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1898 Waverly Inn

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This was a very pleasant stay, I wish we had longer to stay in the area. Come down and stay at An Inn on York Street in Chester when in South Carolina. Sandy is a great neighbor and I think they still have Masters Packages. Phil & Paula

This very friendly Inn, is perfectly located... very hospitable with excellent breakfast, and 'hospitality' hour in the afternoon. Nice to come in from dinner and a walk.. and find Key Lime Pie just waiting to be cut into

A recent stay at one of our favorite B&Bs was again a delight. The new owner carried on the tradition of the past several years that our family has experienced. The occasion was the birthday celebration for our 91 year old father. Mike, the owner, made the visit special for our dad with a gift certificate for a birthday dinner in town. This kind of attention to guests is what makes the Waverly special. We also loved those good breakfasts the inn is known for! Thanks, Mike, for a great stay. We'll be back.

My husband joined me for my reunion with classmates from around the country. The Inn was the perfect location for such an event. Mike is the consummate host, the room was lovely with a very comfortable bed, the food was remarkable, and the porch with lots of rocking chairs was a great spot to sit and reminisce! Thank you, Mike! We will definitely return, whether for another reunion or just for a relaxing weekend. Nona W.

What a perfect place for a reunion! Coming from around the country we were given a royal welcome by the host who treated us to a delightful social hour as we reminisced about our high school days. After enjoying a superb dinner prepared by the Inn's master chef, we enjoyed our time sitting outside on the comfortable porch . I was among many who commented on the comfortable beds and beautifully decorated rooms. Breakfast had so many delicious options. "Reunioning"at this lovely place will be a great annual tradition!

My husband and I spent a couple of relaxing days at the 1898 Waverly Inn and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The house is an enchanting part of Hendersonville history and is within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants, pubs and galleries on Main Street in downtown Hendersonville. The owners, Mike and Tracy, are delightful and eager to make your stay wonderful. Our king-sized, four-poster bed was super comfortable and adjacent to a bathroom with a charming clawfoot tub (with shower). The room was a nice mixture of historic charm and modern amenities with a TV and cable. Guests are free to order from a wide range of breakfast selections, including eggs, bacon, sausage, yogurt, granola, fruit and more including the daily breakfast special (LOVED the blueberry Belgian waffles. All the guests enjoyed the nightly wine and cheese gathering, and I relaxed in the den reading and working on the giant jigsaw puzzle. The second floor has a spa room, and the owners can arrange for an individual or couples massage. My husband accidentally left two jackets in the closet and the owners graciously agreed to mail them to him. Incredible! We loved this property and will definitely be back!

Everyone we dealt with there was very nice. Upon check in I was told that the inn was about 66% occupied, and yet they gave us a small, dark, poorly decorated room in the back of the first floor, by the back stairs. The bathroom was nice, except for the 1/2 size sink - annoying. Their website bragged about their breakfast with pancakes, pancakes, pancakes. There were no pancakes. The waitress (very nice) messed up our order and the peolpe next to us. I was expecting a gourmet, plentiful meal. It was meager: at best 2 burnt sausages, toast that broke apart (not fresh?), my wife's eggs were small. I had to ask for extra coffee. No reason to go here with so many other fine inns and hotels around the area. For the price, they should be ashamed.

My wife and I thouroughly enjoyed our stay on the 3rd floor of the building. Mike and team were very accommodating. We wish we didn't have to pack up so early and leave before breakfast on the day of departure. We'll be back!!

1898 Waverly Inn is a lovely old mansion that is full of character and conveniently located just one block from the wonderful Hendersonville downtown. It has 15 or so bedrooms located on three floors. Everything is decorated beautifully, and there are guest conveniences such as two libraries / sitting areas filled with books and games. There are snacks available during the day, and a 5pm social hour that includes wine, cheese and assorted goodies. The hosts are quite friendly and helpful. The bedrooms are small, but comfortable. As one would expect in an old house, the bathrooms are small, having been added at some point after the home's construction. The shower is even smaller and quite cramped. The shower head is about chest height and it is nigh impossible to move without bumping into the walls, door or shower head. This is to be expected in an older home, but larger folks will have a big problem. While conveniently located just a block from downtown, the home is on a major street, so there is constant noise from the auto traffic. Ear plugs are a must. I would also suggest reserving a room on the third floor, as they are undoubtedly quieter since no one is above you. We were on the second floor, so the footsteps from above sounded as though the room were occupied by an elephant! We were pleasantly surprise by breakfast, as there was a large menu from which to choose. There was a special each day, but they also offered traditional breakfast staples, including eggs, sausage, bacon, grits, etc. We enjoyed our stay at the Waverly Inn and would certainly consider returning when the opportunity arises.

My husband and I recently spent 3 nights at the 1898 Waverly Inn. The owners were extremely friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable of things to do in the area. The house is comfortable and charming and the daily breakfast was delicious! We would definitely stay here again if we return to the area!

783 N Main St Hendersonville NC

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Spa services

Located within a 5-minute walk of Team ECCO Ocean Center and Aquarium, 1898 Waverly Inn is within a 15-minute stroll of Mineral and Lapidary Museum. This 3-star bed & breakfast has 15 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's in central Hendersonville and also a short walk from Henderson County Heritage Museum and Flat Rock Playhouse.


Free full breakfast is included with your stay. For a nice break, mingle with other guests at the free daily manager's reception.


All of 1898 Waverly Inn's 15 individually decorated rooms provide ceiling fans, phones, and desks. TVs come with satellite channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and bathrobes.

Property features

Guests of 1898 Waverly Inn enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, spa treatment rooms, and coffee in a common area. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Helpful staff can provide 24-hour front-desk service and front-desk service during limited hours. Additional amenities include a computer station, a library, and a gift shop.

Room options

Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite, Multiple Beds

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

95% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 374 reviews