Crooked Oak Mountain Inn

217 Patton Mountain Road , Asheville, NC 28804 USA (Show map)


Set on three gently wooded acres where the air is pure, the views are breathtaking and the atmosphere is comfortable and relaxed, the Crooked Oak Mountain Inn is conveniently located just 10 minutes from downtown. You'll find the serenity of the peaceful mountains combined with easy access to all Asheville has to offer. All six guest rooms have private baths, oversized beds, luxurious linens, fresh flowers, plush robes, custom amenities and high speed internet access including wireless. Relax on the stone patio under one of the 200-year-old oak trees, stroll along the walking trails through the gently wooded acreage, or lounge in the hammock and watch the sun chase shadows on the mountains. The innkeepers are professional caterers so be prepared for food that is delicious and abundant! Visit the Crooked Oak Mountain Inn to relax, renew and enjoy the splendor of the mountains!



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

had a good time, BUT

4.2 on October 11, 2012

Nice, if small B& B, located on the very top of a mountain about seven minutes by car from downtown Asheville. In early fall, though, the view is obscured by trees. What I liked best: the grounds, the piped music, the fire Bear built the morning I left,the elaborate, delicious breaksfasts, the large tv with ample dvds in the downstairs living room. Now, what ruined my stay. We stayed two nights and the first was fine, but the insulation was such that the second night (we stayed on the middle level) I heard ALL NIGHT LONG footsteps of someone, a guest or staffer, walking upstairs. Naturally, I couldn't sleep. It just boggled my mind and at $200/night it irritated me quite bit. Also, do not use gps to find the place or you will get lost. Use the directions provided in your confirm email. i also recommend using cabs late at nigt cause these hilltop residential areas are a maze to traverse. Veryconfusing!

Mountaintop Experience

5 on April 24, 2012

What a delightful place! The inn has wonderful trails through the woods, Bear and Patti make you feel right at home, and who wouldn't want to go out of their way for Bear's delightfully fluffy waffles.

Beautiful Mountain Inn

5 on August 10, 2011

We just returned from our second visit to the Crooked Oak Mountain Inn. We loved it just as much as we did the first time we visited. There's nothing not to like about it. The location was the first thing that drew us there. It is so peaceful and tranquil being on the mountain and yet so close to everything the downtown area has to offer. It's really amazing! The owners are so nice. They go out of their way to pamper you. The breakfasts are delightful. They were the highlight of my husband's day. He was up early each morning to find out what Bear and Patti were cooking. He especially enjoyed the fluffy, light pancakes packed with fresh fruit. The inn, itself, is beautiful inside and out. There are many comfortable spots to enjoy. The rooms are beautiful and well appointed. The beds are comfortable. There are no tvs in the guest rooms but there are a couple in the common areas. We enjoyed sitting outside on the deck and on the terrace. The views are beautiful and relaxing. We visited in August so we really enjoyed escaping the heat of the city below at the end of each day. We are already talking about a return trip.

Simply the best!

5 on April 09, 2011

My second visit to the inn was just as delightful as my first! The rooms are most comfortable, very clean, and so attractive. The owners are marvelous! Their breakfasts devine! Hopefully there's a third visit in my future.

Great Ashville Trip

5 on November 11, 2010

Our stay at the Crooked Oak Mountain Inn while on a trip to the Biltmore Estate, Lake Junaluska, the Cove, and Ashville. Patti and Bear and everything about the Inn was great!

Peaceful and Relaxing

3.8 on September 11, 2008

The Inn is off the beaten path and sits on a beautifully wooded lot. Tranquil music plays in the background as you stroll the property or sit by the pond. The rooms were comfortable and clean and the sheets very soft. There are no televisions in the rooms which for some may be an issue.

