always available in the kitchen.

Wonderful Stay!

5 on July 09, 2015

My friend and I were celebrating turning 40, and I must say we were so pleased with this Bed and Breakfast, and chose the most perfect place to stay. The room was spacious, immaculately clean, and the Innkeepers were fabulous! Cannot wait until I can bring my family to visit this adorable Bed and Breakfast.

A great place to stay

4.0 on February 22, 2015

Wonderful food, gracious hosts, and charming rooms. What more could you ask for? Everything should be a 5 star but the form wouldn't allow it.

Best B&B in Asheville

5 on June 11, 2013

Our 1 yr Anniversary! We stayed in this lovely B&B for our one year anniversary and loved it! 1/2 mile from biltmore and 1 mile from downtown, perfect! Friendly staff, EXCELLENT BREAKFAST! Stay in garden room 5, it's huge! We are going back ASAP!

Warm Friendly and accommodating served with a side of fresh deliciousness.

5 on July 27, 2012

Our first stay and a B&B and the bar was set very high. Lynda our inn keeper was very accommodating and genuinely friendly. She greeted us as we arrived and was helpful with suggestions for our stay, not only at the cottage but Ashville. The Dogwood suite was very clean and we were well provided for with soft fluffy towels and robes to crisp sheets and wonderful local soaps. Breakfast was pure deliciousness. We had the best sweet potato casserole topped with crunchy nuts, fluffy quiche, hot turn overs, Hand made granola, fresh yogurt and fruit, local-antibiotic free-from happy pigs- sausage. (I do not eat meat but this was nice to hear) We stayed in the dogwood suite. It has an attached porch with a daybed and trundle perfect if you have kids or if you are staying with a friend.We brought our little dog. so the private entrance and deck was perfect for us.The Inn has a full kitchen that is available for use along with the fridge, microwave and coffee maker in our room. The parking and circle drive made it easy to load and unload our luggage. It was a wonderful experience over all. I am now a Big Fan of B&Bs.

First (and not last) B&B experience

4.6 on June 17, 2012

This was an ideal first B&B experience. The staff are friendly and the accommodations are fantastic. A friend and I traveled to Asheville and were thrilled to find the 2 bedroom Dogwood suite with private entrance. Its close proximity to Biltmore Estate, Biltmore Village and downtown Asheville are ideal.

Perfect Stay.

4.2 on February 21, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed in the Rose Room #7 and had a wonderful visit. While not walking distance to town, this didn't bother us since it was a short drive. The breakfast was great! We had quiche, sausage, rolls, fruit, and a berry crumble with yogurt - all delicious! The hosts were excellent and so kind to us. I would definitely recommend staying here.

A wonderful weekend at Oakland Cottage!

5 on January 02, 2012

A friend and I spent New Year's Eve weekend in the Rose Room at Oakland Cottage. It was our first time in the city, and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The cottage is lovely and exceeded all of our expectations. The room was quaint; in fact, it was much larger than we expected. Byron and Mary, Becky and Jim were friendly and helpful. The food was delicous, and we thoroughly enjoyed socializing with everyone at breakfast. I highly recommend Oakland Cottage and plan to return as soon as time permits. Thanks to you all for a lovely weekend! Sincerely, Janet


3.0 on December 01, 2011

I suppose my mixed reviews are due to having spent other vacations at B&Bs and having different experiences. I liked my room here but was rather put off by a very squeaky bed (mattress) that struck me as being perhaps over-the-hill. There was no soap provided for the shower, which I found odd. And my first breakfast was a bit abstemious, as I had one slim piece of quiche and fruit salad and was informed that the remaining quiche on the buffet was reserved for two other guests.....They seemed to plan their meals conservatively for guests. My dog and I were welcomed with open arms, which was appreciated......The Inn is not located in a scenic neighborhood nor in safe walking distance from downtown, so folks who might like to walk to town should bear that in mind. Next time I'm in town I might spring for a location closer to town and will have to pay a little more.....

My favorite stay ever!

5 on June 10, 2011

My husband and I have been staying at B&Bs for the past few years, and Oakland cottage is the ideal stay for us. We loved the beautiful and interesting home, the food was fabulous every day, and all the service was very professional. By far the greatest impression from our stay was the accommodating innkeeper, Mary. Thoughtful, warm, generous with her time and knowledge, she gave her insight for hiking, biking, restaurants, and even helped out when I messed up on booking my accommodations. We truly got attached to Asheville and Oakland Cottage! Pete & Jen- NJ

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Rooms & Rates

Garden Room #5

The Garden Room is a spacious Asheville bed and breakfast room with a King bed, full private bath with tub/shower combination; there is an additional daybed with trundle for an extra guest. Enjoy the private deck with bistro table & chairs, through sliding glass doors and overlooking the back yard. Additional amenities of the Garden Room include mini-fridge, microwave, coffeemaker & electric kettle, Cable TV & hairdryer. Fast and free Wi Fi is available throughout the house; Complimentary onsite, off-street parking.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $148.50 - $165

Magnolia Suite #6

King bedroom in main room, cable TV, sitting room through double doors with large bay window overlooking the front yard. There is a daybed with trundle in the sitting room making this Suite ideal for couples traveling with an extra family member or two. Also with mini-fridge, microwave, coffeemaker & electric kettle, private full bath with claw-foot tub/shower combination, hairdryer, soaps & shampoo. Accommodations for up to 4 guests. Wireless available throughout.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $139.50 - $155

Rose Room #8

Done in lovely black toile, Rose Room #8 is a charmer. Double bed, ideal for the single traveler or cozy couples! A roll-away twin bed may be added into the sweet window nook for a 3rd guest. In-room cable TV, coffee maker and electric kettle. Private bath with shower, subway tiling, hairdryer, botanical soaps & organic shampoo. Accommodations for up to 3 guests. Wireless internet available throughout. Complimentary onsite, off-street parking.

