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Hawk and Ivy B&B Retreat

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133 N Fork Rd, Barnardsville, NC 28709-8706
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#1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Barnardsville
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Welcome to the Hawk and Ivy. Come immerse yourself in a place of great beauty that nurtures both body and spirit. We are Asheville’s oldest eco bed and breakfast with a deep commitment to offering an experience that is green, sustainable, and honors the sacredness of all life. Our 1910 Farmhouse and guest cottage are filled with treasured family antiques, fine paintings and crafts. Lovely all cotton linens and down comforters cover the beds. Eve fills the rooms with fresh flowers and plants to create a feeling of simple elegance and comfort. A stroll on our 24 acres reveals wildflower meadows, mountain views, a pond with gazebo, and our magical, renovated barn, a perfect place for weddings, large events, or just a quiet cup of coffee watching for wild turkeys or deer in the meadow. The heart of the bed and breakfast is our organic gardens, nurturing both the body and soul with fresh flowers, herbs, vegetables, and delicious berries. Our guests rave about their healthy gourmet breakfasts where those berries and vegetables are served with local eggs and home cooked muffins. Eve is a life long gardener and highly published garden and floral designer. For the last two years she has been the chairman of Slow Food Asheville. We proudly take responsibility for being a Slow Food Bed and Breakfast, serving food which is locally grown and in season. We offer a perfect balance for those who wish to retreat in a rural setting and yet enjoy easy access to the restaurants and cultural offering of Asheville. We are so close to Asheville (20 minutes) and yet a world apart.
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133 N Fork Rd, Barnardsville, NC 28709-8706
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Babette5 wrote a review Dec 2016
atlanta,ga,usa3 contributions1 helpful vote
It would be fun to visit when the lightening bugs that light in unison are in season; summertime. don't know when. We went to Cades Cove while we were in the neighborhood. A party of four. The Hawk and Ivy decorations are delightful; the setting magnificent. I was there a few years ago; not in 2016. (only dates to choose are in 2016)
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Date of stay: September 2016
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fciwanik wrote a review Aug 2016
Princeton, Massachusetts27 contributions7 helpful votes
The Hawk and Ivy and its keepers James, Eve, and Gareth the Corgi were so kind and perfectly hospitable to Johanna and I. The quality of this place is abundantly evident in the food, the rooms, the conversation, the gardens, and just the overall spirit of the people and the grounds. The only disappointment was that we could not stay longer. This is a place of peace, happiness, regeneration and growth. Do not miss out on the tour of the grounds through the gardens and up to the barn and fields beyond, guided by the ever-smiling Gareth. Not far from Asheville, this is the place to stay and explore the mountains and valleys of this region. Eve and James have great recommendations for local food and treats too!
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Date of stay: August 2016
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Room Tip: 2nd floor deck has beautiful morning views
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Lolita D wrote a review Jul 2016
Melbourne, Australia376 contributions181 helpful votes
My husband and I have stayed at numerous B&Bs but this was by far the best! Eve and James are hosts like no other! They were both so helpful the moment we made the reservation. Even on my first phone call with Eve, it felt like we were old friends. The B&B was just gorgeous. We had the room in the main house and it was super cozy and comfy and so well furnished. Little trinkets and paintings and plants added a beautiful touch. The official greeter waiting to welcome you is the cutest Welsh Corgi Garreth who was our companion for the next two days. His side-kick Grace, a beautiful kitten, would frolic around chasing the birds and it was fun to watch both of them at play. After the official Garreth greeting came the warmest and friendliest hug from Eve and much-needed tea! They have a gorgeous deck for sitting out and watching birds of every color feeding at the feeders. The main living room , dining room and kitchen were so tastefully done and felt just like home. Eve and James have maintained a wonderful garden where they grow their own (delicious) fruits. Eve gave us a nice house tour accompanied by great stories. We enjoyed our long and satisfying walk around the property accompanied by Garreth and Grace. Once you pass the fruit gardens, you come upon the barn where weddings and retreats are held. The small lake and gazebo is gorgeous. We walked all over and discovered the 'spiritual circle' in a clearing. You can sit on the bench here and find the answers to life's many questions. And if Garreth isn't chasing them, you get to see the cute bunnies hopping around. We had the best breakfasts in the world right here at Eve and James' table. Served on fine beautiful dishes (we got to choose our own plate from the treasure trove as a treat on day 2), every morsel was delectable. We were served fruit first and Eve decorated each plate so artistically with berries and edible flowers and leaves from her garden. The first day, James cooked out-of-this-world blueberry cornmeal pancakes and the second day was the best scrambled eggs I have ever eaten (sprinkled with sunflower seeds). Sausage and homemade muffins with different fillings accompanied both breakfasts.There was only one other couple staying there and we all spent two hours at every breakfast talking about love, life, art and everything else under the sun. We also had impromptu Origami ( I taught this) and Calligraphy (the other sweet guest taught this) classes around the table. Eve and James made dinner reservations for us both nights at two excellent restaurants: Stoney Knob Cafe and Glass Onion. They also gave us hand-drawn maps and information about various hikes and attractions in the area. We were just so fortunate to have found this B&B and these beautiful people who made our stay and holiday a memory to cherish forever.
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Date of stay: July 2016
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: We loved our room in the main house
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DeBusk wrote a review Jun 2016
Glade Spring, Virginia1 contribution
My husband and I enjoyed celebrating our 10th anniversary with a two-night stay at the Hawk & Ivy. James made dinner reservations for us at Stoney Knob Cafe on our first night. This was an excellent recommendation. We enjoyed Eve's one-of-a-kind cornmeal blueberry pancakes on Saturday which kept us going through a long day at Navitat. (This is THE place to stay when visiting Navitat -- less than 5 minutes away!) The grounds at Hawk & Ivy were peaceful and beautiful with mowed paths for walking, a unique tobacco shed turned event center, and even beehives (which I appreciated seeing as a beekeeper myself). We stayed in the farmhouse room among lovely family antiques. James, Eve, and their dog Garish were exceptional hosts. The kitchen offers the perfect setup for morning bird-watching over breakfast, especially while dipping out second portions of the delicious food!
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Date of stay: May 2016
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K G wrote a review May 2016
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My two-night stay at the Hawk and Ivy was very relaxed and pleasant. The second floor cottage accommodations provided a kitchenette, quaint character, comfort, and an expansive pastoral view from a private deck. The breakfasts offered superb dining and friendly and informative conversations with our hosts. Don't miss an opportunity to walk the beautiful gardens and surrounding countryside. My only regret was my short stay!
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Date of stay: May 2016Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from hawkivy, Owner at Hawk and Ivy B&B Retreat
Responded Jun 1, 2016
Kathy, thank you for your review. We loved having you here.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hawk and Ivy B&B Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Hawk and Ivy B&B Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Good Fibrations (2.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hawk and Ivy B&B Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Hawk and Ivy B&B Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hawk and Ivy B&B Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Is Hawk and Ivy B&B Retreat located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Barnardsville.