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!



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

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.

Wonderful retreat at Oak Hill on Love

5 on October 18, 2016

Exceptional hosts, very friendly and warm couple. Darlene is a Great cook, and we walked into the house that had an aroma from the homemade cupcakes. Delicious breakfasts on both mornings. Great additional treats at the butlers station. Crispy clean room. Organic soap and lotion. It felt like a spa.

Best B&B ever!

5 on October 09, 2016

Lee and I were guest at Oak Hill on Love Lane B &B and wanted to let everyone know how much we enjoyed staying there. Darlene and Tony are exceptional Inn keepers taking care to address all needs of their guests in an elegant and pleasant way. Our room was very pretty, clean and was equipped with the best bedding, linens, toiletries, ladies dressing table with lighted mirror, hair dryer and bottled water. The breakfast was outstanding and served on beautiful table and China. Darlene gave each guest a bag with muffins to be shared together by couple in their own unique sitting and emailed back to her. Tony helped with our luggage and recommendations on restaurants. Lee and I loved sitting on their front porch and time spend by the fire pit seeing the view of downtown and mountains. We plan to return again next summer. The restaurant they recommended was outstanding. So glad we made this trip to Oak Hill on Love Lane. Lee and Terry

Loved it!

5 on October 01, 2016

Darlene and Tony are just getting started in the B&B business. They sure are on the right track. The were great and the house is great also. It really makes a difference when people love what they do. We had a great stay last weekend and look forward to coming back.

Absolutely wonderful!

5 on September 20, 2016

A beautiful house, large lovely rooms and amazing gourmet breakfasts! Top this off with two of the best hosts, Darlene and Tony Blankenship, ensuring your comfort and you have the recipe for an absolutely wonderful vacation! Thank you for Making our stay in Waynesville perfect!

Beautiful and relaxing Oak Hill on Love Ln

5 on September 06, 2016

The grounds and home are amazing! The hospitality and food are wonderful! We totally enjoyed the visit! Lots to do close by--shopping, restaurants, hikes! We loved the charming room and adjoining bathroom with claw foot tub! The breakfast was wonderful! We would love to return soon!

Blue Ridge Cycle Weekend

5 on August 28, 2016

Love the new owners, friendly, fun, but not interfering. Superb views from the porch. Great rooms and delicious breakfasts. They still had the guest "preferences" from previous owners.

Cool nights in NC

4.4 on July 26, 2016

Great stay! Wonderful new innkeepers and elegant breakfasts!

Best Bed and Breakfast

5 on July 10, 2016

We recently stayed two nights at Oak Hill on Love Lane in Waynesville, NC, and we will definitely return. The historical home was built in 1989 and was furnished with beautiful antiques. The room that we had was roomy and romantic. The innkeepers Tony and Darlene went above and beyond to make sure our stay was perfect! The 3-course breakfasts were amazing! There is not one thing about the stay that I would change. We will definitely go back again!

Luxury and warm southern hospitality

5 on July 08, 2016

My husband and I stayed two nights in this charming and relaxing B&B overlooking the mountains. The building itself is solid and substantial with high ceilings and thick, sturdy wall, making us feel like we were the only guests in the house! The bed was luxurious and the furnishings impeccable. The bathroom had a huge jacuzzi style tub and was furnished with goats milk soap and shampoo. Heavenly.We were greeted with fresh baked cookies, teas and coffee on demand, snacks at our disposal. We had a gourmet breakfast each morning, which was served in a fine dining room along with four additional guests, all of whom were friendly and engaging. Tony and Darlene were so accommodating and really cared about our comfort. At the end of breakfast they sent us off with some fresh baked muffins to snack on as we went about our day. I can't say enough about their amazing hospitality and the beauty of their home and grounds. Come and stay at Oak Hill on Love Lane! You won't be disappointed!

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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 Type

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


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

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  • 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).



Tony & Darlene Blankenship

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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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  • 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.