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1891 Cedar Crest Victorian
Bed and Breakfast

Asheville, North Carolina

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Perched on a hillside just three blocks from the entrance of Biltmore Estate,
the 1891 Cedar Crest Inn Asheville bed and breakfast is one of the largest and most opulent
residences surviving from the 1800s.

Downtown Asheville is just a mile away from our "Pink Lady", and the Blue Ridge Parkway is just four miles away.  The impressive exterior Queen Anne architecture is only surpassed by the breathtaking interior woodwork and antique furnishings. Guests are truly given the opportunity to take a glimpse back in time, while still enjoying all the luxuries and modern conveniences of the present. Enjoy four acres of towering trees, countless shades of green on terraced lawns, and delightful flowering gardens.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this magnificent example of Victorian architecture continues to capture the eye of onlookers, traveling into the city of Asheville, as she has done for over 110 years. Now situated on four beautifully landscaped acres, this "haven in the city" serves as an inviting oasis for guests seeking a private retreat from the outside world, yet strategically located near all of Asheville's fine restaurants and attractions. Cedar Crest offers a glimpse into the past, when life and times moved at a gentler pace, in breathtaking surroundings; yet, she provides the comforts and conveniences deserving and expected by today's discriminating traveler.

Cedar Crest is Victorian splendor.

The grand foyer is heavy and masculine with the entire walls and ceiling, paneled in oak. An imposing grand fireplace, obviously influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement so prevalent during the 1890's, serves as the centerpiece of this receiving area. A Tiffany stained glass window, richly colored in shades of teal blue and harvest gold, is accentuated with a single jeweled Piece. Complementing all this is the main staircase, capturing your attention and tantalizing your curiosity. What does the upstairs have to offer?

Delicate, delightful detail is the key feature of the parlor woodwork. The Baroque-style mantel is surrounded by fluted columns, medallions and richly carved crests, with the original beveled glass mirror gently tilted to catch the reflection of any fine lady, past or present. The eye travels up the walls, where the 12 foot ceilings meet the dental design work and caved swags. The fireplace is surrounded by original tiles, while a charming Victorian cherub dances over the flames, against the bronze cast fireback.

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Our many awards include Fodor's Best Inns of the South, 10 Most Romantic Inns in America (Association of Historic Inns), 12 Dream Weekends (Atlanta Magazine) and features in National Geographic Traveler and Southern Living magazines.

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Gracious guestrooms are appointed with period antiques with private baths, cable TV, air conditioning, plush robes and amenity basket.

Luxurious features in some rooms include Jacuzzi tub, grand claw foot tubs and gas or wood-burning fireplaces.

What an ideal location! Our romantic bed and breakfast is a stone's throw from Biltmore Estate and one mile from downtown Asheville. Biltmore tickets are available to purchase at the inn for added convenience.

Our Guest Cottage

Located 150 feet from the Mansion, and located just three blocks from Biltmore Estate in Asheville, this 1,300 square-foot 1915 bungalow sits just up the path above our croquet lawn and English perennial gardens; a quaint haven, representative of the arts and crafts period.

Nestled on more than one acre of land in the heart of Asheville, the one-story 1915 Cottage features a large porch for afternoon sitting, interior high ceilings, plush sofas, and cozy furnishings, a private drive and parking.  A great retreat for a week stay or a relaxing weekend.

A breakfast feast is served daily with seating in the dining room or on our spacious verandah. For those special mornings, we are happy to deliver a continental breakfast bedside.

Herbal iced tea and lemonade will refresh you on warm summer days, local apple cider during our magnificent autumn, and hot wassail for winter holidays. Our homemade cookies are a special treat as well!

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Wedding plans in your future? Searching for a romantic setting for that marriage proposal? Or perhaps an anniversary and love renewal celebration? We are excited and ready to share our grand Victorian mansion, and its four acres of landscaped grounds, with those who wish to say "I do", "so happy we did", and "will you be mine". Let us help you create the special moment that will be a fond and everlasting memory for you!

