Black Walnut B & B Inn

288 Montford Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801 USA (Show map)
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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 room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Wonderful Place to Stay

5 on September 03, 2017

This place was so beautiful, with a great location..the staff was outstanding and the breakfast was amazing..bring an appetite..

Fantastic, 3 Course Breakfast, one of the finest in the world!

5 on August 31, 2017

It does not get any better, Buckingham palace would not be better! Fantastic place, rooms, location, owners are Fantastic too. Real antique furniture. Did I mention the gourmet breakfast? Baked pears with a mild soft cheese dabbed on top with drizzled amaretto on it too. and that's course one... make your reservations NOW! No where better.

2 nights

5 on August 13, 2017

we enjoy B&Bs and this was among the best. Breakfast was a treat.

Black Walnut B & B Inn - Asheville

4.0 on July 27, 2017

Stayed at The Black Walnut B & B Inn ....ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL IN EVERY WAY ! Beth met us upon our arrival and got us checked in very fast and efficiently. Peter took care of our luggage....Lori provided a fabulous breakfast both mornings we were there. Beth, Peter, and Lori are absolutely the best host/hostesses we have ever experienced. Will be returning soon !

Fun overnight for a couple

3.8 on July 24, 2017

My husband and I came for an overnight stay. The room was attractive and comfortable and had many lovely appointments. Our breakfast was superb!

A Luxurious and Lovely Home in Asheville

4.8 on July 23, 2017

My husband and I recently stayed at the Black Walnut to have a chance to visit with family members who were also staying there. We were treated to all kinds of amenities and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Impromptu Asheville visit

5 on July 20, 2017

Room was stunning. We were warmly greeted on our arrival. Breakfast was awesome, beautiful ambiance. Hope to come back again.

Superb B&B

4.6 on June 04, 2017

Lovely establishment. The breakfast each and every morning was delicious! Room got a little stuffy at night. Truly enjoyed the stay!

Perfect combination of relaxation and adventure!

5 on May 16, 2017

The Black Walnut owners and staff made us feel like two of the most special people in the world. Beth made check-in a breeze and took good care of us whenever we needed anything. Breakfast was an amazing three course masterpiece, afternoon tea and wine was done to the 9's with at least 3-4 appetizers and something delicious for dessert. There was water and soda in our room...oh yes, our room! There are two pet friendly rooms separate from the house so we could bring our little Boston Terrier. But, if you don't have a pet with you, you truly would not know they allow pets. Beautiful decor and clean as clean can be! We can't wait to go back! Thanks to Peter, Lori and Beth!

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.

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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: All reservations are subject to a 35.00 re-booking fee from the time of booking. Single night stays will be charged the full amount and are non-refundable 14 days prior to arrival date. All other reservations are charged a 50% deposit which is non refundable 14 days prior to date of arrival. The full amount is charged for cancellations with in the 48 hours prior to date of arrival. For all holidays and the Month of October, and multiple room bookings there is a 30 day / 14 day policy in effect. 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. Please see our website for more detail.
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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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