Yellow House On Plott Creek

89 Oakview Drive , Waynesville, NC 28786 USA (Show map)


The Yellow House on Plott Creek Road is nestled between Asheville, NC and the Smoky Mountain National Park. Our 5 acre grounds are filled with ponds and gardens, pine trees and rhododendrons, and wildlife indigenous to the mountain habitat. The main house was built in 1885 as a summer residence, and can be described as neo-classical. Several improvements have been made to the original structure, including a wrap-around veranda, 3 luxury suites and a library.




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


4.8 on August 24, 2016

Great B&B! Beautiful place to stay in the smoky mountains. Our host Shean was very nice and the breakfasts were outstanding. Our room was perfect and I would highly recommend this B&B.

Restful Setting

4.8 on August 16, 2016

We had a delightful stay at the yellow house! The food was great and the scenery was beautiful from the relaxing front porch!


5 on August 11, 2016

Far exceeded our expectation. Beautiful house,grounds exceptionally well kept. Breakfast was a highlight of our days at the House. Gourmet food,service and attention to client's needs was outstanding. Would highly recommend to our friends and family and all others that want a wonderful stay in Waynesville. Bob and Rose Clager

Repeat Stay

4.8 on August 11, 2016

This was our fourth stay. It just get better and better. Sean is a wonderful host and chef. The breakfast can't be beat. My favorite BB.

My new mountain home.

5 on August 10, 2016

We've been here twice and will definitely return again and again. We've stayed in two different rooms, both were beautiful and comfortable.The house is spacious inside with a parlor that is cozy in the winter. And it has an expansive porch for sitting outside in warm weather. Shawn, the innkeeper, is the perfect host, and will make you feel instantly at home. It's a very easy drive to Waynesville for shopping, dining and events.The town rivals other popular mountain destinations with several great restaurants, craft brewery and an excellent variety of shops, including Mast General, a Christmas shop, kitchen shop and even furniture from Bali. The Yellow House is convenient to the BRP and lots of hiking options. And you can get to Asheville in about 30 minutes.

Yellow House

5 on August 09, 2016

Our stay was most enjoyable--the house itself, the food, and the friendly staff. Also, Shawn gave good advice on what to see, how to get there, etc. We have already recommended the house to others and plan to return, maybe in the fall.


4.4 on August 05, 2016

We really enjoyed our stay at the Yellow House!

Welcome Back

5 on August 04, 2016

Hard to believe it was 5 years since our last visit, but Shawn and Connie greeted us like long lost relatives. The breakfasts are THE BEST of any B&B we have stayed at. Can't wait another 5 years to return - thanks for making our anniversary special.

Wonderful B&B

5 on August 01, 2016

This B&B was one of the best I've ever stayed at. The innkeeper Sean was absolutely the best from the time we got there until we left he met our every need. The scenic views were awesome from our second floor room. We will definitely be back to this B&B!

A great stay, will definitely do again

5 on August 01, 2016

This was our third stay at Yellow House. It, and Shawn, never disappoint. Close to Paynesville, Asheville and mountains, it is an ideal place to decompress for a couple of days

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Rooms & Rates


Memories of the rural village of Estaing, France, inspired this two-room suite. The bedroom's natural wood queen bed, dresser, shutters and stone fireplace bring memories of a quint French village. The sitting room with its wet bar, games, comfortable furnishings and fireplace make this a great place to spend a lazy afternoon. Both rooms open to a private balcony that offers a wonderful pine-framed view of the mountains and town. At night the twinkling town lights framed by pine shadows make this one of the most romantic spots found anywhere - a delight for the senses. The view from the E'staing Suite is through huge pines to the Blue Ridge Mountains and down on the small town of Waynesville.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $225


Like its California village namesake, this room has casual and elegant charm. White shutters cover the large bay window opening to a mountain ridge view. There is a spanish influence in the iron four poster queen bed and pottery accessories in this 'almost round' shaped room. Because of its openness and hominess it has been a real guest favorite. A view of the lane and mountain ridge can be seen from this room with its three large windows along the side of the Inn.

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

Nightly Rate: $99 - $165


Dancing sunlight and happy colors of green and yellow make this room bright and cheery. The filigreed, burnished gold firescreen, white Battenburg bedding and small federalist antique desk hint of Carolina's southern elegance. The bath with its seashell appointments remind one of the coast of Carolina--from its shell-shaped lavatory to its shell patterned wallpaper. Looking from the queen bed throught the bay windows, it is possible to view a variety of Carolina foliage. On a quiet summer night, Plott Creek can be heard meandering from the mountain tops to the valley below. The bird feeders are located below the side windows of this room. Many birds and large trees and bird garden are viewable from the Carolina Room.

