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

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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.


5 on May 08, 2017

Where to start? Gene met us outside and offered to carry in our bags, our room was immaculate; the roses Gene got to celebrate our anniversary was gorgeous. Food, guests, hosts; everything was so great. Our first stay at a B&B will not be our last; should we continue to receive service as great as Gene & Bob.

Great get away

4.8 on April 29, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Acorn. Gene is a fabulous host and amazing chef. We had the down stairs "suite" for two couples. Has its own kitchen,dining, and living areas. Rooms were neat and clean with "Florida: motif. Access is on back with own private entrance. Was perfect. We played cards, hooted and howled, drank some wine and hopefully bothered nobody else. Breakfast was to die for. Gene has great stories and is a wealth of knowledge about the Biltmore and other areas. Only thing we would like to see is the back patio area neatened up a bit and outdoor furniture cleaned to make a nice outdoor sitting area. Despite that we had a marvelous stay.

Acorn B&B sets the bar HIGH

5 on April 28, 2017

Gene & Bob were amazing, the food was delicious, our bed so comfy and we could not have been happier with our first time stay in a B&B. We look forward to returning and seeing them again.

Cute and Affordable!

4.6 on April 09, 2017

Adorable B & B that we stumbled upon during our last road trip. Clean rooms, friendly folks and a great location. Breakfast was to die for. Would definitely stay here again!

We had the BEST time!

4.8 on January 18, 2017

This B&B is a dream come true. Relaxing, welcoming, and personable. We loved staying here and Gene was an absolute gem. We can't wait to come back!

Best bed and breakfast close to Asheville/kids friendly

5 on December 29, 2016

We had a great experience at Gene's place! The house was cozy and beautifully decorated for Christmas. We enjoyed the homemade cookies and treats in our rooms. Our 7 and 3 year old kids had the best time and enjoyed every minute we spend there (they loved the Mickey Mouse pancakes!) Gene is very welcoming and a very good host! The rooms were comfortable and clean. And finally, the breakfasts were delicious! We definitely recommend this place and we'll be back! Verona, Ricardo & Gaby

Underrated GEM!!

5 on November 25, 2016

Incredibly relaxing. Excellent breakfasts. Wonderful Hosts!!

Acorn bed and breakfast

4.4 on November 20, 2016

This was my first stay in a bed and breakfast, the room was clean and roomy, the breakfast was excellent especially the smoothies and Gene was a great host. The Acorn Bed and Breakfast was real quiet and peaceful. We had booked the Rose Room and we were upgraded to the Magnolia Room for no extra cost. We really enjoyed our stay especially the benefits like cookies and sodas.We will definitely be back.

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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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  • Serving Location: Dining Room

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