The Lion and the Rose

Bed & Breakfast

The Lion and the Rose

Bed & Breakfast

The Lion and the Rose

Bed & Breakfast

The Lion and the Rose

Bed & Breakfast

Welcome to The Lion and the Rose Bed and Breakfast

COVID-19 Update:

We are committed to the health and safety of our guests. We have adopted new safety protocols and stricter cleaning standards per local government and CDC guidelines. At this time, you are welcome to have breakfast in your room or take advantage of our optional rates without breakfast if you prefer more privacy.

The Lion and the Rose is proud to be a locally owned small business! With only five rooms, we can operate with minimal staff and ensure the highest sanitization standards. Starting May 22nd, we are excited to be welcoming guests back home. 

"One of the best run B&B's in greater Asheville"

- Frommer's Travel Guide, The Carolinas & Georgia 7th Edition

 The Lion and the Rose is a stunning pink lady in the Montford Historic District. The manicured lawns, luxurious decor, and welcoming innkeepers invite you in for an unforgettable stay at an exceptional value.

This Asheville Bed and Breakfast is an 1898 residence located in a quiet residential neighborhood within walking distance to downtown Asheville and its many attractions. The Blue Ridge Parkway and Biltmore Estate are just minutes away.

The Queen Anne/Georgian style inn has been restored to its original splendor, evoking the classic architecture of the times, and earning the privilege of being the first stop on Asheville's historic trolley tours. With original leaded and stained glass windows, period  antiques, four fireplaces, and a golden tiger oak foyer and staircase, The Lion and the Rose lets you experience the opulence of a bygone era, but with modern amenities for a comfortable and unique experience. Five beautifully appointed guest rooms invite you to enjoy the romance, privacy, and enchantment that can only be found in such homes rich in history and character. 

As one of Asheville's longest-operating inns, The Lion and the Rose Bed and Breakfast offers amenities to rival any hotel or inn around, including free, lighted, off-street parking, gourmet breakfasts, plush bedding, and unpretentious hospitality. We do our best to meet, and even anticipate your needs, and are available for assistance at any time. 

Bid to help wildlife and win a stay!

We are happy to announce our participation in a holiday auction that helps to raise funds for Appalachian Wild, a local wildlife rehabilitation organization. Win a stay with us and help a non-profit that saves wildlife. The auction runs from Dec 3 through Dec 15, 2020. Click here to check auction gifts.

Win a 2 night stay at The Lion and the Rose 

We are excited to be partners with the Asheville Humane Society and to offer you the opportunity to win a free stay.

Unfortunately, this fundraiser has been postponed to a later date. Please check back for more details.

Happy New Year!


It's a time for resolutions and a new start. 

We invite you to take a deep breath and enjoy the fresh mountain air while relaxing on our inviting front porch with a complimentary cold beer.

Experience one of America's best scenic drives, the Blue Ridge Parkway. And then come home to warm hospitality and puppy entertainment at The Lion & The Rose.

Sunday mornings will include a beermosa with breakfast. Only available when you book direct on our website or by phone.

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Romantic Couples Getaway


Whether you are looking to snuggle together next to a fireplace with a glass of wine or indulge in a couples massage, The Lion and the Rose offers you a romantic retreat, a special Valentine's surprise getaway, or an anniversary celebration. 

We currently offer two romance packages, our Love is in the Mountain Air which is available in any room and our Suite Mountain Romance which is exclusive to our Craig Toms Suite. We also have the option to add on an in-room couples massage (all rooms except Margaret Grace) and we'd be happy to work with you to customize a special romantic getaway just for the two of you.

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Looking for a very special gift for your loved ones?

Gift certificates are the best way to give a memorable experience to your friends and family. 

Let us pamper you and your loved ones with a comfortable stay and warm hospitality in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina.

Buy now as a gift and travel whenever you are ready for your next getaway.

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Planning a Girlfriend Getaway, Small Family Reunion, Couples Retreat?

The Lion and the Rose is perfect for a group getaway or romantic escape.  The entire first floor with two parlors, two fireplaces, an inglenook and large dining room is available to guests; as well as the veranda, outdoor seating areas and backyard fire pit.  

Two of our rooms (Marion Hall and the Craig Toms Suite) offer a day bed as well as a queen in Marion Hall and a king in the Suite. Both rooms can easily accommodate up to three adults.  Also, the Marion Hall and Margaret Grace rooms have an adjoining door which can be opened to share the sitting area in the Marion Hall Room.

The inn can accommodate up to 12 overnight guests.  All can share the stocked pantry on the first floor with hot and cold drinks, snacks, and refrigerator.  The Craig Toms Suite has a small refrigerator for additional cold storage if needed.

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We strive to provide an exceptional level of service for every guest, and are proud to have a 5-star rating on TripAdvisor.

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