When people start planning a trip to Western North Carolina, sometimes they can encounter a bit of trouble locating a hotel in the smaller towns. Luckily, despite the shortage of national chain hotels, this area certainly isn’t lacking in wonderful, locally owned bed and breakfast establishments. We always like to offer a little advice, since there are so many out there to choose from. Below is a list a list of the best bed and breakfasts in the area.
Best Bed and Breakfasts in Western NC
Asheville, NC – Chestnut Street Inn
Chestnut Street Inn features seven bedrooms and a guest cottage. Built in 1905, the home has been completely restored, and offers all of the modern amenities a guest would want. The Inn is located within walking distance of downtown Asheville and is only a few minutes drive from the Biltmore Estate. In the morning, guests are treated to a three course breakfast, and refreshments are offered each afternoon.
Columbus, NC – Butterfly Creek Inn
Located just outside of Tryon, Butterfly Creek Inn is a beautifully decorated home that has been converted into a truly relaxing space for visitors. Newer than most bed and breakfasts (which can certainly be considered a good thing), the Inn offers five guest rooms. It features a creekside view, a wonderful patio space complete with a hot tub, and a three course gourmet breakfast each morning.
Hendersonville, NC – 1898 Waverly Inn
This beautiful inn, located in downtown Hendersonville, has been in continuous operation for over 100 years. With fifteen guest rooms, the Inn serves up a large breakfast each morning with plenty of options to suit any guest’s tastes. 1898 also features a new spa treatment room for on site massage treatments.
Leicester, NC – Wildberry Lodge
Wildberry Lodge is a great mountain retreat located about twelve miles outside of Asheville. The main cabin features five guest rooms and the new addition features two suites. Situated on forty-five acres, the Lodge offers beautiful long range views, especially in the fall. A full breakfast is available for guests each morning.
Saluda, NC – The Orchard Inn
The Orchard Inn offers nine guest rooms in the main inn and five cottage suites. The Laurel Cottage Suite, which was originally built as the owner’s quarters, sleeps up to eight guests. In addition to offering breakfast for guests, the Inn also offers dinner service for non-guests as well. A main feature of the Inn is the large glassed in porch across the back of the home which allows guests to enjoy the mountain views year round.
Tryon, NC – 1906 Pine Crest Inn and Lodge
The 1906 Pine Crest Inn and Lodge in situated right in downtown Tryon, NC. In close proximity to restaurants, shops, and the Tryon Theatre, the inn also features its own restaurant, Carter’s at Pine Crest, where they serve up 3-course gourmet breakfasts. The largest inn on our list of best bed and breakfasts, Pine Crest many guest rooms and suites in various cottages and also multi-bedroom private cottages.
Why Stay in a Bed & Breakfast
One of the main advantages to staying in a bed and breakfast is the access that it provides to the inn keeper. This is a person who loved the area enough to establish a business that relies on other people wanting to visit the area. In our experience, the inn keeper always has the inside scoop on the best places to eat (aside from their inn for breakfast) and what visitors should check out in order to get the most out of their visit. Also, if you are considering moving to the area that you are visiting, make sure you let them know. They’re certain to have some insight!
Well there you have it, a review of some of the best bed and breakfasts in Western Carolina. If you have other questions regarding the area, don’t hesitate to contact us here at Derbyshire today.
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