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
This was our second stay....amazing location, wonderful staff, great room, excellent breakfast....what's not to like?? The perfect spot to enjoy the area from...Downtown, Biltmore, Grove Park, etc. Highly recommended!
Room was spacious, amenities were perfect. Inviting and relaxing. The room for wine & cheese was very nice. excellent choices to enjoy. Staff was very helpful with suggestions for dinner and options to explore Asheville
One can not say enough good about the Princess Anne. It's sited on a quiet street in a quiet neighborhood and, with only 16 rooms, has the air of a small and welcoming European hotel. Everyone we dealt with was gracious and helpful with a ready smile - from the young woman who greeted us when we arrived, to the one who took our breakfast order and soon thereafter served it, to another who offered us a glass of wine when we returned from an evening out. Our room, on the third floor near the end of the hallway, was comfortable and tastefully furnished in an understated style that reflects the hotel's history. The bath was small but modernized, and the premises are in tip top shape. If you enjoy soft background music in a parlor with a blazing fire and comfortable sofas- think of Frank Sinatra and Norah Jones - this is the place for you. We would definitely stay there again.
My husband and I came for our 10 year anniversary and stayed in a superior suite. It had a plenty of space for both of us. The food here is excellent! We had dinner here as well and can not recommend it enough. Don’t skip the afternoon appetizers! Service here is excellent
My wife and I went here on a recommendation from a friend. We could not be happier with the recommendations. The hotel had character, charm, friendly service, wonderful breakfast, and a very comfortable mattress. It was very conveniently located as well. We did not get to see the whole city. We will stay here again.