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#4 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Asheville
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The Carolina Bed and Breakfast is located in the historic Montford District near great restaurants and shops with a short walk into downtown and a short drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Biltmore Estate. Guests enjoy a cozy fireplace in winter and cool drinks on the front porch in summer. Amenities include luxurious towels and linens, comforters, and whirlpools or Jacuzzi tubs. Bountiful gourmet breakfasts are prepared with fresh, local ingredients.
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Matt H wrote a review Nov 2022
My husband and I spent four days over the Thanksgiving holiday at Carolina Bed & Breakfast as our "Babymoon". We decided a last hoorah about 10 weeks before the baby's arrival would be perfect. Diane and Kevin's hospitality was amazing: warm and welcoming. The house is full of charm you'd expect in Asheville including broad porches and many outdoor seating areas and gardens. We LOVED every two course breakfast Diana and her chef prepared: beautiful presentations and even more delightful to eat. They were a perfect mix of savory and sweet to start the day with fresh fruits and seasonal veggies included. Diana was awesome about meeting my "no pork" request in all dishes she prepared for me. My personal favorite was a baked hasbrown nest: picture soft hashbrowns with a perfectly cooked egg nested inside with sharp white cheddar cheese, and topped with avocado and fresh green onions (hubby's also had bacon!). We appreciated the well stocked beverage area with 24/7 access to ice, bottled water, hot teas and coffees. Each evening, we were treated to a home baked snack in our room: picture large reeses peanut butter cup brownies or a chocolate peacan pie bar to eat before a late dinner or as a late night treat upon your return from an evening out. Room temperatures were great, the bed was cozy (even with my big belly!), our room felt very private and quiet (even with six other couples staying as the house was at full capacity), and parking was ample being off street, behind the house itself. We witnessed the transformation of the house from fall to Holiday decor with two Christmas trees and beautiful mantles inside and three stories of festive lights outside. The location of Carolina Bed & Breakfast was perfect for us: we chose to drive and park for meals downtown which was only a few minutes away. It would be a very easy walk for anyone NOT 7 months pregnant or in slightly warmer weather. We also drove to see the Biltmore House and do some hiking on that property: again, maybe a 15 minute drive which allowed us to spend most of our days outside in the beatiful fall scenery and not stuck in the car getting there. We would highly recommend staying at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 4 days ago
Thank you so much Lindsay and Matt for this incredible review! It was our pleasure to have the three of you staying here with us (of course I'm including the little man Jason who's hiding inside that beautiful bump!). It was lovely to be able to spend this Thanksgiving holiday with you. I'm so pleased that you loved all of the food we made for you, especially the treats! It's definitely not a problem for us to take care of special dietary needs and we were easily able to accommodate your "no pork" request. I always want your food experience here to be exceptional and you kindly let us know that we hit that target to make it special. Thank you for that! I've read this review several times now and it just makes my heart happy. Kevin and I are sending you all of our very best wishes for an easy, safe and healthy delivery of your sweet boy in the new year. You need to send me a picture please! Take extra good care of yourselves!! xo
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Pamme B wrote a review May 2021
Litchfield, New Hampshire5 contributions7 helpful votes
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When I met Diana Thornton a half-dozen years ago, I immediately knew she was something special. When I learned Diana opened a bed and breakfast, it was certain this place would be something special, too. Photos of Carolina Bed & Breakfast began to whet my appetite and I wondered when I might get to Asheville, NC, to experience this inviting B&B firsthand. The stars aligned – even during a pandemic – and a family celebration in April provided the opportunity to travel to the area. I knew there was just one place to consider staying, and I’m so glad I did. This past year has been particularly fraught with stress for us all, so imagine taking that first step back in a bit of reality and having that reality combine deep comfort, thoughtful hospitality and beautifully appointed surroundings – and the most incredible food, too. Carolina Bed & Breakfast is located in a lush and lovely historic district, warm