1898 Waverly Inn

783 N Main Street , Hendersonville, NC 28792-5079 USA (Show map)

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Guests arrive as strangers and leave as friends as a result of John, Diane, Darla, and Debbie's warm and sincere hospitality. Colorful flags embellish the wide veranda where rocking chairs and casual afternoon social hours put the stress of everyday life out of your mind. Walking distance to fine restaurants, exceptional shopping, the Mast General Store, and antiquing in the historic district, this inn has something for everyone. John's scrumptious, all you can eat breakfasts are just the way to start your day off right! Located near Biltmore Estate, Chimney Rock and Blue Ridge Parkway.




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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Excellent Stay

4.4 on August 29, 2016

This is our favorite B&B in Jefferson. It does not disappoint.

Another Excellent Stay

4.4 on August 18, 2016

This is one of the best B&B experiences we have had and our favorite in Jefferson.

Great B & B in Jefferson

5 on July 14, 2016

The room was very comfortable, the hosts were friendly and helpful in making suggestions about things to do in Jefferson, the breakfast was outstanding.

Beautiful day in the mountains

4.4 on April 23, 2016

I traveled to the Waverly to visit the state forest. The Waverly is extremely close to down town Hendersonville which offers many dinner and lunch options. The inn itself offers a really lovely options of home made cakes and cookies before dinner during the social hour and breakfast was devine. I really enjoyed the French toast. The room was nice and for those who enjoy a bath you will enjoy the tub but I am not a big fan of showering in the tub otherwise the room was nice and the bed comfortable. I would have enjoyed some softer pillows as an option like many of the major hotels offer now but still comfortable.

enroute to savannah

4.8 on April 17, 2016

It was our second one-night stop in two years and, though the management had changed, everything was still classy. Friendly checkin and casual wine sip on front porch. Generous info on the town and region. Excellent breakfast. Will definitely return, probably to a back room away from morning traffic noise.

Weekend getaway, wife birthday

5 on April 04, 2016

Just had a great weekend at The Waverly Inn. Mike and Tracey were outstanding, made my wife and I feel very welcome. Scheduled a massage on sight which was wonderful. Wine on the porch at 5:00 is a nice touch. Everything was excellent, but without a doubt, Mike's breakfast, especially the meat lovers quiche, is The Best

A wonderful find.

4.8 on March 21, 2016

This Inn was above expectations. The breakfast was varied and delicious. There was wine and cheese in the early evening on the front porch. When you returned for evening, you could have coffee, tea, hot chocolate and cake and cookies in the charming parlor. The host was very charming. He also hinted at more culinary delights to come.

Beautiful Hotel with a Lovely Staff

5 on March 04, 2016

This is by far the best B and B we have ever stayed in! My husband and I stayed as part of our anniversary. The food and accommodations were excellent, but our favorite part, hands down, was the friendly, knowledgeable staff. We loved interacting with the fascinating people who run this little slice of heaven. If you find yourself in Western NC, don't miss this charming stop!

Great Valentine's Day get-away!

5 on February 24, 2016

Awesome B&B! The staff makes you feel like you are home, with out doing any of the work! My husband loves the yummy breakfasts(they let him have double meat:) ..his highlight of the stay!

Hospitality even during Winter Storm Jonas!

4.8 on January 27, 2016

My bride and I booked a weekend at the Waverly before Christmas 2015 for our 19th anniversary. Little did we know Winter Storm Jonas was planning on wishing us a happy anniversary on our weekend! BUT!...John, Diane, Darla and Deborah totally took care of us, getting us into our room before check-in so we wouldn't have to be out in the accumulating snow (and these were special circumstances...please don't try to take advantage of these fine hosts), and since most of downtown was closed due to the storm, even made the guests impromptu evening dinners. The owners truly care for their guests comfort. We'll be visiting again soon...hopefully with far less snow :-)

Innkeeper Response
We are so glad that you made it safely here and back home. We are always here to take care of our guests and we are glad that you enjoyed your time with us, in spite of the snow. We hope to see you again soon when there is less snow. Thanks.

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Rooms & Rates

Catawba Rhododendron

This room, cozy withb lues and creams, has a queen bed. The private bath has a four foot claw-footed tub with a shower.

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

American Holly

A great room for families - or just to spread out. This, the largest room in the house offers one queen bed and one twin bed. Private bath has a standard tub and shower combo.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Closed Gentian

A Queen Flat Canopy Rice Bed is in this room with crisp blue and white colors. Private bath has a shower, no tub.

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

Spring Beauty

A Queen Bed in a room of creams and greens. Private bath has a shower, no tub.

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

Silverbell Tree

A King Four Poster Rice Bed in a room airy with yellows, greens, and whites. Private bath has a six foot claw-footed tub with a shower.

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

Birdfoot Violet

A King Rice Bed is the focal point for this room of lavendar, green, and white. Private bath has a shower, no tub.

