Ratings based on 22 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Quiet corner in the woodsPosted Nov 16, 2013
The place was very comfy, cozy. Nice place to relax after a day of exploring the area.
for Everyoneby Linda, age 61 from SC
Too Rustic for MePosted Sep 23, 2013
Pros: The towels and sheets were fresh and clean. The bed was comfortable. Wi-Fi was working. Refrigerator and microwave available near rooms.
Cons: I had expected a grand breakfast with eggs, meats, grits/potatoes, toast/pastries and a variety of teas and coffees. Not to be!
Location: Black Mt. is a tourist town with antique and art shops. We liked the tea room for an afternoon snack. Nearby Asheville has lots to do and see.
This was my first B&B so maybe I expected too much. The establishment was originally a stagecoach stop built in the 1860s. The room was small and dark with no air conditioner or TV. The adjoining retro-fitted bathroom featured a claw-footed tub under a shower that was attached to the wall. The toilet was up on a platform. There was only one other couple there, and they came in late, so there was no socializing. The inn keeper wasn't unfriendly, but she wasn't a welcoming host, either. Breakfast consisted of granola and milk, a meager egg and sausage casserole topped with baked apples, juice and coffee. I had expected a much nicer spread.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Not Quite As Advertised.Posted Sep 3, 2013
Cons: Please put a light on the sign, so we can see it at night!!
The Black Mountain Inn is an interesting old building. It is quirky and unique. The rooms were comfortable and clean, but I consider this the minimum. The breakfast was certainly nothing special. It is only served between 8:30 and 9:30, which certainly limits sleeping in. There was no choice (granola, and a sweet French toast, or fritter). The food was fresh and good enough, but there was no protein (eggs, sausage etc) offered. I know if I plan on hiking all day, I need more than a a little sweet something. Coffee was good. There Inn is located very close to Highway 70 and I-40, as well as a heavily used train track. If you sleep with the windows open (there is no AC), be prepared to hear traffic and the middle of the night trains. The Inn keepers (twin sisters!) were sufficient, but were not overly friendly like many other B&B's that I have stayed.
for Everyoneby Travelgal from Florida
Not what we expectedPosted Aug 28, 2013
Pros: The outdoor grounds
Cons: Bedding! Bathroom facilities! Breakfast!
Location: Hard to find, even with GPS. It is on the outside of town of Black Mountain, NC. There are some very nice shops of all kinds in the downtown .
We felt this was a rather dismal place to stay. But first, the bedroom....the bed was small, it sank in the middle which you could see right away. It seemed smaller than a normal double sized bed. It was terribly uncomfortable for my husband and myself and we are not by any means large people. There is no air conditioning which was not needed due to the cool air outside, however , the windows had to be open. This facility is very very close to the train tracks which were used by trains during the night and they blew their whistles as they approached the roads and it was VERY LOUD!!!! This happened several times during the night. Therefore, NOT A GOOD NIGHT FOR SLEEP!!!!The bathroom had a pedestal sink and no place to put our toiletries. There was only a very small bar of soap provided to use for both the shower and sink for two of us! The shower was in the tub which was surrounded by wood walls and a window......certainly not favorable conditions for a shower. We ended up not using it! As the room had no TV and only one chair we decided to go out in the hallway where a table chair were to play some cards. It was ok during daylight, however as dark approached we could not see because of the dimly lit area, probably a 40 watt bulb. The breakfast was fair, nothing elaborate, some baked French toast, granola cereal, cooked apples, juice and coffee. The innkeeper never appeared during the breakfast to see if anyone needed anything.
for Business Travelersby Kelley
Posted Aug 12, 2013 on Hotels.com
for Personal Eventby Debbie M from Missouri
gracious hospitalityPosted Jul 30, 2013 on Hotels.com
I loved the old-fashioned comfort and decor. Also loved the history. The breakfasts were exquisite and presented beautifully. (Really, who doesn't love REAL blueberry pancakes.) They also had there own special blend of coffee made for them locally. The location was secluded, but still very close to the downtown area. One of the rooms has a claw bathtub and I rather wish we would have gotten that one. All the rooms were very nice though from what I saw as I passed. There is a main sitting area on both floors. Warning: There is no air conditioning, but you really don't notice with the ceiling fans and window fans. Also, one of the things I loved about it, but might disturb some is that it is close to a railroad. Our hostess was also most gracious and informative.
for Everyoneby ron
Very goodPosted Jun 30, 2013
Location: Shopping. Hiking.
Great breakfast and ambiance and owners we very friendly.
for Couplesby smith from deland, Fl
All but the Train Ha HaPosted Jun 30, 2013 on Hotels.com
for Everyoneby Steve from Milpitas, Ca
Good, but not perfect......Posted Jun 14, 2013
Pros: Beautiful and quiet (except for the train that rolls by, even at night). Very low stress. Perfect if that's what you're after.
Cons: There is a train that runs at all times of the day and night. Unfortunately I don't know what the inn could ever do about it. Just one of those things
Location: Cute little town of Black Mountain. City of Asheville.
This inn dates back to the early 1800's and I found it an absolutely beautiful place to stay. Michael's room was small and clean with it's own private bathroom. WiFi is available. Breakfast is served every morning at 8:30am. They have spa services for an extra charge if you're into that. It's a short drive to either Asheville or downtown Black Mountain. I recommend visiting both during your stay. Just what I wanted and no more, or less. Which leads me to the "but" in this review. This isn't going to be a place for everyone's taste. There is no phone or TV in the rooms. No air conditioning, but the room had a window fan (it can get very hot and humid in North Carolina). I can see where some people might feel they weren't getting their money's worth.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Relaxing and PicturesquePosted May 30, 2013 on Hotels.com
We picked this place because it was a unique place that was near enough to Asheville, but we ended up enjoying the town of Black Mountain as well. It's a little tricky to find since it's off the main road and Google Maps brings you around the back of the lot rather than the front, but that just adds to the peacefulness of it. Wifi was provided, but due to the old building, it was a bit difficult to use. However, that would be the only issue since the B&B was quiet and lovely - a wonderful place a get away from it all.