Acorn Bed and Breakfast

5136 Old Haywood Road , Mills River, NC 28759 USA (Show map)


The Acorn Bed and Breakfast at Mills River is conveniently located between Asheville and Hendersonville, NC, just minutes away from the Asheville Regional Airport. This cozy four bedroom retreat offers guests a homelike atmosphere to relax and enjoy the beauty of Western North Carolina. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Acorn Bed and Breakfast at Mills River is just a short drive to the Biltmore Estate, Western North Carolina Agricultural Center, Flat Rock Playhouse and Chimney Rock Park.



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

Highly recommend choosing this location!

5 on October 11, 2017

These two offer the most comfortable lodging that I have ever experienced! I especially appreciated the breakfast small group dining experience. D. Lang

Great stay.

5 on September 20, 2017

We were very impressed with the living area, bedrooms, and wonderful breakfasts. Good location. Thanks guys.

We have to go back for a second visit, so looking forward to that.

3.8 on August 30, 2017

We stayed in the dogwood room, down stair it was spacious and very comfortable, we shared the Basement area with friends in the adjacent room during our stay and had the run of a fully fitted basement including TV Room, kitchen, shared toilet, shower, all exceeded our expectations and we were very happy. Gene explained all the services available for us at check in and made us feel comfortable with our surroundings, the rooms were quiet and clean and did I mention comfortable.


5 on August 29, 2017

My husband and I stayed at the Acorn for 2 delightful nights. We enjoyed the personal touches in our room such as a night light in the bathroom, a beautiful and comfortable room to stay, and many thoughtful touches such as eclipse glasses, moon pies, and more. Gene was eager to help us with our luggage but in the mornings he became a professional chef. Our breakfast each morning was "over the top", We will return again whenever we are in the area.

A Real Charmer

5 on August 18, 2017

Best part of our stay is always the warmth and friendliness of our hosts. Breakfast is always a gourmet delight--more than we can ever eat. Every detail of the accommodations is charming, including all the acorn themed toiletries. The lip balm I take home reminds me every day of how much I look forward to my next stay at the Acorn B&B. Connie Atwell, Pinehurst, NC

Great B & B

5 on July 25, 2017

My husband and I had stayed at the Acorn once before and liked it so well, we returned. The rooms are very nice and reasonably priced, the people that own it are a pleasure to talk to and Gene is an excellent cook and provides a beautiful, as well as tasty, breakfast. We will go back again.

Great place to stay

4.8 on July 23, 2017

Had a marvelous time here. Just like home. Bed was so soft. Gene and Bob were excellent hosts. Breakfast was amazing. We will be back.

Lovely place to stay

5 on July 05, 2017

This was our second visit to the Acorn. It is a lovely home with very nice rooms and is convenient to Asheville and Hendersonville. The breakfasts are great and Gene and Bob offer great company and conversation during the meals. It is also a great value for the accomidations. We will stay there again!

Mother Earth News Fair

5 on May 10, 2017

We arrived late but were greeted with chocolates and homemade cookies. Our host spent a few minutes with us to give us the lay of the land, offer dinner suggestions and get out breakfast time. In the morning, coffee was ready before breakfast, and we took a cup back to our room. The breakfast itself was both gorgeous and delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the conversation with the innkeepers.

Great B&B Down to the Last Detail

5 on May 09, 2017

Had the best stay at the Acorn B&B. Gene and Bob were incredible hosts, from the personalized signs on the doors to the freshly baked cookies in the room, and delicious breakfast, every detail of the experience was well thought out. We stayed in the Garden Room and it was super cute, the room was charming, spacious, and clean. The King size bed was both comfy and huge. Wasn't a bad drive from the Asheville area either, definitely a great find. I wholeheartedly recommend this B&B and would happily stay there again.

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Location Type

Airport, Mountains, Small town


Asheville, NC (AVL) 4 miles

Directions to property:

Interstate 26 to exit 40 (Asheville Regional Airport). Pass the airport and continue on Rt. 280 approximately 4 miles to Old Haywood Road/191N. Turn Right. Go approximately 2/10 of a mile. Turn right into the driveway and proceed to the end.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Golf Courses, Biltmore Estate, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Turndown Service

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only May smoke outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes only 1 child may be accomodated in your room.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Pet accomodations are limited. Additional fees apply.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: Guest reservations must be guaranteed in advance equal to one nights stay.
  • Cancellations: Due to our intimate size, cancellations affect us significantly. If cancellation is received seven days prior to arrival date. your deposit will be refunded or applied to a new date. If cancellation is received in less than seven days prior to arrival, you will receive a refund, less a $25.00 processing fee, unless we are able to rebook your room.
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Gene Wyatt and Bob Pompeo

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Resident Pets


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  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options


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