My wife and I recently spent 8 days exploring the western mountains of North Carolina and had the pleasure of a 3 day stay at the Beaufort House in Asheville. This is a very meticulously and nicely restored 19th century house that is outfitted with very fine antique furnishings yet has all the comforts of a modern home. The updates included in-room flat screen TV's with cable, and large whirlpool tubs in the bathrooms. The home has a very large front porch, nice grounds to take walks in, and is situated in a residential neighborhood with simlar period houses. It is very conveniently located very closely to the heart of downtown Asheville, which has become a revitalized and very hip city center, with lots of upscale shops and restaurants. The Beaufort house only has less than a dozen rooms, so it was a very quiet and friendly environment. You could come and go as you please, without the scrutiny of hotel desk clerks, valets, bellmen, etc.
The Beaufort House also provides a delicious gourmet breakfast every day, that is home cooked by either one of the owners or by their very competent chef. The food was all very fresh and the offerings were very original and tasty.
We enjoyed our stay very much. It is not a 5 star luxury accomodation, but it was a very comfortable and 'homey' accomodation that offered the opportunity to escape the hassles that large hotels often put in your way, and to maintain a high degree of privacy and personailization. It gave us the chance to truely experience the mountains of North Carolina in a localized and 'down home' way. if you are looking for a true taste of Asheville type experience, then the Beaufort House is a great place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1894, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Beaufort House Inn is located in the residential Chestnut Historic District within walking distance of the vibrant activities in downtown Asheville. The Beaufort House Inn sits on two acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. The Inn has an environment of casual elegance and luxury provided by owners Jim & Christina Muth and their staff. As a guest you will enjoy a two course gourmet breakfast, wine social each evening, Godiva chocolates, Aveda personal products and a full concierge service to help you get the most from your visit to Asheville. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Beaufort House Hotel Asheville