North Carolina Bed and Breakfast

North Carolina is one of the true gems of the South. With so much to see, do, and explore, staying at a bed & breakfast during a trip to North Carolina is one of the best ways to create a unique, memorable experience during your time in the state.

North Carolina Bed and Breakfast
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The Applewood is one of the longest continuously operating bed and breakfast style hotels in Asheville having transformed from a private residence in the late 1980’s. The house was completed in 1912 by Captain John Adams Perry who was the great nephew of brothers Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry and Commodore Matthew Galbraith Perry. The New England Style Colonial Revival two-story structure is frame construction with a stone masonry foundation, cedar shake siding featuring a pediment entrance supported on Doric columns and flanking porches. The main level of the Manor consists of a large entry hall from front to back, parlor, living room, formal dining room, butler’s pantry, half bath, kitchen and basement stairs. There are fireplaces in the parlor, living room and dining room. The second level consists of a large hallway, built-in linen storage cabinets, stairs to the third level, and four of our 6 guest rooms, each with its private bathroom. There are fireplaces and balconies for all rooms except the Northern Spy on the second level. The third level consists of the large one room Winesap Suite with a luxury bath and sitting area. The house is approximately 6,000 square feet in size. We offer bespoke guest experiences for cycling, culinary and business leadership. We maintain a fleet of incredible 3T Exploro bikes for our guests to rent and can put together any type of cycling experience you wish. Our kitchen was fully renovated in early 2021 and is now a chef’s dream. Enjoy our cuisine or come inside and cook with us. Our house is a perfect venue to for intimate private events including weddings, receptions, family reunions, a friends’ gathering, charity events and any number of other themes.

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Welcome to Arbor House of Black Mountain, the best location in town. Just a short stroll to our town's 33 eateries, 40 retail shops, and a few breweries. Have fun exploring and come back to the B&B to relax on our deck. or seating areas overlooking the Pisgah Forest, the Seven Sisters mountain range, and Lake Tomahawk. We have five spacious and uniquely decorated suites, all with large private bathrooms. Our Studio suite is detached and is dog-friendly. All are equipped with free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, DVD players, with library, Beekind bath products, soft and comfortable sheets, towels, and robes. Asheville, The Biltmore, and the Blue Ridge Parkway are just 15 minutes away. Chef Jim prepares your full gourmet breakfast. You will be served special entrees such as stuffed French toast, Belgian waffles, or muffins with delicious egg dishes. We pick fresh ingredients from our garden and get quality local products, when available. The guest pantry has a mini-fridge stocked with soda and water as well as light snacks and baked goods. We will be happy to help you find things to do and can provide detailed information for your daily excursions. We offer whole-house rental for up to 12 people. Your family and friends can enjoy a special time together, not having to cook and clean. Just think home away from home. We welcome small weddings, elopements, and vow renewals with 20 people or less. We also cater to business needs. Come visit the most breathtaking place in Black Mountain.

A historic, boutique hotel located in quaint and beautiful Manteo, the heart of North Carolina's Outer Banks, where the porches are wide, the picket fences are white, and Southern Charm and Hospitality abound. Just steps from downtown Manteo’s acclaimed boardwalk, at The Roanoke you will find breathtaking water views and over an acre of serene gardens. Our large breezeway porch overlooking Shallowbag Bay is the perfect place for rocking away and enjoying the salt air. Originally a simple island house built in the 1860s, over 100 years later the main house grew into its current layout. In 1990 The Roanoke Island Inn as it is seen today was born. Deeply rooted in the island’s history, the property once housed the post office, provided housing for the Lost Colony play, and remains a staple of the community. In its present incarnation, THE ROANOKE is the only property in Manteo featuring both a water view and nearly 1.5 acres of serene gardens all located in the heart of downtown Manteo. Guests will enjoy the privacy of outside entrances and the comfort of a lobby as well as amenities such as the indulgence of a well-stocked innkeeper's pantry and free bike rentals. The second-floor breezeway overlooks the Roanoke Island Marshes Lighthouse and Manteo’s acclaimed Waterfront, where visitors can stroll along the boardwalk to shops, restaurants, charter boats, and the historic Pioneer Movie Theater — all the quaintness and friendliness that a small town can offer. And the beaches, lighthouses, and sun-filled activities of the Outer Banks are just across the causeway.

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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.

