Black Mountain Inn

1186 Old Hwy 70 , Black Mountain, NC 28711 USA (Show map)
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Travelers have visited the Inn since the 1830's when it opened as a stage coach stop. Many came for healing, as for several years it's crisp mountain climate made it the perfect sanatorium. Still later, the Inn became an artists' retreat welcoming the likes of Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, and Helen Keller. Fourteen years ago it found itself in Innkeeper June Bergeron's kindly hands, and now offers the same mountain hospitality that first made it famous. Six welcoming guest rooms, each with their own private bath, are just the beginning. Each morning June serves her award-winning cuisine buffet style: a main course accompanied by fresh fruit in season, tea and fresh-brewed coffee, home-baked breads, and her own home-made granola that has become something of a local legend. After a sumptuous breakfast with friends at the morning table, the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains and their neighbors are yours to re-discover - the Blue Ridge Parkway, Biltmore Estate, Chimney Rock, and the local beauty of our own valley, are all convenient to the Inn. Spa services are also offered on premises for those with a desire for deeper relax ation.Pets are welcome here, too, and there are plenty of pet-friendly hiking trails nearby.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Great place to stay after a Biltmore Estate tour

4.8 on January 01, 2018

We loved our stay at the Black Mountain Inn. It's a historic old property, built in the 1830s, which is exactly why we chose it for our stay. It was great to tour the Biltmore Estate and then go to our room in a property that was more than half a century older than the mansion. We were in the Artist's Loft, which was incredibly spacious and light-filled, and the unique pulley-powered door on the entry stairs to the room was one of our favorite parts of the property. June, the owner, is a pleasure to talk with, sharing her passion and experiences in keeping this property preserved for future generations to enjoy. The bathroom in the loft is a bit tight, and the shower is not meant for tall folks (leaving me feeling a bit like Will Ferrell in the movie Elf), but that's all part of the adventure when staying in historic properties. Yes, there is a train track nearby, but we only noticed the train once while there. My GPS app tried to bring me in the back way (which interestingly enough, was apparently where the front entry used to be when it was a stagecoach station). Nowadays, you need to enter off of old Hwy 70. We recommend the Black Mountain Inn and will return again when we find ourselves in the area.

Nice respite

4.0 on September 09, 2017

My husband and I stayed in the loft which was large, open and airy. The bed was cozy and the bath quaint. The inn is quiet and peaceful. Breakfast was very good but with limited choices. We enjoyed conversations with June and the other guests. Next time will enjoy a message.

Great place with real mountain charm

5 on May 12, 2016

My wife and I stayed in the upstairs loft, and it was wonderful. It used to be the painting studio back when this was an artist's colony, so it has LOTS of windows you can open to enjoy the mountain breezes. It's a huge space and decorated in funky antique furniture...with a soft, comfortable queen-sized bed. Also there is a mini fridge, free wifi and a deep tub, with soap that smells like real flowers. And here's a feature the kids will love: You enter the loft through a large, but easy to open, trap door with an ornate counterweight. We definitely got video of that! Too bad, didn't get to try the breakfast because of working late, but that table setting with the multicolored glassware looked really inviting. Next time, for sure! We had a great time at the Black Mountain Inn...all I can say is, if you want something regular and predictable, go to the chain motels. If you want something more fancied know, like a B&B with a wine tasting...air conditioning...maybe a guy singing opera every evening....then the Black Mountain Inn is not your kind of place. But if you love charm, history and a real mountain experience, then this is the one to book in the Black Mountain/Asheville area.

Great rate, great location

4.0 on November 23, 2015

Very quaint B and B and ideal location for black mountain. Lots of great history and character.

Nice for the Price

4.4 on August 19, 2015

My husband and I found the inn very quaint and quiet. I heard a train go by, but it was actually kind of soothing. The place has a pleasant feel, and we never missed the lack of air conditioning. It was nice having the windows open.

Cozy and sweet

4.2 on April 20, 2015

We had a nice one night stay in the Inn. Our room was the Loft which is the entire third floor. It has an amazing trap-door hung with a counterweight. The room was airy and light. It has a refrigerator and a private bathroom. Across the street from the Inn are train tracks. Be warned that it's very quiet at night and about six trains, with their whistles, are going to come through and sound very much like they're running right over you. It didn't bother us (I love trains) but do be warned. Also the area has a bit of a bear problem so wandering about in the dark is discouraged. The front porch is well lit so you can go out there if you would like to smoke or take some air. Breakfast in the morning was an Italian frittata and homemade granola with fruit (I don't eat eggs so it was great we had the option). Coffee was good and that adds extra points always. June was very welcoming and friendly. The whole place is lovely, very cozy, has a wonderful ambience. I didn't get to peek in many of the other rooms but what I did see looked beautiful. The place is up for sale and it's sad to think what might happen to it after June leaves. It has an amazing history that you can feel in every inch of the place and it would be awful if it didn't continue to be an Inn.

