Beaufort House Inn, Asheville

Stay in a gracious, historic 1894 Victorian mansion just a half mile from downtown. It's stately yet casual. Evening wine tasting. Awake to a gourmet two-course breakfast. Beautiful garden setting on 1.5 acres in the Chestnut Hill Historic District. Find old world charm with today's luxuries. 11 rooms, $179-$325, two-person Jacuzzis, wi-fi, DVD library, fireplaces, fresh flowers, luxury bedding, LCD TVs, spacious rooms, wraparound porch.

Enjoy mountain views, peaceful gardens and fountains. Use their concierge services to plan your visit. The home was once the residence of actor Charlton Heston.