Oak Hill on Love Lane

224 Love Lane , Waynesville, NC 28786 USA (Show map)

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Oak Hill invites you to experience the best of Western North Carolina, from it's wide array of outdoor activities to Asheville's Biltmore Estate and the quaint local shops and restaurants. This stately home, built in 1898, sits on an oak covered hill overlooking the picturesque town of Waynesville and the surrounding mountains. Enjoy fine service and amenities in a quiet setting that will feel as comfortable as your favorite jeans!

Reviews

Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining4.9

FANTASTIC GETAWAY!

5 on November 27, 2016

Oak Hill on Love Lane is a fantastic B and B! It is truly a hidden treasure and we will be going back again and again! The owners Darlene and Tony are great and treat you like family. The breakfast is superb every morning and presented so personal. Our other favorite were the late afternoon/evening treats that were always so plentiful....the brownie mint cupcakes are over the top :) The home is so quaint and homey....absolutely love this place and looking forward to going back in early spring. Oak Hill on Love Lane will be our tradition every fall. Everyone that stays here will leave with the feeling of wanting to return as soon as possible. ~Tex & Ann


50th Wedding Aniversary

5 on November 24, 2016

We had a lovely stay with Friends and enjoyed the atmosphere with warm iced brownies on a cool November Day. The Blankenship's were very cordial and offered to help with luggage. They also suggested several Dining and Shopping locations which we enjoyed.


Amazing!

5 on November 20, 2016

My husband and I just wanted a weekend to get away, slow down, relax and this was perfect! Words can't describe how lovely the home is. The rooms are updated well but still have their historical charm. I loved our room but I also enjoyed having the parlor to sit in and read as well as the porch that overlooks the town and out on the gorgeous mountains (breathtaking in the fall) and of course the awesome fire pit outback. The b&b is lovely itself but Tony and Darlene really put it over the top with their eagerness to do anything to make your trip as pleasant as possible. Breakfast was great and the fresh afternoon cookies were delicious! The b&b is located in a great area as well. It has a small town feel but has A TON of unique restaurants to choose from as well as shopping and art galleries. Looking forward to our next stay here!


Lovely B&B

5 on November 16, 2016

This B&B was intimate, cozy, and grand. Staying there was a lovely experience and the owners were gracious and welcoming. The backyard view overlooking the town from the newly renovated landscaping was gorgeous next to the firepit. Overall, I had a great experience.


Exceptional

5 on November 04, 2016

This was the first time we stayed in a bed and breakfast in the US and it was a treat. The 1800 house was restored beautifully. The rooms were very comfortable and provided amenities that were thoughtful. There were two luggage racks in the room not a big deal but never happens in a hotel. Internet and cable were available. A bathroom heater as it had turned cool. Snacks, drinks available anytime. The hosts Darlene and Tony were welcoming and knowledgeable of trails and restaurants in the area. The breakfasts were delicious and in addition they provided wonderful muffins to go for later in the day. The location and grounds were perfect. We will be back!


What a Joy!

4.8 on November 03, 2016

We enjoyed our stay at Oak Hill from start to finish. Darlene and Tony were perfect hosts, and the extra details added so much to our experience. We have avoided B and B's in recent years due to past experiences-room too noisy, not modernized, breakfast so-so. We decided to give B and B's another try, and we are glad that we did.


Beautiful and Inviting...

5 on October 31, 2016

Beautiful century old home in Waynesvillle that the new caring owners have made as inviting as it is beautiful. Immediately upon arrival we noticed many upgrades from our previous visits at this peaceful venue. Not only the most beautiful rooms and delicious breakfasts but now includes an inviting outside area complete with a waterwheel and conversational fire pit...just the place to unwind with a glass of wine after a day of trekking thru the mountains and local shops. We will be returning again, and very soon!


Wonderful Weekend

5 on October 28, 2016

I can't say enough about the Inn at Oak Hill on Love Lane. The Innkeepers Darlene an Tony are fantastic! The room was comfortable and spotlessly clean. Breakfast was delicious each day and Darlene caters to dietary restrictions. She posts the breakfast menu in the dining room every day. Her fresh baked cookies are the best! We enjoyed sitting around the fire pit and talking with the other guests. We brought my brother and sister-in-law and our friends with us this time. We have all booked rooms for next year. I would recommend this Inn...it is wonderful


Mountains getaway

5 on October 26, 2016

SPA like B&B. The hosts are super friendly and warm people. The food is delicious and like in five stars restaurant. The B&B is crispy clean and fresh, and so stylish and cozy and real feel of historical house with style. Coming back for sure.


Simply the best!

5 on October 20, 2016

This was our third visit to Oak Hill, and we are already looking forward to our next! We thoroughly enjoyed the new patio and fire pit additions this year, and enjoyed a great visit around the fire with the owners and other guests after dinner one evening. One of my favorite things about Oak Hill is the quietness of the house at night. I always sleep so well when there.


