I was a guest of my daughter with her Mary Kay unit. All I knew was that we were staying on the first floor of a pink bed and breakfast. As we drove up then got out of her car, we were just thrilled at the magnificence of the place!
From the moment we walked in the door, we were treated with nothing but smiles and the utmost respect. There were cookies, tea, and lemonade waiting on us, and bags on our beds with t-shirts, cups, and other goodies. At first we thought they were from the Mary Kay leader (they were pink), but no, they were from the staff of the inn!
We had come to Asheville to tour the Biltmore, and this inn was only two-three blocks from the entrance. It was also close to other restaurants and shopping. The hospital was also nearby in case of accident or illness...thankfully we did not have to use its services!
Drew, the host/manager was awesome. He was available to pour us a glass of wine (or two) in the evenings. Bruce, the owner was also there that weekend and was an excellent host as well. The first thing Drew asked us as we came out of our room was if it was comfortable. We replied that it was a little warm, and he called Bruce to bring us a new air conditioner. Within the hour our room was as cool as a cucumber. Talk about service!!
Drew and Bruce were also knowledgeable about area attractions and restaurants. They were very helpful about where not to go as well where to go. We thoroughly enjoyed both places they recommended.
I could go on and on about the foyer, reading room, fireplaces, dining areas, and the beautiful verandah, but suffice it to say the place is gorgeous and very well worth the visit.
The one downside was the mini bathtub in our room with the cramped space for showering. We did have a half bath besides the full bath though! That one detail will not stop me from visiting again. As soon as possible!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cedar Crest Inn is Asheville's premiere Inn offering the best in.(1) Value (2) Location: Literally the best location in town! We are just 2 turns or less from nearly everything Asheville has to offer... Downtown - 1 turn and 1.2 miles away! The Biltmore Estate - 2 turns and only 3 blocks away! The Biltmore Village - 2 turns and only 3 blocks away! Downtown Asheville - 1 turn and only 1.2 miles away! The River Arts District - 2 turns and only 1.5 miles away! The Blue Ridge Parkway - 1 turn and only 3 miles away! (3) FREE Amenities included in EVERY stay: - A three course served breakfast. - A glass of wine in the evening. - An abundance of locally made desserts. - Fast Wi-Fi. - On site parking. (4) Well Reviewed: - We have remained in the top ten in Asheville hotels on Tripadvisor for years now. - We have been awarded with tripadvisors certificate of excellence every year they have given the award. - We have been voted year after year the most romantic hotel in Asheville. - We were named the hotel in Asheville to stay in on The Today Show in 2014. - We were featured on Good Morning America in 2012. - We have been featured in USA Today, Inns Magazine, Southern Living, Style Magazine and so many more. (5) Come stay where the celebrities stay: We have been fortunate enough to host multiple Grammy winning artists, famous actors from some of today's hottest shows on Television as well as timeless movies and we have even served as the main shoot location for a recent reality TV show. (6) Service: Nobody will offer you more honest and sincere service than we do here at the Cedar Crest Inn. We never put business relationships, financial gain or anything above providing our guests with the best local tips on where to eat, visit and hang out. We provide the perfect balances between authenticity and professionalism as well as hands on service and non evasiveness. BOTTOM LINE is if the pictures don't lure you in, our reputation doesn't convince you or these words don't sell you on this being the best choice in accommodations for your Asheville trip than you need to give us a call and allow us the opportunity to show you what makes us the most unique and ideal choice for lodging in Asheville and all of Western North Carolina. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 1891 Cedar Crest Hotel Asheville