Are you planning a trip to Black Mountain and wondering about the best places to stay? It can be a challenge to determine the best lodging options when only searching online from afar. As someone who has lived in the area for over 15 years, and has had many friends and family come to visit, I’d like to share a few hotel, bed & breakfast, and Airbnb recommendations for my hometown of Black Mountain, NC.
What are the best hotels in Black Mountain?
Everyone has different hotel preferences. Do you tend toward the character and charm of a boutique hotel? Or would you prefer a brand name hotel you trust that is new or recently updated? Maybe you are looking for a comfortable hotel stay that doesn’t break the bank. Black Mountain has hotels for each of these categories.
Boutique: Monte Vista Hotel
Built in 1919, the Monte Vista Hotel has been a staple in Black Mountain for a century, yet has evolved over time into a hip, modern hotel with vintage flair. Classy and elegant yet warm and hospitable, the Monte Vista offers 45 individually appointed rooms, fine Southern comfort food at “Milton’s Cuisine,” and lovely gathering spaces throughout, including a private brick courtyard and an enclosed sun porch, all surrounded by beautiful flower beds.
Brand New: Hampton Inn
The Hampton Inn by Hilton recently opened its doors in Black Mountain, located just off I-40 as you pull into town. Fresh rooms, contemporary design, and an indoor pool, the Hampton Inn is one of the most accessible hotel options — it’s an easy jump on the highway to get to downtown Asheville in 15 minutes, and the Asheville Regional Airport in 40 minutes. Amenities include a fridge, microwave, and sound machine in your room, a gym, and an outdoor fire pit. If you’re looking for a high quality traditional hotel experience, check out the Hampton Inn’s rates and availability.
Budget-Friendly: Quality Inn
For a budget-friendly hotel option, look into The Quality Inn, also conveniently located just off I-40. The Quality Inn may not have the most updated rooms, but it offers an outdoor pool and free breakfast, along with the amenities of a fridge and microwave in your room. It’s also pet friendly, if you have a furry companion on your trip.
What are the Best Bed & Breakfasts in Black Mountain?
One fantastic way to enjoy Black Mountain is through a stay at one of our bed & breakfast inns. Both of the options below offer the warmth of southern hospitality combined with a relaxing getaway in the mountains.
The Arbor House on Lake Tomahawk
When strolling around picturesque Lake Tomahawk, you will see a charming, cedar-shake-clad cottage surrounded by lush gardens overlooking the lake. And it’s open for guests! The Arbor House is a cozy bed and breakfast with great reviews and spacious suites. View the Seven Sisters mountain range as you enjoy a gourmet breakfast on the back porch prepared by Jim, one of the innkeepers, and unwind in this mountain retreat.
The Red Rocker Inn in Downtown
A renovated 1896 Victorian home, the Red Rocker Inn offers 17 individually decorated rooms with vintage charm. Awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence twice, the Red Rocker Inn gives guests a comfortable stay two blocks from downtown Black Mountain’s restaurants and shops. And the inn offers a full dining experience, along with Four Sisters Bakery around the corner, a new local favorite for quiche, cinnamon rolls, and coffee.
What are the best Airbnbs in the Black Mountain area?
You may want more privacy than a hotel or bed and breakfast has to offer, and Black Mountain is filled with vacation rental options. But determining which ones are as attractive and well-positioned as the listing appears can be tricky. Here are a few high quality options for your consideration, along with a unique opportunity to stay in the home of one of modern history’s most influential people, Dr. Billy Graham.
Vacation Rental Close to Lake Tomahawk
For a new, spacious home that is carefully appointed, check out this 3,000-square-foot, Pinterest-worthy Airbnb that’s just a short walk to Lake Tomahawk. The modern design of this recent build is fresh and clean, yet still warm and inviting. And with a large, open kitchen and living room space combined four bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, you and your family will have plenty of room to enjoy time together as well as quiet moments apart.
Airbnb Close to Town Square and Seven Sisters Gallery
For a modern farmhouse a short five-minute walk to the charming shops and eateries of downtown Black Mountain, for a new build with rav reviews. This vacation rental has mountain views, beautiful interior and exterior spaces, lots of privacy, and a hot tub while being located right in town. Bright, airy design meets the Blue Ridge Mountains at this rental.
A Step Into History: The Graham Family’s Home
One of history’s most significant figures raised his family just outside of Black Mountain in Montreat: Dr. Billy Graham. If you want to experience an intimate glimpse of history when you visit the area, consider staying at Billy and Ruth Graham’s original home, just minutes north of Black Mountain’s Town Square. The family recently opened up the home as a vacation rental, extending the Graham’s legacy of hospitality. The family shares,
“This is where we lived in the very early years of our father’s ministry. We have many memories in this house and want to share them with you. And we want you to make your own happy memories here.”
Black Mountain is a favorite mountain town getaway, with visitors coming year-round to enjoy our shops, eateries, and mountain landscape. With our closeness to the mountains, sweet downtown, vibrant music and arts scene, and varied activities for families, it’s no wonder TripAdvisor rated Black Mountain as America’s Prettiest Small Town.
No matter your lodging preferences, the town of Black Mountain has lots of great options for your visit. With the selection of hotel, bed and breakfast, and Airbnb choices available, you’ll find the perfect spot for a memorable, refreshing stay. We hope you’ll make it a destination you return to for years to come. Also, for a more urban experience, check out our list of the best places to stay in nearby Asheville, NC.