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Rooms & Rates

Margaret Mary Room

Margaret Lawrence Ray and Mary Virginia Ray were the youngest of 12 children born to Clyde and Ella Davis-Ray. As the babies of the family, the two girls occupied this room from birth through adolescence. Mary Virginia, who inherited her mother’s beauty, was named Miss Haywood County. •Bedroom, En-Suite Bathroom (second floor) •Standing Tile Shower •King Bed •Bay Windows •South & East Mountain Views (morning sunrise!) •Approximately 325 Square Feet

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

Clyde Ray Sr. Suite

Clyde Ray Sr. Suite - This suite can be combined with the Bess Ray-Howell Room for a two bedroom suite. Clyde Ray Senior was the original owner of the home. He designed and built it for his wife and 12 children. Ray was a prominent merchant, banker and 14 year mayor of Waynesville. It took Ray two years to complete the home and he took great pride in utilizing only the finest materials available at the time. •Bedroom, Private Parlor And En-Suite Bathroom (first floor) •Two-Person Jacuzzi Tub •King Bed •North & West Mountain Views •Approximately 510 Square Feet •May be combined with Bess Ray Howell Room to create a two bedroom suite

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

Bess Ray-Howell Room

Bess Ray-Howell Room - Features a four-poster queen size bed with en-suite bath that includes a claw foot tub. Bess Haywood Ray was the 6th of 12 children born to Clyde and Ella Ray. She eventually married Captain Howell of the confederate army who rode with Stonewall Jackson in the Civil War. After the death of Captain Howell, Bess moved back into the family home to live out her days in Waynesville. •Bedroom, En-Suite Bathroom (first floor) •Queen Bed •Claw Foot Tub •South & West Mountain Views •Approximately 325 Square Feet •May be combined with Clyde Ray Senior Suite to create a two bedroom suite

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

Bobby Breese Suite

Bobby Breese Suite - This suite includes a four-poster queen bed, private parlor and en-suite bath. Robert Hume Breese is the son of Jennie Elmina Ray-Breese, the 5th of 12 children born to Clyde and Ella Ray, and the eldest daughter. As the home passed thru the second generation, Robert and his family occupied the house for a number of years. Most of his family, including Ron Breese a prominent local realtor who represented the house, reside in Waynesville to this day and are very much connected to the original homestead. •Bedroom, Private Parlor and En-Suite Bathroom (second floor) •Standard Tub/Shower •Queen Four-Poster Bed •South & West Mountain Views •Approximately 430 Square Feet

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

Ella Davis Ray Room

Ella Davis-Ray, the matriarch of the Ray family, was a strong-willed and beautiful woman accustomed to all the luxuries of the time. Clyde, after much cajoling (and the advent of the railroad), convinced Ella to move to the budding town of Waynesville to raise their family. The story has it that after the birth of her 12 children, Ella, in an effort to insure her privacy, moved up to the guest room and promptly had a lock installed on the door! Needless to say, there were no more children after that. •Bedroom, En-Suite Bathroom (second floor) •Standard Tub/Shower •King Bed •Bay Windows •South & East Mountain Views •Approximately 340 Square Feet

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

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Location

Location Type

Near Harrah's Cherokee Casino, Near Blue Ridge Parkway, Near Biltmore Estate, Near Maggie Valley, Near Cataloochie, Countryside, Mountains, Small town

Airport

Asheville, NC (AVL) 36 miles

Directions to property:

FROM KNOXVILLE: Take I-40 east to the Maggie Valley exit (Highway 276). FROM ATLANTA (through Franklin, NC) Take I-85 East to US-985 North toward Gainesville, GA. Merge onto US23/441 toward Clayton, GA and proceed through Franklin, NC. Continue on US23/441 to US23/74 at Sylva. FROM ASHEVILLE: Take I-40 west to exit 27, follow US23/74 to Waynesville exit 102 and turn right.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Biltmore House, Pisgah National Forrest, Great Smoky Mountains, Blue Ridge Parkway, Smoky Mountain Railroad, Harrah's Cherokee Casino, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Parking, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wired internet , All rooms include gas log fireplaces, Plush Hypo-Allergenic Bedding, Latex Beds, Butler Pantry, We feature 620 thread count sheets, Specialty Soaps & Lotions

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Fall Color Tours, Waterfall Tours, Cherokee Indian Reservation, Motor Cycles, Blue Ridge Parkway, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Whitewater Rafting

Check Dates

Policies

  • Check In:: 4PM-6PM
  • Check Out:: 11AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited With prior approval from innkeepers, dependant on occupancy.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night stay required
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Due at time of reservation; one or two night's stay,one nights deposit or 50% of total reservation for extended stays.
  • Cancellations: Notice given up to 30 days prior to arrival date – The deposit is refundable less a $50 per room cancellation fee •Notice given between 7 and 30 days prior to arrival date – The deposit is non-refundable. (30 days notice required for specified holidays and October). •Notice given within 7 days of arrival or for early departures – The full price of the guaranteed reservation will be charged. •All deposits will be refunded in the manner in which they were charged. In the event the room(s) are able to be sold, the deposit will be refunded (less cxl fee).

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Tony & Darlene Blankenship

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

We are so pleased to bring their many years of entrepreneurial experience to Oak Hill on Love Lane Bed & Breakfast. Having owned our own businesses for the last 25 years, we are excited to devote our passion for excellent customer service and attention to detail to the Inn. We are committed to providing great service and a comfortable welcoming atmosphere for the guests of Oak Hill. We look forward to welcoming you to Oak Hill on Love Lane!

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8:30AM M-F 9:00AM Sat/Sun
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Pumpkin Apple Pancake
All of our pancakes are baked in individual cast iron skillets. The Pumpkin Apple version features caramelized apples under a pumpkin pancake and topped with caramelized bananas and pecans, mascarpone whipped cream and a fresh strawberry.