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 an full and private bath with hairdryer and locally made botanical soaps & shampoos. Other in-room amenities include a coffee maker, cable TV, some with mini-fridge, microwave, private deck or private entrance. A buffet or family style 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. Many groups have enjoyed reserving all of Oakland Cottage for that special small group reunion, retreat or meeting. Besides the ideal location, the large common area and front porch provide additional guest space in which to gather, as well as other added conveniences, including a guest kitchenette & guest-use laundry room. 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
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.5

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

Christmas at Oakland Cottage

4.6 on March 05, 2011

Oakland Cottage was convenient for our purposes. We had lots of snow, but the proprietor shoveled and swept and kept sufficient access open for our comings and goings. Decor was charming yet functional; bed was comfortable; food was excellent.

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Rooms & Rates

Garden Room #5

On the second floor, light, bright and spacious, enjoy the Garden Room with king bed and balcony overlooking the back yard. Many windows are all along one side of the room, bringing in light and bright sunlight. There is a Daybed for an additional family member or friend. Amenities include a microwave, mini-fridge, coffee maker and electric kettle, full private bath with tub/shower combination. There is also in-room cable TV & complimentary WIFI throughout the house. Wonderful for longer stays! May be combined with the Little Garden Room for a two bedroom two bath Suite.

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

Nightly Rate: $148.50 - $165

Magnolia Suite #6

Spacious Suite with a king bed in the main room. Double doors open to the "sunroom" for extra spaciousness! There is a daybed and trundle in this space for an extra guest or two and the Magnolia Suite has a full private bath with claw-foot tub/shower combination. Wonderful for families or those wishing additional space. Added amenities include microwave, mini-fridge, coffee maker, cable TV and hairdryer. The large bay window in the sunroom overlooks the front yard. Wireless internet is complimentary and available throughout the house.

  • 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. In-room amenities include private bath with tub and shower, hairdryer, coffee-maker, cable TV. An additional roll-away twin may be made available for this room. A sunny nook has a small table with seating for two. Note: this room has a Double bed, suitable for singles and cuddlers!! Need more room? Reserve both Rose Rooms. There are double lock-out doors between these two for a two-bedroom, two full bath family Suite. Complimentary WIFI throughout the house, as well as 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 Room has a king bed, ensuite full bath and private deck.

  • 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 andcoffee-maker. WIFI is complimentary and available throughout the house. Reserve with Rose Room #8 - the double 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

Lovely Queen bedroom with extra space through the entry foyer - on the ground floor. Use the entry from inside the house - or enjoy your private porch and outside entry. Lovely tiled bath with large step in shower and extra grab bars (no tub). There is a private bath with environmentally and locally made soap and shampoo. Other amenities in this room include cable TV, coffee maker, microwave and minni-fridge, and of course, free wireless internet is available throughout the Inn. Queen Bed with a daybed in the private entry foyer.

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

Nightly Rate: $135 - $150

Little Garden Room #4

On the second floor and next to the Garden Room, the Little Garden Room has a Queen bed, full private bath with clawfoot tub/shower combination, in-room coffee-maker and cable TV.Complimentary WIFI is available throughout the house, charming room with cozy foyer entry, cable TV, overlooking the back yard and wooded views to downtown. May be combined with the Garden Room for a two bedroom two bath family or friends gathering Suite. When reserved as a Suite with the Garden Room, there are accommodations for up to 6 guests.

  • 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 east or west, take exit #50, following signs to AB-Tech & Biltmore Estate by merging onto Biltmore Avenue & traveling North towards downtown Asheville. Stay on Biltmore Avenue and in the right hand lane through Biltmore Village (entrance to Biltmore Estate will be in the left hand turn lane - DO NOT TURN LEFT). Proceed North on Biltmore Avenue for approximately 2 miles from the I-40 exit. Pass the emergency entrance to Mission Memorial Hospital on your left (St. Joseph's Hospital will be looming on your right). Take the next quick left at a light onto Hospital Drive, turn left at next immediate light onto Victoria Road, towards AB-Tech and Mission Memorial campuses. Go about .4 miles. 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.

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

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, 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:: 3:00 pm
  • 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: Yes Child care may be available with ample notice,$10-15/hr
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required by special permission only or with Whole Cottage reservation
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekend nights
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Per Suite, one room night to hold the reservation. 50% of total reservation when reserving all 4 Suites.
  • Cancellations: 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.



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

Signature Dish

Peach French Toast
It's so yummy!!