I just returned from a 4-night stay at the Beaufort House Inn, and it was everything I could have wished for. The hosts are welcoming and gracious, and clearly love what they do. They seemed very interested in making sure I had a good time, and that I enjoyed all the restaurants and attractions that I went to. I felt that there wasn't any detail left wanting - wine is served each night if you want it, tea is always available, and bottles of water are provided to take whenever you want. And the breakfasts are delicious. They didn't have any problems at all with my dietary restrictions (vegetarian + gluten free) and made me feel like it was their pleasure to find me delicious food to eat.
Overall, the atmosphere of the property is serene and calming, with a lovely big wraparound porch to sit on, and gardens to stroll in or just to hang out lying in the hammock. I stayed in the Haseltine room, which is small but charming, with windows that are surrounded by the leafy trees in the garden. The shower/toilet are in what was clearly the original closet to the room, so it is a small area but perfectly adequate. The sink looks original to the house and is in a dresser in the room. The bed was super comfortable, and in all I thought it was a very cozy room.
In other words, I LOVED it, and hope to go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1894, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Beaufort House Inn is located in the residential Chestnut Historic District within walking distance of the vibrant activities in downtown Asheville. The Beaufort House Inn sits on two acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. The Inn has an environment of casual elegance and luxury provided by owners Jim & Christina Muth and their staff. As a guest you will enjoy a two course gourmet breakfast, wine social each evening, Godiva chocolates, Aveda personal products and a full concierge service to help you get the most from your visit to Asheville. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Beaufort House Hotel Asheville