Our children bought us a two night stay and Hawk and Ivy, so for our anniversary we booked the weekend. We were met by James and later met Eve, both very charming and knowledgeable about the area. Breakfast was at 9:00 AM and meals were delightful and not what I expected, all are healthy and most items locally grown. We had three couples there and the meal was enjoyable along with the conversation and exchanging stories. James and Eve can always give you great ideas on sites to see and travel the area for wonderful adventures. The grounds are very well maintained and flowers at every turn. The family dog was our tour guide and seemed to enjoy leading you around the property. Rooms are good size and very clean, serviced daily.
They also do weddings here and have an area on the mountain just behind your lodging that is a marvelous view. It's almost like time stops and you have no worries just walking around the property. I was pleasently surprised and would recommend this to families looking for a get away unlike they have ever had.
I took photo's buy saw what I would submit on another review.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less