Home, The Lion and the Rose

The Lion and the Rose

Bed & Breakfast

Home, The Lion and the Rose

The Lion and the Rose

Bed & Breakfast

Home, The Lion and the Rose

The Lion and the Rose

Bed & Breakfast

Home, The Lion and the Rose

The Lion and the Rose

Bed & Breakfast

Welcome to The Lion and the Rose Bed and Breakfast

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 also 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. 

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

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

As one of Asheville's longest-operating bed and breakfast inns, The Lion and the Rose Bed and Breakfast offers amenities to rival any hotel or B&B 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 but we are available for assistance at any time. 

The Lion and the Rose has had the honor of being featured in several publications and shows including Frommer's Travel Guide, The Price is Right game show, NC Weekend, The Ingles Open Road, 100 Things To Do in Asheville Before You Die, and Big Blend Magazines. And be sure to check out our new monthly podcast "Adventures in Asheville" on Big Blend Radio.


Leap Year Special 29% Off

In honor of Leap Day, we are offering a one-time special of 29% off your entire stay. Stay with us for 2 or more nights between February 22- March 2, 2024 and receive a 29% discount when you choose the Leap Year Special rate on our website or give us a call for this deal.



New In-room tap available

We are the only Asheville Bed & Breakfast to brew our own beer and we are excited to bring you a new and fun experience. When staying 4+ nights, receive a complimentary in-room beer tap just for the two of you. Must be booked by phone or directly on our website.


Win a 2 night stay at The Lion and the Rose

Since we are proud to be partners with the Asheville Humane Society, we would like to offer you the opportunity to win a free stay.

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

Home, The Lion and the Rose

The Mountains Are Calling


We invite you to take a deep breath and enjoy the fresh mountain air. Relax on our inviting front porch or kick back next to our cozy fire pit while sipping a complimentary pint of our own beer. 

Experience one of America's best scenic drives, the Blue Ridge Parkway before taking a short walk into downtown Asheville. Explore the shops, restaurants and breweries. And then come home to warm hospitality and puppy entertainment at one of the best Asheville Bed and Breakfast inns, The Lion and the Rose.

*Sunday mornings will include our famous beermosa with breakfast. (Listed as one of the 100 Things to Do in Asheville Before You Die.)

Biltmore Estate

Visit the iconic Biltmore


Explore acres of glorious gardens, miles of walking, biking, and hiking trails, and an abundance of outdoor activities. The Biltmore Estate and Antler Hill Village, home to their award-winning Winery and working Farmyard, are must do activities while visiting Asheville.

Book your stay with us and you will receive a special discount code providing you with a savings of up to $13 per person off your Biltmore house and gardens ticket.

Be sure to plan ahead for the Chihuly at Biltmore starting March 25, 2024. This is one exhibit you won't want to miss!

Home, The Lion and the Rose

Gift certificates


Looking for a very special gift for your loved ones? In need of a gift for the travel lovers that are in search of an Asheville vacation?

Gift certificates are certainly 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.

Whether it is a romantic getaway, girls weekend or family reunion, travel is the ultimate gift that keeps on giving because memories last forever.

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

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

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 large 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 B&B 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 also has a small refrigerator for additional cold storage if needed.

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Guest Reviews

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

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award 2023