Black Walnut Bed & Breakfast Inn

Front facade of a large home with porch, columns, side portico and lush landscaping

About Us

Hi – I’m Alicia Wilson and welcome to Black Walnut Bed & Breakfast Inn!

So, who am I and how did I end up in such a beautiful place? I have undergraduate and graduate degrees in chemical and environmental engineering, and after working for a global chemical company for more than 30 years, I retired to pursue a life-long dream of owning and operating a Bed & Breakfast – a dream I’ve had since I stayed at my first bed and breakfast more than thirty years ago! I fell in love with and selected the beautiful and vibrant Asheville, NC to begin this next phase of my life’s journey. I moved to Asheville and became the proud owner of The Black Walnut December, 2019

I discovered the love for conversation, entertaining, baking, and cooking from family and friends. There’s nothing that makes me happier than a friendly gathering to share stories and adventures with while enjoying a delicious meal or perhaps a soothing beverage.

The most rewarding experiences I’ve had throughout my life are associated with family and friends, and for me, my experiences center around raising my three children – all grown and living within an 8-hour drive of Asheville.

I fell in love with Black Walnut and the Historic Montford District the first time I sat on our beautiful large front porch – I hope you visit, sit on our front porch, experience all Asheville has to offer, and enjoy your stay as much as I do.