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 room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

From the mountaintop!

4.8 on August 17, 2018

This quaint, quirky inn was a wonderful surprise and the online pictures don’t do it justice! Patty and Bear are your quintessential innkeepers - gracious and kind, eager for you to enjoy their little piece of heaven and serve outstanding breakfasts!! The first climb up the mountain was a bit of a “white-knuckle” drive and I am glad it was daylight. After that it was “piece of cake”. We would definitely return!

Perfect Mountain Getaway

5 on June 16, 2018

I stayed here with some friends for a "Girls Weekend" over Memorial Day, and we couldn't have picked a better place to stay. From the moment Bear greeted us in the drive upon arrival, to the quick breakfast Patty set aside for us for our early morning departure, staying at Crooked Oak Mountain Inn was definitely like having a "home away from home". We stayed in the Chestnut Suite, which not only was impeccably clean, but was the perfect size for three female travelers; we had enough space without tripping over ourselves or feeling crowded. Plus small gestures such as what had to be the world's most comfortable robes to lounge in, the afternoon wine table, or the complimentary snacks & water station added such an appreciated guest-friendly touch. And the breakfast spread is amazing too! Despite the weekend rain, we were able to squeeze in a hike on the beautiful trails around the property between the showers, as well as make the easy trip down the mountain right into town for exploring. If you're seeking the perfect mix of mountain living with easy accessibility to urban exploring, look no further than Crooked Oak Mountain Inn. It will be the only lodging I seek for my next trip to Asheville!

Amazing B&B in the heart of Asheville!

5 on July 05, 2017

The Crooked Oak Mountain Inn is one of the most beautiful and serene B&B’s in which we’ve ever stayed. Innkeepers Patti and Bear made us feel so welcome and right at home from the moment we pulled into the driveway. They were so accommodating, preparing a delicious vegan breakfast for our party each of the days we were there, and giving us wonderful suggestions for restaurants and attractions to visit in and around Asheville. We can’t wait to visit again!

Pure Delight

5 on April 24, 2017

We just returned from our stay in Asheville and the Crooked Mountain Inn. The Inn is lovely, the location and the rooms, which were immaculate. What tops it all is how guest are treated by the innkeepers, Bear and Patti. Their hospitality and service towards their guests exceeded all expectations and was exceptional. Bear's breakfast in the morning , waffles, pancakes, eggs etc were delicious and not to mention Patti's amazing home made granola.They made our stay one for the memory books and we will return in the future. Thank you Patti and Bear for sharing this heavenly place with your guest. You are the best at what you do.

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.

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Rooms & Rates

Sage Room

King Bed or Two Twin Beds with Private Bath Across the Hall

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Mountain Laurel

The Mountain Laurel Room is located on the mid-level of the inn, down the hall from the Family Room. It is a warm & cozy room decorated in soft shades of tans & browns and is equipped with a king-size iron and wood bed, a comfortable upholstered chair and reading lamp, private bath with large tiled shower and a sliding glass door looking out onto the rock garden and a beautiful private patio!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Willow Suite

King Bed with Private 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: 4

Dogwood Room

Queen Bed with Private Bath

  • 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

Willow Suite

Bright & inviting, decorated in soft yellows, with a king sleigh bed and matching armoire, sitting area, full sofa bed, large windows with beautiful views, a private balcony and a private full bath with spa tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Pine Room

Queen Bed with Private Bath

  • 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

Mountain Laurel Room

King Bed with Private Bath

  • 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

King bed and private bath

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Check Dates


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

Inn Details

Establishment type


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

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 15:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Designated outdoor smoking areas are available.
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited We are family-friendly and well-behaved children are welcome
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions



Patti and Bear

Languages spoken


Resident Pets


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!

Check Dates




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

Special meal options


Signature Dish

From Our Kitchen
Bear typically runs the griddle and Patti is the master of all things baked! Below are some recipes from the Kitchen here at the Inn. Each one of them is tried, tested, and true– and is sure to be a winner for your next special occasion. Patti and Bear are happy to accommodate all diet restrictions such as vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.