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Black Walnut Bed and Breakfast Inn
Ranked #22 of 39 Asheville B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 7, 2013

From the time we pulled into the parking lot until we left early early Monday morning, we were treated like royalty. The room was heavenly and the bed was like sleeping on a cloud. Lori and Peter went so far beyond it was just the best birthday get away ever! It was like old "home week" when we met Peter and found out that we went to Palm Beach High together. It just got better and better. Do not bring your diet to Black Walnut because you MUST eat breakfast every day and I do mean different and delicious everyday and you must to hor douevres also everyday!!!! Because we had an early flight home Peter made us "hot turnover" right out of oven to take with us on way to airport. Dinner suggestions and reservations were provided every morning by Lori and Wow were they good. I am so sorry I can't remember the names of the girls. But "sometimers " has set in. Thank you Lori,Peter and girls for a beautiful get away.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

Just completed a fantastic 2 night stay in the Camellia room of the Black Walnut with our miniature schnauzer, Katie. The room was gorgeous. Two beautiful crystal chandeliers on a dimmer switch provided delightful mood lighting. We especially enjoyed the king bed, kitchenette, and gas fireplace. The claw footed tub could be fully enclosed by curtains and we appreciated the ample table and towel stand in the bathroom ... plenty of space for our unguents and hair products! Having the fridge stocked with soft drinks and bottled water, tea bags, specially roasted coffee, popcorn, etc. was a nice treat. Home made candy truffles delivered with the evening turn-down service were decadent and delicious. But, the wine and snacks in the afternoon and the breakfast really show what accomplished chefs Innkeepers Lori and Peter are. They were also very gracious and helpful -- suggesting activities and place for lunch and dinner. (Breakfast was so substantial and delicious that we really didn't need lunch!)

The Camellia room is in the carriage house and its decor is beautiful. But, he sitting room and dining room of the main house are particularly grand. There is amazing collection of silver and porcelain tea sets in the breakfast area.

We encountered three young women who assisted the inneepers and they were all very nice and helpful as well.

Belle, the resident samoyed is a friendly and beautiful canine.

We look forward to another visit to the Black Walnut soon!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

We were greeted by Rachel who was very kind and gave us a little tour of the Inn, and our room was extremely clean and well kept. The food was very good and you could tell the owners took a lot of pride is treating their guests the way they would like to be treated. One drawback was that it wasn't very quiet, so we heard some lively conversations between the owner and the staff, which was entertaining but didn't create a relaxing environment.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

As a Christmas gift, my daughter and son in law treated my husband and I to weekend at the Black Walnut Bed and Breakfast. We understood that our dogs were welcome in the designated area of the inn. However, during our stay, the owners, Peter and Lori, permitted a couple without a dog to stay in the dog area of the inn in order to fill all rooms. There are three units in the DDA (Designated Dog Area). We were in one with our five little boys, Peter and Lori with their dogs live in another, and the dog less couple in the third. Our dogs were all in their crates. While we were enjoying breakfast (served from 8:30 to 9:30am), some of the dogs, including the owners, began barking. The dog less couple complained because they were trying to sleep. Why you would come to a bed and breakfast and not show up for breakfast, puzzles me? In any case, we were told that we were not permitted to leave our dogs unattended again. One possible solution offered was to keep them in the car. The temperature that day was in the 30's, and they are all little dogs, the largest one being only 18 lbs. This was not an acceptable solution. After a tearful altercation between my daughter and Peter, we decided to cancel our dinner reservations, spend the evening in our room and depart early the following morning. Peter did mention that he would speak with the dog less couple on our behalf. Whether or not that conversation actually took place, I do not care. It is my experience that Black Walnut Bed and Breakfast kowtowed to a couple that should NOT have been assigned a room in a unit where dogs are permitted if they were seeking rest and solitude.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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1BlackWalnut, Owner at Black Walnut Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2013

