The Henderson

The Henderson

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4.5
#4 of 8 B&Bs in Hendersonville
Location
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Cleanliness
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4.8
Value
4.5
THE HENDERSON INN, RESTAURANT & BAR A Bed & Breakfast and Dining Experience in Hendersonville, NC. Welcome to The Henderson, downtown Hendersonville, and the mountains of Western North Carolina. Our guests regularly share with us the convenience of an easy one block walk to main street where they enjoy dining in over 20 restaurants and shopping in over 70 specialty shops including the regional favorite Mast General Store. The Henderson is Hendersonville’s only downtown accommodation with its own bar and fine-dining restaurant. At Harvey’s, we serve gourmet small-plate meals with fresh ingredients and innovative takes on classic dishes. After a good night’s sleep, let our award-winning Executive Chef Michael with over 25 years’ experience with the Ritz Carlton, Michelin star Restaurants and the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines prepare you a gourmet breakfast to start your day’s adventure. While staying with us, take advantage of The Henderson’s Concierge Service from directions, to good insider knowledge, and a vast network of local connections that can make your stay more memorable and fun, whether it is shopping, dining or outdoor adventure. The Henderson’s Concierge Service can connect you with 13 award winning local wineries, breweries and ciders, including the legendary Serra Nevada and Bold Rock the second-largest cidery in the country, the Flat Rock Playhouse (State Theatre of North Carolina) and many other local attractions and events. In addition, The Henderson is minutes to Asheville and the world-famous Biltmore Estate and Brevard’s outdoor adventure scene with the “Land of Waterfalls” home to more than 250 waterfalls, some that have starred in The Hunger Games and The Last of the Mohicans. Our 17-room historic B&B is the perfect place for families, groups of friends, solo adventurers, and business travelers. Each hotel room and suite come with modern amenities to make you feel right at home. If you’re traveling for a honeymoon, anniversary trip, or romantic getaway, look no further than The Henderson. Traveling with pets, you can reserve our pet-friendly room, which includes a separate, private entrance. Michael & Jeanne, the inn owners, go out of their way to make you feel at home and treat you like family. Plan a visit with us today and check out our specials.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Paid public parking nearby
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Shared lounge / TV area
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English

Location

201 3rd Ave W, Hendersonville, NC 28739-4307
Getting there
Great for walkers
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tkj wrote a review Jun 2021
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Henderson offers warm hospitality in a historic downtown setting. Proprietors Michael and Jeanne Gilligan couldn't be more welcoming and are always available to make guests feel right at home.

Rooms are affordable, comfortable, and decorated much like early 20th century accommodations would have been. Harvey's restaurant, located conveniently on site, excels in fine dining options, thanks to Chef Michael's excellent training and experience. Daily breakfast, included in room cost, is a delicious start to the day.

