Elizabeth Leigh Inn

908 Fifth Avenue West , Hendersonville, NC 28739 USA (Show map)


Elegance is the word you will use to describe this wonderful, fully restored property built in 1893. Limited to four exquisitely appointed rooms each has a king bed, private bath and some with working fireplaces.



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  • Guest room5
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.8

True Southern Hospitality and Charm

5 on August 21, 2014

This is a wonderful bed and breakfast that I highly recommend to anyone going to the Hendersonville, North Carolina area. It was such a great experience that I would recommend traveling to Hendersonville just to stay at the Elizabeth Leigh and eat at the restaurants on Main St. It's a very relaxing and classy small town. Main St. is a short 10 minute walk from the inn. When I walked into the inn, I was blown away by the elegant antique decor. The pictures online just don't do it justice. I stayed in the Blue Room. It had a large comfortable bed, two chairs, loveseat, wardrobe, and a few other various decor items. All the colors and patterns went together flawlessly. The bathroom was incredible. It had gold and white accents, but still went really well with the blue theme. There were plenty of fresh high quality thick white towels neatly rolled in a basket. The shower had an adjustable head. Water stayed warm the whole time despite showering at the same time as other guests. Breakfast was southern, filling, elegantly served, and tasted amazing. The first breakfast was eggs, bacon, and thick French toast. The next was a cream cheese, berries, and French toast casserole or 'hot dish' depending on where you're from. There was complimentary bottled water, wine, ice cream, homemade white chocolate macadamia cookies, homemade pound cake (which was wonderful), and beer. Now possibly the most enjoyable part, the rest of the property. The inn has a wraparound porch with big white rocking chairs that overlook the yard and the little street in front of the house. The backyard has a fountain, swing in front of a little waterfall pond, and corner area with seating. There are multiple places to have private conversations with your loved one(s).

Sit back and relax!

5 on July 29, 2013

Had an amazing stay for our anniversary at the Elizabeth Leigh Inn. Beautifully decorated Inn that is impeccably clean. Cindy is an incredible innkeeper and her breakfast was delicious. Book your stay at Elizabeth Leigh Inn with confidence.

Heaven on Earth

5 on August 17, 2012

Cindy and Mike are the most amazing people in the world. Their Inn is beautiful and I was treated like a princess the whole time, every time I visit!

Great Stay at Elizabeth Leigh Inn

4.2 on July 03, 2011

The renovated home is large and beautiful--very well decorated and appointed. Our hosts, Cindy and Mike Baer, were gracious and welcoming. Our room was large, lovely and very comfortable. Common area off kitchen has wine, beer, water and soda with snacks. We watched late night TV in the parlor while snacking on ice cream and cookies. Breakfast was tasty and satisfying. Definitely plan to spend some time on the fantastic wrap-around porch which stretches around 3 sides of the home. Grab a book off the book shelves, enjoy the rocking chairs and the breeze and let the world go by. Parking area is convenient. Hendersonville is a lovely little town with lots to do including the nearby Flatrock Playhouse. This is one of the top B&B's we've visited and we will definitely return.

Love this B and B!

4.6 on June 26, 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Elizabeth Leigh Inn and had a Wonderful experience. The rooms were incredibly beautiful and the grounds were inviting and relaxing! We highly recommend this B and B. It will be an experience you never forget!


5 on June 26, 2011

I spent three days at the Inn in June 2011 on a combination business/pleasure trip. This is a great place. The grounds are spacious with two patios and a large covered porch where I often met with my associates (or had breakfast). The complementary wine bar was a nice touch, as were the tasty snacks. The rooms and bathrooms were absolutely immaculate - no grungy grout or funky bedspread smells, etc. I did have the opportunity to chat at some length with the innkeepers and proprietors, Cindy and Mike Baer. They were most gracious and hospitable hosts (and very interesting people). Apparently Mike is a successful businessman who travels a bit, so I get the impression the service delivery combines his experience of what travelers want with her hospitality and sense of decorum. I'm not a big breakfast eater, but they were also excellent. The home has a high-speed wireless connection and flat panel cable TV in the bedrooms (at least in mine), so don't let the fact that the home is on the historical registry fool you to thinking that it's low tech. However, the technology does not detract from the "Old South" ambiance of the property... Downtown Hendersonville is walking distance (about 800 yards or so), so its conveniently located to the restaurants and shops. All in all - a great experience.

First B&B stay

4.8 on June 20, 2011

This was the first time we have stayed in a B&B and were not sure what to expect. It was a great experience and they were great hosts. We enjoyed interacting with the other guests that were there while we were there. This is a great place to stay.

Best Inn we ever stayed at!!!!!!!!!!!

5 on June 19, 2011

My husband and I have stayed at many B and B's, but this is the best ever. The rooms were spacious and beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable, which isn't always the case in older homes. Everything was perfect. There is a hugs wrap around porch that just begs was rocking and resting. We loved everything about it. Dick and Lin Moyer, Atlanta, GA

Comfort for the Soul!

4.8 on June 14, 2011

My daughter and I vacationed together in North Carolina a few days before she went away to a sleep-away camp, and vacationed here. The home is meticulously kept; no small detail is left unchecked by our warm, friendly innkeeper. The breakfasts were a delight, with fresh seasonal fruit (her own canned jams) and otherwise excellent cooking. The bed was extremely comforting...hard to get out of in the morning. I will be staying here again and again, as I find ways of making my way back to North Carolina!

Elizabeth Leigh B&B The BEST

5 on June 14, 2011

Six of us thoroughly enjoyed Memorial Day weekend at the Elizabeth Leigh B&B. It, by far, exceeded our expectations. The service and food were outstanding. The rooms were nicely appointed, clean and linens were top quality. We'll definitly plan a return trip. It is conveniently located to the downtown area.

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Location Type

Airport, Downtown, Mountains, Small town


Asheville, NC (AVL) 20 miles

Directions to property:

FROM ASHEVILLE Interstate 26 to Hendersonville. Exit on Highway 64 West - Exit 49B. Turn south on Main Street and right on Fifth Avenue (heading west). Inn is 6 blocks west of Main. FROM CHARLOTTE Highway 74 West to I-26 West. Exit on Highway 64 West - Exit 49B.Turn south on Main Street and right on Fifth Avenue (heading west). Inn is 6 blocks west of Main. FROM ATLANTA/GREENVILLE Interstate 85 North to Highway 25 North. In Hendersonville, turn left on Caswell, righ on Washington, left on Fifth Ave.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Pisgah National Forest, Chimney Rock, Flat Rock Playhouse, French Broad River, Lake Lure, Biltmore Estate, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, BBQ grill, Board games, Ceiling fans, Copier, Internet Service, Library, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wired internet , 24 Hour Guest Pantry, Wrap Around Porch, English Garden

Room amenities

Alarm clock, CD player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 4:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No No smoking allowed on property
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Service Animals Only
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit Card Required for Reservations
  • Cancellations: Your reservation is guaranteed by your credit card. If you need to cancel your reservation please let us know as soon as possible so that we can open the room for another guest.
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Cindy and Mike Baer

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Gardening, cooking, hiking, reading, walking, running.

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  • Time Served: 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Blueberry Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

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