If you’ve had Asheville, North Carolina on your radar, then there is not a more elegant way to experience the Blue Ridge Mountain town than as a guest at the Albemarle Inn. Located just a couple miles from the heart of downtown Asheville at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, you will have endless activities to choose from as a guest at the inn. The tranquil, historic setting of the inn itself is one of Asheville’s greatest wonders.
A rich, fascinating history
Dating back to 1909, the Albemarle was originally built by Dr. Carl V. Reynolds. The doctor constructed the Neoclassical Revival style house for his own private residence while specializing in his practice of treating tuberculosis in the local area. It was sold just 20 years later to the Grove Park School where it became known as a prestigious private school for girls. In 1980, it was sold to the Mellins of Florida who transformed it into a bed and breakfast.. Throughout the 100+ years since its construction, the inn has welcomed a plethora of international and revered guests through its doors, including the famous Hungarian composer Bela Bartok. Inspired by surrounding nature during his stay, Bartok composed his Third Concerto for Piano at the inn, more commonly known as the “Asheville Concerto.”
Explore the rest of Asheville from the doorstep of the inn
The ideal location of the inn offers easy access to many of Asheville’s most popular attractions and points-of-interest. The quaint, mountain-lined, artsy town itself is packed with attractions and exciting things to do. Browse the abundance of cafes, boutiques, restaurants, breweries, wineries, and more in the downtown district. Sample an array of chocolate goodies at Asheville’s infamous French Broad Chocolate Lounge, where you can sit with friends or read a book while enjoying all things chocolate. Vegans and vegetarians will delight at the amount of impressive dining options available throughout the eco-conscious town.
Asheville is a fantastic place for outdoor lovers and history buffs to explore. The Biltmore Estate, the Blueridge Parkway, and a plethora of hikes and waterfalls are all just a short drive away from the inn.
Elegance of the inn
The warmth from the innkeepers, Rosemary and Fabrizio, is palpable. The pair are eager to ensure that guests enjoy their time at the inn as much as possible. Rosemary is quite well-known for her award-winning baking skills.
The setting of the inn itself could not be more elegant. Tucked away at the base of Sunset Mountain in the quiet residential neighborhood of the Grove Park district, the serene atmosphere is the perfect place to unwind and de-stress. The inn is surrounded by two acres of lush, colorful gardens that bloom for eight months of the year. A vibrant mix or perennial and annual flowers line the property throughout the spring and summer, and the color-changing leaves of the Oaks light up the property throughout the autumn. In the wintertime, snow sprinkled evergreens on the property, including holly, spruce, and fir trees, greet you for the holidays.
The dreamy veranda invites you to relax with a book or a loved one in the tranquility of its shade. Sip your morning coffee in the cozy common areas of the inn. Or gaze at the sunset over the mountains from the gardens.
All the amenities you could ever want and more
All of the 11 guest rooms at the Albemarle Inn are elegantly decorated with varying themes and decor, giving each room its own unique feel. Rooms are designed with comfort and style in mind, promising a restful night’s sleep. All rooms feature antique claw-foot soaking tubs, high-end bath amenities, plush bedding, cozy bathrobes, and high-speed WiFi. Suites offer a cozy sitting room and bedroom combination. Some rooms feature king beds, fire places, sun porches, tub-shower combinations, and sliding glass doors.
The perfect ambience to celebrate your special day
There is not a more romantic setting in Asheville to celebrate your special day than at the Albemarle Inn. With the elegant, spacious veranda, lush green yard space, and vibrant gardens, the inn offers a memorable, stunning atmosphere for your weddings and other special events. There are several packages on offer, including an elopement package, intimate wedding packages, Sunday afternoon wedding packages for up to 50 guests, and other packages available.
Albemarle Inn is a member of the bnbfinder Diamond Collection and accepts bnbfinder bed and breakfast Gift Cards. The bnbfinder Diamond Collection is an exclusive group of professionally inspected and/or highly rated luxury bed and breakfasts and inns. Each member of the bnbfinder Diamond Collection is required to have passed a professional inspection from a third-party industry-recognized inspection agency or achieved a high traveler review rating consecutively for each of the past three years.
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