Montford is an historic neighborhood in Asheville, North Carolina, located just north of downtown. A portion of Montford is a National Register Historic District with 600+ buildings, mostly residences built between 1890 and 1920. Take a driving or walking tour to see a variety of architectural influences reflecting the cosmopolitan character of Asheville during the turn of the 20th century.
Victorian, Queen Anne and Arts and Crafts styles combine with Neoclassical, Colonial Revival and castle-like design. Supervising architect of the Biltmore House Richard Sharp Smith created many homes in Montford. Take a fun tour of Montford on the LaZoom Comedy Bus Tour. And don't miss the festive Montford Music and Art Festival each May.
Many of the grand homes in Montford have been restored in recent years, including a dozen or so bed and breakfast inns. Find Asheville Bed and Breakfast Inns. Few neighborhoods express the rich architectural heritage and vitality of Asheville better than the Montford Historic District. It's rich history included being home to several boarding houses and sanitariums for tuberculosis, mental disorders and other ailments.
Explore the 3.5 miles of roads through Riverside Cemetery, the final resting place for authors Thomas Wolfe and William Sydney Porter (better known as O. Henry) as well as North Carolina Governor Zebulon Vance, and 13,000 others.
The Montford Park Players, North Carolina's Longest Running Shakespeare Festival, presents free Theatre in the Park all summer long. The performances are held at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheater starting at 7:30 PM.
The Montford Area Historic District is located off Montford Ave,. roughly bounded by I-240, I-26 and Broadway Ave. It's home to the Asheville Visitor's Center, a great first stop on your tour. The houses of the district are private residences and not open to the public. To get a peek inside, take their annual holiday tour of homes.
Historic Bed & Breakfasts in Montford
Pinecrest Bed & Breakfast, Asheville
Comfortably elegant five-bedroom inn, Pinecrest sits on an acre of lush gardens in the desirable Montford historic district, one mile to downtown Asheville, three miles to Biltmore. Serving indulgent breakfasts, fresh baked cookies, and complimentary beverages on our sunporch. Let innkeepers Dan and Diane make your trip memorable. 5 rooms, $140-$380, hot fresh breakfast, afternoon fresh-baked… read more
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
Black Walnut Bed & Breakfast Inn, Asheville
This magnificent 1899 home is renovated to the elegance of a bygone era while offering modern convenience. Perfect location for area attractions, and walking distance to the heart of downtown. Pet… read more
Abbington Green B&B & Spa, Asheville
Find history, style and romance at this AAA Four Diamond Inn, designed by Biltmore Estate’s architect in 1908. It is surrounded by prize-winning English gardens and mature trees in… read more
The Lion and the Rose Bed & Breakfast, Asheville
This beautiful 1898 pink lady in the Montford historic district near downtown Asheville is uniquely decorated with antiques, period-style furnishings and Persian rugs. The high ceilings, four… read more
Carolina Bed & Breakfast, Asheville
Just a short walk from downtown Asheville, be welcomed by a historic bed and breakfast in this 1900 Arts & Crafts-style home. Their king- and queen- bedded rooms are spacious and light with… read more
Montford Neighborhood Events
At this festival, hosted by the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Asheville, you can drive through and sample and buy some of the traditional foods and pastries such as lamb shank, pastichio,… read more
Montford Home Tour
Explore Asheville’s Montford historic neighborhood with Victorian, Arts and Crafts, Greek Revival and Dutch Colonial homes dating back to the late 1800s. Self-guided tour of 10 homes, 1-5 PM, $25/… read more
Montford Arts and Music Festival
One of the largest one day free music and arts festivals in Asheville, held on Montford and Soco near downtown, with 100+ vendors of art, crafts and food. Live music. 10 AM-7 PM.