Elegant getaway

5 on April 02, 2015

This get-a-way was a do-over for my partner who resides in California but visited the Black Mountain Inn alone on a business trip from Washington DC to Georgia. I can see why she loved this quaint Inn and wanted to go back with me. June Bergeron was the ultimate host greeting us when we arrived and seeing us off with a delicious breakfast for our travels home. I would highly recommend the Black Mountain Inn to all travelers seeking solice in the North Carolina mountains.

Black mountain inn

3.0 on March 09, 2015

Good value for the Living Social coupon. Very old inn with lots of history. Owner upgraded us to a slightly larger room. Bed not too comfy. Nice location. Had a wonderful massage onsite spa.

Cozy Mountain Getaway

4.6 on November 05, 2014

Wonderful place for a weekend getaway in the mountains! Close enough to Asheville and right down the road from downtown Black Mountain. Awesome hospitality and very cozy rooms. Planning to come back really soon!

Historical Walk!

4.0 on November 02, 2014

Very interesting house with even more interesting history. June was very helpful and courteous...It was a great location for our visit to Chimney Rock and Asheville and even found that the town of Black Mountain to be very very neat small town...We really enjoyed our stay. Ps we didn't eat there, so couldn't rate the food above .

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Rooms & Rates


♦ Antique furnishings with queen size bed with feather bed topperbr♦ Private bath en suite with tub/showerbr♦ Two large windows on the NE corner provide lovely morning lightbr♦ Ceiling fanbr♦ An extra dressing area for additional space!

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

Nightly Rate: $195 - $175


♦ Antique queen bedbr♦ Private bath en suite, with an Antique tub/shower and period fixturesbr♦ Two large windows provide mountain views and sunny southern exposure!br♦ Ceiling fan

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

Nightly Rate: $195 - $175

Artist's Loft

♦ Restored Black Mountain College era art studiobr♦ Queen size bed with feather bed topperbr♦ Private bath en suite with antique tub/showerbr♦ Negative northern light shed dormer on the northern exposure provides and artistic ambiancebr♦ Spacious third floor loft with sitting areabr♦ Ceiling Fans

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

Nightly Rate: $225 - $195


♦ Antique Furnishings with a cozy Full size bed with feather bed topperbr♦ Extra large antique claw foot tub, with private WCbr♦ Two large windows provide mountain views and sunny southern exposure!br♦ Ceiling Fan

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

Nightly Rate: $185 - $165


♦ Antique furnishings with a cozy full size bed with feather bed topperbr♦ Private bath en suite with tub/showerbr♦ Chestnut paneled sleeping porchbr♦ Five windows with mountain views and warm sunny southern exposure

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

Nightly Rate: $185 - $165


♦ Antique furnishings with a cozy full size bed with feather bed topperbr♦ Knotty pine paneling in this sleeping porch room with six windows and seasonal viewsbr♦ Private bath en suite with tub/shower and private♦ Ceiling fan

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

Nightly Rate: $185 - $165

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town


Asheville, NC (AVL)

Directions to property:

From Asheville take I-40 East to Exit 64; Turn LEFT at bottom of exit ramp; go to THIRD light; Turn LEFT again; just over one mile at the SECOND light, turn RIGHT onto BLUE RIDGE ROAD. Go one short block to the flashing light and turn RIGHT again. About 200 yards on LEFT you'll see the sign for the BLACK MOUNTAIN INN. Turn up the gravel road and pull right in in front of the House.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Country Inn, Historic Inn, Spa

On-site amenities

Bath robes, Board games, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, Spa, TV, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , On-Site Spa Services, Infared Sauna, Grounds

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Microwave, Radio, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Black Mountain Center for the Arts, Bluegrass, Antiques, Arts & Crafts, Make Your Own Pottery, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 4:00PM-6:00PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside Only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes $10 Pet Charge
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit equal to a minimum of one night's room rate, or 50% of the entire stay, whichever is greater. A reservation obligates both the Inn and guest for the entire length of the stay.
  • Cancellations: Should your plans change, be sure to call us at least 14 days prior to your reservation to ensure a refund of your deposit(Less $25 cancellation fee, per room). In the event of a late cancellation or an early departure, guests are responsible for the entire reserved stay. Deposits are not transferable to another date, however, you are always welcome to send a friend in your place.
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June Bergeron

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

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  • Time Served: 8:30 - 9:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

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Signature Dish

Home-Made Granola
A delicious and enriching blend of nuts, grains, and fruits - crunchy and wholesome, a perfect compliment to a luscious breakfast.

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