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“serenity now!” 5 of 5 stars
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Cedar Crest Inn
674 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, NC 28803   |  
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Ranked #8 of 59 hotels in Asheville
Charlottesville, VA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“serenity now!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2007

Cedar Crest Victorian Inn is a great B&B right in the heart of Asheville, NC. We stayed in the serenity suite, nice privacy, great king bed, large very comfortable room. What made the visit worth every nickel was the accommodating staff and the hospitality of the owners. Awesome breakfasts and evening desserts. I'd go back, it's that simple.

  • Liked — location, staff
  • Disliked — i'd like a bigger hottub
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Washington, DC
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2007

We reserved the cottage for a three-gal trip to Asheville. The accommodations were very comfortable and allowed us the quiet and privacy to make the most of our brief time of catching up and seeing the sights of Asheville. Rita and Bruce were so helpful with restaurant suggestions and other travel hints! Nightly desserts were excellent and a real plus. Breakfast was just a bit of a problem, as each of us is used to simpler fare (yogurt, cereal, boiled eggs, toast, etc.), but the homemade granola won us over!

Stayed May 2007
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Virginia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2007

We recently spent the weekend at the Cedar Crest Victorian Inn in Asheville, NC. The inn is a gorgeous Victorian with woodwork that the Biltmore Estate would envy. The innkeepers, Bruce and Rita Wightman, made us feel welcome and special. They pride themselves on their attention to detail and our beautiful, period decorated room and our experience reflected that loving attention. Bruce cooks the sumptuous breakfasts, which are to die for, and the desserts they provide for the guests each evening are equally worth indulging in (leave your diets at home!!). We bought their cookbook just to get the recipe for the lemon pound cake and the peaches and cream French toast. Yum! Rita also gave us restaurant recommendations for each evening’s dinners and her suggestions were just perfect. We visit Asheville often and this weekend was our best time yet. Asheville has no shortage of many wonderful places to stay and eat, but be assured, we are already looking forward to our next stay at the Cedar Crest Inn.

  • Liked — Food and hospitality of the innkeepers
  • Stayed May 2007
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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missoula, mt
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2007

We throughly enjoyed our stay at the Cedar Crest Inn. Service was excellent, the house is an amazing historic Victorian charmer. It really could be a mueseum.

The rooms were very nicely decorated and comfortable. We wer e able to see many of the other rooms in the house because the guests had not checked in. They all looked great. We stayed in the Garden Room and the Serenity Suite. Our rooms did have a TV, but in the Garden room it was too small and poorly positioned to actually watch from bed. This was not a big deal to me, but could be to other guests. The house was a little loud, you could hear folks in the kitchen, in other rooms etc. But this did not cause any problems. Everyone was pretty quiet.

The location was extremely convenient: one mile from the Biltmore Estate and one mile from downtown Asheville.

The owners provided many nice touches: they serve dessert from 6:30 to 9:00 for folks who like to digest a little bit after dinner before eating dessert. They also turn down the beds and provide a yummy chocolate on your pillow. They provide a nice introduction to the house and the B and Bs services upon arrival and have cold drinks and snacks available. They serve coffee early for people who like to get caffinated before breakfast.

The owners did a very good job of being friendly and helpful without being too friendly--a problem I have experienced several times at B and B's where the staff hangs around to chat a little too much. They provided good recommendations on places to eat and things to see. They were interested in getting to know us. But they did not go overboard.

They were also very accomadating to a scheduling error I had made. We originally made reservations for one night but actually were going to be in town on a different night. We did have to upgrade to higher priced rooms because that was all that was available on the night we really needed to be there. But they were extremely helpful and flexible in dealing with my error.

The prices were pretty competitive for other B and Bs in the area. It was not cheap, but it was a quality experience.

My only complaint was that the breakfast was a major sugar-fest. This is common at B and Bs. They often serve only sweet options (carmelized french toast, sweet muffins, pastries...) and no options for folks who like a little real food (eggs, toast, etc.).

Overall, this was a bery nice place and I would recommend it highly to people who want to stay at a well located, very historic home with friendly, personal service.

Stayed May 2007
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2007

My husband and I found this gem by using our navigation system in our car, after we had been told there were no rooms available at any nice hotels in the area. When we arrived we were absolutely wowed by the beautiful woodwork. We had a beautiful room with a canopy bed and a fireplace. Who could ask for anything more... but we also got the most wonderful flourless chocolate cake! The Innkeepers were warm and friendly and they were very helpful about the area And the breakfast, I could go on about the breakfast for hours, and so could my husband! Lets just suffice it to say that Peaches and Cream French Toast is a new favorite at our house. We can hardly wait to go back when we have longer to stay.

  • Liked — It was beautiful!
  • Disliked — Nothing!
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Durham
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2007

This was my 4th visit since 2000...and yes the Inn is all that has been written..however the location leaves a lot to be desired. The Street NOISE is horrible..almost unbearable to sit on the porch in the evening. Over the years Asheville traffic has grown and the street 30 yards away is the main thoroughfare in/out of town. It's a pity because the Inn is beautiful and loaded with Victorian antiques and charm. I travel over 100 nights a year. However I will choose other accomodations on my next visit to Asheville.

  • Stayed April 2006
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2007

My mother and I stayed at this bed and breakfast while in Asheville to visit the Biltmore. This is absolutely the best bed and breakfast in which I have stayed. The woodwork is gorgeous. The fireplaces are great. The evening hostess, Carolyn, provided outstanding hospitality. The owners presented an excellent breakfast - the blueberry scones were terrific. They even prepared dessert for an evening treat. The rooms were clean and beautiful. I hope to return for another stay!

  • Liked — The hospitality, evening dessert & working fireplaces
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 674 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, NC 28803
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Asheville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Asheville
#5 Best Value Hotel in Asheville
#22 Family Hotel in Asheville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perched on a hillside just three blocks from the entrance of the Biltmore, Cedar Crest Inn Asheville's finest bed and breakfast is one of the largest and most opulent residences surviving from the 1800s. Downtown Asheville is just a mile away from our "Pink Lady," and the Blue Ridge Parkway is just four miles away. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
1891 Cedar Crest Hotel Asheville

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