Black Walnut B & B Inn

288 Montford Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


This historic home features 6 elegant rooms in the main house and 2 brand new, pet friendly suites in the renovated carriage house. We are featured in the new edition of 1000 Places To See Before You Die, and are the Experts Choice on Trip Advisor! Amenities include central air-conditioning and heat, luxurious private baths, 13 fireplaces, luxury mattresses and down comforters. Enjoy a gourmet 3-course breakfast, substantial afternoon tea with wine and hors d'oeuvres and complimentary beverages. Set in beautifully landscaped mature gardens, within walking distance of downtown Asheville's restaurants and galleries and only a short ride to the Blue Ridge parkway and other outdoor recreations.



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

Beautiful B&B

4.0 on August 22, 2018

We stayed in the Magnolia Room and felt that it exceeded our expectations. The room and the grounds were exceptional. The Owners made a point to be there for happy hours and breakfast which I liked. They had the understanding of when to engage and when to leave you to yourself which is an important detail often overlooked at B&B’s. The breakfast was heavy on pastries and sweets which we felt later in the day but was delightful while eating. Overall, we made good memories.

Thank You Peter and Lori!

5 on August 22, 2018

The inn is beautiful and Lori and Peter go out of their way to make everything special. The rooms, breakfast and afternoon tea exceeded my expectations. The staff is so friendly and helpful. I recommend visiting the Black Walnut if you have not already!

Amazing history

4.6 on August 14, 2018

This place was amazing feels like you went back in time the food was one of the best we have had. Everyone was very friendly. Looking forward to a return trip.

The perfect weekend retreat

4.8 on August 09, 2018

The Blackwalnut was an amazing expereince for the weekend we stayed there. Peter, Lori, and th entire staff do an fantastic job making the entire experience a fantastic one. I look forward to returning soon for another weekend away!

Wonderful wkend getaway!

4.0 on August 02, 2018

Wonderful relaxing wkend! I highly recommend this B & B! The owners are fabulous and provide a nice warm, charming experience.

A great place to stay!

4.8 on August 01, 2018

This was our 2nd stay at the Black Walnut. The location is great, walkable to a few restaurants and very close to downtown Asheville. The tea time is wonderful; wine, great snacks and sweets. Breakfast was the best breakfast I have had in quite a while. The AC is our room was a little chilly, but we had covers, so not really an issue.

Interesting place

3.6 on July 24, 2018

Enjoyed our stay. History is interesting. Some areas need a little renovation.

B&D at the BW B&B

5 on July 21, 2018

We cannot wait to get back to Peter & Lori at the Black Walnut Inn. We loved our weekend in Asheville, and much of the reason was our experience at the Inn. From the lovely rooms, to the fantastic breakfasts, and chats with Peter & Lori and the other guests during breakfast or the afternoon "tea", everything was great.


5 on July 04, 2018

Everything was great - Magnolia Room

My Favorite Vacation Spot Ever!

5 on June 14, 2018

We have stayed at the Black Walnut Inn for our Honeymoon and First Anniversary! It is our little romantic getaway in historic Asheville. Such a perfect spot to unwind and relax from all the stress of the city. All of the best arts, crafts, food, and mountain views can be found with a short drive / uber from this B&B. The rooms are wonderful and clean. I love having so many porches and often find new friends at breakfast and happy hour. The breakfast is amazing!!! Can't wait to see you there next year! :)

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Rooms & Rates


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


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


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


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


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


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

Ivy Garden

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


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

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Location Type

Airport, Countryside, Downtown, Mountains


Asheville, NC (AVL) 20 miles

Directions to property:

The Black Walnut is located off Interstate 240 at exit 4C (Montford Haywood Exit) and is accessible from I-40,I-26 US 74, and the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, DVD Player, Parking, Private entrance, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Walk to mass transit

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wheelchair access, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station

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  • Check In:: 3-6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Well loved and behaved pets are welcome in the some rooms.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two-night minimum is required on the weekend.
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of one night's rate per room is required at the time of the reservation for 1 to 2 nights. For 3 or more nights, a 50% deposit for the entire stay is required.
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Peter and Lori

Languages spoken


Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Peter and Lori are previously from the Island of Martha's Vineyard, where they owned and operated the Old Stone Bakery for twenty-nine years, and recently of Tequesta Florida, as the owners of the Cakery, an extraordinary bakery and exquisite tea room. They bring to Asheville over a half a century of culinary experience to make your stay at the Black Walnut unforgettable.

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Three-Course Gourmet

  • Time Served: 8:30-9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Porch, Dining Room

Special meal options

Vegetarian Picnic basket

Signature Dish

Black Walnut Bennies
Two poached eggs nestled atop a flaky butter croissant with Thinly sliced Black Forest ham and sauteed spinach enrobed in Lori's creamy cheddar sauce with fresh chives.

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