This B and B looks directly on a small mountain lake; 2 of the 4 rooms look directly onto the lake with the mountains beyond. Our room, Graybeard, had one wall full of windows to enjoy the garden below and the lake nearby. As the property borders the lake, you can walk out the back gate to the popular lake walking path.
The house is fairly new although decorated in a fairly traditional manner, which we found welcoming and convenient in terms of layout. In the Greybeard room, there is a huge whirlpool tub and separate shower in the bathroom (not in an alcove by the bed, as you see in some places). Plus there are two comfortable reading chairs (or gazing-out-at-the-lake chairs!).
Breakfast was delicious and wonderful, served on different matching china sets each day. I also got a full pot of hot tea every morning (with tea cosy) so I was totally good to go (they have coffee also, of course).
Weather permitting, breakfast is served on the deck overlooking the lake. Very romantic!
The Blue Ridge Parkway is nearby (10 or 15 minutes) and Asheville is a little bit further. Black Mountain has a nice restored downtown area...just a few blocks but wonderful shopping for pottery and other artwork. There is even a contemporary handmade jewelry store that is fabulous (Visionsofcreation.com).
This property is not officially "handicapped accessible" but it's very close to being so. (My husband was on crutches at the time of our visit).
I definitely recommend this place if you are looking for a quiet, romantic place with a view. From their photo album, it looks like they have even have weddings in the back yard.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Be amazed at the beauty at Arbor House of Black Mountain Bed and Breakfast; our craftsman transitional style home. Enjoy impressive views of the Blue Ridge from our back deck and the convenience of being a short stroll from town. Seasonal gardens and a half mile walk along Lake Tomahawk borders outside our door. Prepared to be pampered by Innkeepers, Jim and Theresa who want to make you happy during your stay. Arbor House in North Carolina offers four uniquely decorated bedrooms for you to choose the one to fit your needs. The spacious rooms are named for the area mountains that surround the B&B. Feel the fresh Blue Ridge Mountain breezes that flow freely into each guest room through the large windows. Whether you choose a room with king, queen, or twin beds for that romantic weekend or getaway retreat to NC each includes plush, deep mattresses for you to enjoy a great night's sleep. When you awake, slip into provided soft robes. Each room is decorated in a unique style, featuring an eclectic collection of art, boxes, and pottery. Three rooms have European style armoires and the fourth has built-in cabinetry. All are equipped with TVs and DVDs and guests are invited to choose a movie from our collection for their entertainment. Consider the luxury travel accommodations at Arbor House of Black Mountain, NC, for your North Carolina vacation. The rebuild of this 20th century home was designed by Thomas Lawton Architect. During your stay at Arbor House, you are invited to sit by the fire in the living room with its comfortable large sofa and overstuffed chairs and enjoy a good book from our extensive collection. Spread out your maps and brochures and plan your day at the large game/reading table. There are also DVD's and games for your entertainment. A few steps down the hall, you enter the dining area with its wood-burning, stone fireplace. Here you can enjoy a full, cooked breakfast with each day's menu featuring an entree such as stuffed French toast, Belgian waffles, or muffins with delicious omelets. For the convenience of our guests, a double-butler pantry is complete with a selection of teas. After breakfast, you can start your activities for the day or simply relax and enjoy the gardens of Arbor House with its stone walls and arbor. Walk Sit at the wicker setae on the Verandah, rock gently in the swing on the lawn, or take in the beautiful views from the back deck. You'll be surrounded by gardens of azaleas, rhododendrons and dogwoods in the spring or large shady oaks and roses in the summer and fall. Don't forget the binoculars since nature provides an assortment of songbirds and waterfowl around the lake. The mini-fridge is stocked with water and sodas and after your day's activities relax on the deck or around the table with freshly baked snacks or sweets from the kitchen. We serve coffee, tea, juice, season fruit dishes, breakfast pastries, meats, and a variety of creative entrees. We can cater to dietary needs and cook for our gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan guests. After breakfast hours, a complimentary- self-service stocked butler's pantry is provided along with an afternoon sweet or snack. Samples of entrees served are; Shrimp & Grits Sweet Potato Kale Hash Belgian Waffles -regular or gluten free Pancakes - Oat or gluten free Stuffed French toast with fruit Vegetable Tarts and Frittatas Various Strata Baked or scrambled eggs ... more less
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