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“Lovely appointed rooms, Delicious Food”
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Inn on Church
Ranked #4 of 15 Hendersonville B&B and Inns
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Lenoir, North Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Lovely appointed rooms, Delicious Food”
Reviewed 1 July 2013

While traveling in the NC mountains with relatives we chose Inn on Church as an overnight stay as it was recommended on Trip Advisor. (We always check Trip Advisor for hotel recommendations whenever we travel). We loved this place! This is a beautifully restored Historical building, however, the owners say it is still in process. The owners greeted us with friendly smiles and an offer to help with our luggage. We were very interested in the history of the Inn and they kindly took time to talk with us. We ate dinner that night at the Inn and it was OUTSTANDING! We stayed on the third floor in the rooms Fazio and Giuliani. Very nicely appointed with antiques and our mattress had a nice topper on it. Yes, there is a window A/C unit, however, remember this is a building on the National Historic Registry, The unit did not deter us from enjoying our time here, we enjoyed the cool air it offered.
The following morning, we had a DELICIOUS breakfast served by smiling, happy faces! We loved the large front porch with rockers, we loved the fact that downtown shopping was only 1 block away from this charming Inn, and we loved the FOOD! We would recommend a stay here and when you do, slow down, relax and enjoy this beautiful old Inn.

Room Tip: There is no elevator as this is a Historical Inn. There is a beautiful wide staircase leading to yo...
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Green Features: The Inn is working hard to be "green". They recycle whenever possible. Growing fresh vegetables/herbs from their own garden to be used by chefs in their prepared dishes.
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Jackson, Mississippi, United States
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

I loved our stay at the Inn on Church! The owners, Joe and Stephanie, were so hospitable and provided a wonderful B & B experience.

The inn, on the National Historic Registry, retains the charm and ambiance of a bygone era, while providing modern comforts. Our room was beautifully appointed with antiques and accessories appropriate for a 100 year old home; and while there, we got a tour of the inn along with interesting anecdotes about the unusual doors on each of the rooms.

Breakfast was outstanding! We had two choices each morning - both being hot and delicious! Of all the B & B's I've stayed in, the Inn on Church has provided the best breakfast. Dinner in the restaurant was delicious, and the atmosphere was quiet and elegant. The menu provides a nice selection for all palates, along with an extensive wine list. The chef is excellent! We had the crab cakes - best ever!

The wrap-around porch provided a place to relax in the rocking chairs, sip a glass of wine, read a book, and enjoy the day. There is no elevator or central air in the inn, but this did not bother us, as it is typical of an historic home. We had a window air conditioner, and were completely comfortable in our room.

Hendersonville has a bustling downtown, with lots of cute shops and restaurants! The Inn on Church is only ONE block from downtown. It was nice to be able to walk to the downtown area as the parking is very limited on Main Street.

Joe and Stephanie, we can't wait for our next visit! Thank you for making us feel at home in your home.

Room Tip: We stayed on the alley side, second floor. Our room was quiet, even though we were directly in fron...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Matthews, NC
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

Stayed a single night here with dinner and breakfast. Wonderful large B&B. No, the exterior doesn't fit the stereotypical gingerbread exterior of B&B's. But we really appreciated the beautiful interior and our room was great. Also appreciated being just one block away from the newly renovated downtown H'ville shopping district. Spent part of a lazy summer afternoon reading on the covered front porch in rocking chairs.

Joe secured us two tix for nearby (10 minutes) Flat Rock Playhouse production of Evita. Had dinner at the Inn also. Variety of dinner selections from steak to seafood and southern specialties, as well as fine wine. Not as much variety of breakfast options, but that is normal for a B&B, no?

Regarding earlier reviews complaining about gaps around some doors, well it is a 104 year old hotel, and those little imperfections are part of the character of such an establishment. We slept in the Lucille room and, though the bed was a little firmer than our preferences, we slept soundly and didn't hear a noise all night.

We are occasional B&B lodgers and we would stay again at the Inn on Church.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 June 2013

I'm among those with a wedding party recently, with the wedding itself at a nearby campground. I'm the father of the groom, in fact, and my wife and I as well as the bride's parents and the bride and groom themselves, cared a lot about finding a place, after lots of research, that would be a pleasure for friends and relatives. I was delighted with this B&B, would return in a heartbeat, and would recommend it to others. There were some imperfections. For example, the choices at breakfast were too limited and not readily accommodating people with dietary requirements or even just strong preferences. I think more flexibility should be built-in and not only emerging with special requests. On the other hand, before I arrived, my wife and my sister and her partner had dinner one evening in the Inn's restaurant that they haven't stopped raving about. I trust the owners to work on whatever is flawed because they are very dedicated and caring. Overall, I felt the whole was greater than the sum of its parts: the decor, the lovely porch, the charming furnishings, the location, and maybe most of all, the warmth and thoughtfulness of the owners, Joe and Stephanie, who made the place accommodating and homey. They went out of their way to advise people about places to visit in Hendersonville and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains, complete with travel tips, directions, and maps that they printed out as necessary. I confess it didn't hurt that they spoke very genuinely and spontaneously of their appreciation of our son's and daughter in law's qualities with whom they had negotiated most of the arrangements, the kind of thing that's in the "seams" of the B&B experience, yet so personal and important. The Inn on Church is a very special human place.

Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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rochester
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126 reviews
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Reviewed 30 May 2013

We stayed at the Inn on Church for 2 nights for a wedding that we attended at a nearby summer camp.
We felt there were promises made, but not delivered, and would therefore not recommend this inn without understanding the situation with the food service, in particular.
We had reservations for lodging/breakfast and additionally for dinner on the night of our arrival. We arrived at about 7:45 p.m. and were discreetly told and subsequently advised to dine elsewhere, although we had made a reservation for dinner many weeks prior to our arrival. It seems that 22 gentlemen were being accommodated for a special dinner and we were warned that we would have a very long wait for service. A promise for a reservation after traveling from afar, but no guarantee of service provided. We dined elsewhere.
Upon arrival, we were asked very solicitously, we thought, about restrictions that we might have for breakfast. We said that we don't eat ham or bacon. At breakfast, there was bacon and the server refused to remove it or to bring the meal without it. We were asked about beverages, and we requested milk and were told that there wasn't any, only half and half. The oatmeal was so sugary as to be inedible, although several people in our group had asked for it without the added sugar.The response in a sharp, nasty manner was NO, not possible. It was not service with a smile or southern hospitality at all. The next morning, choices of juice were offered, but then rescinded because "we ran out of it." The cheese filling of the crepes was cold obviously having been improperly defrosted and reheated.
If you provide breakfast, provide it with choices, have enough food on hand, particularly the staples, and sack the rude waitress or at least, train her properly.
As for the inn itself, the doors to the room were improperly fit leaving wide gaps on top and sides--a poor restoration job; there quilts (clean?) hanging from hooks in the hallway and left there-for what reason, I have no idea. A large white refrigerator in the middle of the corridor seemed quite out of place with the attempt at period decor. The armoire in our room was so short as to make it impossible for a dress to hang properly, the floor boards were extremely noisy, there were no toiletries provided and only one tiny bar of soap.
Promises, no delivery. Don't stay there.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Joe C, Owner at Inn on Church, responded to this review, 14 August 2013
Thank you for staying with us. We enjoyed meeting you and your family. The bride and groom are
a delight.
Joe & Stephanie
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Winston-Salem,NC
Level 6 Contributor
350 reviews
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

Fairly large B&B very close to downtown Hendersonville. Stayed on the third floor which was quiet and well appointed...no bathroom toiletries (shampoo, etc) just soap...really ((?)....for the price??!) Very small room/Gatsby but the bath was large... and had everything we needed included free wifi. Could have added a flat sceren as the tv has microscopic.
Loved the Keurig/coffee spot in the hall!
Breakfast served for 1 hour, 8-9 AM.(?) but it was wonderful- homemade, plantiful and gourmet.
Wonderful wraparound porch- hosts were pleasant.
We also ate lunch here one afternoon and the meal was superb.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

My husband and I are from the area so did not stay at the Inn but got a tour of their beautiful rooms. We did have our rehearsal dinner there and loved it!!. The food and atmosphere were perfect. We could not have asked for more perfect hosts than Joe and Stephanie, they made everything so easy and relaxed I did not have one worry and could spend the whole night enjoying my friends and family.
I would recommend this place to anyone coming into town the location is perfect (right off main street), food is great and the hosts are wonderful.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Inn on Church

Property: Inn on Church
Address: 201 3rd Ave W, Hendersonville, NC 28739-4307
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Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Hendersonville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Hendersonville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Inn on Church 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our 90 year old historic inn and gourmet restaurant is conveniently located one block from Hendersonville's Main Street shops, antique stores, and restaurants. We are only 20 miles from Asheville, in the beautiful Western North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains. We offer bed and breakfast lodging, a full-service event center with gourmet cuisine, wine list, event facilities, catering services and a single minded dedication to the comfort and satisfaction of our guests. ... more   less 
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