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

Nightly Rate: $99 - $165


The S'conset Suite is named for a village of tiny rose-covered cottages on the east shore of Nantucket. The suite has crisp white walls and fresh blue accents that remind one of a seaside cottage. Located on the first floor, this roomy suite has rich oak floors and a majestic dark cherry king four-poster bed made up with white Battenburg. At night the room glows from the light of the fire in the large Carolina fieldstone fireplace. In the large bathroom with wallpaper of the vining S'conset roses, a double vanity and whirpool for two are found. The view from the bay window behind the loveseat is of our lane and the mountain ridge.

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $205

The Carriage House

The Carriage House Suite is very luxurious and of English Country Design. Warmth and coziness prevail in this forest green-walled area trimmed with rich wood and brick. As you bathe in the whirlpool tub for two looking out to a view of pond and mountains, you'll be warmed by the glow of the peninsular fireplace. The private balcony is a perfect place to have breakfast in a beautiful, natural setting. The private entrance, high ceiling and king-sized bed make this the ideal setting for a special rendezvous. From the private balcony a view of the lily pond, forest, and mountains may be seen.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $265

St. Paul de Vence

The St. Paul de Vence Suite is a very spacious, secluded suite overlooking the lily pond. It has its own terrace and private entrance. A French Provencal atmosphere is achieved with warm, sun-baked ceramic tile floors, lace window treatments, and green plantings. The wood-beamed ceiling and stucco walls are typical of cottages in the foothills of the French Southern Alps. Guests enjoy the king-size bed, wet bar with decorative tile, and two-sided fireplace. French doors open to a private terrace where one can look over the garden to the lily pond and out to the nearby mountains. The antique iron daybed accommodates an additional guest and encourages a quiet afternoon nap.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $265


This room has a Caribbean flavor with a European flair. The beautiful four-poster wheat bed is of dark cherry and is draped in white voile from the very high ceiling. An antique fireplace is across from the bed. At the rear of the room, French doors lead to a private balcony overlooking the koi pond and wo0ds. There is a private entrance to the room and a service bar with an additional sink and refrigerator.

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

Nightly Rate: $105 - $175


Located in the Pond House, this suite is decorated with southern Savannah charm, from it's palm leafed fan to the jetted tub surrounded by plants typically seen on white sandy beaches. There is a small living area just inside the door and another small sitting area in the main room. With it's king bed, private bath, gas log fireplace and small private deck over looking the upper pond, this is surely the place to have your much needed getaway! Amenities include: fireplace, jetted-tub, private balcony, wet bar, refrigerator

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

Nightly Rate: $170 - $225

Benitatxell Suite

Located in the Pond House, you will be enchanted by this sunny suite with it's decorative elements. This two story accommodation offers several sitting areas ideal for relaxing, curling up with a good book or just basking in the warmth of the fireplace. Enjoy breakfast on your private tree house deck or inside by the bay window over looking the upper pond. In addition to the king bed in the second floor bedroom, this suite also has a day bed in the ground floor sun room. Amenities include: fireplace, jetted-tub, private balcony, television, DVD, refrigerator

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

Nightly Rate: $180 - $235


In the Kinsale, which is also located in the Pond House, you can snuggle up in the king-sized sleigh bed, relax in the high-back sitting area chairs, renew in the two-person whirlpool tub near the large two-sided fireplace, and enjoy breakfast with views of our gardens, ponds and mountains through the French doors, or from your private deck. The exceptionally large glass-walled, custom-tiled shower is a morning delight.

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

Nightly Rate: $180 - $225

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Suburban


Asheville, NC (AVL) 45 miles

Directions to property:

Take I-40 West to Exit 27 (US 19/23/74). Stay on US 74/23. Take Exit 100 (Hazelwood). Turn right on Eagle's Nest Road. Travel 1/10th of a mile to Will Hyatt Road. Turn left on Will Hyatt. Travel 4/10ths of a mile to Plott Creek Road. Turn right on Plott Creek Road. Travel 7/10ths of a mile to The Yellow House on the right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Biltmore Estates, Smoky Mountain National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Laurel Ridge Golf Club, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wedding Facilities , Free Local Phone Calls, Iron / Ironing Board, Stereo System, Tea / Coffee Making In-room, Jacuzzi / Hot Tub in Room, Hair dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wet bar, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited CHILDREN MUST BE AT LEAST 12 YRS OLD AND MUST BE OK'D
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required ONE ROOM IS DESIGNATED PET FRIENDLY
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50%
  • Cancellations: 15 day notice results in full deposit refund less $30 processing charge.



Shawn Bresnahan

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

outdoor cats, snapping turtle,

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Complete Gourmet

  • Time Served: 8:30-9:30 am
  • Serving Location: veranda, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian