Princess Anne Bed & Breakfast
What We Love
- Three free breakfast options, including a healthy selection (think pumpkin pancakes with maple syrup, fresh fruit and Swiss potato rosti with poached eggs)
- Rooms have classic designs, original hardwood floors, clawfoot soaking tubs (in the Premier Suite) and a minimum of 475 square feet of space
- Enjoying afternoon wine and hors d’oeuvres on one of the two porches
- Beautifully restored historic hotel
What To Know
- Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 10 a.m.
- Located in the residential neighborhood of Chestnut Hill, most downtown attractions are a 15- to 20-minute walk from the property
- There are 16 rooms and the property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
- Nonsmoking property
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 16-room Princess Anne Hotel was originally built in 1924 and was reinvented as an elegant bed-and-breakfast in 2005. Three categories of suite feature classic designs, original hardwood floors, clawfoot soaking tubs (in the Premier Suite) and a minimum of 475 square feet of space. The rooms are also infused with modern amenities such as flat-screen televisions, micro-kitchens with stovetops and mini-refrigerators, and separate showers with Ecru bath products, as well as special touches like chocolate truffles, plush bathrobes and vanity kits. Guests can relax in the living room, reading room, gardens or on one of two porches while enjoying afternoon wine and hors d’oeuvres. The changing gourmet breakfast offers a twist on traditional dishes, such as pumpkin pancakes with maple syrup, sage sausage and fresh fruit, or items like Swiss potato rosti with poached eggs, roasted tomatoes and hollandaise sauce — all served with locally roasted coffee.
In the Area
Guests can wander past the beautiful historic homes in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood, stop by the King James Public House (a local favorite pub), or get a relaxing treatment at Illusions Day Spa of Asheville, just steps away. Asheville is known for its culinary scene, craft breweries and artistic community, much of which is located in the main downtown area, about a 15-minute walk from the hotel. Two popular downtown restaurants are the Cúrate tapas bar and the Chocolate Fetish dessert shop. The River Arts District showcases local artists in more than 180 working studios in 22 historic buildings. Perched in the picturesque mountains of North Carolina, Asheville offers access to an abundance of parks and eco-attractions in the surrounding area, such as Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Linville Caverns and Chimney Rock State Park.
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Loved every bit of our first stay at the Princess Anne. Friendly staff, beautiful porch, lovely room. And the orange/cucumber water may have been the best part. Highly recommend. The breakfast was great too.
I have been enjoying the Princess Anne since about 2010, and I had heard that they changed hands about a year ago. I was concerned that the new owners might have made unwelcome changes, but that was not the case! They did upgrade the furniture in the dining room, and refresh the paint throughout, but they retained all the charming perks that I have come to love - the cooked-to-order complimentary breakfast, the wine-and-snacks hour in the late afternoon, and the local chocolates on the bed. The staff are SO charming and kind - Samantha, Cory and Jenny were all incredibly helpful and friendly. I spent a long weekend there in July with three friends, and we all had a wonderful time. Thanks, Princess Anne!
We adored this hotel. We stayed for 3 nights in July in a Queen Superior, #306 and loved everything about it. We were the top floor so we hardly ever heard any noise, the bed was comfy, shower pressure was great, AC units worked perfectly, the staff members were all warm and wonderful, and the daily bfast was always delicious. We made it to happy hour twice and both times the appetizers and wine were fabulous. We loved drinking wine out on the big side porch and enjoying coffee in rocking chairs on the front porch each morning.
A couple days after we got home, we received an email from the hotel about jewelry found in a hallway. (It wasn't ours). They were trying to locate which guests it belonged to, which says two things: 1.) Honest staff members who turn in missing valuable items like jewelry. 2.) Staff that cares about guests even after they've checked out. (Which is priceless. Trust me, we've left some personal items behind by accident and they were never to be seen again.)
Also, LOVED the locally made caramels that were on the bed when we arrived to make our stay sweeter. So many charming details at this historical hotel and we loved all of them. We will most definitely be back.
My husband and I celebrated our 30th Anniversary at Princess Anne Hotel and we had a blast. Great breakfast and afternoon cocktails every day. We enjoyed the personal touch and genuine friendship. We will come back!
Close to down town, great staff, very good breakfast, and a nice afternoon wine and cheese. The other guests are always friendly and fun to meet. Plan on going back with fiends in the very near future.