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

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.

Wonderful Bed and Breakfast

5 on January 04, 2017

The Black Walnut B&B is wonderful. Beautiful rooms with fireplaces are so cozy. The breakfast in the morning in fantastic and we loved the afternoon tea/cocktail hour. Appetizers and sweets and wine. Met a lot of nice people during breakfast and in the afternoon. Located close to downtown Asheville. We will stay her again! Great ambiance!

3rd stay at Black Walnut Inn over an 18 year period- gets better

5 on December 30, 2016

Good memories and great owners such as Lori and Peter White make the Inn what it is today. If we couldn't get a reservation at the inn, we weren't even going to Asheville; it's that important to us. The White's know the art of entertaining and making you feel welcome, food is exceptional....DW

Best B&B in Asheville

5 on December 05, 2016

Incredible inn where every detail is thought of. Breakfast and late day snack so yummy.!! This is a very special place.

Excellent B and B the best !!

5 on November 24, 2016

This B&B is the best we have ever stayed in. We have stayed in many. The attention to detail is everywhere. The owners care and it shows. The food was unbelievable and the highest quality and so plentiful. The owners are around and that makes the difference. The innkeeper Beth was great too!! This is 5stars plus plus !!

Comfortable B&B

3.2 on November 21, 2016

Second visit to this comfortable B&B. Nice rooms, nice late afternoon snacks and wine. Wonderful breakfast. Gracious inn keeper.

Great Getaway!

5 on November 14, 2016

This was our first stay at the Black Walnut and we will be going back. What a beautiful B&B. And the service was excellent. Peter gave us great recommendations on dining and excursions. Lori did a fantastic job with breakfast every morning. And Beth went out of her way to make sure my wife had some great gluten free options for wine and hors d'oeuvres every night. Lori did the same for breakfast. We would highly recommend!

I highly recommend!

5 on November 13, 2016

We stayed in the carriage house and it was lovely and just a few steps from the main house for afternoon tea and the morning breakfast. The food service was exceptional and I highly recommended the Black Walnut.

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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: 3
  • 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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