The newly renovated Marshall House Inn is a bed and breakfast Inn providing 4 contemporary styled rooms in a beautiful historic home located in the charming small mountain town of Marshall, NC with easy access to the best that western North Carolina has to offer. Perched on a hill, the Inn offers stunning views of the French Broad River as it flows through picturesque downtown Marshall. Just steps away you’ll discover live music, libations, art, shops, coffee, casual & fine dining. Within a half hour drive you can explore the urban excitement of Asheville with its buzzing art scene featuring hundreds of fine artists, performing arts venues, crafters, folk artists and numerous galleries. Asheville’s vibrant food scene is diverse and runs the gamut from four-star cuisine to unique food trucks and the beer scene boasts the most breweries per capita of any U.S. city. In the immediate area you can experience the adventure of the blue ridge mountains and French Broad river including the Appalachian trail, hiking, hot springs, whitewater rafting, kayaking, tubing, fishing, mountain biking, cycling, zip lining, horseback riding and more. Renovated in 2016, the Marshall House Inn is a unique mansion built as a private residence in 1903 and listed on the national register of historic places. Designed by the supervising architect of the Biltmore Estate, Richard Sharp Smith, the house is built in the English vernacular style. The house was converted into a ‘Tourist Home’ in the 1920s and has been welcoming guests to Marshall ever since.
We are so thrilled to welcome you to the Marshall House Inn!
As travelers ourselves, we know that when staying in an intimate setting, it’s nice to have a sense of who’s running the place. So to that end, please allow us to introduce ourselves.
Our names are Kerstin and John Davis, and this Inn is the culmination of a lifetime filled with a shared love of old houses.
We met in Savannah, GA, 25 years ago. Kerstin was an artist with a painting degree from the Savannah College of Art & Design. John was a software developer and history nerd with a passion for woodworking. Our first project together was a grand three-story Victorian row house that had suffered a catastrophic fire.
As avid travelers ourselves, we have always enjoyed staying in unique, local accommodations because they provide such a rich experience of the local area. We hope to provide that same sense of uniqueness in the Marshall House Inn by providing guests with comfortable, luxurious accommodations and sharing our knowledge of this incredible area.
We worked tirelessly for two years to bring this vision to reality, welcoming our first guests in August 2016. Today, Kerstin continues to teach while John is enjoying his new role as a full time innkeeper and woodworker.
We look forward to meeting you and sharing our love of old houses and the area with you!
Kerstin & John