luxurious southern hospitality

We invite you to join us at The Black Walnut Bed and Breakfast Inn in Asheville, North Carolina. Experience perfect comfort and real luxury in a romantic and historical setting. It is no accident that we were recently voted one of the Top Ten Luxury Inns in North America!

Richard Sharp-Smith, the supervising architect of the Biltmore Estate, built this home for Mary S. Wolcott in 1899. The Inn is on the National Register of Historic Buildings and remains true to the original renderings. It has been beautifully restored to reflect the historic charm of the era, while providing modern comforts.

Location, Location, Location
Located on Montford Avenue, within the city of Asheville, this is the premiere location to enjoy all of the attractions of the city and the surrounding area. We are within a half mile, walking distance, to the culture, galleries, shops and restaurants of the city. Asheville is a vibrant small city and is a mecca of fine dining and unique local restaurants that feature local and organic foods from our area. The shops offer unique merchandise from the local and regional artists who live and work here. Asheville is second only to Miami for its art deco architecture which has been retained and well preserved from the early days. It is only a few minutes drive to the Biltmore estate, with all it’s grandeur of a bygone era, the Blue Ridge Parkway with its magnificent views, and the Blue Ridge Mountains with convenient access to unlimited outdoor activities. White water sports, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, Mountain biking, golfing, hot air ballooning, and horseback riding are all available in the area.

Meticulous Renovation
The Inn is perfectly situated on 3/4 of an acre of beautifully landscaped gardens, featuring two tranquil Koi ponds. We offer eight guest rooms, six in the main house, and two pet friendly suites in the original and newly renovated carriage house. All guest rooms are elegantly decorated and comfortably furnished with an eclectic blend of antiques, and all offer private bath en-suite. We have recently redecorated and renovated to showcase the outstanding architecture, while providing our guests with a luxurious retreat.

Our service is warm and professional, as we strive to assist each guest in navigating the city and surrounding mountains, as well as, our recommended must do, eat and see! Come and experience for yourself real value, real luxury and real quality. We are featured in 1000 Places to See Before You Die, “quite possibly the finest inn in Asheville,” The Sunday London Times, Best Downtown B&B Travel Smart, and featured in Travel and Leisure magazine.

Your Hosts
Peter and Lori, your hosts, are from Martha’s Vineyard, where we owned and operated The Old Stone Bakery for 29 years, and also Palm Beach County Florida, where we owned and operated the Cakery, an extraordinary bakery and exquisite tea room. We bring to Asheville over a half century of culinary experience. Our extensive experience in
the hospitality industry will help to make your stay unforgettable. Located in Western North Carolina, Asheville is a mountain town that true city people can appreciate. Our Bed and Breakfast is surrounded by breath-taking views of the Blue
Ridge Mountains and rich history of the South. Asheville is one of the most popular destinations in the Southeast. Please take the time to go through our website and explore all that our Bed and Breakfast has to offer. We look forward to becoming your hosts and making your stay in Asheville North Carolina truly memorable and unforgettable.

Real Quality, Real Luxury, Real Value
Our quest for the best is never over. Whether it is our constant search for the best produce at the farmer’s market to bring to your breakfast table, or the monthly visits to the auctions and antique shops in the area, searching for the perfect furnishings to add to our guests comfort and delight, we are tireless.


Recently included in Food&Wine's list of America's Best Bed and Breakfasts.
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Recently voted the Best Bed & Breakfast in town by TastingTable!
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One of fifty properties featured in the new book, Great Inns, Bed & Breakfasts, and Guesthouses
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Best Downtown B&B in Asheville —Travel Smart
Featured in 1000 Places To See Before You Die
Featured in Sunday London Times —"Quite possibly the finest inn in Asheville"
Featured in Travel and Leisure
Proud Members of Select Registry, the nationally recognized standard of Excellence for Inn keeping.

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Top 10 Luxury B&B Award
We have been selected as a 2013/Top 10 Luxury B&B. Book your stay with us and enjoy the perfect comfort and premier luxury experience that earns us such accolades.
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Travel+Leisure Fall Getaways
We made Travel and Leisure's national list of Affordable Fall Getaways on the Today Show.
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Winter Wonderland
Got the winter blues? Join us and cozy up by the fire and enjoy all of the award winning luxuries and comforts that The Black Walnut Inn has to offer.

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The Black Walnut Inn is the perfect romantic getaway or maybe that special someone just needs a break from the daily hustle and bustle. Give them the gift of luxurious rest and relaxation.
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It was a pleasure hosting some of the cast members during the filming of this summer's blockbuster, The Hunger Games. Lucky for you, this luxurious treatment isn't reserved just for movie stars.

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Two luxurious rooms for our furry guests
The Black Walnut Inn is pet friendly with two luxurious rooms specifically designated for our pampered furry guests. Well loved and behaved pets are welcome in the Camelia and Magnolia rooms located in the newly renovated Carriage House. Pet owners will be responsible for excessive cleaning costs and repair or replacement of damaged items.
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