Welcome to Our Asheville, NC Bed and Breakfast

The Asheville bed and breakfast inn, The Lion and the Rose, is an exceptional value in the heart of Asheville’s Montford Historic District. This beautiful pink lady, sitting at the top of a sloping lawn and gardens, offers privacy and enchantment amid luxurious surroundings.

"One of the best run B&B's in greater Asheville"

- Frommer's Travel Guide, The Carolinas & Georgia 7th Edition

The Lion and the Rose bed and breakfast is a short distance from downtown Asheville - an easy walk to the unique shops, art galleries, and independently owned restaurants that make Asheville one of the most popular destinations in the Southeast.

The Lion and the Rose bed and breakfast is a place where you can indulge your romantic fantasies, enjoy decadent gourmet breakfasts, and relish in the comfort of luxury linens and beds that you won't want to leave.

The Lion and the Rose Bed and Breakfast -- an Asheville B&B

Your needs and wishes are not just met, they are anticipated.

With only five guest rooms – four on the second floor and the suite encompassing the entire third floor – your privacy and intimacy are guaranteed. 

This Asheville bed and breakfast is ideally located within minutes of:

  • the Biltmore Estate
  • the Blue Ridge Parkway

The Lion and the Rose bed and breakfast is in a quiet residential neighborhood and has free, lighted, off street parking for guests.

"Impeccable attention to detail and beautifully landscaped gardens"

-Mobil Travel Guide

An Asheville landmark, our bed and breakfast is the first stop on the city's historic trolley tours.  The building is a unique Queen Anne/Georgian style residence circa 1898 that has been faithfully restored to its original elegance.

  • High embossed ceilings
  • Gorgeous antiques and art
  • Four fireplaces
  • Original leaded & stained glass windows
  • Golden tiger oak foyer and staircase

The Lion & The Rose garden

The Lion and the Rose bed and breakfast Inn is one of Asheville's longest operating bed and breakfasts, and it is known for:

  • Delicious and inventive breakfasts that will keep you going until dinner
  • A friendly, relaxed atmosphere that's not forced or phony
  • Beautiful art, architecture, and antiques
  • Lush gardens

Asheville, North Carolina is one of the most unique cities in the South, and The Lion and the Rose bed and breakfast is in the best possible location for you to experience all that the area has to offer.

See our Asheville, Etc. page for things to do in the area and for our list of restaurant picks.

Whatever brings you to the ancient Blue Ridge Mountains of the Southern Highlands, we want you to have a great time!

Beautiful gardens at the Lion & Rose Asheville B&B

Never stayed at a Bed and Breakfast before?  Do not fear!!

Don't believe the bad stereotypes that have stopped you from trying one.  We guarantee no forced conversations with strangers and no ruffles and flowery wallpaper.  We provide the best breakfast food you'll find anywhere, extremely comfortable beds, and all the amenities you would find at a hotel, included in the price.

If you want privacy, you will get it.  If you need assistance, ask us and we will do our best to get you what you need.

See our blog for more information about a better way to stay, and check out this tongue in cheek video from the Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII).