My fiance and I were looking for a beautiful and peaceful place to get married in picturesque Black Mountain. We looked at several Bed and Breakfasts in the area but both agreed that Arbor House was the perfect place for us. As soon as you walk in the front door a feeling of relaxation takes over. The tastefully decorated living area is very comfortable (especially the couch beside the fireplace) with an arrage of books and magazines to enjoy. The dining area is surrounded by windows with a breathtaking view of the mountains. When you step out of the deck you are surrounded by the beauty of Carolyn and Dave's lovely garden, the peace of Lake Tomahawk, and the mountains which provide an amazing backdrop. My fiance and I enjoyed several walks around the path of the lake which is only .55 miles once around. Our wedding took place on the back deck and was the perfect peaceful ceremony that we were hoping for. Our room (High Windy) was also wonderfully decorated with a great bed and high quality linens. The large bathroom stocked was stocked with everything we needed including a huge shower with jets on both sides. Last but certainly not least, Dave and Carolyn are WONDERFUL cooks and hosts. Their love for what they do is seen in every aspect of Arbor House, but really comes out in their cookiing. Whether it's blueberry stuffed French Toast, Crepes with eggs and ham, or fruit and scrambled eggs, you'll enjoy every bite. I've stayed at the Inn on Biltmore Estate a few times and it's lovely. But after my Arbor House experience, I can say most certainly that this will be my first choice when visiting the Black Mountain/Asheville area. Thanks Dave and Carolyn for a wonderful wedding (all your help planning!) and the perfect honeymoon! We look forward to seeing you again soon! LIsa and George
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- 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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