This was my husband's and my first stay at a B&B. We thought lack of privacy might be an issue for us, so avoided them in the past.
Our room was small, but acceptable. After viewing many of the other rooms, we found ours to be on the larger side.
The real problem was public space...stuffing 17 rooms with baths AND a large amount of space containing the restaurant leaves very little space for the guests to stretch out. Those red rockers on the smallish porch became extremely important. Competing for them and the very small living area in the house with the people waiting to be seated in the restaurant borderlined on insanity.
Had it not been for our genuine interest in Black Mountain (charming!) and the close vicinity to Asheville, we probably would not have spent an hour before our trip home looking at other B&B's in the immediate area...and found some much more to our liking.
So, while we will be staying at B&B's again in our future, we won't be returning to this one...and will watch out for others with dining on site!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Red Rocker Inn is an 1896 Victorian Bed and Breakfast in the heart of the charming town of Black Mountain, North Carolina. We're just completing several renovations and updates! This beautiful inn houses 17 elegant guest rooms, each with private in-room bath, AC, and Wi-Fi. The sumptuous buffet style breakfast is complimentary for house guests. And don't forget to plan for dinner as well. Our casual fine-dining restaurant is open nightly except Sundays. The menu features grilled rib-eye steaks, crab cakes, mountain trout, roasted stuffed chicken and more. Save room for one of our ten home made desserts! You may want to visit the nearby Biltmore Estate, drive the Blue Ridge Parkway or challenge yourself at Chimney Rock Park, or on one of the many local hiking trails. Shopping, antiques, music, art and historic attractions are all nearby. We look forward to YOUR visit! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Red Rocker Hotel Black Mountain