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The Princess Anne Hotel
Asheville, North Carolina


National Historic Register,
Circa 1924

The Princess Anne Hotel has an enviable location in the Chestnut Hill National Historic District of Asheville, North Carolina.

The Inn is situated on a quiet residential street within walking distance to downtown and is just minutes by car to the Biltmore Estate, Blue Ridge Parkway, and Pisgah National Forest.

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The hotel was built by the father of Johnny Mercer (writer of the classic melody “Moon River”) for Miss Anne O’Connell, a charismatic worker at a nearby tuberculosis clinic. The three story shingle style hotel was completed in Jan. 1924.

Over the years, the hotel has been utilized as a hospital, retirement home, training facility, and an apartment building. Today
the owner and innkeeper, Howard Stafford, an award winning preservationist, has lovingly restored this building. The hotel still retains its original ambiance and charm, with modern amenities available to create a memorable stay.

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Quiet relaxation envelops you throughout
our inn.

Our porches offer a special place to sit and relax, while viewing the magnificent seasonal blooms.

Every floor is equipped with a coin washer and dryer for our guests who wish to have an extended stay to enjoy the area’s many versatile attractions. Enjoy breakfast each morning in the dining room and wine and hors d’oeuvres each afternoon. Let our staff know if you would enjoy amenities such as chilled champagne on arrival, flowers, chocolates, etc., and we will make your stay memorable.

The Princess Anne is available for weddings,celebrations
and corporate events.

Relax and enjoy the gracious living of yesterday in our various common areas. The large stone fireplace invites you through French doors to relax in the comfortable living room. You can read the newspaper or watch TV in the library. Peruse our literature to learn the history of the area. Plan your daily excursions to find where to hike, mountain or road bike, raft, kayak, golf, shop, go antiquing, dine, and enjoy the endless array of activities Asheville proudly boasts. You may choose to simply take your choice of our covered porches to relax looking at our gardens and fountain.

Asheville, North Carolina

The Princess Anne Hotel is located in the charming city of Asheville, North Carolina. Asheville offers visitors a rich mountain history, and unsurpassed natural beauty. Our area is home to the luxurious Biltmore Estate, as well as the birthplace of author Thomas Wolfe. We are a short drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway, waterfalls, hiking and biking trails, and much more. Below are a few links to so many of the great local attractions.

Area Attractions

  • North Carolina Arboretum
  • Chimney Rock Park
  • Asheville Urban Trail
  • Thomas Wolfe Memorial
  • Asheville Tourists Baseball
  • The Asheville Symphony
  • Sugar Mountain Ski Resort
  • Historic Biltmore Village
  • Asheville Mall
  • Folk Art Center
  • Grove Arcade Public Market
  • Downtown Asheville
  • Explore Asheville
  • Mountain Adventure Guides
  • Biltmore Estate
  • Southern Highland Craft Guild
  • Asheville Art Museum
  • The Orange Peel ( Live Music Hall)

Asheville's premier, historic boutique inn!

Princess Anne Hotel is a member of the following associations:
North Carolina Bed & Breakfasts and Inns Association

The Princess Anne Hotel
301 East Chestnut Street
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
(828) 258-0986
Toll Free (866) 552-0986

Fax: (828) 258-0989
Email: info@princessannehotel.com
Homepage: www.princessannehotel.com
Innkeeper: Howard Stafford

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