Chestnut Street Inn

176 E. Chestnut Street, Asheville, North Carolina 28801
Innkeeper(s): Joe & LaDonna
  • Summary

    Feels Like Home in the Blue Ridge Mountains

    In the mountains of North Carolina, you will find a laid-back town with plenty to offer and a comfortable home away from home.

    The Chestnut Street Inn is a pristinely preserved Colonial Revival home and the premier bed and breakfast in Asheville, North Carolina. The interior of the inn features some of the most exceptional woodwork in its elaborate mantles, tall ceilings, and more. The traditional red brick of the Colonial style is off set by the wonderful white porches dotted with jumbo rockers and table games.

    Each morning begins with freshly ground and brewed organic Sumatra coffee and a three-course gourmet breakfast prepared right on the premises. In the afternoon, guests are invited to partake in tea and homemade desserts in either the sitting room or the garden. Before bed you will find award-winning chocolates on your pillow from a local chocolatier, The Chocolate Fetish.

    The Chestnut Street Inn sits only three blocks away from downtown where you will find antique shops, art galleries, and fine dining restaurants. Also downtown, the Asheville Urban Trail is a 1.7 mile loop walking tour that tells the interesting history of Asheville through art. A mere 15 minutes away, by car, you will discover the Folk Art Center and the awe-inspiring views at the Blue Ridge Parkway.


  • Introduction

    Colonial Revival Bed & Breakfast, circa 1905

    "Griffin Award" winner for excellence in historic preservation

    Voted best B&B in Western North Carolina
    by the readers of the "Asheville Citizen-Times"

    Designated by Asheville's Quality Forward organization as a Treasured Tree Preserve, in honor of the home's magnificent maple, dogwood, and holly trees.

    Grand Staircase

    Welcome to the Chestnut Street Inn, a premier Asheville, NC Bed and Breakfast located in the city's Chestnut Hill National Historic District. This grand Colonial Revival home is an architectural delight featuring such interesting accents as the original staircase with a "courting bench", ornate mantles, high ceilings and large outdoor porches. Throughout the Inn, you will find an interesting blend of eclectic furnishings and local artists' creations.

    A Warm Welcome Awaits You
    Not Simply Lodging
    Chestnut Street Inn is a bed and breakfast in Asheville, NC that caters to those looking for an experience - not simply lodging. The inn is a grand Colonial Revival home located in the Chestnut Hill National Historic district that, along with the innkeepers, offers the relaxed and laid-back atmosphere that has made Asheville famous. Guests are welcomed to share in a wonderful three-course breakfast, award winning chocolates from Asheville's The Chocolate Fetish®, and the comfort of relaxing on the front porch.

    An Architectural Delight
    The house itself is an architectural delight with some of the area's finest interior woodwork. The high ceilings, ornate mantles, and other architectural details, transport you back in time when life had an elegance and a relaxed quality seldom enjoyed today. The Inn is decorated with local art pieces chosen to enhance the wonderful architecture, not overpower it. You will find no doilies in this Award-winning Inn.

    Beautiful Porches
    The large porches are a beautiful accent to the mellow old red brick of the exterior. Guests can relax with a good book, retreat to the jumbo rockers, or play table games with other guests.

    One of the Closest Inns to Downtown Restaurants and Shopping
    The Chestnut Street Inn is located in close proximity to many of North Carolina's most wonderful attractions and activities. A 1/4-mile walk takes you downtown for antiquing, sightseeing, visiting art galleries, and fine dining. By car, the Biltmore Estate is 3 miles - the Blue Ridge Parkway, Folk Art Center, hiking trails, fishing, boating, shopping malls, etc. are all 15 minutes or less.

    At the Chestnut Street Inn, a North Carolina Bed and Breakfast Inn, we eat with all of our senses. Breakfast is not a detour from your travels; it's a stop along the way. Although you'll find us in Asheville, NC, we find inspiration for our three-course breakfast menus from all corners of the United States.

    Each time you visit as a guest of The Chestnut Street Inn your palate will be delighted by the new recipes & menus we regularly create to pamper you each morning with a Healthy but sinfully delicious twist to our Candle Light Southern Gourmet Breakfast. Each item served is homemade at The Chestnut Street Inn ~ you will find no boxed mixes here! While we offer an early coffee start at 7:30 a.m. with a rich, smooth, full bodied, fresh ground organic Sumatra Coffee, breakfast is more leisurely presented.

    Enjoy A Gourmet Three Course Breakfast
    Many of our guests are here for Honeymoons, Anniversaries, Holiday or the much needed getaway to rest and relax, and do not want to rise too early. You may seat for breakfast any time between 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. for a full three course Gourmet Breakfast. We are happy to offer alternatives to our guests who are Vegan, Vegetarian, Lactose or Gluten Intolerant, or Diabetic. Please let use know when you make your reservation so we will be prepared for your special needs, including requests for Almond or Soy milk, Soy sausage, Turkey bacon, etc.

    Whether we are serving our famous Spinach or Hawaiian Omelets, our Vegetable or Three Cheese Frittata, Pancakes with Fresh Home Made Berry Sauce or Pumpkin Waffles with Orange Walnut Butter and Nutmeg Syrup or French Toast with home made Apple Chutney they are all proven crowd pleasers. Our menus consist of a medley of colors, aromas and flavors to please your senses as we start your 3-course Breakfast by serving you one of our many delicious home made breakfast breads, followed by a fresh fruit dish and then the main entree which is always accompanied by the highest quality breakfast meat. Each afternoon we present homemade cookies, outrageous brownies and desserts fresh from our kitchen for you to enjoy with a steaming cup of tea, soda or reverse-osmosis water while you sit and reflect on your afternoon of exploring all that Asheville has to offer!