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

Nightly Rate: $112.50 - $125

Blue Ridge Room #2

On the first floor, the Blue Ridge Retreat has a King-sized bed, with tub/shower combination in the full private bath. You will enjoy the large bay window with window seat and the back deck off of the enclosed sun porch. This is perfect for pet owners, as the back yard is accessible from the stairs off the deck. All of our rooms include our delicious and hearty breakfast and free WIFI. Accommodations for up to 3 guests.

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

Nightly Rate: $148.50 - $165

Rose Room #7

Rose Room # 7 is a delightful Queen bedroom in toile accents with full private bath. In room amenities include Cable TV and coffee-maker. WIFI is complimentary and available throughout the house. Reserve with Rose Room #8 - the double lock-out privacy doors between these two rooms may be opened up to create a two-bedroom, two-bath Suite!

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

Nightly Rate: $117 - $130

Dogwood Room #3

An Asheville Bed and Breakfast room with first floor access: The Dogwood Suite is a Queen bedroom with cable TV, entry "foyer" room with mini-fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, electric kettle; and daybed for an dditional guest. Enter the Dogwood Suite from inside the house, or enjoy the private outside entry and with porch, making the Dogwood Suite ideal for guests traveling with a pet or those who might enjoy a little more "come and go" privacy. Lovely tiled private bath accessed through the queen bedroom with large step-in shower and extra grab bars, hairdryer, natural botanical soaps & shampoo. Accommodations for up to 3 guests. WIFI available throughout.

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

Nightly Rate: $135 - $150

Little Garden Room #4

The Little Garden Room is next door to The Garden Room and may be combined with The Garden Room as The Garden Suite (with the double lock-out doors between the two rooms). There is a Queen bed in the Little Garden Room, and a full private bath with clawfoot tub/shower combination. Other amenities include in-room coffee maker, cable TV, hairdryer. Complimentary WIFI is available throughout Oakland Cottage. Many windows look out over the back yard with some views of downtown Asheville and a "tree house" feel. The Little Garden Room is an absolutely delightful Asheville bed and breakfast room!

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

Nightly Rate: $117 - $130

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Location Type

Quiet neighborhood bordering AB Tech Campus, 1.5 mi to Biltmore Estate, 1.5 mi to "Pack Square", 3 miles to Blue Ridge Parkway, Convenient to all area attractions, Downtown, Mountains


Asheville, NC (AVL) 13 miles

Directions to property:

From I-40 traveling west, take exit #50, following signs to AB-Tech & Biltmore Estate by merging onto Biltmore Avenue & traveling North towards downtown Asheville. Stay in the left hand lane and veer left onto McDowell Rd - Biltmore Avenue veers right at this split. Proceed North on McDowell Road for approximately 1/2 mile driving under a very short tunnel/overpass. Take the next right at a light onto Hospital Drive, turn right at next immediate light onto Victoria Road, towards AB-Tech and Mission Memorial campuses. Go about .4 miles on Victoria Road. Turn right onto Oakland Road. Go another 200 yards. #74 Oakland Cottage is on the right. Park in the Circular white peppled drive out front or on the left hand side of the Cottage as you face it. Do not block the drive please! From I-40 traveling east or I-26 traveling west, merge onto I-240 towards downtown Asheville. Take Exit #1 Amboy Road. At next light and T-intersection, turn right onto Meadow Road. At next light turn left onto Victoria Road. Turn left onto Oakland Road. Go another 200 yards. #74 Oakland Cottage is on the right. Park in the Circular white peppled drive out front or on the left hand side of the Cottage as you face it. Do not block the drive please!

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Biltmore Estate, Downtown Asheville, Blue Ridge Parkway, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fireplace, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Movie library, Parking, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer, Wired internet, iPhone docking station , Guest Use Kitchenette, Guest Use Laundry

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Biltmore Estate, Blue Ridge Parkway

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Abundant decks & porches
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Families welcome
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required by special permission only.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekend nights
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Per Suite, one room night to hold the reservation. 50% of total reservation when reserving 2 or more rooms
  • Cancellations: We adhere to a strict cancellation policy so please read carefully. Per Suite, 100% refundable 7 days or more in advance, minus a $25.00 booking fee. Payment due in full & non-refundable within 7 days of reservation date. The Whole Cottage, 100% refundable 60 days or more in advance of the reservation date, minus a $35.00 booking fee. Payment due in full & non-refundable 60 days prior to the reservation date. If after a cancellation we are able to rebook, refunds are considered (minus the cancellation fees).
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The Bridges Family

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About the innkeepers

Mary and Byron, natives of NC, have lived in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western NC since the mid-eighties and know the area extremely well. Both were former outdoor guides in the mountains here. Byron is an avid cyclist and has cycled the Blue Ridge Parkway from end to end many times over the years. They have lived in Asheville since 1994, enjoying the access to outdoor activities and the rise of the culinary scene, growth of breweries, local Arts and Crafts and more.

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  • Time Served: anytime between 8:30 - 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian upon request with 24 hour notice, please do not request special meals the night before.

Signature Dish

Peach French Toast
It's so yummy!!


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Hot Deal

20% off w 2 nt wkday stay or longer

Regular Rate: $165 now $132 (20% Savings:)

20% discount Sunday through Thursday nights with two night stay or longer in any one of our guest rooms, each with full private bath and lovely full breakfast each morning - must request this hot deal - good for weekday stays now through Sept 30, 2017; Can't stay 2 nights? Reserve 1 night and receive 10% off if you mention this hot deal! Please contact the inn directly at 1 8289942627 to redeem this deal.

expires Wednesday