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... We exited the park and headed for Asheville, NC and our hotel. On the way some jerk ripped out of a parking lot and almost took wade out. He was struggling to hold the bike up in the gutter if the road but held it together. Then some misdirection from the GPS and we finally made it. Almost 300 miles today. Tomorrow we enter the ...
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... the conservatory, the gardens, and the winery.
We got to the trailer and tried to dry out while eating some leftover steak and a freshly made fruit salad. We spent the evening watching the Stanford football game. It was surprising to us to see it televised here, but we were pleased and loved to see Stanford do so well. We went to bed at the end of the third quarter, which was good, because Arizona State came roaring back, but could not win. ,
... side of every highway, it seems like most trees and plants have been surrounded. I tried to get some photos, but my camera does not like to take pictures while we are moving so fast, but I have posted two. In one of them, you can see how the vine has completely covered a tree. Unfortunately, these photos do not really show the vastness of the problem.
The weather is in the mid-70's and very comfortable. Maybe the 2000+ feet above sea level has something to do with it.
We visited the George Vanderbilt's -- Biltmore House and estate, is on 8,000 ac, has 250 rooms, 33 bedrooms, 43 bath rooms, 65 fireplaces, 3 kitchens, an indoor pool and was built in 1895. The grounds were designed by Fredrick Law Olmsted - the father of American Landscape Architecture. The house is a result of the numerous visits ...
How has this b&b rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
Historical Traveler Reviews Black Walnut Bed and Breakfast Inn Asheville
Although the rooms were amazing, the owners were so annoying that my fiance, parents and I will not go back! All the current owners did was complain about the old owners and their design taste! They also let their dogs roam around everywhere - even in the breakfast room while we were eating. In addition, when my mom asked for a fireplace log for our 2cnd night, the owners blamed the housekeeping staff for not putting it in her room instead of just saying, yes, let me get one for you. Also, as we were checking out they apologized for another guests child (who was perfectly well behaved). There was no need to mention the child and it made me suspicious of whether or not they were complaining about us to the other guests. The owners should just keep their mouths shut and let the place run itself.
The Black Walnut Inn in Asheville, NC is wonderful! The food is gourmet, the owners are friendly and accommodating. I can't wait to return. We will recommend this B&B to all of our friends.
What a fabulous B&B
My boyfriend and I just returned from an incredible stay at the Black Walnut. The charming atmosphere made our stay very cozy and comfortable. Lori and Pete certainly are gracious hosts and went above and beyond to make the stay enjoyable. From the elegant three course breakfast to afternoon Tea/Wine and hors d'oeuvres, we would highly recommend the Black Walnut to anyone looking for a romantic weekend getaway to Asheville.
Charming and delightful-Highly recommended
My husband and I recently stayed at the Black Walnut and we would recommend it to everyone! From the moment we stepped into the foyer we were greeted with smiling faces(the owners-Lori and Peter) and a warm welcome followed by an asking of what we wanted to drink. Instantly we felt right at home. The room was beautifully done and each morning we were treated to a great breakfast-fresh and very gormet. The owners really made it their mission to spoil you and they did! It was more than what we expected. It was well worth every penny.
My husband and I just returned from a wonderful romantic weekend at the Black Walnut. We can't think of anything negetive about the whole weekend. Peter and Lori were wonderful hosts. It was like going to visit old friends for the weekend. The food was fantastic and we loved the appetizers and wine. The Black Walnut is beautiful. We stayed in the Ivy Garden room and it was very romantic. I really can not say enough good things about Peter and Lori and the Black Walnut. We will be back for years to come and will recommend it to all of our friends and family.
Charming B&B in Asheville
My boyfriend and I recently stayed at the Black Walnut. We were originally looking for a cabin, but with such short notice for only one night we were only able to find a room at a Bed and Breakfast. We are so glad we chose the Black Walnut! The charming Christmas decor was extremely inviting and this is one of the most well-kept B&Bs we had ever seen. From the oversized jacuzzi tubs and luxurious sheets to the afternoon wine tasting and delicious multi-course breakfast, Lori and Peter made sure we did not want for anything during our stay. Lori and Peter were extremely accomodating from the moment we walked in the door. Little did I know my boyfriend was planning to propose that night, and we were certainly pleased to have chosen the Black Walnut for our special night!
We have enjoyed staying at the Black Walnut prior to Lori and Peter White becoming the owners, but now it's one of our all-time favorites. The inn, built by the supervising architect at the Biltmore, is beautiful and although there have been a lot of changes (furniture, paint, draperies) the attention to detail and retaining the design spirit of the original inn have really paid off. Not that it's a stuffy, museum recreation of a turn-of-the-century home - the feeling is more of a harmonious mix of old and new. We especially like the romantic Dogwood Room, built in a turret. The Black Walnut's great location provides an easy walk into downtown Asheville so you can enjoy the galleries, restaurants, and Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe. What Peter and Lori have brought to the inn is a great balance of considerate service, respect for their guests' privacy, and a lot of charm. We loved hearing the stories of their adventures in Nantucket and Florida and enjoyed socializing with the other guests during the afternoon teas that stretched into long, pleasant evenings of conversation. However, if you're not a gregarious sort of person, there's no pressure to sit down and chat. There are plenty of cozy, private spots - in the public areas and in the guest rooms - to enjoy a book or write a letter. We will definitely be back next year during leaf season. And maybe sooner than that!
Beautiful Home. Wonderful B&B
My husband and I stayed at this beautiful home in May of 2004. Lori and Peter are the new owners and really do surpass excellence in hospitality. All the rooms are all so comfortable and inviting, the grounds are lovely and the breakfast was wonderful. It was hard to leave the Black Walnut and we both feel that this is the B&B we will compare any others to. Definately our favorite and we look forward to going back again.
During the beginnig of June 2003, we stayed at the Black Walnut for a two-day honeymoon in Asheville. We found their Ivy room to be utterly romantic, and the house well appointed. The 400-count sheets were like sleeping on a little slice of heaven, and the breakfasts were gourmet.
The generously-sized sunken bath was a treat at the end of a long day, and thought it rained both days, we felt snug and content in our accommodations. The grounds are incredible, and lovingly cared for.
Don't miss the Biltmore!
My husband and I visited this inn for our honeymoon and were quite disappointed with the service of the innkeepers. Although the home and the Ivy Garden room were beautiful, we expected better service for the money we spent ($175/night). The "gourmet afternoon tea" consisted of frozen gingersnap cookies. The owners were rarely around for service. And the quiet candlelight breakfast we had imagined was served at the kitchen counter while the owner asked intrusive questions as to how we were spending our honeymoon days. We regret having spent our honeymoon at the Black Walnut.