Did you know that the Asheville and the surrounding North Carolina mountains are home to an astounding 100+ bed and breakfasts, making it the biggest B&B destination in the Southeast? Most are located in grand, historic homes - all equipped with the latest modern amenities. All of the Asheville B&Bs that we feature are very professionally operated, have all private baths, wonderful common areas like porches or living rooms, and are located in very convenient locations to plenty to see and do.
More than half of these inns are located within a few miles of downtown Asheville and Biltmore Estate. Others are in quaint nearby towns near plenty of hiking and waterfalls. See our Favorite B&Bs in and near Asheville.
After an excellent night’s sleep in a room with luxurious furnishings, awake to the smell of an elaborate homemade breakfast. Whether your hosts prepare a delicate soufflé or country ham biscuits, you can be assured it will be done with finesse. Talk around the table can become animated as guests share their knowledge of the area and forge new friendships. Or you can request more private dining.
Some B&Bs offer a glass of wine or other beverage to welcome guests. Some have an evening reception. They all will help you plans for the perfect dinner and weekend activities that match your intererests.
With your list of suggested places to visit, head out for the day. Then another great night, another great breakfast, and another day of exploring this delicious mix of the urban and outdoors. Most guests find that two days are not enough. So, like family members, they come back again and again to their home in the mountains.
Top 10 reasons to stay in an Asheville bed and breakfast:
1. The Innkeepers: Most bed and breakfasts are owned by the B&B operators themselves, who usually live on the premises. Innkeepers are part tour guide, part historian, part chef, part housekeeper. You are not anonymous, but a guest with a name. A bed and breakfast has a few select guests who prefer style and distinction tailored for them.
2. Helpful Expert Advice: At B&Bs, "customers" are truly guests, and it shows. Bed and breakfast inn owners will gladly help you find the best restaurant in town, the best pubs, point you to the best tourist attractions and local amenities and much much more.
3. Reputation: Many B&Bs depend on word-of-mouth recommendations. So they always work hard to make each stay the best possible.
4. Food: Breakfast is always a special occasion. Innkeepers take pride in serving you a gourmet breakfast. It's a great time to visit with other friendly guests to find out how they liked a restaurant or activity. Plus, most B&Bs have afternoon snacks and some even offer wine tastings.
5. Originality: Each bed and breakfast is one of a kind. Since there is such a big variety of inns, you can pick one that fits your interests and needs.
6. Historic Significance: If you enjoy history and grand old homes, many of the B&Bs are located in historic houses with plenty of history and character. Here stories of restorations or possibly even ghost visits!
7. House Guest: In an Asheville bed and breakfast, you are one of a few invited guests in someone's home, not a building constructed to lodge hundreds of guests at a time. Innkeepers take great pride in their home and enjoy sharing it with people who appreciate its unique aspects. When you say, "I want to come see and stay at your house," you make an innkeeper's proud little heart skip a beat.
8. Memories: Do you remember the motel room that you stayed in five years ago? People who stay in bed and breakfasts remember, because the rooms are unique and special.
9. Peaceful: Make yourself at home! Enjoy peaceful moments of serenity - snuggled by a fire or rocking on a porch.
10. Great Locations: Often, a bed and breakfast is in a residential neighborhood, giving a sense of being at your home away from home. You won't find them along the highway. And they are close to plenty of things to do.
Coming in late 2017: The Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association Cookbook!