Bed & Breakfast in Downtown Asheville, NC

Black Walnut Inn Bed & Breakfast is perfectly located in the circa 1895 Historic District of Montford, Asheville. Our Asheville Bed and Breakfast is an ideal jumping off point to our city. Many of our guests enjoy the short walk (0.5 mile) to downtown Asheville.

Montford offers easy access to the Blue Ridge Parkway and all the main highways.

Our Bed & Breakfast is only 2.5 miles to the Biltmore Estate entrance and the Biltmore Village, yet is surrounded by a lovely residential neighborhood with Tennis Courts, green-ways and the longest-running Shakespeare theater in the State!

Downtown Asheville has an abundant shops, fantastic restaurants, spectacular galleries, and unique breweries.

Read our recent blog - Celebrating Fall in Asheville for a list of upcoming events.

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Azalea Room

Ivy Garden Room

Camellia Room

Holly Room

Holly Room

Dogwood Room

Asheville Bed and Breakfast Magnolia Room

Magnolia Room

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Sunshine Room

Walnut Room

History of Black Walnut Inn

The Black Walnut Bed and Breakfast Inn was designed and built by Richard Sharp-Smith in 1899. He was the supervising architect for the Biltmore Estate.

It is a grand example of his interpretation of the English - shingle style with its half-timbering, original diamond-paned windows, and pebbledash exterior.

The inn has been beautifully maintained and is restored to enhance the historic character, yet offer modern comforts like air conditioning, wi-fi, and private baths en-suite without sacrificing the original details! 

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Included in our room rates are the amazing breakfast served every morning.

A full three courses from 8:30-9:30 am. A welcoming afternoon tea, every day from 5 - 6 pm, complimentary beverages, evening turn-down service with light housekeeping and homemade candies, and off-street parking.

We offer eight guest rooms, two in the newly restored original carriage house (which are pet-friendly).

Enjoy Historic Asheville

All guest rooms have private baths en-suite. All but the Dogwood have working fireplaces. It is a perfect stay in any season.

We hope to share with you the real Asheville experience,  the warmth, the history, the art in all things, and its independent spirit and everything that set this special place apart from all others.

Awards & Special Features

Please see for yourself why we are the experts favorite and have been featured and awarded by:

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  • Food and wine
  • The Today show
  • 1000 Places To See Before You Die.
  • London Sunday Times

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Black Walnut Inn 288 Montford Ave, Asheville, NC 28801