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 members of Select Registry, were featured in the new edition of 1000 Places To See Before You Die and voted Best Downtown B&B by Travel Smart. Amenities include central air-conditioning and heat, luxurious private baths, 13 fireplaces, feather beds 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 room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Beautiful Inn, Fabulous Breakfast

4.6 on May 12, 2017

Wonderful rooms, the breakfasts were the best meals we had in Asheville. A little pricey, but great for special occasions or honeymoon. The garden is gorgeous, everyone is very friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay there again.

My favorite Asheville getaway

5 on April 27, 2017

Amazing house. Fabulous neighborhood to take walks in. Fantastic food. Love the tea time. Fun guests to mingle with....esepcially on the front porch in the rain. The sheets!

Great place for dog lovers

5 on April 10, 2017

We always travel with our pets when possible and the folks at the Black Walnut make it so easy. They are dog lovers and understand the need to be pet friendly. The cottage rooms are set up for pets with a small pet bed, sheet to cover the people bed, snacks and clean up bags. Peter, Lori and the staff are great, the food and facilities top notch and in a really nice area.. Will we return? Absolutely!!

Road Trip Pals

5 on April 06, 2017

Whoa--what a wonderful find! Best b&b we have ever stayed in! We were friends crossing the country & back, and sure wished we had booked more days at the Black Walnut Inn! Our hosts were SO accomodating, and fun to talk to. The Inn was wonder fully appointed & historic. AND those banana nut pancakes with whipped cream were killer!!! Even our dog wanted to stay forever! Loved every minute! And the bed was heavenly! What more can we say---Wow

I can't say enough good things about the Black Walnut Inn

5 on April 04, 2017

We ventured to Asheville for a four day getaway and luckily booked the Black Walnut Inn. We cannot say enough good things about our stay here. The hosts, Peter and Lori, and the staff were top notch and so incredibly ready to please. Having stayed at other B&B's where the owners were never seen, Peter and Lori went out of their way to make our stay as welcoming as possible. We came to enjoy all the food that Asheville has to offer, but I tell you, nothing can beat the breakfast that we had here each morning. Add in the delicious hors d' oeuvres and wine in the evening and we didn't have to eat much else! The rooms were very clean, well maintained and comfortable. I think my favorite part was sitting on the front porch sipping coffee in the mornings and watching the world go by. We would HIGHLY recommend this B&B to anyone and will definitely be back in the future providing Peter and Lori were still running it.

Best stay in Asheville.. This is a wonderful base for an Asheville visit, in a pleasant residential neighborhood just outside the downtown. Exceptional breakfasts and teas and especially engaging hosts who have lived in Florida and Martha's Vineyard.

4.4 on March 27, 2017

Bill and Deirdre - Massachusetts

Home away from home - Black Walnutt B &B in Asheville

5 on February 13, 2017

The Black Walnut B &B Inn is a beautiful, well-run bed and breakfast in a fabulous location in Asheville. It is within the historic Montford district which makes for great walks and easy access to downtown. Everything about the experience is high quality - the staff (who've been there for years, a good sign), breakfast and tea-time food is amazing and the rooms are beautiful and well cared for. Peter and Lori always make me feel at home when I visit - full of advice on great restaurants and places to go. And lots of funny stories. : - ) You can interact with other guests, or not. It is not forced. It is a very peaceful, relaxing place to be. I highly recommend a visit.

2016 New Year's Eve Weekend Review

5 on January 17, 2017

My fiance' and I stayed at the Black Walnut B&B Inn Dec 30 & 31, 2016 for the New Year's weekend. We couldn't have asked for a better experience, and the proprietors of the Inn (Peter and Lori) were exceptional in all respects! Great food, and had really nice afternoon wine and Hors d'Oeuvres, with Peter and everyone else staying at the Inn. Great social time with everyone. This is a definitely a labor of love for Peter and Lori! Thx for the memories!

Fantastic Bed and Breakfast!

5 on January 16, 2017

We really enjoyed our stay at the Black Walnut Bread and Breakfast! Wonderful ambiance and the breakfast was delicious. Really enjoyed getting together at 5 for the wine and appetizers and chatting with the other guests. We will be going back for another visit to Asheville and will be staying here!

Great Stay

3.8 on January 07, 2017

The Black Walnut's website caught my eye with pictures of the rooms and food. My expectations were all met. It was a great weekend stay.

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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

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.
  • Cancellations: Reservation cancellations made at least 14 days prior to the arrival date (30 days notice required for special packages, fall season, and Holidays) are subject to a $35.00 rebooking fee. Cancellations made within 14 days prior to the arrival date will be charged 50% of the total reservation fee.Single nights are charged the full amount. Cancellations made within 48 hours of arrival will be charged the full amount of the reservation. There are no refunds for early departure. This property is privately owned and management reserves the right to refuse service to anyone. We will not be responsible for accidents, injuries, or for loss of money, jewelry or valuables of any kind.
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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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