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 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 and 100 Things To Do in Asheville Before You Die.

🐾 Bed & Biscuit Dog Days of Summer 🐾

Join us for our Bed & Biscuit dog friendly days. On select days, you can stay with us and bring along your pup. The dog days of summer will be June 13-17 and August 5-8, 2021. Check our specials & packages page for more information.

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.

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

Biltmore Spring Blooms

Spring Blooms at Biltmore


 April 1 – May 27, 2021

Enjoy acres of colorful Springtime blooms at the Biltmore Estate. A stroll through the gardens awakens your senses. See thousands of tulips and take in many beautiful fragrances from flowering trees such as magnolia and cherry trees. Over 100,000 bulbs are planted for this annual Spring flower festival.

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

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Gift certificates


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.

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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Guest Reviews

We strive to provide an exceptional level of service for every guest, and are proud to have a 4.5-star rating on TripAdvisor.

Home, The Lion and the Rose