Staying at historic hotels in NC is a uniquely authentic experience that you can’t get from modern hotels stays. You become a historian, with a desire to learn more about where you are and the story behind it. Historic hotels in Asheville and surrounding small mountain towns aren’t hard to come by. Thanks to a lack of funds during the "urban renewal,” popular during the 1950s and 1960s, dozens of Asheville buildings were saved from the wrecking ball, including hotels, B&Bs and Inns. (Read more on Asheville's History and its Architectural Treasure Chest)

Historic Asheville

Historic downtown asheville is comprised of many buildings with past lives as hotels, professional buildings, libraries, hospitals, monasteries and more. Haywood Park Hotel & Atrium operates in the building where Asheville's first department store opened in 1923. If you're a lover of art and history, consider a stroll on Asheville's Urban Trail- a 30 stop tour exploring downtown's past. 

Haywood Park Hotel Asheville

Repurposing historic buildings and reinventing them as modern boutique hotels provides visitors with one-of-a-kind accommodations with a story behind it. See more on boutique hotels near Asheville

Montford Historic District has over 600+ buildings, mostly residences that were built between 1890 and 1920. Many of these homes have been renovated and operate as B&Bs, with walkability to downtown Asheville. These B&Bs are independently owned with personalities you can’t find at other modern places like original hanging art, inspiring architectural details, grand porches.

Montford Historic District

Historic Places to Stay in Asheville & Blue Ridge Mountains

1899 Wright Inn & Carriage House, Asheville

This Queen Anne Victorian Inn is Three Diamond AAA-rated with turn of the century charm and modern-day conveniences. Select a room with a fireplace, jetted tub for two, eat-in dining, or a balcony… read more

This Queen Anne Victorian Inn is Three Diamond AAA-rated with turn of the century charm and modern-day conveniences. Select a room with a fireplace, jetted tub for two, eat-in dining, or a balcony. 1 mile from downtown. 10 rooms, Carriage House, $169-$549, in-room two-person Jacuzzi tubs, large wrap-around porch, gourmet breakfasts, in-room massage service.

The Reynolds Mansion, Asheville

Listed on the National Registry for Historic Places, this Mansion was built in 1847 and is one of the few remaining pre-Civil War homes. Enjoy a gourmet breakfast in the Grand Dining Room or sip… read more

Listed on the National Registry for Historic Places, this Mansion was built in 1847 and is one of the few remaining pre-Civil War homes. Enjoy a gourmet breakfast in the Grand Dining Room or sip your morning coffee on the massive porches. 13 rooms, $205-$305, private baths, fireplace, Jacuzzi or claw foot tubs, LCD TVs. Cottages and the carriage house are pet-friendly. 

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Haywood Park Hotel, Asheville

Stay right in the heart of downtown Asheville at this historic, boutique hotel. Be pampered in elegantly-appointed, oversized suites. Enjoy champagne at check-in and immerse yourself in Southern… read more

Stay right in the heart of downtown Asheville at this historic, boutique hotel. Be pampered in elegantly-appointed, oversized suites. Enjoy champagne at check-in and immerse yourself in Southern hospitality. 48 spacious suites, wireless internet, complimentary valet and bell service, 43″ HDTVs, Keurig® coffee makers, 24/7 access to the fitness center. Pet friendly!

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1890 Countryside Mansion, Burnsville

Slip away to this grand 19th Century Victorian mansion nestled in the rolling countryside of historic Burnsville. This unique rental features handcrafted red oak staircases, maple flooring, wrap… read more

Slip away to this grand 19th Century Victorian mansion nestled in the rolling countryside of historic Burnsville. This unique rental features handcrafted red oak staircases, maple flooring, wrap around porch with rockers and views of the valley! Also has a 2nd floor private balcony overlooking mountains. A great option for family reunions! 15 min drive to Downtown Burnsville, 30 miles to…

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