Black Walnut Bed and Breakfast Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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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!
Romantic Inn with Charming New Owners
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.
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Here are the interesting parts of our trip from Greenville, SC to New Mexico:
The plane from Greenville to Dallas was the smallest plane I have ever been on and for the first time in my life, I actually had to duck my head when walking down the aisle. Sure I am 6 feet tall but usually the planes--even the small ones--have a clearance of 6 feet. The overhead bins were so tiny the man beside us struggled to ...
… and another pretty good day. I made it to Asheville by about 12:30 and the first thing I did was visit the Blue Ridge Folk Art Centre. It’s along the Blue Ridge Parkway but only about a mile off the freeway and very close to Asheville. They have some very beautiful crafts to sell and some galleries filled with pieces by local artists along with information about the history of the centre. ...
... and went past Biltmore Village and the Estate....then on to downtown Asheville. It's quite hippy quaint....organic food places, some galleries, some Marley type areas, and a number of Blue Grass bus,era...quite good too! We had a beer at The Wicked Weed....supposedly the name comes from a quotation from Shakespeare? It brews its own beers and has a nice outside area. We left for our ...
... food was only so-so....I had the pulled pork sandwich which was quite ordinary. Then we exited the Parkway at the Looking Glass Falls road and went to the local grocery store Ingles and bought some crackers and apples to go with the cheese and wine. We joined Pam and Simon on the back patio and we had a nice evening talking about all sorts of things. Tomorrow we are off to Asheville to ...
... wouldn't accept this, instead forcing us to check it or risk not being allowed to board. My advice: never ever fly with US Airways. Nothing about them is professional. When you go to check in they have ladies working behind the counter when you go for bag drops but they make you do everything for them. Not quite sure what their purpose is, but US Airways, you are wasting your money.
An hour and a half later we landed in Charlotte and ...