The Lion & the Rose Bed and Breakfast is in a perfect location: a short walk from downtown Asheville, North Carolina - "the Paris of the South", and three miles from the entrance to the Biltmore Estate. But it is the unmatched natural beauty of the mountains that has lured visitors here since the first railroad line
Asheville North Carolina's historic Riverside Cemetery, just a few blocks from The Lion & the Rose Bed and Breakfast, is the final resting place for many famous citizens: Civil War Governor Zebulon Vance, writers Thomas Wolfe and O. Henry, and architect Richard Sharp Smith - to name a few.
Winters in the Southern Highlands are mild when compared to the regions North of us. In the City of Asheville, North Carolina we just had the first snowfall of the 2009 winter season - at least the first one that did not melt within a day.
TheLion & the Rose Bed & Breakfast Inn is in Asheville's oldest Historic District of Montford. Established in 1893, Montford covers 300 acres and represents one of the richest varieties of architectural styles in North Carolina.