While we are sorry this guest was disappointed with their stay,we were unpleasantly surprised by the number of dogs in one room.They decided to bring their childrens dogs as well. had we been notified prior to booking of this number of pets we would have declined the reservation. We offer per friendly, but do not provide rooms exclusively for travelers with pets. Our policy allows for well behaved dogs , and that the owners be responsible for their pets behaviour while on the property.During the first day of their stay, which included an early check in; we became aware of an excessive amount of continous barking as the guests had left the dogs unattended for hours, well into the evening. The dogs barked the entire time they were out. It is unacceptable that our other guests staying anywhere on the property should be impacted by these guests negligent behaviour. It is in fact, part of my job as an innkeeper to make sure all our guests have appropriate quiet while at the inn. In the morning we simply requested they bring the dogs with them during the day as the barking was disruptive.This was met by an outrageous assertion that the other guests should tolerate this behaviour, since we offer pet friendly accomodations.It is in fact completely unacceptable for these guests to use my home as a kennel.In 9 years of innkeeping and being pet friendly I have never felt the need to restrict our pet policy as other guests would not ever leave their pet crated for that length of time, nor would they be insulted by a gentle suggestion that would make everyone happy. I cannot think why they would bother to bring the dogs as they certainly did not spend any time with them while they were here.

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Reviewed November 30, 2012

From the enthusiasm of it's owners (Lori and Pete), to the antique furnishings, to the live Christmas decorations, to the comfort of it's rooms, the Black Walnut is a genuine Asheville experience. Stayed for 2 nights and would certainly go back. Be preared for a full multi course breakfast fit for the Vanderbuilts and an afternoon social hour that will make you think that it is reason enough to visit Asheville ...

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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Peter and Lori have renewed my appreciation for B&Bs. They genuinely love what they do and it shows in the food, hospitality, attention to detail and accommodations. The historic property is well appointed and has been preserved in excellent condition. Peter gave us great insight into beneficial ways to enjoy key attractions and made recommendations and reservations to restaurants he and Lori have found to be consistently good. Evening "tea" featured good wines and great hors d' ouevres and our eager anticipation of a gourmet three-course breakfast began early the night before. On top of all that, our hosts were the most down-to-earth, friendly and colorful proprietors we have ever experienced at a B&B and made the enjoyment of our weekend perfect.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

I recently booked two rooms online using the Black Walnut Inn's online system. There were some issues and they only reserved one room so I called them and explained that I had actually requested two rooms as there were two couples coming for a week-end. The host happily reserved the second room after mentioning that none of the rooms in the property were reserved for that week-end so there were no problems.

In the course of our discussion, I mentioned that the second couple coming with us had a new baby and that they were nervous because this would be their first trip without him. He was very understanding and said that the inn would do their best to make sure that everyone had what they needed because they had no other customers that week-end.

A day later, the new mom decided that she was not comfortable with spending two nights away and only wanted to spend one night. I immediately contacted the inn and asked them to change the reservation.for the second room to just one night. I was met with a very rigid response and was told "you should have read the terms on our website. We can only do two nights and there's a $35 fee to change the reservation."

When I politely asked him to reconsider, I was met with a snooty response. Now I wouldn't set foot over the threshold of this inflexible and uptight establishment if it was the last room in Asheville! I cancelled both reservations and am being charged $70 for the privilege of having four emails with this snobby jerk.

Stay away - if the rest of their customer service is as inflexible and inhospitable as this experience was, you'll regret your stay there. God forbid you arrive late or leave a towel on the floor - they probably have extra charges for that hidden in their terms.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Black Walnut Bed and Breakfast Inn

Address: 288 Montford Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-1660
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Asheville > Historic Montford
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Asheville
Price Range: $196 - $348 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Black Walnut Bed and Breakfast Inn 4.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience our elegant style of southern hospitality and warm, personal service in our historic Arts and Crafts home. The dining here is as exquisite as the surroundings! A vacation at The Black Walnut is a truly quality experience with true value and true luxuriousness. ... more   less 
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