and welcoming; relaxation begins to set in as soon as you enter the area. As you alight in front of the property, you can’t help but be immediately charmed. You’ll take in the beautiful grounds and the enticing porch, with ample seating and space to gather with others or quietly embrace the surroundings on your own. All this and you haven’t yet walked through the front door. Diana greeted me warmly and toured the downstairs with me. What a visual delight, from the rich woodwork throughout to the gorgeous furnishings and décor. Diana has an eye and feel for detail, for combining tradition with whimsy, somehow weaving everything together in a way that feels just right – and that’s not just related to the visual elements at Carolina Bed & Breakfast. You’ll see this orchestrated skillfully throughout, appealing to all of your senses. An exquisite tea collection, tasty treats delivered to your room each evening, lovely table settings, the exquisite comfort of the lodgings throughout. You can’t take it all in at first glance, but you’ll quickly become immersed. Then there’s the rooms; mine was the Mockingbird room, which was everything I hoped it might be – and more. I specifically chose this room based on the B&B’s website photography and while it offers the essence of peace and comfort in photos, its reality is doubly so. Soothing colors, an incredibly comfortable bed and bedding, and a double tub and generous shower, along with a fireplace, cozy chair and other niceties throughout; I scarcely wanted to leave the room. Oh, and the food – breakfast is, of course, a quintessential part of any good B&B experience. What delights were offered each morning! Such intriguing combinations of flavor presented in the most appealing ways; some elegantly simple and others complex, but all designed around my own dietary needs, too. If I need a moment of peace, I can think back to sitting at breakfast, watching the birds outside venturing close for their own morning fare, with the blooms of spring around them and the gorgeous interior of the B&B embracing me. While I was still experiencing early spring in Asheville, the grounds of Carolina Bed & Breakfast offered hints of what’s still to come. From the street view, one can’t imagine how far back the property goes – an acre or so I believe Diana’s husband Kevin said. There are meandering paths, several areas for quiet reflection or enjoying time with others, a small pond, and beautiful flower beds. A back-porch entrance provides another area to just sit and be. As for my hosts, Diana and Kevin, they’re so warm and friendly, very interested in you but never obtrusive. It’s clear they know what they’re doing at Carolina Bed & Breakfast – and it’s so well done that you just might miss what it took to create such a memorable experience. But, I didn’t. I saw the level of expertise, attention to detail, talent, skill and care that went into making Carolina Bed & Breakfast what it is – and one thing’s for certain, you’ll feel it every minute you’re there.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Responded May 3, 2021
There are simply not enough different ways to say thank you for this incredible review, so I will just say thank you Pamme from the bottom of my heart. Kevin and I are so grateful to you that you took the time to do this for us. When we started this adventure just over three years ago, I had a vision in my head and in my heart of what I wanted my B&B to be. There was so much to learn and many different challenges that came up (such as a global pandemic that I never factored into my business plan!) but I have loved what we are doing here at the Carolina from the beginning. There is nothing that makes me happier than feeding a houseful of happy, relaxed and hungry people! I had a blast decorating the inn to make it mine and because I love design, I changed every room so that it would be a peaceful retreat for my guests. Your gorgeous review tells me that we are getting it right. I'm so delighted that you loved your time here and I can't wait to see you back again. Sending you much love and blessings for health and happiness. Until we see you again, all the very best to you!!
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Sharon B wrote a review Nov 2022
Kailua5 contributions5 helpful votes
The beds were luxuriously comfy. The breakfasts out-of-sight delicious. The surroundings welcoming and classically relaxing. All of that was made even more special by the graciousness of our hosts. We loved it and would go back in a hot heartbeat!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much Sharon for this amazing review! Kevin and I are so grateful that you took the time to write it up. It was lovely to have you and your sweetie here with us at the Carolina. I'm delighted that you both loved it. We would love to see you back with us again, so don't wait too long... a hot heartbeat sounds about right! Happy Thanksgiving to you both! Sending best wishes to you until we see you again.
