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Living in these phenomenal mountains means lots of visitors year round for our family from all over the country. The eternal question, “where do you recommend we stay?” has been answered definitively time and time again. The Chestnut Street Inn. The care and attention Emilie and Arturo bring to this bucolic slice of Chestnut St. is nothing short of magical. The rooms are fresh and bright, having been recently updated meticulously while retaining their historic details in this phenomenal house. Many different sized parties can be accommodated here, the Zen Suite is a favorite in our family, as is coffee beginning at 7:30am. When we have family staying at the Inn there is nothing my daughters want to do more than to go see them and eat Emilie’s most fabulous cookies while the adults have afternoon tea and visiting time. Emilie and Arturo are always most accommodating, making the experiences there even more memorable and special. In addition to a sprawling front porch, the grounds of the Inn provide places to relax and enjoy our out-of-town company in the beauty of copious flower and herb gardens. In every season there are an abundance of flowers blooming and beauty to be seen everywhere; thanks to Arturo’s constant attention to detail in all things growing in their pollinator garden and bird habitat. Downtown and so many restaurants are within walking distance, making the Inn a perfect jumping off point for our evening adventures. I cannot recommend the Chestnut Street Inn more highly as an Asheville native. I absolutely love this gem of an Inn and will continue to look forward to having family and friends stay here when they visit.

May 2018 - This review is late but no less heartfelt. The Chestnut Street Inn had been recommended by friends. When we arrived, we knew straightaway why this property had been suggested. Arturo and Emilie made us feel welcome from the first contact. They contacted us before our arrival and had spot-on recommendations for restaurants and sightseeing in the region. The property was the best-maintained B&B we have visited anywhere, everything was neat and clean, the gardens were lovely. Warm cookies awaited us on our arrival. We enjoyed the spacious and comfortable Biltmore Room. Sharing delicious and varied warm breakfasts in the dining room with the other new and returning guests was a great way to get to know Asheville and the region. (Our hosts ensured that dietary restrictions were considered, and accommodated guests' requests with a smile.) The entire staff of Chestnut Street Inn were wonderful. Coffee & tea, port and a "kegerator" are available to guests, as is a small library in the living room. Downtown Asheville can be viewed from the rocking chairs on the front porch, a short 5-minute drive or 10-minute walk from the property. There is a small parking lot just off the back of the house. We would recommend this property to singles, couples, a small family gathering or wedding, girl's weekend and business people.

We loved every part of our stay. The room was excellent and the breakfast each morning was over the top. Coffee each morning at 7:30 while we set out on one of two large porches and just enjoyed the beautiful landscape. The shortbread cookies were amazing! Emilie & Arturo were super people. They have the hospitality down to the finest detail. We will stay at Chestnut Street Inn again!

Chestnut Street Inn is the kind of place that seems almost unbelievably idyllic. A 10 minute walk to the heart of downtown Asheville. A beautiful historic house on a quiet street that has been lovingly updated and maintained. Personalized itineraries for hiking, restaurants, shopping, and shows tailored to your interests and given to you by the owner Emilie, who's excitement about Asheville is infectious. Delicious home-cooked breakfasts from the family recipes of Emilie and her husband Arturo using locally sourced ingredients (they get their milk delivered from a local dairy every day!) I could go on, but suffice to say that the Chestnut Street Inn was an unforgettable experience. This was our first time staying at an B&B in Asheville, but to quote one of the other visitors with whom we spoke during our time there: "Don't bother experimenting with other places to stay in Asheville - you've found the best one."

Afraid to write a true review because we plan on coming back and want to be able to get in. Located on a quiet street but near to amenities. The owners are friendly. Knowledgeable, and helpful. A great couple who treat you like family and friends. Beautiful old home with manicured landscape. Inside is warm and comfortable. Breakfast is gourmet but be careful or you won’t want to eat the rest of the day. We will be back!

We like to stay at B&Bs when we travel for vacation and so glad we found this home in Asheville. The owners, Emelie and Arturo, couldn't have been nicer or more helpful with places to visit in town, enjoyable conversation and great directions! Beautiful home with clean and comfortable rooms with in suite baths, off street parking and rocking chairs on the front porch. You don't want to miss their delicious breakfasts served each morning but if you need to leave earlier, they are happy to provide something special for you! Fresh baked cookies are always available with a different variety each afternoon! In the early evening, we were happy sit on the large front porch,in the rocking chairs, enjoying the gardens and a bottle of wine that we kept in the common refrigerator. You are within walking distance of downtown but take an Uber back so you don't have to walk up the hill at the end of the night! B&B has central A/C but also has individual A/C units in the room in case you want it a little cooler!

The innkeepers, Emilie & Arturo, treated us in such a way as to make us truly feel at home like no other B&B. Their youthful energy and amazing sense of hospitality made for a fantastic stay. They obviously enjoy the Asheville area and experience the food, drink, and activities first hand as evidenced by their awesome suggestions. A stay here will not disappoint! Confirming, too, what is said in other reviews; amazing breakfast, to-go breakfast when you have an early Biltmore tour time (and a yummy breakfast in Biltmore's gardens is worth experiencing), beer on tap, delicious cookies, wonderful front porch for being lazy, convenient location, and comfortable rooms. I wish I was still there now.

Thank you Emilie & Arturo for a wonderful 2-night stay at your bed and breakfast inn. You both thought of everything to make us comfortable including ideas on where to go and what to eat. Great recommendation on our trip on the Blue Ridge Parkway and to the waterfalls. The Blue Ridge room is quite lovely and private. We especially enjoyed the breakfast and the homemade cookies! A special thank you for making us a "breakfast to go" so that we could make our flight home from Charlotte.

The Bed and Breakfast is a wonderful find on Chestnut Street. An old fashion historical inn with the charm of a 1900 century home. Furnished lovingly with antiques that that brought out warm home feel. Emilie and Arturo provide wonderful breakfast of farm-to-table deliquesces. Take time to sit on the porch with a beer or Port, watch the rain and relax. Don't miss the breakfast it is fabulous! If your lucky they fill the cookie jar with fresh almond joy cookies.

Charming accommodations, absolutely wonderful food, gracious and helpful hosts with a precious daughter. There is even beer on tap and homemade cookies at the ready!!! Great location. We had an early tour and so missed breakfast one morning. They went out of their way to send us off with a wonderful "brown bag" breakfast.

East Chestnut Street Asheville NC

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to U.S. Cellular Center
  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

U.S. Cellular Center is a short stroll from Chestnut Street Inn Bed and Breakfast, and other popular attractions like The Orange Peel are within a mile (2 km). This 8-room, 4-star bed & breakfast has free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Free full breakfast is offered each morning.


All 8 air-conditioned rooms provide free newspapers and ironing boards. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, free toiletries, and bathrobes.

Property features

At Chestnut Street Inn Bed and Breakfast, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and free newspapers. Free parking is available if you drive. Front-desk staff can assist with luggage storage and concierge services. This smoke-free bed & breakfast also has a garden.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, Fireplace (Chestnut Hill Room)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed (Biltmore Room)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Fireplace (Iron Horse Room)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Jetted Tub (Beaucatcher Suite)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

95.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 336 reviews

Chestnut Street Inn Bed and Breakfast

176 East Chestnut Street, Asheville, NC 28801
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