We stayed in the Sterling Castle room and it was fabulous! The everything about the chateau is breathtaking... from the house to the guest rooms to the whirlpool tub for 2 to the stunning views... truly paradise! We used a groupon deal that gave us 2 nights plus a candlelit dinner. We had dinner the evening we arrived- it was a delicious 3-course meal (though my DH ordered the salmon when we made our reservation and was served pork because of some mixup). The guestroom featured a WONDERFULLY comfy memory foam mattress and overlooked the sparkling pool on the back of the house. The huge bathroom featured a beautiful whirlpool tub for 2 (SO relaxing!) Note: the Sterling Castle room does NOT have a seperate shower stall, which was a little inconvenient if you wanted to take a quick shower as opposed to a bath. The tub has a shower head that you can hold, but is quite awkward to use and sprays water all over since there is no shower curtain. (If we return, we will probably choose one of the other rooms instead since they offer seperate showers.) Breakfast is served at 9am in the lovely formal dining room and featured a frittata casserole one morning and open-faced "montecristo" sandwiches & skillet potatoes the next. On Saturday, we ventured into downtown Asheville (about 25 minutes west) and had a lovely day of strolling in and about the streets, shoppes, art galleries and restaurants. One place NOT to miss is The Chocolate Lounge (corner of Patton & Lexington) where they have a selection of delectable desserts, coffees and beers/wines, not to mention their signature line of chocolates. For dinner, we opted for "Asheville's best seafood" at The Lobster Trap- it did not disappoint! Before heading home on Sunday, we visited the town of Hendersonville. It has a lovely, quaint downtown and we happened to be there during the annual Garden Jubilee, so that was a delight! We had lunch at Me and Mrs. G's, a wonderful american bistro that we had seen featured on PBS before our trip- it was a real treat! We definitely recommend the Chateau for a relaxing getaway in a beautiful area with so many wonderful adventures to behold!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- High atop Sandy Flat Mountain, the Chateau on the Mountain, Bed & Breakfast stands majestically waiting to pamper and shelter you from all of life's harsh realities. Three magnificent Suites and three beautiful large rooms, all with inviting baths and amenities. Your only decisions: 1) Which accomodation to choose? 2) Which local attraction to visit 3) Which delicious item to eat at breakfast and afternoon reception? Conveniently located in Fletcher, NC midway between Hendersonville & the Biltmore Estate. ... more less