Let me state right away that my husband and I truly had a relaxing and lovely stay at the 1898 Waverly and will absolutely return. As other reviewers claim - a most excellent location. I am also a claw foot tub fan. I also enjoy having a ridiculous assortment of tea and coffee at my disposal 24 hours a day, and my husband ate both my and his share of cookies. I was also beyond happy with the breakfast. I am non-dairy and not a huge meat-eater and did not expect to rave about this portion of our stay. In my experience, most breakfasts loved by others tend towards the buttery and greasy. Not so at the 1898 Waverly! Irish oatmeal of perfect consistency! Absolutely perfectly poached farm-fresh eggs on warm, locally baked toast! A lovely poached pear with local blueberries, for goodness sakes! Pancakes, french toast, bacon, sausage and grits were also offered, but a girl can only eat but so much, try as I did!
Now, I had read the other reviews prior to our trip and thought I would address those as well:
We enjoyed our room on the third floor. No, there is no elevator. If you can normally walk up three flights of stairs then you can handle these as well. Yes, it is on the street. Remember the great location? So cars drive by and there is a school nearby. They also give you earplugs; we didn't use them as this sort of thing doesn't bother us.
Our room was clean. I have asthma and am wary of dusty places. Not a problem; it was clean.
The decor was perhaps not exclusively period pieces. However, it looked just like the photos on the webpage. So if you like what is pictured there, you'll be fine. This is not something that matters to me - I prefer being able to walk to the local bookstore after an amazing breakfast of poached eggs and orange juice. And then I like to go back to my room and read The Middle of the Air by local author and husband of the owner of Kilwin's Kenneth Butcher and wonder if I am in the B&B where the FBI agents stayed.....
What else? Parking was fine. Overflow parking was explained. We were given a key to the house for late night entry. Darla and Diane were friendly, helpful and informative. Social hour was thoughtful and appreciated.
We can't wait to return!
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- Also Known As:
- 1898 Waverly Hotel Hendersonville