1898 Waverly Inn

783 N Main Street , Hendersonville, 28792-5079 USA (Show map)

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Guests arrive as strangers and leave as friends as a result of Mike and Tracey's warm and sincere hospitality. Enjoy the wide veranda where rocking chairs, porch swing and casual afternoon social hour put the stress of everyday life out of your mind. Walking distance to fine restaurants, exceptional shopping, the Mast General Store, and antiquing in the historic district, this inn has something for everyone. Mike and Lily's scrumptious, all you can eat breakfasts, are just the way to start your day off right! Located near Biltmore Estate, Chimney Rock and the Blue Ridge Parkway.




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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.8

A pleasant get-away

4.2 on August 30, 2018

Friendly, helpful staff. Delicious breakfasts. Convenient to downtown Hendersonville. Wonderful front porch to relax and read a good book. Highly recommend.

Room was far from ‘‘superior”

2.8 on November 12, 2017

My husband and I took a last minute trip to Asheville, opting to stay at the Waverly Inn because it came highly recommended by my daughter-in-law who’s stayed there numerous times. I booked a superior room - stated these were more highly desired locations. Since arriving after 6:00, I called earlier to inform the innkeeper. We were greeted very cordially and escorted to the Carolina Mallow room in the corner of the first floor directly across from the exterior back door. I’m sorry to say our room was anything but superior. The TV was not working which my guess is this room was actually reserved for another guest but when the TV would not work and since we were arriving late, our superior queen room was given to someone else, allowing time for the innkeeper to fix the TV prior to our late arrival. The TV was still not operational when we arrived so we went out allowing time to fix it. Other than the bedding and the wood paneling on every wall, this room is not as pictured online. There was only one night stand, no desk, no chair, nowhere whatsoever to put our suitcases or any of our things other than on the floor. The bathroom had been redone which the innkeeper pointed out was the newest bath in the house. There was nothing quaint or remotely special about that room, especially given that I reserved a superior queen. We were so disppointed in our room that it overshadowed our entire experience at the Inn. The service was great, breakfast was very good, and the waitresses serving breakfast were very friendly, but the room was a big disappointment. My recommendation would be to call ahead and confirm what room is reserved for you and that it is what you reserved. Unfortunately, I’m sorry to say that we will not be returning to the Waverly Inn. Being from SC, we spend a lot of time in the Asheville area and wanted to stay someplace new that came highly recommended. We will be going back to Asheville for our lodging.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your feedback and sorry that you had an uncomfortable stay with us. The Carolina Mallow room is actually one of the most requested rooms by our repeat guests. We understand that every room may not be agreeable with everyone. If you'd like to consider a future stay, please call us and we will give you a credit due to your poor experience with us.

- Mike Burnette (innkeeper)

Lovely Old House in a favorite town

4.0 on September 20, 2017

This is a beautiful house with loads of charm. Social hour happened to include the local tourism bureau the day we were there, so more people than we expected but still nice. Lovely front porches with a swing that was a happy place. Thank you for your hospitality and hope to see you again soon!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much! We look forward to seeing you again here.

- Mike Burnette (innkeeper)

Amazing 1st experience.....

5 on May 23, 2017

Loved the private balcony. The game room was a neat feature along with the big screen TV. But most of all we like the wonderful breakfast and the company that went with it from our host!!

Very confortable cozy stay!

5 on February 28, 2017

The rooms were very nice and the staff was very generous. Will definitely return for another stay.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for staying with us! Hope to see you again soon.

- Mike Burnette- Innkeeper (innkeeper)

Definitely would recommend and stay again

5 on February 20, 2017

Exactly what we were looking for on a quick stay. The owners are friendly and accommodating. The breakfast in the morning was very good. Definitely would recommend that you should stay there.

Beautiful day in the mountains

4.4 on April 23, 2016

I traveled to the Waverly to visit the state forest. The Waverly is extremely close to down town Hendersonville which offers many dinner and lunch options. The inn itself offers a really lovely options of home made cakes and cookies before dinner during the social hour and breakfast was devine. I really enjoyed the French toast. The room was nice and for those who enjoy a bath you will enjoy the tub but I am not a big fan of showering in the tub otherwise the room was nice and the bed comfortable. I would have enjoyed some softer pillows as an option like many of the major hotels offer now but still comfortable.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your comments and we hope to see you again. Note that you can request a traditional bathroom or a bathroom with a walk-in shower as well.