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Margie K wrote a review Nov 2022
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Top-notch bed and breakfast! The location is ideal--a short walk to restaurants, Visitor Center, and downtown. The neighborhood is quiet and full of beautiful homes. Wonderful outdoor spaces to sit on the porch and plenty of off-street parking. The house is beautiful, the owners are kind and helpful, the room we stayed in was immaculate and we appreciated the in-room air cleaners and the masking of staff and spacing of guests at breakfast. The breakfasts were amazing--each one better than the next! And the nightly treats were a delight! We visited the Biltmore Estate (15-20 min away), took a day trip to DuPont Forest to see beautiful waterfalls, and did our own walking tour of downtown Asheville. The leaves were beautiful and the Carolina was a beautiful home base. Would highly recommend it!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Room Tip: Downtown restaurants are busy so make reservations. Nine Mile, Corner Kitchen, Asheville Proper...
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for this outstanding review!! Kevin and I really appreciate you taking the time to write this up for us. We're so pleased that you loved your time here. You were lovely guests! Thank you for your kind words about our amazing breakfasts and we're so happy your loved your nightly treats too. We do hope you'll come back and see us again in the future. Until we see you again, sending you all of our very best wishes!
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Chris N wrote a review Nov 2022
Carlisle, Pennsylvania26 contributions4 helpful votes
Just returned from a wonderful weekend at the Carolina Inn B&B. I highly recommend this inn. Close to everything; short drive to the Biltmore and other popular attractions. Diana and Brittney create the most wonderful breakfasts. Absolutely delicious and healthy. (although the baptism by syrup may have reduced some of the healthy qualities). Located in a quiet neighborhood which looks like a snap shot of the early 1900's. The room/cottage we stayed in was very comfortable and quiet. The bed and linens were soft and relaxing (my wife is buying a set right now). The soaking tub was a welcome retreat after days of walking trails and shops in the downtown. If you are looking for a great place to stay for a relaxing getaway, you will not be disappointed.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much Chris for this awesome review! Kevin and I are so grateful that you took the time to write about your visit here. We enjoyed our time with you and your lovely lady. We're delighted that you loved your time in The Cottage. It's such a fabulous place to relax and to truly enjoy your away time together. We're so pleased that this visit to our B&B made your Asheville visit so special. We'll look forward to seeing you both in the future! Until we see you again, sending all of our very best wishes to you!
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Susannah60 wrote a review Oct 2022
Croton-on-Hudson, NY17 contributions9 helpful votes
Very enjoyable stay! Professionally managed B&B with friendly hosts and staff. Gorgeous house with beautiful common spaces to relax, plus a porch. Comfortable room with all the right amenities including large private bathroom. Quiet, safe neighborhood. We walked to downtown Ashville in 20 minutes. Breakfasts were creative and delicious, though to be super honest we found them a bit overly rich and sweet for first meal of the day. The afternoon treat delivered to the room was a lovely touch though!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 5 weeks ago
Thank you so much Susannah for leaving this lovely review! Kevin and I appreciate you taking the time to do this for us. We're so happy that you enjoyed staying in our gorgeous house. I do wish that you would have said something about preferring a savory breakfast over a sweet one because I would have been more than happy to do that for you. I want your food experience to be exceptional while you're here, so I have no problem making you the type of breakfast that you prefer. I do it all the time for guests. I have two guests in the house at the moment, one who prefers a low carb/low sugar breakfast due to diabetes and one who just doesn't like anything sweet, so I'm tailoring the menu for them specifically so that they get an excellent breakfast that suits their needs. As you know, we do a two-course breakfast. I alternate the menu to do a sweet entrée one day and then savory entrée the next day, so I do mix it up. For prospective guests reading this review response, please know that when I ask for dietary restrictions I very much want to know it all. That means please tell me all allergies or special diets that I need to be careful about, but also tell me about things that you just don't want to see on your plate. I never want to put something in front of a guest and hear "Oh no Diana, I don't eat that...." I promise to take good care of you while you are here! Susannah, sending you and your sweetie all of our very best wishes!
