Sourwood Inn, constructed of cedar and trimmed with stone, sits on one hundred acres of hilly terrain at an elevation of 3,200 feet. Each of Sourwood Inn's guest rooms has a private balcony overlooking the Reems Creek Valley, a wood- burning fireplace and a tub with a view. It was created to provide a retreat where our guests can experience the delights of the Blue Ridge Mountains and still easily access the arts and sophistication of downtown Asheville. Outdoor activities in the Asheville area include hiking, whitewater rafting, fly fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway.
5 on April 26, 2015
This was my first visit to the Sourwood Inn and I loved it! I was there with family members in April 2015. Rooms and bath delightful! The common areas so comfortable, the library, main room, dining room, porch, game room. We played pool, ping pong and darts which I had not done in many years and we laughed so much! So much charm and delight the Sourwood Inn provides. We walked on the trail to the pond. Birds were singing everywhere. A surprise for me was waking up to the beautiful mountain view outside of the deck through the French doors. Going out on the deck, I realized that I would not have seen the mountain ridges and rolling fog beauty if the trees would have been leafed out yet that would be beautiful as well. I stayed in room 12 and there was a lovely, sunny sitting room area outside of it, perfect for visiting and reading from the many library books available. I highly recommend the Sourwood Inn. We had a tasty chicken dinner and they graciously chilled and served the wine we brought with us. Everyone was friendly. I just can't say enough about it except if you are thinking about going there, do it!!
5 on April 03, 2014
My parents stayed at the Sourwood for their 25th wedding anniversary and fell in love, So when my husband and I decided we wanted to go to Asheville for our honeymoon the Sourwood was our first choice. We returned for our first anniversary and are planning to return for our fourth anniversary. The views from the rooms are beautiful, the rooms are cozy and always clean. We love the wood burning fire place and huge tubs in each room. The staff are amazing and the food is even more amazing. Very relaxing and romantic!
5 on October 21, 2012
Have stayed there three time. Love it! The staff is friendly and helpful. The rooms are spacious and comfortable (each with a wood burning fire place!). The optional dinner (Thur-Sun) is delicious. The included breakfast is fantastic. Can't wait to go back.
5 on September 28, 2012
My husband and I decided to spend our vacation in Asheville as neither of us had been there but always heard great things about the area. We went online to look for places to stay and saw great reviews about the Sourwood Inn. We were not disappointed. The drive in was a little scary the first day but we soon got used to it. Everything was wonderful from the rooms, to the excellent food, to the genuine caring and helpfulness of the owners and staff. We especially enjoyed our fireplace in the room each night! We enjoyed meeting everyone and also enjoyed Nat's chats in the morning and advice on hiking in the area. (We missed him when he was not there.) We will definitely return to Sourwood Inn! Thanks Susan, Jeff, Anne and Nat! Mary and Ed S.
4.6 on June 15, 2012
My wife and I spent the first week of June in Asheville, and we stayed at the Sourwood Inn. The inn is just as beautiful and well-maintained as the pictures look on their website. The Sourwood Inn is an unpretentious, arts and crafts style structure that blends beautifully with the environment. All of the rooms are filled with light, facing out into the surrounding woods. The place is so relaxing, whether you in your room, the living room, dining room, library, on one of the porches, or in any other room in this very special building. We always felt comfortable, cared for, and totally relaxed. The owners and the staff were warm, helpful, and just plain delightful. Everything was so well thought out in designing this inn and setting it up, so we never felt the need to ask for anything; it had already been provided. We used the fireplace in our room almost every night; and it was great having a working fireplace across from our bed. My wife hasn’t slept this good in a long time. The inn wasn’t far from the city center, yet you felt as if you were in another world, surrounded by nature, totally comfortable and relaxed. We recommend this wonderful place, and we look forward to returning in the future.
5 on April 04, 2012
Absolutely the best hide away in the mountains around Asheville. Great environment to decompress from city life and keep alive the romance in a relationship. A wonderful place that my wife and I keep returning too.
4.6 on November 23, 2011
I surprised my wife with a weekend getaway at SI for our 10th Anniversary. From the moment we arrived the staff was very accommodating and we had one of the most memorable dinners at the Inn that night. The food and presentation were excellent and the wait staff were attentive, but not overly so. We are both in Sales and stay at a lot of B&B's during our travels and this was one of the best. The breakfasts both morning were excellent. We will definitely stay here again and I would highly recommend SI to anyone wanting to spend some time away from everything.
5 on November 09, 2011
A fabulous inn, from the flowers to the fireplaces, to the footstools and food, everything has been thoughtfully laid out... nightlights, a pool table, walking trails, a library of surprising variety including nature books to identify the thousands of plants and animals just outside. The Blue Ridge Parkway is a 5 minute drive away, charming Weaverville with the delectable Well Bred Bakery and the Curtis Wright Fly Fishing shop 20 minutes one way and downtown Asheville 20 minutes in the other direction. Gentle, responsive hosts. We will return again and again. I am dreaming of the white chocolate cake.
5 on May 31, 2011
The best little hide-a-way on earth. A wonderful experience, the atmosphere, rooms and food were amazing. The Inn is stunning! The staff are the nicest people I've ever met. If you want to get away for a very romantic weekend, this is the place to go, or if you're looking for a calm and relaxing place to stay while in Ashville, NC, you have to stay at the Sourwood Inn.
4.2 on April 26, 2011
This is a fabulous Bed and Breakfast. You'll love the innkeepers and the food is something to remember too. There is no air-conditioners and if you come in June, July, or August it can be hot and even uncomfortable. The grounds are beautiful and perfect for strolling. You aren't far from tourist areas, shopping, art galleries, and outdoors activities abound. We consider this OUR special B&B.
10 minutes to Weaverville, NC, 15 minutes from Downtown Asheville, NC, Blue Ridge Parkway, Mountains
Asheville, NC (AVL) 25 miles
From Asheville - Take I-240 to Merrimon Avenue. Head north on Merrimon Avenue for 2.1 miles. Turn right onto Beaverdam Road. Continue on Beaverdam Road for .6 mile, then turn left onto Elk Mountain Scenic Highway. Stay on Elk Mountain Scenic Highway for 5.5 miles very windy miles. The sign and entrance to Sourwood Inn will be on the left. From Blue Ridge Parkway- Sourwood Inn is located 20 minutes from downtown Asheville and 2 miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Exit the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost marker 376 - this marks Bull Gap. Go .2 mile, then turn left onto Elk Mountain Scenic Highway. Continue on Elk Mountain Scenic Highway for 1.7 miles. Entrance to Sourwood Inn will be on the right. At our sign, you will descend down the driveway for about .4 mile.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Biltmore Estate, Grove Park Inn, Blue Ridge Parkway, Minor League Baseball- Asheville Tourists, Mountain Biking and Hiking Trails, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast
Library , 100 acres with Hiking Trail on-site
Alarm clock, Board games, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Telephone
Billiards, Bird watching, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Mountain Bike trails, Badmitten, Sight-seeing
Jeff & Susan Curtis and Anne & Nat Burkardt
Hiking, Bird Watching, Reading, Nature Photography, and Fly Fishing