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Attention To Detail At Applewood with Nancy & Larry
Nancy and Larry run a great B&B. Everything was perfect! The Winesapp suite was large and well-appointed. It was very clean and smelled like fresh flowers. We had wine and cheese with some other guests one night, and Larry gave us an extra bottle of wine after putting away all the food. Nancy even offered us a ride home of we were going to walk into town. She gave us her cellphone # as well, making us promise to call if we needed anything.
The breakfasts were delicious. They even got up early for us so we could make our morning rafting trip.
I would stay here again without hesitation.
Fantastic B&B with Exceptional Service
My husband and I were looking for the perfect place to celebrate our first anniversary in Asheville, and the Applewood Manor Inn more than exceeded our expectations! It was absolutely the BEST place that we could have spent this special time. The B&B itself is beautiful, and the Winesapp Suite was awesome! We were pleasantly surprised with the size of the room and the tasteful decoration. The room has a sitting area with a leather couch and two arm chairs, a king size bed, a table with chairs, a huge T.V. with DVD, and a very large bathroom with a two person tub, shower and two sinks (very important!). It was large enough for us to feel like we had our own little private oasis but cozy at the same time! The B&B sits on over an acre of beautiful land with a two-person hammock, a tree swing and bird bath. There are also two porches for use of all the guests, one of which has rocking chairs and a porch swing (adorable!!).
While the B&B alone is amazing, the owners, Nancy and Larry, make it an exceptional place to stay. They are incredibly kind and thoughtful and went out of their way to make us feel like family. The first night that we arrived (a bit later than we had anticipated), Nancy left a sweet note and a snack of brownies and cognac for us on our bed. In the morning, we had to get up early to go whitewater rafting, and Nancy offered to get up at 5:30 and make us breakfast! When we didn't accept the offer and just asked for some fruit, she gave us delicious bread, granola, yogurt AND fruit to take with us! That night, the power went out in the neighborhood for a short while, and they both sat on the porch and chatted with us and the other guests for some time. We were having such a good time that we were actually disappointed when the power came back on! They even donated a bottle of our champagne to our celebration, and we shared a toast and some of our wedding cake with them on our anniversary. In addition to all this special treatment, Nancy and Larry put out a snack of wine and cheese daily around 4 p.m. and turn down the beds every night, leaving a piece of chocolate. Oh, and how could I forget the breakfasts! Fantastic, three-course meals!! My husband LOVES to eat, and he was not disappointed! Nancy even gave him extra servings - he was a happy boy!
If you're going to Asheville, the Applewood Manor Inn B&B is THE place to stay!
We stayed in the Winesapp suite- very nice, spacious, comfortable. We enjoyed the large bathtub and having control of our air conditioning.
The rest of the house has a lot of character, too, but felt a little bit grandmother-ish. It was all very well-kept and clean.
The owners of Applewood Manor were very hospitable and helpful in any way possible. We loved the city of Asheville. It has a lot of character and a welcoming atmosphere.
Breakfast was good but NOT amazing. Food is one of the most important parts of a bed-and-breakfast, so I was dissapointed. Fruit and granola was delicious, as was the lemon pound cake(very fresh tasting). However, our main course of corned beef hash seems more like a diner-type of breakfast than what you should get when you are being pampered at a bed-and-breakfast. The guests were raving about the breakfast from the day before, so I guess I was there on the wrong day!
We had a wonderful stay in the Winesapp Suite. Nancy and Larry did everything to accommodate our stay. It was my husband's birthday and the whole trip was a surprise for him. Nancy made it SO special by coordinating a surprise bottle of champagne, chocolate covered raspberries and balloons on our last night of our stay. It was heavenly. The house was immaculately clean. It smelled like lemon and lavender when we first walked in, with a hint of something cooking in the kitchen. Catherine did a great job of spiffing up our room each day. Breakfast was awesome both mornings! The first morning was the fruit, yogurt and home-made granola followed by the cornbeef hash. The second morning had the same first courses but with a quiche as the main entree for breakfast. It was SO good.
Overall, it was a wonderful experience and we couldn't have asked for a better place to stay! The neighborhood was beautiful, the house was cozy, and we would recommend the AppleWood Manor to anyone.