Our beautifully manicured lawns and English perennial flower gardens are the perfect venue for small intimate celebrations (maximum of 40) April through October. During the colder months here in the Blue Ridge Mountains, you can descend the majestic staircase, in the grand foyer, and exchange vows fireside in one of the lovely formal rooms of the mansion (maximum of 25). As Asheville's genteel society once gathered in this historic prominent residence, we invite you to experience the luxuries of this bygone era, as you embark on your journey as husband and wife, or carry on with renewed love, hopes and dreams.

Rates and  Policies

  • Rates: $145 - $280
  • Two night minimum on weekends. One night weekend reservations may be accommodated upon request or availability with a $35 fee, please call for update.
  • All rates are for double occupancy.
  • Additional persons are $30/each per night.
  • A minimum deposit in the form of a check, money order, or credit card is due within 7 days upon receipt of confirmation. This deposit is 50% of the entire balance, or the full amount for a one night stay. Deposit applicable to the last day's reservation. Balance due upon check-in. Most credit cards accepted.
  • Cancellations:
    Deposit refundable up to 30 days prior to the arrival date (LESS A $25 CANCELLATION FEE PER NIGHT AND PER ROOM / SUITE). A 30-day cancellation applies in all cases the entire year. After the 30-day rule no longer applies, you are then held responsible for the FULL rental period and all deposits paid and unpaid are non-refundable. Special events and whole house cancellations are subject to loss of the entire deposit.
  • Check-in time is between 3 pm and 9 pm. Special arrangements may be made for arrivals after 9 pm with advance notice.
  • Check-out time is 11:00 a.m.
  • Smoking is not allowed
  • Limited accommodations for guest pets
  • Limitations on children staying (Most suitable for children over 10 yrs. of age)
  • No childcare is provided
  • Consumption of alcohol is permitted (Refrigeration, glasses and wine bucket gladly provided.)

Downtown Asheville, just a mile drive from Cedar Crest Inn, is a rare place. Artists and street musicians converge with tourists and locals for a vibrancy rarely found in a city of this size. There is always something happening downtown. People sip cups of Joe at one of several locally-owned coffee shops, listen to live music at a local club. They go on art walks, winding their way through downtown's 30-plus galleries. Shoppers inspect unique boutique finds, or people simply enjoy fine cuisine and people-watching.

Downtown Asheville shops and galleries feature a unique mix of locally-owned establishments. Art galleries offer specialized items such as custom jewelry, quilts, furniture and one-of-a-kind gifts. The city is pedestrian friendly, with wrought-iron benches throughout downtown, and many eateries have open-air dining sections that allow visitor to enjoy the city’s mild weather. In downtown Asheville, it is a pleasure - not a stress - to go shopping. Be sure to visit the Grove Arcade, a beautifully restored "mall".

Whether you're looking for good food, engaging conversation, interesting atmosphere or unique entertainment, you will find it in downtown Asheville's eclectic mix of restaurants and cafés. There are more than 50 choices! Many of the restaurants offer sidewalk dining.

There are museums and attractions for everyone, whether you seek art museums and historic churches or literary attractions and a children's museum. Downtown Asheville festivals are among the most popular in the U.S., including the largest free street festival in the Southeast, one of the nation's best craft fairs, an outdoor sports festival and numerous music festivals.

Asheville skipped the urban renewal process that stripped the character from many downtowns. Today, its rich architectural legacy with its mix of Art Deco, Beaux Arts and Neoclassical styles is the perfect backdrop to the city’s edgy energy. Tours of Asheville are suited to almost any interest. Downtown features more Art Deco architecture than any other southeastern city outside of Miami Beach. Tours of Asheville include haunted tours, old-fashioned trolley tours and downtown walking tours. You can even go on self-guided bicycle tours or tour by rickshaw.

Contact us today and let us help plan the perfect getaway to Asheville and the
Blue Ridge Mountains!

1891 Cedar Crest Inn is accepted by the following agencies:
North Carolina Bed & Breakfasts and Inns Association
10 Most Romantic Inns in America (Association of Historic Inns)
AAA 3 Diamond Property
Fodor's Best Inns of the South
Legendary INNs of Asheville
North Carolina Bed & Breakfasts and Inns
Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII)

1891 Cedar Crest Victorian
Bed and Breakfast

674 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, North Carolina 28803

Email: stay@cedarcrestinn.com
Homepage: www.cedarcrestinn.com
Innkeepers: Bruce and Marcio

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