February 5 through May 25, 2015, the Biltmore House will feature an exhibit of clothing from the PBS series Downton Abbey. These costumes were worn by the cast. Currently the House is displaying a gown worn by the Dowager Countess of Grantham (Maggie Smith) on the second floor as a preview for the exhibit, “Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times.” More than forty costumes exhibited in groupings inspired by the show and
Welcome to our Asheville Bed and Breakfast Inn
You will experience exceptional hospitality at Ashevilles’ premier bed and breakfast inn. This Asheville historic landmark is renowned for extraordinary service and great attention to detail. You can rest assured that our accommodations exceed the high standards of the most discerning traveler. The 1899 Wright Inn and Carriage House is conveniently located in the Montford Historic District, which is a very close 8/10 mile (very walk-able) to downtown Asheville. There you will find many fine restaurants, day and evening activities and a wide range of shops and galleries. We offer lodging that you will remember for years to come. Choose from 11 inviting rooms and suites skillfully blending period antiques with the modern conveniences of central air conditioning, LCD TV’s with expanded cable and free hi-speed wireless internet. All rooms and suites have a private bath, some with either a whirlpool tub or a Clawfoot soaking tub/shower combination. Some rooms and suites have a romantic gas-log fireplaces for your enjoyment. While at the Wright Inn, please enjoy our home with its picturesque porches, comfortable parlors with fireplaces, and areas always available to you with complimentary beverages, ice, hot chocolate, and an assortment of fine teas, coffees, fresh fruit and sweets. Breakfast at our authentically restored 1899 Queen Anne Victorian Mansion is not simply nourishment for the body. Amid the beautiful Victorian setting of the Inn, with the crystal, silver, china and in the company of interesting fellow travelers, it is nourishment for the soul. You will enjoy a full, hot, multiple course breakfast with a touch of Asheville’s Southern hospitality. Our breakfast menu varies daily, but it always includes coffee and/or tea, juice, fruit course, breakfast breads, and a main course. Check-in anytime between 3 and 7 P.M. Later check-ins can be arranged with prior notice. Check out is before 11 A.M.
Breathe easy! Our bed and breakfast is a non-smoking property. We do have a smoking area on the property. The inn is also centrally air-conditioned therefore you will not swelter in your room or the community areas. Another major plus is that the ambiance of this beautiful, historical property is not dampened by multiple window units.
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News from The 1899 Wright Inn~Asheville Bed and Breakfast
In late November, The 1899 Wright Inn and Carriage House was selected by the Asheville Citizen Times Newspaper as their Home of the Week. Inspired by this article, we received a phone call from Jan and Mitch Mitchell of Asheville. Seems they had a beautiful silver coffee and tea service that no one in the family wanted to inherit. When they saw photos of the Inn in the newspaper, they thought this would be perfect
Just before Christmas, Bob and I decided we had earned a respite from the bed and breakfast, so we attended “Gimcrack Day” at the Thomas Wolfe House. It had been a while since we visited the museum and house, so we thought it would be an interesting thing to do. Thomas Wolfe, probably Asheville’s most famous author, wrote of his childhood, “he was liberally dowered with bright painted Gimcracks upon Christmas Day; and in his
Recently, our premier Asheville bed and breakfast inn, 1899 Wright Inn & Carriage House, was nominated for and received the honor of being named as Asheville’s “Home of the Week“. Having the Asheville Citizen-Times award us with this honor and publish a special article and is a very nice way to recognize this beautiful historical home. We are the 5th couple to have had the honor of caring for this beautiful piece of history.
Our Holiday Biltmore Estate Package includes 2 daytime tickets (good for 2 consecutive days) to The Biltmore Estate including the Gardens, Antler Hill Village and Winery. For guests staying at our bed and breakfast inn for three+ (3) consecutive weekday evenings (Mon-Thursday), we will provide 2 FREE Upgrades to The Biltmore Candlelight Extravaganza! Experience this beautiful home lit only by candlelight and firelight. These passes MUST BE scheduled in advance due to being Date/Time specific, so please call (828) 251-0789 to
For folks who have read the history of the inn on our website or some of our blogs, you are already aware that the O. B. Wright House (currently known as The 1899 Wright Inn and Carriage House) was designed by architect George F. Barber. He was an Illinois architect who sold his designs through mail order catalogs which pre-dated the Sears and Roebuck catalog homes idea. During a very busy October, we were honored