welcomes you to Asheville, North Carolina!
Enjoy many extras at our Asheville bed and breakfast that you will not receive in a hotel. From the hearty breakfast with morning coffee and juice to comfy cotton bathrobes in your room. The luxury of our Asheville, NC bed and breakfast is found in the details. In addition to our beautifully appointed guest rooms, all with private baths, and a three-course plated breakfast, guests of North Lodge on Oakland also enjoy fresh baked cookies and pastries each afternoon, a 200-title DVD library, in-room flat screen TVs, peaceful gardens, a business center with computer and printer, personalized trip planning, Wi-Fi throughout, and in-room massages. Here, at the North Lodge on Oakland B&B, we invite you to imagine a place that surrounds you with elegance the moment you arrive, and a place where the pace slows and the mind rests. The North Lodge on Oakland invites you to abandon your stress and relish the civility and romance of this exquisite Asheville bed and breakfast and Asheville itself.
After a satisfying day of sightseeing and shopping, relax in the living room or stone porch to enjoy a glass of wine while you peruse our collection of local restaurant menus and mingle with guests, amusing each other with exciting tales of your Asheville adventures and discoveries.
Asheville and its surrounding areas have many exciting and adventuresome things to do. Downtown Asheville, with its many art galleries, local stores, award winning restaurants, museums, charming antique shops, and performing arts centers, is only a mile north of the North Lodge. Or drive one of America’s most scenic roads, the Blue Ridge Parkway. Hike, explore the land of waterfalls, and enjoy a host of outdoor activities in our Blue Ridge Mountains and Inn is also only 5 minutes from the famous Biltmore Estate. As we like to say, our Asheville, North Carolina bed and breakfast is far from ordinary, but close to everything, offering you convenience as well as comfort!
There are many locally-owned restaurants in Asheville to satisfy just about any taste. In downtown Asheville, there are more than 50 choices. Many of the downtown restaurants feature sidewalk dining. Also check out an amazing selection of night clubs, brewpubs and microbreweries many of which sell locally made beer. In fact, Asheville has been voted “Beer City USA”. You can hang out at one of the dozen coffee shops or bakeries for premium coffee and pastries or try hand-dipped chocolate in one of our many specialty shops.
Visit the Biltmore Estates Completed in 1895, George Vanderbilt’s 250-room chateau is as impressive today as it was more than a century ago. Biltmore House is truly a wonder of architecture and hospitality. You will enjoy a self-guided tour of the house, as well as the beautiful gardens and grounds surrounding it, designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.
Discover original art from masters such as Renoir, magnificent 16th-century tapestries, Napoleon’s chess set, a library with 10,000 volumes, a Banquet Hall with a 70-foot ceiling, 65 fireplaces, an indoor pool, bowling alley, and priceless antiques. Opened to friends on Christmas Eve 1895, this French Renaissance chateáu remains America’s largest privately owned home. When visitors plan a trip to Biltmore, they often think first of Biltmore House with its art and antiques, but there’s so much more to this 8,000 acre estate in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Whether a guest’s interest lies in food and wine, gardening, history, agriculture, family activities or just escaping the everyday, Biltmore has an event or activity to suit.
We all know and love Biltmore Estate so we have lots of insider’s advice for things to do during your visit. It is the ideal location for a romantic getaway with a century-old French Renaissance castle. George W. Vanderbilt’s 250-room Biltmore House on an 8,000-acre estate includes 75 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, shopping, dining, four star accommodations, the nation’s most visited winery, hiking trails and more for a vacation to remember.
You may order your tickets from http://biltmore.com.
The River Arts District is located between the North Lodge and Downtown. What began with artists taking over abandoned warehouses has grown into what is now known as the River Arts District thanks to the close proximity of the French Broad River that flows through this bohemian mountain town. In this transformed industrial area, there are now more than 140 working studios spread throughout 16 buildings, most of which are open to the public.
The Blue Ridge Parkway (part of the U.S. National Park Service) near Asheville, North Carolina, offers plenty of spots for roadside picnics, views, easy to difficult hiking trails and a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Asheville is the most visited national park. There are 520,976 acres to explore. This International Reserve is home to rugged mountains (many peaks in excess of 6,000 feet), historic homes of the great pioneers of western North Carolina, and 100,000 different types of plants and animals. Four entrances to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are within 50 miles from downtown Asheville.
If you love to find waterfalls in western North Carolina, the Asheville area is the place for you! While there are hundreds of falls in our area, some of the most beautiful and easy to find waterfalls are near Asheville in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The North Lodge on Oakland Bed and Breakfast is a romantic getaway for mature adults and we ask that our guests be older than 12 years of age.