Andon-Reid Inn Bed and Breakfast
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Welcome to the Andon-Reid Inn Bed and Breakfast located in Waynesville, NC.
Andon-Reid Inn was contstructed in 1902 and recognized as a historic property of Waynesville. Our North Carolina bed and breakfast encompasses all the charm and beauty of early 20th century architecture. Details such as large windows, tall ceilings, veranda porches and hardwood floors add to the home's grace.
Our guest rooms are spacious, comfortable and tastefully decorated. Each with a fireplace, a private bathroom (many with spa tubs), luxurious robes, turkish cotton towels, and special individual amenities that make each of them unique.
Our common areas were designed both for your comfort and relaxation. Our glass enclosed Garden Room with a large stone fireplace, and magnificent mountain views is available for you to curl up with a good book, or to enjoy conversation. During your stay you can play pool, shuffleboard or work out on the fitness equipment, sauna game tables, wet bar, refrigerator in our large games room. You can relax on the wraparound porch or by our cozy fire pit taking in the stunning views.
The Andon-Reid Inn Bed and Breakfast is located just over a half mile from downtown Waynesville, which is 30 minute's drive west of Asheville and the Biltmore and just minutes from Lake Junaluska & Maggie Valley. Waynesville was founded in 1810 and in 1999 was voted the best small town downtown in the entire state of North Carolina. Shopping and dining are located in town, while the convenience of paved streets and local highways insures your easy access to visit the Blue Ridge Parkway or other local attractions, while experiencing the natural beauty that is the Smoky Mountains.
At the Andon-Reid Inn our excellent full service breakfast is a special occasion. Starters can include egg crepes and tomato relish, pear and peach mousse or pumpkin-pecan muffins, followed by both sweet and savory entrees such as creme brulee French toast, sweet potato and honey pancakes, homemade biscuits and Nantahala sausage gravy. Everything is made from scratch with the freshest ingredients. Enjoy the warmth of the fireplace, beautiful mountain views, fine china, and sparkling crystal. Then add eight or ten people that might have been strangers when they sat down but become memorable friendships when they leave.
Andon-Reid Inn as been voted one of the top 25 inns in the USA by Tripadvisor. It has also been elected to the Tripadvisor hall of fame for consitent excellence.
We are a Select Registry property and belong to the BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection.
End your busy day in our lower level Recreation Center. Enjoy a game of pool, darts or tabletop shuffleboard or relax in our dry heat sauna. If you still have energy to burn, the commercial exercise equipment can take care of that. We have a treadmill, elliptical and stairstepper . If not, opt for viewing a DVD movie or sit back with a book and relax..
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to George and Andrea for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
The Andon-Reid offers excellent warm hospitality in a beautifully appointed Inn with a great mountain view. We are a Select Registry property.
What are you best known for?
Our breakfast is varied and scrumptious.
What makes your inn unique?
The Inn has a fitness room, sauna and game room with a pool table and many games.
What do you love most about your inn?
We love the great people that stay with us and enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
Waynesville is a friendly picturesque town with excellent dining, quaint shops surrounded by mountains. The range of outdoor activities, hikes and waterfalls is fantastic and we are only minutes from the blue ridge parkway.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
This year the Andon Reid Inn has once again been designated one of the top 25 B&Bs in the USA by Tripadvisor. We have also been elected to the TripAdvisor hall of fame.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
Wonderful Waynesville with its many excellent restaurants, galleries and shops.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Visit the many waterfalls. Hike in the Great Smoky Mountains. See the Biltmore Estate. Drive the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
Our Inn is a 15 minute walk to the downtown Waynesville restaurants and shops.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
There are many good restaurants with a farm to table concept. Our favorites include the Frogs Leap and the Chef's Table.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
Start with the area guide on the Inn's own website http://www.andonreidinn.com/things-to-do-in-western-north-carolina.html
How many rooms does your inn have?
The Inn has seven rooms and suites, most with spa baths.
Do you accept pets?
We do not accept pets.