Warm and welcoming B&B, incredible hosts
Nancy and Larry Merrill are fantastic hosts who will do everything possible to make your stay enjoyable. Nancy's breakfasts are huge and delicious; we couldn't possibly eat lunch before 3 PM! The main area of the house is always open to the guests, with multiple indoor lounging areas as well as comfortable porches on two sides and a gazebo in back.
Our only problem was that the toilet in our spacious and otherwise comfortable cottage was not enclosed. There was no privacy, except a narrow half-wall. Even after 40 years of marriage, my wife and I don't want to share ALL of our bodily functions! We took turns using the bathroom in the main house and managed OK, but it was somewhat inconvenient.
We still would encourage people to stay at the Applewood Manor; just pick a different room if the open toilet area is of concern.
Absolutlely loved it!
Some friends booked a stay at Applewood Manor for us on a recent trip from California to the south. We stayed in a number of places including Savannah, Charleston, Santa Fe and Asheville. Our stay here was the best of all. Great location, fair prices, wonderful breakfasts and great company made this a real highlight fo us!
Capt Perry would be pleased
For three nights, and three mornings, our accomodations were the way we wish we could have all the time, all in a delightfully homey, antique-decorated setting. Between Nancy and Larry, we could ask questions about the area and the house and get great information. The adorable dogs, Mr Monty and Miss Maggie helped ease my cat 'withdrawal,' and the porches offered a hidden, quiet place for us to sip wine and relax. Healthy, delicious, HUGE, multi-course breakfasts, and wine and cheese for cocktails each evening gave an opportunity to visit with the other guests. We never could have dreamed up such a pleasant place! A stone's throw from Biltmore (which was our destination) we ended up with more appreciation of this lovely B&B than Biltmore. No kidding. Biltmore was interesting, but the Applewood has personalized charm and warmth. We were totally relaxed and excently cared for in this very pretty, historical structure!
Tom & Carol, Leonardtown, MD
If only all B&Bs were like the Applewood Manor Inn.
We decided to go to Asheville for a long weekend to celebrate my husband's birthday. It was one of the best weekend getaways we've had and Larry and Nancy had a lot to do with it.
From the moment we arrived, we felt as if we were staying at a friend's house and not an inn. The inn is comfortable, not fussy. You are encouraged to curl up on the sofa to read your book or put your feet up on the coffee table while you watch TV. The fireplace in just about every room takes the chill off the cool evenings. And personal touches abound, from the birthday bread for my husband to the lemonade for the expectant mom also staying at the inn, nothing goes unnoticed.
After Nancy settled us into our room (the Winesapp-- it was perfect!), she set out the nightly wine and cheese spread and joined us on a side porch to walk us through Asheville on her "home-made" map. It turned out to be the one thing we took with us everywhere we went.
Each morning, breakfast was a feast - 3 courses and you will eat every last morsel because it's all sooo good!. Don't expect to be hungry for lunch. But do take Larry and Nancy's recommendations for restaurants. We did and were not disappointed.
Larry and Nancy make every effort to ensure your stay in Asheville is everything you want it to be. Not because it's their job as innkeepers, but because it's just their nature and they truly want you to enjoy their city as much as they do. Whether you decide to spend a lot of time at the inn or just a little, you'll love every moment there.
We highly recommend the Applewood Manor Inn, you won't be disappointed.
Susan & Ed, Baldwin, MD
A lovely and friendly inn
My husband and I stayed at the Applewood for a relaxing weekend in December, and we loved it. Nancy and Larry were wonderful hosts; we felt completely at home and loved visiting with them (and their two very sweet dogs!). Nancy went above and beyond to accommodate my restrictive gluten-free diet and is an excellent cook. The inn was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. We will most certainly return to the Applewood anytime we visit Asheville, and we would highly recommend it to anyone.
This B&B's location is ideal; 1 mile from downtown Asheville and the UNC campus, and about 3 miles from the Biltmore Estate. It is nestled in a wooded cul-de-sac, so it feels more removed from the town of Asheville than it really is. The complimentary wine and cheese served in the evenings is perfect after a long day on the road. The innkeepers treat you like family members, not customers- and the 3 course breakfast is to die for, we didn't feel the need to eat again until late in the afternoon! The cottage is highly recommended for couples, it has a jacuzzi tub and is pet-friendly.
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