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Black Walnut Bed & Breakfast Inn & Carriage House

288 Montford Avenue, Asheville, North Carolina 28801
Innkeeper(s): Alicia Wilson
  • Introduction

    The Inn is perfectly located in the Historic District of Montford, circa 1895.

    An ideal jumping - off point for the City (only a half mile walking distance) with its abundant shops, fantastic restaurants, and spectacular galleries.

    Montford offers easy access to the Blue Ridge Parkway and all the main highways.

    It is only 2.5 miles to the Biltmore Estate entrance and the Biltmore Village, yet is surrounded by a lovely residential neighborhood with tennis courts, greenways and the longest-running Shakespeare theater in the State!



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    • 2017 Experts’ Choice Award
    • 2018 Experts’ Choice Award
    • Traveler's Choice 2018
    • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence since 2015

    Featured in...

    • "A Thousand Places to See Before You Die" by Patricia Shultz, US and Canada
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    • Magnolia Journal Magazine


  • History of Black Walnut Inn

    The Black Walnut Bed and Breakfast Inn was designed and built by Richard Sharp-Smith in 1899. He was the supervising architect for the Biltmore Estate.

    It is a grand example of his interpretation of the English - shingle style with its half-timbering, original diamond-paned windows, and pebbledash exterior.

    The inn has been beautifully maintained and is restored to enhance the historic character, yet offer modern comforts like air conditioning, wi-fi, and private baths en-suite without sacrificing the original details!

  • Amenities

    Included in our room rates are the amazing breakfast served every morning.

    A full three courses from 8:30-9:30 am. A welcoming afternoon tea, every day from 5 - 6 pm, complimentary beverages, evening turndown service with light housekeeping and homemade candies, and off-street parking.

    We offer eight guest rooms, two in the newly restored original carriage house (which are pet-friendly).

    All guest rooms have private baths en-suite. All guests rooms include a working fireplace as well. It is a perfect stay in any season.

  • Area Attractions

    Around Town

    Black Walnut, AshevilleFrommer’s named Asheville a MUST-SEE destination for a reason…actually several reasons: a thriving arts community, an array of outdoor adventures courtesy of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and a bustling downtown scene including a variety of entertainment venues, unique shopping options, historic and architectural attractions, and award winning cuisine.

    Spring is definitely in the air and there is plenty of indoor and outdoor activities right outside our door. We are perfectly situated just a few blocks from downtown Asheville in the historic Montford District, and the mountains are just a short ride away. It’s all right here, whether you are looking to get outside and explore the Blue Ridge Parkway, take an easy stroll downtown, dine at unique, independent eatery, or immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant arts scene.

    The following are links to websites that may be useful in planning a trip to Asheville:

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