Nearby Attractions & Special Values
- Shopping & Antiquing
- Picnicking & Trout Fishing in the Smokies
- Great Smoky Mountain Railroad
- Blue Ridge Parkway
- Summer & Fall Arts & Crafts Shows & Festivals
- Whitewater Rafting
- Cherokee Indian Reservation
- Cataloochee Ski Area
- Challenging Golf Courses
- Hiking/Mountain Biking
- Horseback Riding
- Biltmore Estate of Asheville
Gift Certificates Always Available.
Hope to have you and your friends join us.
The Andon-Reid Inn is a turn of the century home built in 1902 with a colorful history.
It was designed and built by John White, a prominent citizen of Waynesville and the local “lumber mill king”. In fact most of the mansions built in this area have materials that came from the John White Lumber Mill – located where the Elks Lodge now stands in Frog Level. Mr. White only lived in his lovely home for about 6 years before taking ill and passing away in his sleep.
The second owner was a notorious but enterprising Waynesville resident by the name of Alice Jackson. Alice had made her fortune as a “lady of the evening” but when she purchased the Andon-Reid house she retired from entertaining male clients and became a madam. For a while the Andon-Reid actually became a high class house of ill repute! Ms. Jackson’s entrepreneurship did not end there. She decided to expand her business by adding the sale of moonshine from the home. The house was constructed in a way in which she implemented a “drive-thru” system. Those interested in purchasing the moonshine would walk or drive up to the back of the house and place their order. They would then go to the next window and pay for their order. Finally, would go to the third window and pick it up. Now many would credit McDonalds with the “drive-thru” system, but in fact Alice Jackson may have been the originator.
Ms. Jackson successfully ran the “business” for many years but did eventually retire and sold the property to a lifelong resident of Waynesville by the name of John Coates. Mr. Coates and his wife raised five children in this home. Mrs. Coates passed away several years ago and as the last of the Coates children left Waynesville, the property became too much for John to handle. It was abandoned and left to deteriorate for 8 years until thankfully, Ann and Don Rothermel came to its rescue and began the restoration.
Having had previous exposure to remodeling and restoration, Don’s experience with construction along with Ann’s decorating talent seemed to be the ideal combination required to save this fine old home. They set out on their course of resurrecting the house in April 1996. They determined that they would do the physical work themselves so as to retain all the original attributes of the property. Their concept was to restore those things that contributed to the original ambiance while upgrading the mechanical systems to extend the safety, convenience and life of the structure. This careful blending of old and new enables you to take a trip back in time while enjoying the conveniences of the present. The major portion of the renovation was completed in May of 1998. It opened its doors as the “Andon House” the following month and has been operating as a bed and breakfast ever since.
In June of 2006 the Rothermels sold the Andon House to Ron and Rachel Reid who purchased this lovely Inn after a four-year search. The Reids added their own personal touches, as well as their name to the Inn which became the Andon-Reid Inn. They remained the owners until 2012 when Mark & Kari Barbar decided to purchase the Andon-Reid Inn as a great place to settle after spending 15 years in the Raleigh area, and three in China. Kari and Mark upheld the Andon Reid Inn’s strong tradition of hospitality and friendship. They also followed in the footsteps of the Rothemels and Reids by extensively upgrading the property, renovating the Garden Room, Dining Room, Mountain View Room, extending the grounds, and adding a luxurious new Carriage House Suite. Although they had made the Inn a great success, the Barbars realized after a few years that they also had other plans. As luck would have it, husband and wife team Andrea Tashik and George Jolesz – who were friends and colleagues of Mark and Kari’s from China – were in the market for a B&B of their own. While scouring the country for a suitable property George and Andrea stopped to visit Mark and Kari in April 2015. This visit prompted a rapid chain of events that culminated in Andrea and George taking ownership of the Andon-Reid Inn on July 1, 2015.
As new owners, Andrea and George are very conscious and proud of their responsibility to maintain the Andon- Reid Inn’s heritage of a warm welcome and a happy stay. They also intend to continue to enhance the guest experience and the quality of the property. Andrea and George look forward to a long and happy future as innkeepers at the Inn and hope to welcome you here soon.