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

Mountain Laurel

One Pencil Post Queen Bed and one Twin Bed are in this room made for families. A sunporch is the bonus. The private bath has a six foot claw-footed tub with shower.

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

Wild Geranium

Queen St. Croix Bed. Feels like the owner of the room just stepped out a minute ago. Private bath has a six foot claw-footed tub with a shower. with one queen bed

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


Romance galore in this room with a Queen Bed done in blues and pinks. Private bath with a five foot claw-footed tub with shower.

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

Hepatica Americana

Four Poster Country Cherry Queen Bed in a room of whites and blues with a touch of pink. Private bath with a five foot claw-footed tub with a shower.

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

Fire Pink

This bright and cheerful room with greens and pinks has a King Four Poster Bed. Private bath with a five foot claw-footed tub with shower.

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

Flame Azalea

A King Four Poster Bed with muted oranges and blues makes this a romantic hideaway. Private bath with a five foot claw-footed tub with shower.

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

Ox-Eye Daisy

Queen Four Poster Bed in out airiest and brightest room of yellows and whites. Private bath with a shower, no tub.

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

Mountain Magnolia

A King Bed dominates a bedroom of creams and greens. Living room has two twin beds. Private bath with six foot claw-footed tub with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Carolina Mallow - Pet Friendly

One Queen bed is in this, our pet friendly room. Slightly separate from the main part of the house, this room gives pet owners easy access to the back parking area. $25 pet fee assessed per night.

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

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Location Type

Small town


Asheville, NC (AVL) 10 miles

Directions to property:

From I-26 take Exit 49B. Go West on Route 64 for 2 miles and bear right at the Texaco station onto Route 25. Go 500 yards and The Waverly Inn is the 3 story white Victorian building on your left. Off-street parking is available at the front of the inn or proceed past the inn, take a left at the traffic light and additional off-street parking is located directly behind the inn.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Videos , Concierge services

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 1pm-10pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only On exterior porches only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two nights on weekends, holiday weekend may have three night stay requirements.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit equal to one night of your reservation will be charged at the time of booking.
  • Cancellations: Due to our size, last-minute cancellations really hurt us, as well as others who wish to stay with us; therefore, all cancellations made less than seven days prior to your date of arrival will be charged in full. Reservations cancelled outside of seven days prior to arrival will be charged a 5% fee.



Deborah Postlethwat

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

John and Diane enjoy a variety of hobbies, including: snow skiing, golf, reading, hiking, travel, wine, Civil War, cooking, antiques, baseball, automobiles, book collecting, theater, and gardening. Darla also enjoys reading, hiking, and baking. Debbie enjoys needlework, reading, and time with her family.

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  • Time Served: 8:00 to 9:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

French Toast
Our French toast is made with oatmeal raisin bread, sprinkled with granola, topped with fresh fruit and served with a real New Hampshire maple syrup made by a friend of John's in Sugar Hill, NH.



Special Package

25% Military Discount At 1898 Waverly Inn

Military Discount 1898 Waverly Inn is happy to offer special discounts to those who serve. Active duty and retired military personnel will receive a 25% discount year round – not just on Veteran’s Day! Discount applies to active and retired members of the United States Armed Forces, which includes the U.S. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy; members of the National Guard, reservists and their spouses and dependents (traveling with service member). A valid military picture identification card must be presented upon request. The military discount may not be combined with any other discounts. It may not be used on Seasonal Packages. Please call 800-537-8195 or 828-693-9193 to reserve your room.

1898 Waverly Inn Romance Package

Romance Package Spend six days and five nights in our romantic Mountain Magnolia Suite. A half dozen red roses and a chocolate-dipped bottle with a delicious beverage will await you when you enter the room. Enjoy massages together at our on-site spa. Dine out at some of our most romantic area restaurants. The four poster bed King Bed is layered with heavenly soft bedding. The bedroom is very private and does not share a wall with any other room. There is a six foot long claw-footed soaking tub with a shower. All stocked with our wonderful amenities and, of course, a rubber ducky! Rates include: Five nights in the Mountain Magnolia Suite at 1898 Waverly Inn Two Adult 2-Day Tickets to The Biltmore House and Estate Grounds $30 Gift Certificate to Mezzaluna Brick Oven Tap House $40 Gift Certificate to Umi Japanese Restaurant $40 Gift Certificate to Square Root Restaurant Couples massage or two All About You 90 minute massages at Le Petit Spa at 1898 Waverly Inn Premium Half Dozen Red Roses Van’s Chocolates Bottled beverage dipped in white, milk or dark chocolate with a contrasting chocolate drizzle Fresh Farm-to-Table Breakfast each morning Complimentary snacks, beverages and baked goods Evening Tasting Hour And lots of fun. $1, 675 + tax* Reservations must be made by phone. Please call 800-537-8195 or 828-693-9193 to reserve your room.

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