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
Absolutely, the best place we’ve stayed! The staff is AMAZING! They’re welcoming, very accomadating, and will feel like new friends by the time you checkout. The breakfast that’s made to order is delicious! They’re are 4 options on the menu every morning, we even had our picky 17 yr old with us, and loved every bite, every morning. The rooms are clean and very nice—we even tried to find out what the mattress brand/model was because it slept so well. Everything with our stay had a very homie feel to it which just made the vacation that more relaxing. Thanks so much for such an enjoyable birthday weekend 💕 (Don’t miss out on the happy hour if possible, we only made it once but wish we had made it more) I can’t not rave enough about how awesome the staff is, they really make the stay!
My husband and I made a quick trip to Asheville for Valentines Day. This was our first visit to Princess Anne. Love the hotel! Great if you like historic places!! The staff is super friendly and the accommodations are classic!
I discovered this hotel about 1o years ago but had not stayed there since 2014. I understand ownership had changed and was uncertain it would still be as nice as it was before.
It was very nice and nothing really changed except that they now are serving dinner and brunch on weekends.
The breakfast which is included in the price of the room is the best of all the B&B's I have stayed in in Asheville for the last 20 years.
Joanna, at the desk was very sweet and always a smile.
I am anxious to try the dinner, the menu I saw was very interesting.
Nice quiet hotel in Ashville. Special historical spot. The staff is outstanding. We enjoyed the breakfast too. Very nice place for a family vacation. We were visiting Ashville for the Steep Canyon rangers concert Saturday night.
We stayed at the Princess Anne last week for our Anniversary- could not have picked a better place! Hospitality abounds at this B&B- from the drink on arrival, to the surprise champagne on ice waiting for us in our suite, to the amazing appetizers and wine choices each evening, the coffee & treats at night to the coffee & breakfast in the mornings. We loved our suite and I am ordering the plush blanket we had on our bed- I LOVE that blanket!!! Our suite had a living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom with a claw foot tub- fantastic! The Nespresso coffee machine was a nice touch that we enjoyed each morning as well. Will we return? You Betcha!!!