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The Inn on Mill Creek Bed & Breakfast is nestled two miles into Pisgah National Forest, between Old Fort and Black Mountain, NC, about 25 minutes east of Asheville. Get some fresh air and connect with nature on our more than seven private wooded acres, on which you'll find several garden spaces, a walking labyrinth, a boardwalk over a half-acre of wetlands, a pond, and a small apple orchard, as well as plenty of seating indoors and out. A relaxed, casual atmosphere influenced by beautiful forest scenery awaits. For adventurous travelers, the Inn on Mill Creek is the perfect home base for hiking and mountain biking in Pisgah National Forest, exploring a robust state park system including Mount Mitchell State Park and Chimney Rock State Park, bird watching (the Inn on Mill Creek is a site on the North Carolina Birding Trail, Mountains Region), and fishing. We partner with expert guides to create stellar outdoor experiences for guests. Additional area attractions include Biltmore Estate and the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. To round out your stay, excellent local restaurants and breweries, art galleries and shops can be found in nearby Marion, Old Fort, and Black Mountain, as well as Asheville. When you return from the day's adventures... or if you'd like to do a lot of nothing during your stay... you can take it easy in one of five spacious and comfortable rooms inspired by the beautiful National Forest where we reside. Enjoy a great night's rest and in the morning, enjoy a made-from-scratch breakfast served in the dining solarium overlooking Pisgah National Forest and one of the Inn's gardens. Our goal is to provide a peaceful place where you can take your vacation at your own pace.

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Explore Bed and Breakfasts in North Carolina

Bed and Breakfasts in North Carolina range from mountain-chic offerings to charming-city abodes. North Carolina is filled with an abundance of different mountain hikes, beaches, unique cities, art galleries, museums, and landmarks. Some of the most popular and must-see places in the state include: Asheville, the Outer Banks, Western North Carolina, Beaufort, and the Blue Ridge Mountains. North Carolina bed and breakfast s can be found in nearly all of these locations, offering you an unforgettable trip.


  • Located in the Southern half on the East Coast, North Carolina was originally one of the 13 colonies. It was the first state to instruct its delegates to vote for independence from British Rule. In 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. In 1903 the first ever successful aircraft flight was invented and executed in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina by Wilbur and Orville Wright.

  • Natural Features

  • North Carolina is a true playground for any and all outdoor lovers. The state boasts an array of natural features, including the Appalachian Mountains, Great Smoky Mountains, Blue Ridge Mountains, Grandfather Mountain, Lake Mattamuskeet, Lumber River, Mountains to Sea Trail, Merchants Millpond State Park, and the Outer Banks. The state is mountainous, featuring several different mountain chains as well as hundreds of hiking trails. Chimney Rock is a one-million-year-old natural landmark, and one of North Carolina’s most iconic attractions. The Outer Banks is a series of beaches that stretch along the North Carolina Coastline and are extremely popular for vacationers during the summer months. Jockey’s Ridge in the Outer Banks is a massive sand dune that replicates a Sahara-type of experience. Many visitors go each year to walk through the dunes.

  • Things to do

  • There is so much to do in the state of North Carolina that you may decide to extend your stay to see more of what is on offer! Mountain lovers who just want to relax during a stay in North Carolina can go ahead and skip all the activities and just sit back and take in the views from a mountain inn. Downtown Asheville is one of the most interesting and eclectic cities in the state and is worth exploring for at least a couple days. The eco-conscious city is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and boasts a distinctive down-to-earth vibe. The walkable downtown district boasts a lively music scene, a variety of fresh local eateries, craft breweries, vintage boutiques, and art galleries. The historic neighborhood of Montford features an abundance of Colonial Revival houses, many of which are restored as bed and breakfast. The town of Oak Hill offers a variety of hiking trails and outdoor activities, such as disc golf and whitewater rafting. The town of Waynesville boasts a motorcycle museum, an art gallery, and Lake Junaluska. The port city of Wilmington features a historic district with a river walk, some award-winning eateries, art galleries, and fun boutique shops to explore. Just south of Asheville is Hendersonville which boasts a gem mine, wineries, and many fruit orchards in the summertime.

  • Activities

  • North Carolina is bursting with things to do and landmarks to visit. Nature lovers, beach bums, and history buffs will all find something exciting to explore. Visit the Biltmore House, the largest home in America originally built by George Vanderbilt in the late 1880’s. This mansion-chateau rests on an 8000-acre estate in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. Pisgah National Forest is revered as North Carolina’s most visited wonders. The 500,000 acre forest consists of mile-high peaks, abundant waterfalls, and lush, leafy slopes. It is located in the Appalachian Mountains in Western North Carolina. Grandfather Mountain is the highest peak in the eastern Blue Ridge Mountains in the state, reaching to 5,946 feet and offering sweeping views of the mountains from the top. The Great Smoky Mountains are one of North Carolina’s most esteemed wonders and Clingmans Dome is the highest point in this mountain chain. Hikers will love visiting Chimney Rock, a small village in Rutherford County, as it boasts a popular series of trails and a large waterfall. North Carolina is home to a plethora of Colonial Revival architecture-style houses throughout its main cities, a sight that history buffs are sure to enjoy.

