Marilyn's Melrose Inn

55 Melrose Avenue, Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Innkeeper(s): Marilyn Doheny
  • Introduction

    Melrose Inn front

    Marilyn’s Melrose Inn Bed and Breakfast is in historic Tryon, NC. Located in the beautiful foothills of the Smokey Mountains of North Carolina, Tryon and the surrounding areas offer many activities and sites to visit. Tryon is within about an hour’s drive of Asheville, Charlotte and Greenville (SC).

    There is every possible activity within a few miles- many amazing golf courses, several lakes and rivers for fishing, boating, water skiing, kayaking, and canoeing. Throughout the year our area has hikes, wine tastings, heritage craft shows, floral garden tours, and equestrian activities.

  • 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 the Melrose Inn for sharing their own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    They desire a unique, personalized and catered experience.

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

    Caring about my guests from the moment they arrive – through a 3 course gourmet breakfast to needs for their day in town and perhaps departure.

    What makes your inn unique? One of a kind “fantasy “ rooms, personalized. Owner/chef/manager – all one person.

    What do you love most about your inn? How it makes my guests feel – relax, open up and explore the possibilities!

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

    Our unique small town attractions and my individualized caring about each guest.

    Their meals and experiences while at my Inn.

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

    That my guests do not want to leave!! – they extend their stay and rebook several times a year – JUST TO COME BACK AND “BE.”

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    How prolific “fun” is – within 4-5 miles….Assorted venues, Antiques – over 100 individual sellers within 5 miles, music (free concerts) everywhere, food venues, almost all types and prices from Gpourmet to ethnic to BBQ and fast! – very diverse, art galleries beyond belief!

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


    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    YES – STARTING WITH – ACROSS THE STREET….A 4 MILLION DOLLAR FINE ARTS CENTER! 2 blocks away begins down town Tryon – 8 art galleries, 4 public gift shops…a top notch theater…food venues, a wine/beer store run by owners!

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Melrose Inn – Gourmet private dining club Friends of The Chef! Reserve in advance and decide menu in advance, with the chef! – then arrive and have a luxurious experience at a very inexpensive cost.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?


    How many rooms does your inn have?

    19 bedrooms – all with private bathrooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    YES – gladly!!!!


  • Breakfast and Dining Club

    Historic Melrose Inn Bed and Breakfast dining

    The Melrose Inn boasts gourmet chefs on-staff to satisfy your every culinary craving. Locals and visitors alike can participate in our Friends of the Chef private dining club.

    Special dietary needs and preferences are gladly met with advanced notification. Name of guest, phone number, and details of dietary considerations must be provided upon reservation prior to check in, so that we are prepared to serve you properly.

    Breakfast is available for all overnight guests to fit your schedule between 5 a.m. and 11 a.m. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate or other seasonal beverages are available 6:30 a.m. till 9 at night.

  • Weddings and Special Events

    Historic Melrose Inn Bed and Breakfast special events

    Melrose Inn wedding parties are indeed welcome. We have numerous options available and the staff loves to customize our facility, grounds, and meals to meet with your preferences and budget. We have both indoor and outdoor locations to select from. We have abundant space to host your reception or formal sit down dinner. Menu and service options will be customized to make your event perfect.

    The Melrose Inn is also perfect for reunions, dances, and small and large gatherings of all types. Gatherings can be single day or multiple day events involving formal sit down meals, buffets, or just appetizers. The entire inn is gracious and free-flowing, inviting guests to mingle and socialize freely and easily.

    There are numerous spaces for guests to gather comfortably both indoor and outdoors on the front porch or terraced gardens. We have a game room, an entry parlor, a bar, and several cozy seating areas, as well as two large spacious rooms with tables and chairs for dining.

    Please contact us to share details of your needs and preferences – the number of guests, whether you prefer a reception following your wedding or a formal sit down dinner. We look forward to hearing from you and being offered the opportunity to customize and host your memorable event.

  • Pets are welcome at the Melrose Inn!


    There is a small $10 fee (per pet, per night), to accommodate your furry companion, and they too will get breakfast! (scrambled eggs and bacon, if allowed).

    We are across the street from one lovely city park, just down the street from another, and Melrose Avenue is a popular dog walking area of town so you and your “best friend” can enjoy the natural ambiance of the local area on your walks.

    Simply let us know when you make your reservation:

    how many pets you will be bringing and their size(s)!

    Please note Marilyn, the owner, has two outdoor cats at the inn,

    but they are not allowed in the area of the guest rooms.

    Their names are Mr. Misty, who is sociable, and Angelina, whom you may never see.

    They are brother and sister and if you talk nicely they will let you pet them.