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“What a B&B should be!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Lion and The Rose Bed and Breakfast

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The Lion and The Rose Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #10 of 38 Asheville B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Newburgh, IN
1 review
“What a B&B should be!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2008

My husband and I have stayed at numerous B&B's throughout the US, but I'll have to say that The Lion and the Rose is definitely a cut above the rest! The first 2 nights of our stay we were in the Craig-Tom Suite on the 3rd floor--beautiful surroundings, comfy bed, whirlpool tub, and a private porch. Due to some itinerary changes on our part, the next 2 nights we were in a room on the 2nd floor. Although not nearly as spacious, the room was still very comfortable. Coffee at our door at 8 each morning was a real treat. The breakfasts would truly gourmet, from the stuffed french toast to the 3-potato hash with eggs. Linda and Jim were helpful with all questions; they even have a listing of the best stops on the Blue Ridge Parkway! Cedric, the conciege (he doesn't know that he's a dog), is a true delight. We'll definitely be returning in the spring!

Tonya & Mike
Newburgh, IN

  • Liked — Coffee at the door in the morning
  • Disliked — Nothing!
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank celticcoffee
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Savannah GA
Level Contributor
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2008

We stayed at the B&B to celebrate our ninth anniversary. We stay at a lot of Inns and B&B's, both at home and abroad and the Lion and the Rose ranks with the best we have encountered. The inn keepers were gracious, friendly but not intrusive. Breakfasts were truly gourmet quality and the location was perfect for visiting downtown Asheville as well as its environs. We booked the smallest of the three rooms on the second floor, which was a little tight. When we go again we will ask for one of the larger rooms - but we will definitely be visiting Asheville again and the Lion and the Rose will be our first choice.
Jim and Leslie

  • Liked — Ambiance and location
  • Disliked — Booked the smallest room
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank JimandLeslie
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County Durham, England
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2008

We stayed here for 3 nights 23rd - 25th August as part of a 17 day tour of North and South Carolina and Georgia.
This was our first experience of a B&B in the US (never mind North Carolina) and we were very pleasanty surprised. This was our second night in the US having spent the first night in an airport hotel at Atlanta.
Jim & Linda were great hosts with a lovely house and a very nice bedroom with lovely furnishings. The bathroom didn't have a bath but did have shower (a minor criticism maybe that it could do with a facelift, although we could see that they were trying to keep it in character with the rest of the house).
Much to our delight Jim introduced us to the pantry which provided us with snacks and hot & cold drinks whenever we needed them (very handy) and also the drinks cabinet with a supply of sherry or port.
The breakfasts were typical Southern cooking (although we weren't sure what that actually meant until it arrived on the dining table) and they were delicious although it didn't help our diets!!
Jim & Linda were very approachable and gave us lots of tips of places to visit including the Blue Ridge Parkway. We didn't visit the Biltmore Estate as we had heard it needed a lengthy stay to appreciate it fully and we were only here for 3 nights (also, we have many stately homes in Britain and once you've seen one, I'm afraid the appeal wears off a bit).
The surrounding area is beautiful although Ashville itself wasn't what we expected but that shouldn't be taken as a negative comment (it was just not quite what we expected) but it was ideal place to stay to explore the mountains.

  • Liked — Comfort & location
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank MRRTCR
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Cincinnati, OH
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2008

The Lion and The Rose B&B in Asheville, NC did a terrific job welcoming guests and meeting guests' needs while providing privacy. You get a key to the place and can come and go anytime. There is a butler's pantry stocked with drinks and snacks and it is available 24 hours. The room actually looked like the picture from the internet and it was comfortable and well appointed. The breakfast was delicious and the dining room was beautiful. The owner's even worked with my sister to have flowers, wine and chocolates in our room as a gift from her for our anniversary.

The inn is right off of downtown Asheville and it was convenient to The Biltmore and to all of Asheville's attractions. This is a great B&B for a long, romantic weekend.

  • Liked — The setting and the privacy
  • Disliked — The neighborhood was a bit transitional
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank LAN_8
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Indiana
Level Contributor
141 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2008

Jim and Linda are wonderful hosts. The property is immaculate, rooms very well appointed, and the breakfasts are beyond words!
Easy walk to town, easy drive to Biltmore and other area things to see. Been to a lot of places,,,Lion and Rose is one of the finest ones yet. Make sure to save some time for the porch! Wow!!
Thank you friends for opening your home to us!

  • Liked — felt like being at a friends house
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank onthego802
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Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2008

What a wonderful experience we had at The Lion and the Rose Bed and Breakfast in Asheville, NC. We cannot say enough about the hospitality - Jim and Linda definitely have a gift in innkeeping. The rooms, the home and the yard were beautiful, and the breakfasts were incredibly tasty!! What a nice touch to have the little (pantry-type) room available 24 hours for snacks and drinks. Our stay was relaxing and peaceful - we have suggested our friends and family stay here as well. We look forward to returning to The Lion and the Rose soon!

Stayed April 2008
Helpful?
Thank finandmam
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brentwood, tn
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2008

We recently stayed at the Lion and the Rose after finding it on this website. We stayed in the Craigs-Tom suite and couldn't have been more pleased. The owners have a B&B that really feels like home away from home. Since this was our first time staying at a B&B we were not sure what to expect. The bar has been raised higher than we expected. The home is beautiful, the food delicious and the location very easy for getting around. The Craigs-Tom suite was so nice and so much better than any hotel we have ever stayed at. The balcony in the room, on the front of the house, offered hours of opportunities to relax and sit back and enjoy the time away from home. I can't wait to find another opportunity to come back to Asheville and show off the "gem" we found. Jim and Linda, thanks so much for sharing your "home". L&G Mays

  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank mays5
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Property: The Lion and The Rose Bed and Breakfast
Address: 276 Montford Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-1660
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Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Asheville
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Asheville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Lion and The Rose Bed and Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lion and The Rose Bed and Breakfast is a beautifully restored Queen Anne, just three blocks from downtown Asheville, North Carolina and minutes from the Biltmore Estate. Each of the five guest rooms is uniquely furnished with antiques and period appointments. All rooms include a queen bed, private bath, full gourmet breakfast, TV/DVD player, luxury soaps & linens, custom robes, wireless internet service and a 24 hour guest pantry. ... more   less 
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