Be sure to put The Henderson on your list of historic inns to visit when you're traveling the beautiful North Carolina mountains.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Michael Gilligan, Owner at The Henderson
Responded Jun 3, 2021
Thank you for those kind words, we are so happy that you chose The Henderson and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
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Bryce E wrote a review Oct 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Where can one travel during a pandemic? The Henderson, of course !!. We drove 11 hrs and spent 4 nights there leaf peeping and were not disappointed. Jeanne and Michael run a tight ship and spare no expense in keeping guests safe and comfortable. Hospitals can take a cleaning lesson from them. The breakfasts were fantastic and we ended up eating most dinners at Harvey's on the veranda and went through the entire menu. Location is in the heart of town, and 30 minutes in any direction to hike, bike, boat or just explore. WE SHALL RETURN
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Michael Gilligan, Owner at The Henderson
Responded Oct 30, 2020
Thank you Dr. Bryce, we really enjoyed having you guys here and catching up. We are taking Covid 19 seriously and we are happy that you appreciated our endeavors. We hope to see you again soon.
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John M wrote a review Nov 2020
Raleigh, North Carolina143 contributions63 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed at the Henderson for 3 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The hosts, the Gilligan’s, were gracious and met our every need. We felt the B&B was covid-safe, especially since they had this huge wraparound porch for our B&B breakfast every morning, We made reservations for dinner one night and both the service and meals were excellent. While the room felt a bit small, the bathroom was spacious and updated. We hope to return someday, and when we do, we’ll ask for a larger room. This B&B is an easy walking distance into town where you can find fun stores to shop in. It’s also a great place to stay if you want to visit some of the waterfalls in western N.C. We highly recommend this B&B!
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Michael Gilligan, Owner at The Henderson
Responded Nov 10, 2020
Thank you John, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and had a chance to experience 'Harvey's' our restaurant. We are glad that you found our location as a hub to explore the beautiful hikes and waterfalls as well as the ease to wonderful downtown Hendersonville. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Debra Oldham wrote a review Dec 2021
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First, this Bed & Breakfast property is located so that you can easily walk to all shops and restaurants on Main Street. Their restaurant located within this property is just wonderful and the outside seating on the wrap around porch is great, even in cold weather (they have propane heaters everywhere. The breakfast they serve is also awesome. Our room was on the 1st floor and it was everything we needed. The owners were very, very nice and accommodating. We will be back to stay here if we get back to Hendersonville. This 100 year old home/hotel was just wonderful.
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Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Michael Gilligan, Owner at The Henderson
Responded Dec 17, 2021
Thank you Debra for those kind words, this is what we do!! We welcome people in to our 101 year old home and you guys made it so special, I am so happy that you enjoyed our restaurant and location. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Justin G wrote a review Jun 2021
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We found this place at the end of 2019 and have happily stayed, on average, once per month since that time. The location is convenient to hiking trails, wineries, breweries, and Lake Lure or Asheville. When COVID hit, we missed them for a few months. When COVID restrictions were lifted and they were allowed to reopen, we were there that weekend to see how our friends in the mountains had fared. It has been different post-COVID, due to the new requirements to re-open and stay open, but what hasn't changed is the warm and welcoming greeting we get from Jeanne and Michael when we arrive and throughout our stay.
We live about 2 hours away and come to stay at The Henderson to relax and explore new locations in the area. We love the charm of the B&B. We love the owners and staff. Jeanne and Michael are great people who take a vast amount of pride in pleasing their customers. Jeanne is very knowledgeable of the local area and provides multiple options for things to try every time we come up there. Michael is always cooking delicious dinners and breakfasts and Jeanne makes the best dinner cocktails and nightcaps. I highly recommend this place for all of my friends to stay.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Michael Gilligan, Owner at The Henderson
Responded Jun 3, 2021
Thank you Justin, we love having you in our home and we think of you guys as part of our extended family now. We love the fact that you have The Henderson as your base to explore all the breweries, cideries and the beautiful mountain hikes of Western North Carolina. We look forward to seeing you again soon (It's next week if I'm not mistaken.)
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Jeff R wrote a review Jan 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location walkable to shops and restaurants downtown. Lots of character and great service as this is owned and operated by a young family. Each room is decorated uniquely so you can have a different experience each time you visit.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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Response from Michael G, Owner at The Henderson
Responded Jan 13, 2020
Thank you, we love the character of this historic building and given the fact that we are steps from the heart of downtown with all the shops and restaurants we feel that this is indeed the perfect location.
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GreenerNY wrote a review Feb 2021
New York City, New York14 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Michael and Jeanne were super welcoming from the first confirmation email though our entire visit. After a long drive from Florida, we arranged to have a bottle of wine and their charcuterie plate waiting for us in our room. We had no expectations, choosing a hotel because it was 5 min away from family.

Raise your expectations! The room was adorable, and the bed was extremely comfortable, the wine was deeeeelicious, as was the platter. Breakfast felt super pandemic-safe on the outdoor porch, with lots of heaters keeping the chill away and yummy pancakes my sweetie is still taking about a few hours later.

They have a great sense of low-key humor with the film-based hallway decor. And they’re super accommodating.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Michael Gilligan, Owner at The Henderson
Responded Feb 28, 2021
Thank you for these lovely words, we are so happy that you found The Henderson. I hope you can stay longer on your next trip.
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Wildman94 wrote a review Mar 2021
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The restaurant at the Henderson (Harvey's) is one of our favorites so to celebrate a special occasion I decided to book a room along with Saturday dinner and Sunday Brunch reservations. The hotel is cute as a button and we were very comfortable. Michael and Jeanne run the property and restaurant in a uniquely personal manner with attention to the right details.