  • Weather

  • The weather in North Carolina is very seasonal. Summers are hot with temperatures reaching up to 95 degrees Fahrenheit, while winter temperatures can drop to 20 degrees Fahrenheit (or lower). Spring and fall are moderate with average temperatures of 70 degrees. The temperatures on the coast tend to be warmer on average than the mountain climates, which get colder with higher elevations. The best time of the year to plan a trip to North Carolina is anytime between April and November.

  • Food and Drink

  • North Carolina is known for its many iconic Southern-style favorites. During a trip to North Carolina, indulging in as much BBQ as you possibly can during your trip is a must. Fried green tomatoes topped with pimento cheese is another Southern must-have. Shrimp n’ grits, deviled eggs, and fresh seafood on the coast are also delicious foods to be sampled. Bojangles is a popular fast food chain found in the Eastern Southern States which is a favorite among locals and travelers. Wine lovers can visit the many wineries around the state, particularly in the mountainous regions.

North Carolina Bed and Breakfast FAQ

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  • Why Stay at a Bed and Breakfast Inn in North Carolina?

    Get the most out of your time in North Carolina by staying at a charming, memorable accommodation. North Carolina bed and breakfasts offer Southern hospitality, host friendliness, elegant Victorian-style architecture, smooth check in, boutique furnishings, spacious private baths, and an abundance of natural beauty. Many bed and breakfast inn s in North Carolina are located in the historic district and historic downtown areas of the cities. These historic inn s are recognized by the National Register of Historic Places for their cultural significance. There is no more romantic getaway than a stay at a bed and breakfast in North Carolina.

  • What type of amenities can I expect when booking a B&B in North Carolina?

    When staying at a bed and breakfast in North Carolina, expect a truly elegant and unique experience bursting with Southern charm. These historic inns combine a well-preserved history with modern comforts. Most North Carolina guesthouse s boast historic architecture, a gourmet breakfast, free Wifi, guest rooms in a carriage house, jacuzzi, upscale linens, clawfoot tubs, and friendly innkeepers. Many historic inns in the state also feature spacious front porches, lush green gardens, Victorian-style or Colonial Revival-style architecture, fireplaces, and more.

  • How can I get around North Carolina?

    It is recommended to use a car to get around the state during a trip in North Carolina. The state has two major international airports, located in Charlotte (Charlotte/Douglas International Airport) and Wilmington (Wilmington International Airport.) There are many smaller regional airports as well which offer access to smaller towns and more remote areas. If flying into the state, there are an abundance of car rental companies to rent a car from upon arrival. While in the cities, such as Asheville, many of the points of interests, restaurants, shops, and cafes will be within walking distance from your bed and breakfast. Most bed and breakfasts in cities and towns are centrally located in the downtown districts, meaning that most activities and points of interest within cities can be reached by foot or public transportation.

  • What are the different types of B&Bs in North Carolina?

    North Carolina offers a wide variety of bed and breakfasts, from cozy mountain cabin-style inns to colonial-revival-style bed and breakfasts in historic downtown districts.

    Arrowhead Inn is commonly regarded as one of the best bed and breakfast in North Carolina. The inn offers a romantic escape in a peaceful and historic setting. It sits on six acres of green lawns and blooming gardens. Guests are served a full gourmet breakfast each morning. All nine guest rooms are equipped with modern amenities with some special features like jacuzzi tubs and cozy fireplaces.

    Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn and Garden is located in the heart of a historic district and is conveniently located just a short drive from Durham, Fayetteville, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh, as well as an abundance of points-of-interest. Guest rooms feature spacious bathrooms, high-speed WiFi, and plush bedding.

    1906 Pine Crest Inn is an upscale inn located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This romantic bed and breakfast in North Carolina features a gourmet breakfast, landscaped gardens, elegant furnishings, and an award-winning restaurant.

    White Doe Inn offers a luxury experience in the Outer Banks. This pet friendly bed and breakfast in North Carolina features luxury amenities, gourmet breakfasts, free bicycles for guests to use, comfortable common areas with fireplaces, eight elegant guest rooms, and wrap-around porches. All accommodations include antique family heirloom decorations combined with modern amenities and comforts.