    The Perfect Place To Enjoy A Book
    We welcome you to travel to the Chestnut Street Inn and experience the relaxed and laid-back atmosphere of our luxurious Asheville, NC accommodations. Enjoy the individual personality of your room or suite, all with private baths, fine bath amenities, air conditioning, satellite TV, XM radio and wireless Internet access. Some of the rooms in our North Carolina bed and breakfast indulge you further with Jacuzzi tubs, comfortable sitting areas and gas fireplaces with original mantles and hearths. Before you turn in, perhaps you would like to relax on one of the beautiful porches and enjoy an evening under the stars. Then climb into bed and enjoy a great night's sleep that comes so effortlessly in the mountains.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to LaDonna Lasko for sharing her own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Travelers stay with us because we are walking distance to downtown Asheville, our reputation for cleanliness, and our online reviews.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We are best known for "feeling like home" by all guests. The beauty of the woodwork, original courting bench and staircase makes our inn unique. I love the beauty and warmth you feel the moment you arrive.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Asheville offers everything anyone could possibly be looking for. Arts, antiques, boutiques, breweries. fabulous locally owned restaurants, hiking, biking, rafting, Biltmore Estate and too much more to even name.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    My guests feel pampered, but like they are at a favorite friend or relative's home. Total comfort.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The beauty of Asheville is our best kept secret.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    All the above mentioned items. We are always more then happy to help them plan and let them know all the wonderful things Asheville has to offer.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Downtown Asheville is within walking distance so arts, crafts, antiques, theaters, boutiques, breweries. fabulous locally owned restaurants, biking, Grove Park Inn and much more are accessible.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    I have many locally owned favorite restaurantss that I refer my guests to, but Limones is my favorite of favorites.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Two great area guides include and

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 8 rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    We do not accept pets, but we do have a cat named "Pumpkin Pie" and he loves our guests. He helps to keep our guests company so they don’t miss their babies. He loves to talk to everyone.


  • Four Seasons

    Chestnut Street Inn is The Perfect Destination For Any Season




  • Area Information

    An Asheville, North Carolina vacation offers an astonishing variety of activites and attractions and a stay at the Chestnut Street Inn will put you in an ideal location to experience them all! The Inn is an easy walk to the city's downtown area where you can enjoy shopping, dining, and the Asheville Urban Trail - a historic walking tour that makes a 1.7 mile loop of downtown and tells the fascinating story of Asheville, NC interpreted through art. Chestnut Street is also just 3 miles away from the famous Biltmore Estate, an 8,000 acre estate featuring 250 rooms filled with art and antiques, beautiful gardens, a winery and much more. After a day spent exploring the area, return to the Inn and to the cozy elegance of your accommodations. In the morning you will awaken to a delicious 3-course breakfast; what a wonderful way to start a new day of adventures!

    What to do in Asheville What to do in the Asheville area

    Main Attractions

    Asheville Historic Trolley Tours
    Asheville's Urban Trail
    Biltmore Estate and Winery
    Gray Line Tours of Asheville
    Grove Park Inn
    Grove Arcade
    The Asheville Tourists (ask us about tickets)
    Thomas Wolfe Memorial

    A "Taste" of Asheville

    Real Estate in Asheville

    Asheville Downtown Real Estate

    Music Venues

    Asheville Civic Center & Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
    Jack of the Wood
    The Grey Eagle
    The Orange Peel

    Outdoor Adventure

    Altamont Anglers Fly Fishing Guides
    Balloon Rides Across America
    Blue Heron Whitewater
    Blue Ridge Parkway
    Chimney Rock Park
    Fly Fishing Made Simple
    French Broad Rafting Expeditions
    Lake Lure
    Local Hiking Guide called Western North Carolina
    Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina
    National Forests of North Carolina
    Western NC Outdoors Information
    Wildwater Rafting LTD

    Pamper Yourself and Relax

    Asheville Touch Therapy
    Asheville Oasis Day Spa - Salon
    Asheville Yoga Center
    Asheville's Japanese Style Outdoor Hot Tub and Spa
    Illusions Day Spa of Asheville

    Art and Theater
    Asheville Community Theatre
    Blue Spiral 1 Art Gallery
    Flat Rock Playhouse
    Folk Art Center
    Pack Place Education, Arts & Science Center
    Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre


  • Directions

    The Chestnut Street Inn, our Asheville lodging, is a premier North Carolina bed and breakfast.

    Whether you are planning a romantic getaway or an exciting mountain adventure, we invite you to come and experience the same kind of relaxed and laid-back atmosphere that has made our city famous.  The Inn is located within walking distance from downtown Asheville, just 2.5 miles from the famous Biltmore Estate, and is in close proximity to the wide variety of outdoor activities offered by the Blue Ridge Mountains.

    From I-40 or I-26 take I-240 to Asheville.
    Exit onto Charlotte Street (Exit 5B) and go north (away from downtown) two blocks, then turn left on East Chestnut Street. The Inn is located on your right two blocks down, on the corner of Washington Road and East Chestnut Street. Parking is in the rear.

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