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.
“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 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.
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. Be sure to check out our new monthly podcast “Adventures in Asheville” on Big Blend Radio.
Spring into May with $avings
Book early for your May getaway! Stay 3+ nights in any room between May 4-8 and receive $50 off your entire stay.
Free Upgrade in April
Stay in our Craig Toms suite for 2+ nights in April and receive a complimentary upgrade to our Suite Mountain Romance package which includes a private champagne breakfast on your balcony or in room.
New In-room tap available starting in April
We are excited to bring you a new and fun experience for bookings any time after April 7, National Beer Day. Receive a complimentary in-room beer tap just for the two of you when you stay 4+ nights. Can be booked by phone and online availability coming soon.
Hiking in Spring Special
To celebrate the beauty of Spring, we would like to invite you to join the innkeepers on a complimentary guided hike. Our goal will be wildflowers and/or waterfalls. We can also adjust according to your interests. The hike will be on Monday, March 27 after breakfast.
Win a 2 night stay at The Lion and the Rose
We are proud 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.
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. Take a short walk into downtown Asheville to explore the shops, restaurants and breweries. And then come home to warm hospitality and puppy entertainment at 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.)
Visit the iconic Biltmore
Explore acres of glorious gardens, miles of walking, biking, and hiking trails, and an abundance of outdoor activities to Biltmore Estate and Antler Hill Village, home to their award-winning Winery and working Farmyard.
When you book your stay with us, 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 not to miss the brand new interactive exhibit, Italian Renaissance Alive.
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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 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.
We strive to provide an exceptional level of service for every guest, and are proud to have a 5-star rating on TripAdvisor.