Last Updated July 20, 2021 7/20/2021

8 Best Inns and B&Bs in Asheville, North Carolina

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Asheville is a small city that’s perfectly suited for a weekend trip. Here you can find relaxing days, big adventure, culinary delights, and lots of live entertainment. The secret about Asheville’s charms has been out for a long time now. But it’s still not over-saturated, overly crowded, or any less charming.

Foodies, outdoor enthusiasts, couples, families with kids, and retirees can all find something they love about the authentic vibe of Asheville, which embraces mountain culture and southern hospitality. And despite its growing popularity, Asheville is still a very affordable place to visit. There are plenty of familiar chain hotels, but also lots of local B&Bs that are family-owned and really help you explore the city like a local. These are a few of our top picks for places to stay when you visit Asheville.

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The Reynolds Mansion
Reynolds Mansion Bed and Breakfast Inn

The Reynolds Mansion

This mansion is an iconic landmark and a perfect place to stay for history buffs. It’s located in Reynolds Village and has amazing views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The mansion was built in 1847 by Colonel Daniel Reynolds, and breakfast is served at 9:00am. Guests can choose rooms in the manor, suites in the carriage house, or a poolside cottage. Guests must be able to climb stairs, dietary restriction accommodations are limited, and all weekends require a two-night minimum.

Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast
Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast

Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast

Located a mile north of downtown Asheville, the Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast is also in the historic Montford district. It was built in the English Tudor style and has been named on the National Registry of Historic Places. Enjoy a serene stay with views of the woods and lush grounds, as the innkeepers offer a balance of pampering and privacy. There are five rooms and suites here and fun amenities like fine chocolates and fresh flowers. The breakfast offerings change daily and are served at 9:00am daily. Some signature specialties include waffles, ricotta pancakes, strata with potatoes, smoked gouda, seasonal fruit, and home-baked breads. Afternoon desert and complimentary beverages are also included in the room rate. It’s easy to take a drive to all of the Asheville area’s outdoor attractions, such as Pisgah Forest, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and Chimney Rock.

Biltmore Village Inn
Biltmore Village Inn

Biltmore Village Inn

Probably the most famous landmark in Asheville is the Biltmore Estate, and the Biltmore Village Inn is the closest bed and breakfast to it. This is the former mansion of Samuel Reed, who was George Vanderbilt’s attorney. Today, you can stay at this mansion at the top of Reed Hill and take in the incredible views of the mountains and Swannanoa River Valley. This is a LGBT-friend option for accommodations and has an evening social hour where you can meet other guests, enjoy a glass of wine, and play games of cornhole. There are several different Victorian-style suites, rooms, and cottages to choose from at different price points and amenities.

The Windsor Boutique Hotel
Windsor Asheville

The Windsor Boutique Hotel

A unique and upscale place to stay in downtown Asheville is the Windsor Boutique Hotel. This hotel was initially built in 1907 and has since been renovated to restore its historical charm. There are 14 suites here that each have their own character. You’ll enjoy full kitchens and even a washer and dryer in these suites. You can also enjoy the creative artwork made by local artists on display and for sale. Dogs are allowed at this hotel for a fee and up to two dogs per room. Top amenities include in-room massage, restaurant delivery, YMCA fitness center passes, Biltmore Estate tickets, and an art gallery tour on the property. Weekend guests should know that there is a two-night minimum stay for Friday and Saturday reservations.

Chestnut Street Inn
Chestnut Street Inn

Chestnut Street Inn

This bed and breakfast is a 1905 Colonial Revival home in the Chestnut Hill National Historic District and still has many of its historic features. Special packages are available for honeymoons, anniversaries, and romantic getaways. This is also a friendly and welcoming B&B for members of the LGBT community. Some of the rooms here have Jacuzzi tubs and gas fireplaces that are great for special occasions or to just treat yourself and someone special. You can learn all about the unique rooms and their features on the B&B’s website. Early coffee starts at 7:30am, and breakfast begins at 9:00am. Some favorite breakfast dishes served here include Monte Cristo sandwiches, crepe-waffles, seasonal pancakes, and southern biscuits and gravy. In the afternoon, guests can enjoy a cup of tea and homemade cookies on the porch. This is also a vegetarian-friendly B&B, so you can let the innkeepers know about dietary restrictions when you make the reservation.

Abbington Green Bed and Breakfast Inn
Abbington Green

Abbington Green Bed and Breakfast Inn

For classically inspired guestrooms and award-winning gardens, consider staying at the Abbington Green. This B&B is about 10 minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Biltmore Estate, and it has beautiful English-style gardens onsite. There are nearly a dozen bed and breakfasts operating in the Montford Historic District, and this is one of them. The history of this house dates back to 1907, when a businessman purchased the lot. All of the guestrooms and suites have king-size beds, whirlpool tubs, and working fireplaces. There are three dog-friendly suites in the Carriage House if you want to bring your pet along. Parking is complimentary and off-street.

The 1899 Wright Inn and Carriage House
1899 Wright Inn & Carriage House

The 1899 Wright Inn and Carriage House

Another great bed and breakfast to stay at in Asheville is the 1899 Wright Inn and Carriage House, which has 11 rooms and suites. All of the rooms have their own private baths, and the inn and house is in the Montford Historic District, which is just a short walk from downtown Asheville. Expect to find cozy fireplaces, inviting parlors, complementary beverages, and a delicious breakfast here. It’s decorated in a Victorian style and exemplifies true southern hospitality. In addition to the inn, the Carriage House is a vacation rental property that has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a full kitchen, living room, and dining room.

Cedar Crest Inn
Cedar Crest Inn

Cedar Crest Inn

The Cedar Crest Inn is the longest-running bed and breakfast in Asheville and is a local favorite in town. It’s located on four acres about three blocks from the entrance of the Biltmore Estate. You’ll only be a mile from the River Arts District and downtown Asheville as well when you stay here, so it’s easy to visit all the galleries and shops. The rates at this B&B are very reasonable and some rooms are as low as $99 per night, a considerable savings compared to other options for travelers on a budget. Unlike some of the other B&Bs on this list, there is no one sitting for breakfast, and the meal is offered throughout the course of an hour. But like many other local B&Bs in Asheville, there is a two-night minimum stay on weekends, and each room has its own unique décor.

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