An old Bear lives here with his Honey

5 on August 24, 2008

We just concluded a three night stay, Had a great time at the Biltmore, Chimney Rock, local shopping, and time shared with Patti and Bear. The Beautiful Rooms, The incredible Food, The Mountain Setting, The Wonderful Company. Left us with a stress free, relaxing mountain getaway after dropping our only son off at college. The perfect distraction to a normally difficult "empty nester" event. Thanks Guys you are truly gracious hosts, I look forward to referring friends and family to your wonderful mountain getaway. Thanks So Much-- Misty and Wayne. Nashville

defineatkey want to return

4.8 on August 16, 2008

we stayed a couple of years back and we still rave about the comfort, the food and above all the courtesy of Patti & Bear!! true innkeepers. if it wasn't so far from London UK we'd be regular visitors! mike & angelo


5 on August 04, 2008

We had a wonderful time at Crooked Oak. Even though my husband and I were only able to stay one night, Bear and Patti treated us as if we were long-time patrons on a lengthy stay. They even sent us listings of their favorite restaurants and local spas so we could plan things to do on our trip. The Inn was beautiful and the food was fantastic. As a gourmet cook myself, I really appreciated having a fabulous meal that someone else prepared. We will definitely return and will recommend Crooked Oak to family, friends, and any one in the Asheville area.

Wonerful weekend in Asheville

4.8 on May 26, 2008

We can't say enough about our weekend at Crooked Oak Inn. Patti and Bear have done an amazing job providing not only an outstanding inn but wonderful meals as well. They surprised us with glasses of champagne at our anniversary dinner that they made the reservations for. The Inn has everything we needed and more. They were very helpful with directions and things to do. Our 31st wedding anniversary was a 10 out of 10!

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Rooms & Rates

Willow Suite

Bright & inviting, decorated in soft yellows, with a king sleigh bed and matching armoire, sitting area, full sofa bed, two sets of large windows with beautiful views, a private full bath. NEW... now the Willow Suite has a beautiful private balcony!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Pine Room

Warm & rustic, with queen iron bed, decorated in tan and hunter green, with antique dresser, large windows with a beautiful view, and a private full bath. Double doors can be opened to Sage Room for the perfect family accommodations.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Sage Room

Sweet & comfy, decorated in soft sage and warm tones, with an antique walnut bedroom set, open closet with antique armoire, large windows with a beautiful view, and a private full bath directly across the hall. Double doors can be used to adjoin with Pine Room for perfect family accommodations. King bed can be changed to two twin beds if needed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Mountain Laurel Room

Warm & cozy, decorated in cranberry and forest green, this room has a king iron and wood bed, sitting area, large windows looking out on the rock garden, and a private bath with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Dogwood Room

Peaceful blues decorate this room with an antique oak queen bedroom set, built-in desk, large windows with a beautiful view, and private full bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Chestnut Suite

Bright & spacious, our largest suite has a handsome king bed with skylight above, queen sofa bed, sitting area, private balcony and a large private bath with spa tub and separate shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type



Asheville, NC (AVL) 12 miles

Directions to property:

Exit off of I-40 onto Interstate 240 West (Exit 53B) Take to Charlotte Street (Exit 5B) ~ Turn LEFT at traffic light onto Charlotte Street and go to second traffic light which is College Street ~ Turn LEFT ~ Go to first traffic light which is Town Mountain Road ~ Turn LEFT Go 2 miles until you see a sign saying “WESTERN RESIDENCE” which is Patton Mountain Road ~ Turn LEFT ~ At green water tank take a hard right around tank to stay on Patton Mountain Road ~ Inn is ¾ of a mile on right side # 217 You will see our sign at the entrance to the driveway.

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, Night life, Biltmore Estate, Chimney Rock Park, Lake Lure, Whitewater rafting, Blue Ridge Parkway, Grandfather Mountain, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Tours, University, Winery, Zoo

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On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Sight-seeing

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Patti and Bear

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About the innkeepers

Patti enjoys cooking, entertaining, decorating, drawing, and calligraphy. Bear enjoys cooking, hiking in the mountains, and just about anything you do outdoors. They both love to spend time with their 2 labs (yellow and chocolate)and cant get enough of their two wonderful granddaughters!

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  • Time Served: 8:00 to 9:30am
  • Serving Location: Covered deck, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

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