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Inn on Main Street

At Inn on Main Street bed and breakfast near Asheville, North Carolina, owners Dan and Nancy Ward bring casual hospitality to a century-old Victorian bed and breakfast furnished in lovely antiques.

This romantic air-conditioned bed and breakfast, rated three diamonds by AAA, is located just 10 minutes north of Asheville, NC 15 minutes from the Biltmore Estate and a short, scenic drive below Bull Gap on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Also nearby are whitewater rafting, skiing, golf, trail rides and the private mineral baths at Hot Springs Spa.

Quaint, quiet Weaverville, NC is home to art and craft studios and galleries, the Weaverville Milling Company restaurant, Sunnyside Cafe, Well-Bred Bakery, Blue Mountain Pizza, Stoney Knob Cafe and Zebulon Vance Birthplace.

Inn on Main Street Bed and Breakfast offers seven rooms furnished with antiques. All have private baths, some with whirlpool tubs for two, and most feature gas fireplaces. All rooms are air conditioned and have cable TV.

The Monroe Room (Full Sized Bed)
The Monroe Room, on the second floor, features lovely oak furnishings with hand-carved and inlaid details, a double bed and private bath with a shower.

This romantic room has the nicest view of the mountains.

The Ayers Room
Located in the main house, the Ayers room is available in either king or twin bed configurations, to suit the needs of our guests. It has a gas fireplace.

The Ayers Room, occupying half of the second floor, is roomy and romantic. It includes a huge private bath with tub and shower, and ample space to unpack and relax. Furnishings include an antique dresser, love seat and maple desk. Price includes full breakfast.

The Lee Room
The Lee, named for the Confederate general, is furnished with a love seat and desk, and has a private bath with a whirlpool tub and a shower. The room has a gas fireplace.

It's on the first floor and converts easily from twins to king. It is only steps from the front porch, making it popular with those who don't wish to climb stairs.

The Robinson Room
Located next to the back porch, the Robinson Room has an airy, tropical feel. The Robinson bath has an antique enamel tub and vanity created from an antique medical instruments cabinet.

This room's furnishings include a wicker settee and desk, armchairs and a freestanding gas fireplace for warmth and ambience.

The Kiser Room
The Kiser Room is an octagonal bay room furnished in mahogany, with a pair of Napoleonic armchairs upholstered in red velvet and an Empire style dresser/desk. The room features a massive mahogany bed.

The Forest Room
The Forest Room features warm tones of tan, burgundy and antique wood. This room features a high-backed wooden queen bed, a gas fireplace, window air conditioning, cable TV and a private bath with a whirlpool tub for two.

The Garden Room
The Garden Room, like the Forest, has a high-backed queen wooden bed and a bathroom that includes a whirlpool tub for two. This room also features a gas fireplace, air conditioning, and cable TV. The Forest and Garden rooms are especially popular with couples who want to come and go at odd hours and long-term visitors who enjoy the privacy and independence of quarters away from the main house. These rooms are separated from the main house by a garden path, but are connected by roofed porches. Both feature Dan's handmade tiles in the fireplace surrounds and bathrooms.


We hesitate to call our breakfasts gourmet, since that has become such a cliche among bed and breakfasts. But our meals are indulgences, a full and satisfying experience you'd normally expect at a nice restaurant.

Each meal begins with our private-roast coffee, tea, and juice, with fresh fruit and made-from-scratch muffins served family style. Then we bring you homemade bread, made that morning or the night before, along with an individual serving of the day's entree.

Our entrees range from fritattas, a sort of open-face Italian omelette, to baked apple French toast, omelettes, stuffed crepes, eggs Florentine, fancy pancakes, quiche and some inventions of our own.

We gladly adapt the entrees and muffins to accommodate special diets, including vegetarian breakfasts, vegan breakfasts and diabetic breakfasts. If the entree doesn't suit you, we always have cereal available.

When the weather permits, and that's most of the year, we serve breakfast on the back porch, where you can watch the sun rise over the Blue Ridge Mountains to the adoration of the birds and flowers.

Each evening we serve a variety of beverages with an appetizer to prepare you for dinner out. It's a great time to look over our collection of menus and share suggestions with other guests and your hosts about places to eat, sights to see and things to do.

Our Philosophy
If there is an overriding theme at Inn on Main Street, it would be to embrace the healthy basics while focusing on your comfort. We make all our foods from scratch, including our muffins and breads.

We avoid using cleaning chemicals, deodorizers, fertilizers and pesticides, choosing instead to clean with natural and biodegradable cleaners like vinegar, citrus oils and baking soda.

We've adopted the Green Hotels philosophy, which means we'll forgo changing towels and linens as often if that is your choice, thus saving water and reducing wastewater.

We cook with our own organically grown herbs and vegetables whenever possible, and buy from local organic farmers when we can.

Our home is smoke-free, though we keep ash trays on the porch to accommodate smokers.

In consideration to guests who are sensitive to allergens, we do not accept pets. We do not even use potpourri. We will remove down pillows from your room on request.

Contact Details

Address: Inn on Main Street
88 S. Main St.
NC 28787
Telephone 828-645-4935

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This page was last updated: 17 March 2017

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