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Asheville Offers Many Bed and Breakfast Inns
By Byron Belzak/Downtown Asheville.com
If you want to experience Asheville in a most delightful way, spend some time at one of the city’s many bed and breakfasts.
Dozens of magnificent homes in the Asheville area have been refurbished and updated to serve a growing tourist trade that seeks special accommodations. Some of Asheville’s bed and breakfasts are even listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Many are well situated within walking distance of the business district of Downtown Asheville.
Consider some of the many bed and breakfast inns that are close in and noteworthy:
Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast of English Tudor style is well situated in the heart of Asheville, overlooks beautiful grounds, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Address: 249 Cumberland Ave., Asheville, NC 28801.
1889 WhiteGate Inn & Cottage bills itself as the “Closest Inn to Downtown Asheville.” It offers award-winning gardens, special spa packages and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Address: 173 E. Chestnut Street, Asheville, NC 28801.
Toll Free: 1-800-485-3045. Tel: 828-253-2553.
1900 Inn on Montford is an elegant inn that offers “antiques, whirlpools, king beds and fireplaces in bedrooms.” A newly opened cottage is situated at the rear of the property.
Address: 296 Montford Ave., Asheville, NC 28801.
Toll-Free: 1-800-254-9569. Tel: 828-254-9569.
Abbington Green Bed and Breakfast encourages the visitor to “experience our ‘bit of Britain’ close to home.” Celebrating its 13th year under original ownership, Abbington is located in the Montford Historic District and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Expect an English theme with fireplaces, antiques, fine rugs, crystal and china, and a high level of sophistication.
Address: 46 & 48 Cumberland Circle, Asheville, NC 28801.
Toll-Free: 1-800-251-2454. Tel: 828-251-2454.
The Colby House, located in Montford, has received the AAA Three Diamond rating. It offers four guest rooms in the main house and a cottage.
Address: 230 Pearson Drive, Asheville, NC 28801.
Toll-Free: 1-800-982-2118. Tel: 828-253-5644.
NorthLodge on Oakland Bed and Breakfast, recipient of the AAA Three Diamond rating, is a lovely stone house built in 1903. “Affordable luxury is the mission of our Asheville bed and breakfast,” is known for catering to each guest’s tastes, including vegetarians.
Address: 84 Oakland Road, Asheville, NC 28801
Toll-Free: 1-800-282-3602. Tel: 828-252-3034
A Bed of Roses Bed and Breakfast is located on a tree-lined street in Montford. It was built at the end of the Victorian era and was recently renovated. Premier Special Occasion Packages are available.
Address: 135 Cumberland Ave., Asheville, NC 28801.
Carolina Bed and Breakfast, which is located in Montford, offers a spacious front porch and back porch. The inn is situated on a gently rolling one acre lot on a tree-lined street. Every day a three-course breakfast is served.
Address: 177 Cumberland Ave., Asheville, NC 28801.
The Lion and the Rose Bed and Breakfast is located in the heart of Montford. This Georgian neo-Classical house is one of the area’s larger homes and was built in 1896. A formal parlor overlooks a veranda and gardens.
Address: 276 Montford Ave., Asheville, NC 28801.
Toll-Free: 1-800-546-6988. Tel: 828-255-7673.
For more suggestions of Asheville bed and breakfasts, contact the Asheville Bed and Breakfast Association at 1-877-262-6867 and www.ashevillebba.com.
Copyright 2005 MEDIABEAR
Posted by Byron Wednesday, May 04, 2005 (16:41:19) r
Realtor Karen Gleason offers a Bed & Breakfast Inn listing of where to stay while visiting the Asheville area.