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
I went to Asheville for a long weekend to explore the city and decided to give the Princess Anne a try and our stay was amazing. From the large spacious rooms to the wine and hors d'oeuvres hour to the homemade cookies and friendly staff, I enjoyed every moment of my time there. The hotel was extremely clean and within walking distance to downtown. I would definitely stay again at the Princess Anne
The Princess Anne is a most wonderful hotel situated within walking distance to downtown. Our room was absolutely perfect. The breakfasts is fantastic as is the dinner and Sunday brunch. Their daily happy hour is awesome and the food is so delicious. The staff are some of the most friendly, kind and helpful that I have encountered. You cannot go wrong staying at this hotel. You will not be disappointed.
I've stayed at this lovely small vintage hotel 3 times now in Asheville. It's in a very quiet neighborhood. The rooms are very pretty and comfortable. We stayed in the living room suite room with a small kitchen and living room with a comfy sofa which is separate from the bedroom. The queen bed has wonderfully soft sheets and a nice mattress. We especially enjoy the afternoon wine and appetizers and the fantastic breakfast in the morning in the elegant dining room. It is a short 5 minute drive to downtown Asheville. We will definitely be visiting again soon!
We recently stayed at the Princess Anne Hotel and have been deeply impressed. A boutique hotel with 16 rooms it is absolutely charming. Built in 1924 it maintains its eloquence and warm intimacy. The staff is simply amazing. They are friendly, knowledgeable, and gracious. The food service is excellent. We highly recommend staying here if you are in Asheville area.
Loved the rooms, perfect location, great food. We walked to downtown a couple of times and Ubered back for $6. Saturday night dinner was great. Gourmet breakfasts were delicious and we had four options every day.