We live fairly close so we do not need to stay in Hendersonville, but experiencing the town, Harvey's and The Henderson for a staycation allowed us to take everything in much the same way we would when touring a new vacation spot. We don't often do that in the cities we live and I highly recommend it. We will certainly do it again in the future.
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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Response from Michael Gilligan, Owner at The Henderson
Responded Mar 24, 2021
Thank you Troy for those kind words, we are so happy that you chose The Henderson for your staycation and that we had the pleasure of cooking for you not once but twice at Harvey's. We look forward to seeing you again next time.
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Chuck Halberg wrote a review Jun 2023
Delray Beach, Florida3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Love old historic B&B's with friendly innkeepers/ owners. Excellent breakfast to boot. This building has lots of character to it and you have to appreciate that. We took a 3rd floor room that was large with little entryway and bath and bedroom separate though within the room. With me being an early riser i can get ready without disturbing my wife. Our room did not have a shower but a big whirlpool tub with a handheld also so not a normal shower setup but worked for us. Right in downtown Hendersonville and would stay there next time we visit.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Michael Gilligan, Owner at The Henderson
Responded Jun 17, 2023
Thank you guys for those kind words, we pride ourselves on our food, service and of course our quirky 102 year old building. We are so happy that you appreciated the character of her.
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Carolina wrote a review Oct 2023
16 contributions
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Location was great and the reason for the 3rd star. Female ‘staff’ member, maybe the innkeeper, no introduction, was friendly. Breakfast was mediocre. I am admittedly a picky eater but even my husband, who eats everything, couldn’t eat the turkey bacon. The building was cool with nice character though a bit worse for the wear. The primary reason that I gave it the 2 stars was that it really needs to have higher end linens to include bedding, window coverings and bathroom accessories. Less of the bargain decor would allow one to see the cuteness of the space. By the way… I am a thrift store shopper so I don’t have expectations of high end home decor. The Inn has so much potential. Good Luck❣️
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Think cool rustic more then cute B&B
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Response from Michael Gilligan, Owner at The Henderson
Responded Oct 26, 2023
Thank you for your feedback. We are so happy that you enjoyed our location but were surprised that you were unsatisfied with breakfast which we pride ourselves on. From your reservation we saw that you didn't eat pork or beef, so we picked up some organic uncured local turkey bacon from butcher which I see you didn't like. We hope you did enjoy the omelets, waffles, fresh fruit, smoothies and homemade muffins. Our bed lines are of the highest quality and our Inn reflects the quirkiness of the owners and various items are picked up on their travels, and we are sorry this did not suite your taste.
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Answer from Teri H
Modoc, South Carolina56 contributions12 helpful votes
Yes, they accept children. Not sure about walking distance to breweries, but downtown is walking distance and they have nice restaurants. Harvey’s will have beer and wonderful specialty drinks. You will love staying here.
maggiecc91 asked a question Nov 2018
Hi, is there a curfew?
Answer from madgilligan
Miami, Florida5 contributions
No, everyone is free to come and go at any time as you are provided with a key to the front door.
9 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi. I am not the manager but I have stayed here a few times. I doubt that they are pet friendly due to the beautiful antique furnishings. There is a good deal of potpourri that bothers some people with allergies. I'm sure Joe & Stephanie would be happy to answer your questions.
Carol K asked a question Oct 2015
Columbia, South Carolina34 contributions2 helpful votes
Do you have a Thanksgiving Dinner?
Answer from catherine l
1 contribution
I don't know because I was there in the summer. Just ask. There are a number of good restaurants nearby
Ian S wrote a tip Dec 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Complementary breakfast starts at 8, do not over sleep ! Lol"
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Carolina wrote a tip Oct 2023
16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Think cool rustic more then cute B&B"
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Nicholas C wrote a tip Oct 2022
Carmel, New York1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We stayed on the second floor. Very quiet."
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Dawn D wrote a tip Jul 2022
38 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"This Inn is over 100 yrs old so expect stairs"
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michael c wrote a tip Jul 2022
4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had the room on 1st floor because we had 2 small dogs."
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PRICE RANGE
$134 - $201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
inn on church street hotel hendersonville
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Inn on Church
LOCATION
United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina MountainsHendersonville
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Henderson
Which popular attractions are close to The Henderson?
Nearby attractions include Mast Store (0.2 miles), Mineral & Lapidary Museum (0.1 miles), and Appalachian Pinball Museum (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Henderson?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Henderson?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at The Henderson?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Henderson?
Yes, free parking and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Henderson?
Conveniently located restaurants include McFarlan Bakery, Postero, and Mountain Deli.
Is The Henderson located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Hendersonville.
Are pets allowed at The Henderson?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Henderson?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site (2.9 miles).
Is The Henderson accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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