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Rick S wrote a review Oct 2022
West Columbia, South Carolina
This was the perfect getaway for a weekend with my wife. The Innkeepers were so accommodating and breakfast in the morning is delicious. Food was as good as any 5 star restaurant. Cottage is the best!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Room Tip: The house is gorgeous . Stayed in cottage in back. Totally private with beautiful gardens.
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Responded Oct 24, 2022
Thank you so much Rick for this great review!! It was lovely to have you and Allison here with us at the Carolina. So delighted that you loved your time in the Cottage. It's such a wonderful and relaxing space for our guests. Thank you also for your kind words about the food we prepared for you two. Makes my heart happy to know that you both really loved it. Hoping that you'll come back and see us again in the future. Until we see you again, sending you all of our very best wishes!
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💗nature wrote a review Oct 2022
Charlotte, North Carolina5 contributions3 helpful votes
This is our third stay at Carolina Bed & Breakfast. As always Diana and Kevin were wonderful hosts and Brittany was kind and helpful. Our room (Robin’s Nest) was very comfortable and private. The breakfasts and evening desserts were scrumptious and we enjoyed the specialty teas. We look forward to returning!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Oct 16, 2022
Thank you so much Karen for this wonderful review! It's always such a pleasure to see you and Paul walk through our door. Love seeing your smiley faces! Makes me happy whenever I see your name pop up on a reservation. I know that the Cottage has been your special spot previously but, since it was already booked when you made your reservation, I'm so pleased that you also loved the Robin's Nest room. It's such a great room too. Thank you also for your kind words about Brittany. She absolutely rocks!! I'll pass your compliment on to her. Can't wait to see you both again. Until then, sending you both all of our very best wishes!
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Bob L wrote a review Oct 2022
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We stayed at Carolina Bed & Breakfast as part of a thirtieth anniversary getaway. Diana was a wonderful host. The accommodations were very clean, comfortable, roomy, and all-around great. Breakfasts were delicious, but the late-night snacks were even better. The staff was friendly and professional. We would definitely recommend, and we'll be back.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded Oct 12, 2022
Thank you so much Bob for this awesome review! I'm so grateful that you took the time to write it up for us. It was lovely having you and Brenna here with us celebrating your 30th wedding anniversary. It was incredible because we had three couples in the house celebrating their anniversary at the same time, with you and Brenna at 30 years, another couple at 35 years and then of course, Bobby and Denny at 50 years!! So much joy in these types of celebrations. I was delighted that you all chose the Carolina for this special celebration getaway. We will look forward to seeing you both in the future. In the meantime, Brenna has the recipes now for those late-night treats that you both loved, so be sweet to her and she just might make them for you. Sending you two all of our very best wishes for many more happy years!!
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pechols10 wrote a review Oct 2022
Hampton, Georgia13 contributions4 helpful votes
Quaint, quiet and cuddly. This place was so wonderful. The house and property are just the getaway we needed. Chef Sarah’s breakfasts and evening treat were delicious! The staff is very friendly and the house was very clean. We stayed in the Mockingbird and had plenty of space and privacy.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded Oct 12, 2022
Thank you so much Paige for this wonderful review! It was lovely to have you and Chris here with us at the Carolina. So happy you loved all of the amazing the food Sara prepared for you while Kevin and I were out of town for the granddaughters birthday celebration. Sara is the best there is and a wizard in the kitchen. We are so grateful for her every single day. We hope you'll come back and see us again sometime soon! Sending you both all of our very best wishes.
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$226 - $356 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina MountainsAshevilleHistoric Montford
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Frequently Asked Questions about Carolina Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Carolina Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Asheville Gem Mine (0.7 miles), Asheville Brewery Tours (0.7 miles), and Breakout Games - Asheville (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Carolina Bed & Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Carolina Bed & Breakfast?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Carolina Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Carolina Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Carolina Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Chocolate Fetish, Roman's, and Nine Mile.
Is Carolina Bed & Breakfast located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Asheville.
Are there any historical sites close to Carolina Bed & Breakfast?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Biltmore (4.3 miles), Grovewood Village (1.6 miles), and Thomas Wolfe Memorial (0.7 miles).