I've spent two consecutive summers at Arbor House for a week on each occasion in part for business as well as restful recreation. My lodging experience was consistently excellent. Restful, peaceful, as well as incredible scenery as the house overlooks a small local Lake Tomahawk.
My personal experience was the equivalent of a stay at an individual retreat center. Dave and Carolyn are welcoming and hospitable hosts who are excellent resources for planning day trips and learning more about the area and current cultural activities. Their attention to detail in the house and surrounding landscaping create a beautiful and serene environment with modern amenities. The porch and gardens are quiet escapes for reading or simply enjoying a nice cup of tea.
The breakfasts alone were memorable culinary occasions. I am very grateful that during my most recent visit that Carolyn was able, with communication prior to my arrival regarding special dietary needs, to still create some outstanding breakfast meals that were worthy of their high standards and reputation. One dish I dubbed especially 'Carolyn's Arbor House Eggs Benedict' - this is a recipe I've brought home with me and continue to use.
The location is very convenient to the many tourist attractions in the Black Mountain and Asheville areas. Or you can simply stay and relax and renew body and soul in the peaceful surroundings.More