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.
How to Get There
There is plenty of accommodation available in Asheville, but this 1920s gem is an excellent pick. It's a little way out of town (a 25 minute walk) which may bother some people, but it's on a quiet, tree-lined street.
It's incredibly friendly and welcoming - there are drinks for guests from 4.30-6pm every day (with great local hors d'ouevres served), coffee available 24/7 and good breakfasts that change every day. Wifi and a lovely verandah to sit on make this a comfortable spot to stay. Staff are friendly and helpful, with plenty of suggestions on what to see and do.
The age of the building holds it back from being a truly 'luxury' hotel - our bathroom was a little on the basic side and it's hard to find plug sockets to use. The bed was also quite small for what is a big room. Despite that, we really enjoyed our stay there and would recommend.
This was the perfect place to spend my wife's birthday! Recommended by my sister and her husband, it provided us with a great experience. It was my first experience in Asheville and I was not disappointed! Starting with the warmth of the staff. They were perfect! Breakfast was incredible, wine and hors d'oeuvres in the evening, and sherry at 9.
Are you kidding me? I did not know that all of this was included. But I don't get out much. Oh. I also had no idea that a kitchenette was in our suite. We got way more that we bargained for. So cheers to the staff and we will see you soon!
An old hotel, built in 1924, but immaculately maintained. I lived there in 1934/36 and only now have been able to return. The rooms are spacious and clean and the ambience takes one back to the good old days. Lovely gathering room off the lobby with complimentry wine and hors d"oeuvres each afternoon. The breakfast menu with three of four choices is gourmet . The small staff is friendly and attentive. It is not flashy like a Hilton or Marriott but it is very enjoyable.
My fiancé and I stayed here the weekend we got engaged. The staff was genuinely happy for us, and gave us complimentary champange. I couldn’t recommend them more, everything was perfect.
We’ve stayed here a few times and never had a problem. The rooms are beautiful, the food is excellent, and the complimentary wine and cheese in the afternoon is very relaxing.
I’ll stay here any time I’m in Asheville.
Expertly crafted, delicious, local food. Beautiful presentation as well! All in a gorgeous historic building which made for a great setting for brunch. Had the crab cake benny and it was delicious- the hollandaise sauce was amazing. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. Can’t wait to return for more meals!