- Mike Burnette-Innkeeper (innkeeper)

enroute to savannah

4.8 on April 17, 2016

It was our second one-night stop in two years and, though the management had changed, everything was still classy. Friendly checkin and casual wine sip on front porch. Generous info on the town and region. Excellent breakfast. Will definitely return, probably to a back room away from morning traffic noise.

Weekend getaway, wife birthday

5 on April 04, 2016

Just had a great weekend at The Waverly Inn. Mike and Tracey were outstanding, made my wife and I feel very welcome. Scheduled a massage on sight which was wonderful. Wine on the porch at 5:00 is a nice touch. Everything was excellent, but without a doubt, Mike's breakfast, especially the meat lovers quiche, is The Best

Innkeeper Response
Glad you enjoyed the meat lover's quiche! We love preparing. Thanks for taking the time to review us.

- Mike Burnette-Innkeeper (innkeeper)

A wonderful find.

4.8 on March 21, 2016

This Inn was above expectations. The breakfast was varied and delicious. There was wine and cheese in the early evening on the front porch. When you returned for evening, you could have coffee, tea, hot chocolate and cake and cookies in the charming parlor. The host was very charming. He also hinted at more culinary delights to come.

Innkeeper Response
We are having in the kitchen here to say the least. Social hour keeps expanding as well. Thanks!

- Mike Burnette-Innkeeper (innkeeper)

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Rooms & Rates


A great room for families - or just to spread out. These are some of the largest rooms in the inn and offer a queen and twin bed. American Holly on the first floor has a standard bathtub and shower and Mountain Laurel on the second floor has a claw foot tub with a shower riser.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin


A King Four Poster Rice Bed in a room airy with yellows, greens, and whites. Private bath has a six foot claw-footed tub with a shower. Our King rooms are our most popular. All king rooms have four poster beds. Silverbell Tree and Flame Azalea have claw foot tubs with shower risers. Birdfoot Violet and Fire Pink have walk-in showers.

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

Superior Queen

Superior Queens are our preferred queen rooms. These rooms will have preferred locations and/or preferred bathrooms.

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

Mountain Magnolia

A King Bed dominates a bedroom of creams and greens. Second room has two twin beds. Private bath with six foot claw-footed tub with shower.

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


We have four queen rooms to choose from and all on various floors. Three of the rooms have walk-in showers and a third with a claw foot tub and shower.

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

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Location Type

Small town


Asheville, NC (AVL) 10 miles

Directions to property:

From I-26 take Exit 49B. Go West on Route 64 for 2 miles and bear right at the Texaco station onto Route 25. Go 500 yards and The Waverly Inn is the 3 story white Victorian building on your left. Off-street parking is available at the front of the inn or proceed past the inn, take a left at the traffic light and additional off-street parking is located directly behind the inn.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Videos , Concierge services

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 1pm-10pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only On exterior porches only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two nights on weekends, holiday weekend may have three night stay requirements.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit equal to one night of your reservation will be charged at the time of booking.
  • Cancellations: Due to our size, last-minute cancellations really hurt us, as well as others who wish to stay with us; therefore cancellations 6 days or less prior to arrival will incur a charge of the first night's fee. Cancellations 7 days or more prior to arrival will incur no fee. therefore, all cancellations made less than seven days prior to your date of arrival will be charged in full. Reservations cancelled outside of seven days prior to arrival will be charged a 5% fee.
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About the innkeepers

We love western North Carolina and the charm of Hendersonville. We want everyone to fill like they are staying with family when they visit the 1898 Waverly Inn. -Mike & Tracey Burnette

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  • Time Served: 8:00 to 9:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

French Toast
Our French toast is made with oatmeal raisin bread, sprinkled with granola, topped with fresh fruit and served with a real New Hampshire maple syrup made by a friend of John's in Sugar Hill, NH.


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Special Package

25% Military Discount At 1898 Waverly Inn

Military Discount 1898 Waverly Inn is happy to offer special discounts to those who serve. Active duty and retired military personnel will receive a 25% discount year round – not just on Veteran’s Day! Discount applies to active and retired members of the United States Armed Forces, which includes the U.S. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy; members of the National Guard, reservists and their spouses and dependents (traveling with service member). A valid military picture identification card must be presented upon request. The military discount may not be combined with any other discounts. It may not be used on Seasonal Packages. Please call 800-537-8195 or 828-693-9193 to reserve your room.

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