Inn on Main Street
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The Inn on Main Street is an eco-friendly and romantic getaway near Asheville and the Biltmore Estate in quaint, artsy Weaverville.
Guests may enjoy mountain views during breakfast on the back porch, or watch hummingbirds and butterflies feast on the flowers erupting from around the koi pond.
Cafes and galleries are only two blocks away. Also within walking distance are a scenic mountain lake with exercise trail and a nature park.
The inn features five rooms in the main house, and two rooms in a cottage joined to the house by huge porches. All have private baths, three with whirlpool tubs. Five have gas fireplaces.
A full hot breakfast including ingredients from the inn's organic gardens is served between 8 and 9:30 a.m. Afternoon refreshments on the porch are a favorite time for guests to share ideas on things to see and do.
Owners Dan and Nancy Ward, who come to innkeeping from careers in journalism and special education, can help you find the right shops, restaurants, hiking trails or outfitters to make your mountain stay memorable. They have Biltmore Estate tickets on hand, and offer spa, rafting and girlfriend getaway specials.
We hesitate to call our breakfasts gourmet, since that has become such a cliche among bed and breakfasts. But our meals are indulgences, a full and satisfying experience you'd normally expect at a nice restaurant.
Each meal begins with our private-roast coffee, tea, and juice, with fresh fruit and made-from-scratch muffins served family style. Then we bring you homemade bread, made that morning or the night before, along with an individual serving of the day's entree. Our entrees range from frittatas, a sort of open-face Italian omelet, to baked apple French toast, omelets, stuffed crepes, eggs Florentine, fancy pancakes, quiche and even some creations of our own.
We gladly adapt the entrees and muffins to accommodate special diets, including vegetarian breakfasts, vegan breakfasts and diabetic breakfasts. If the entree doesn't suit you, we always have cereal available. If you are on the Atkins Diet, our breakfast may not be appropriate. However, we can accommodate high-protein diets on weekdays.
When the weather permits, and that's most of the year, we serve breakfast on the back porch, where you can watch the sun rise to the adoration of the birds and flowers.
Our Eco-friendly Philosophy
If there is an overriding theme at Inn on Main Street, it would be to embrace the healthy basics while focusing on your comfort. We make all our foods from scratch, including our muffins and breads. Our breakfasts normally are vegetarian, but we often serve turkey sausage or bacon to those who want breakfast meats.
We avoid using cleaning chemicals, deodorizers, fertilizers and pesticides, choosing instead to clean with natural and biodegradable cleaners like vinegar, citrus oils and baking soda. We've adopted the Green Hotels philosophy, which means we'll forgo changing towels and linens as often if that is your choice, thus saving water and reducing wastewater.
We cook with our own organically grown herbs and vegetables whenever possible, and buy from local organic farmers when we can.
Our in-room soaps, shampoos, conditioners and body lotions are organic and natural. Our soaps are hand made locally.
Our home is smoke-free, though we keep ash trays outside to accommodate smokers.
In consideration to guests who are sensitive to allergens, we do not accept pets. We do not even use potpourri. We will remove down pillows from your room on request.
Asheville Mountain Attractions
If you can imagine our valley as a pendant, then Asheville would be an Art Deco gem held by a setting of blue-green mountains. It's easy to think of Asheville and Western North Carolina in artistic terms. Arts and crafts have been a way of life here since woodcarvers and quilters used their creativity to supplement farm income. That tradition lives on in the rich handiwork of area artists for sale at the Folk Art Center and dozens of galleries. It's greatest manifestation is in the Biltmore Estate, America's largest home and an icon of the Gilded Age. Manmade creativity blends perfectly with the mountains' natural outdoor attractions, including Chimney Rock Park.
For more information about Asheville Mountain Attractions, as well as Nancy and Dan's Top 10 Cheap Thrills list, please visit the Attractions page of the Inn on Main Street Bed and Breakfast website.