Applewood Manor Inn Bed & Breakfast
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This century old colonial revival Asheville bed and breakfast with its owners and hosts, Larry and Nancy Merrill, invitingly awaits your arrival. The property on its quite acre plus site sits in the historic Montford District of Asheville, NC.
AppleWood Manor Inn with an atmosphere of "country in the city" is surrounded by giant oaks, pines, maples and a variety of flora. Being located with just a 10 minute drive from the breathtaking Blue Ridge Parkway and the Biltmore Estate, the Manor is also offers a short 25-minute stroll past magnificent old homes to downtown Asheville.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Larry Merrill for sharing his own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Our guests truly enjoy the B&B atmosphere and specifically at our Inn they stay because of our strong/positive reviews.
What are you best known for?
Guests know us for our delicious breakfast, the cleanliness of our facility and our friendly atmosphere. I love the diversity of our guests.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
Those visiting Asheville for the first time should not miss The Biltmore Estate experience.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
We receive many compliments from our wonderful guests, but the most appreciated are the ones we receive on the food, warm atmosphere and how clean our inn is.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
Many travelers are surprised at just how diverse and friendly the city of Asheville is.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
For travelers staying more than just a weekend we suggest they visit the Biltmore Estate; drive and hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway - especially hiking to the waterfalls; the shops, museums, art studios and restaurants. A visitor could spend a week or more with a different exciting agenda everyday day.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
Downtown Asheville is only a 20-25 minute walk.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
Asheville's culinary scene is actually quite diverse. My favorite cuisine is Latin and there are plenty of restaurants serving up such fare. Nancy's favorite is Italian and there are more than enough restaurants to choose from in that arena as well. Asheville has been referred to as the little Paris due to its cuisine and shops.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
Chamber of Commerce's www.exploreAsheville.com
How many rooms does your inn have?
We have 5 rooms and a cottage (6 total).
Do you accept pets?
Pets are accepted in our Cortland Cottage with a pet fee added.
Breakfast and Snacks
Awaken to the smell of the Manor's fresh fare. Enjoy a cup of fresh-brewed coffee or hot tea by the fireside or lounge on one of the Manor's multiple porches while Nancy & Larry prepare your three-course breakfast. Served on antique china under candle light, with a variety of enticing entrees fit for the Lords and Ladies of the Manor, your breakfast is so substantial that we doubt you will be hungry for lunch!
After breakfast you may be off for a stroll to the nearby Botanical Gardens just a quarter mile away or a walk through the historic neighborhood for a peaceful start to your day's activities. For a more active start to the day, Montford Park is less than a quarter block away and is perfect for a game of tennis, or you might enjoy a game of croquet or horse shoes in the Manor's backyard.
Upon your return from your adventures, pause a while with a calming beverage with cheese and crackers, a good conversation, a good book, or catch up on news and sports on the communal remote control flat screen TV in the living room. A relaxed and comfortable evening will have you looking forward to another day of living well and being pampered under the cordial roof here at AppleWood Manor Inn - historic Asheville Bed and Breakfast.
We believe in privacy and intimacy, which is why we have kept the common areas on the first floor so open and large. We want you to find your private spot to reconnect and relax; so luxuriate in the formal dining room or parlor as well as the large living room and the many common area porches and balconies.
Our goal is to tailor your visit to your wishes and by doing so we hope to make your stay special. When you arrive we want you to kick off your shoes, put your feet up and make yourselves at home. Let us make you feel you have traveled back to a time when your happiness and comfort was our sole purpose in life.
After a busy day exploring all that this region has to offer, retire to your spacious guestroom arrayed with fine linens, fresh flowers and rich chocolates on your pillow. Dock your iPod in the clock radio and relax to your favorite music or curl up in from of the cozy, working fireplaces and get a refreshing night's sleep.
Additionally, our beautiful Asheville, NC Bed and Breakfast guestrooms are complemented by a plentiful variety of first-rate amenities that include:
- Free Wi-Fi Internet access throughout the Inn
- TV with DVD and iPod or iHome compatible clock radios are provided in each room
- Turn down service with chocolate on your pillows and fresh flowers
- Monogrammed robes and towels
- Hair dryers
- Homemade Lavender linen spray to use at your leisure
- Rocking chairs, porch swings and painted iron Bistro table and chairs on the first floor porches
- Wrought iron furniture in back yard, patio and arbor
- Fax, copy machine, and printer available
- Fresh flowers in each room and common area
- Air-conditioning and heat are (individualized) in each room and suite
- Biltmore Estate tickets available; a purchase of tickets from AppleWood allows a two day visit for the price of one day. (Subject to any changes in Biltmore Company Policy)
- Pet friendly cottage for well behaved dogs
- Motorcyclists welcome
- Off-street (on-site) parking for all guests
- Social hour from 5:00-6:00 PM each day with beverages and snacks
- Smoke free facility - Smoking is allowed out of doors and on private grand porches
- Larry & Nancy live on premises with Maggie and Lila, their Silky Terrier (non allergenic), sweet, friendly, ambassador dogs who require lots of attention and petting
- Working fireplaces and balconies
- Breakfast specialties include: bread, delicious varied entrees, fresh brewed coffee or tea, and seasonal fruit
- Pet friendly cottage
Visiting Asheville North Carolina
We invite you to romance and pamper yourselves, leaving the hustle and bustle of your daily lives behind.
We take extra pride and care in making your stay relaxing and memorable with a touch of elegance that only Asheville can offer. Our one and only goal is to meet and exceed the expections you have for what a Bed and Breakfast should offer.
We always have discounted Biltmore Estate tickets and AAA discounts for members. Call now to plan your special romantic getaway.
If you're visiting Asheville to interview for a job at Mission Hospital or the University of North Carolina at Asheville, there's not a better place to prepare your mind and relax your soul.
Check in and unwind from your travels with a complimentary social hour beverages & treats in a rocker on one of five porches. If you'd like, we'll help you plan your next day's adventures of climbing Mt. Mitchell (the highest peak east of the Mississippi) or taking a train ride through the Smoky Mountains. Maybe we can help you plan a day of whitewater rafting/kayaking, hiking to view a multitude of natural waterfalls, or a visit to one of many local historical attractions of Asheville,"Land of the Sky".
Asheville was also dubbed by The New York Times Travel, September 30, 2007, the "Paris of the South" , 20/20 television (January 2008) has reported the newest research that Asheville is "the happiest city" in the USA and has been voted the Beer City USA five times. Finally, Fromms has recently voted this special city as one of the top ten destinations in the world (2007)!