Reconnections begin at our historic North Carolina B&B. One of the most welcoming bed and breakfasts near the Blue Ridge Parkway, The Windover Inn is located just 30 minutes from Asheville and the Biltmore Estate! Our inn is within walking distance (not quite a mile) from downtown Waynesville and local shops, restaurants, and attractions. Stay with us and discover Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and all that the eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina area has to offer…and more (just 1-1/2 hours from Gatlinburg, TN and 1 hr. from Dillard, GA)! It’s the perfect location to reconnect with history, nature, yourself or each other, or just to relax!
Come stay with us as your headquarters for at least 3 days or more to explore the area, and you can take advantage of our $10 off/night room discount, or our $15 off/night suite discount, and enjoy returning to a warm and cozy sanctuary at the end of every day at a discounted price! And don’t worry, hiking, golfing, downtown Waynesville, Asheville, the Biltmore Estate and all of our attractions are great even during the off season! And if you take time to explore during April, November or December, our shoulder season, you’ll also enjoy room prices at 10% off our season pricing! (Prices on our website reservation system already reflect this discount!)
Built in 1910, and designated by the town of Waynesville as a local, historic landmark, and entered in The National Register of Historic Places, our late Victorian home with its original tiger oak woodwork and oak hardwood floors provides an atmosphere of comfort from the moment you enter our front door, whether you’re here just to relax, to explore Asheville, have a romantic getaway, or looking for outdoor adventure like rafting, zip lining or rock climbing.
As you enter, you’ll realize this was just what you were looking for in Blue Ridge Parkway lodging. . .warm and inviting luxury accommodations in Waynesville, North Carolina, with reasonable weekday and weekend prices that allow you to plan your Smoky Mountain getaway any time of the year. (Don’t forget, spend 3 nights or more with us for your next North Carolina mountain vacation, and you can take advantage of our Room and Suite Extended Stay Discounts that can give you $10 off/night for a room and $15 off/night for a suite!)
Come explore the possibility of truly relaxing and improve your health and wellbeing by reconnecting with nature, art and culture, and with each other in an area convenient to places like the Tennessee and North Carolina Smoky Mountain views at Max Patch Bald and towns like Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN to the west, the Blue Ridge Parkway highest point entrance right here in Waynesville and Asheville, NC and the Biltmore Estate to the east. Allow your spirits to soar while you enjoy the natural beauty, fresh air and adventure of our surrounding mountains, national parks and forests. Exercise your body and soul while you explore endless hiking trails of all skill levels (for an early morning run – we even have a 1/4 mile track right across the street). Connect with the history of Asheville’s Biltmore Estate, while enjoying the colors and scents of the Biltmore’s Gardens in Spring, Summer or Fall (Check off Biltmore tickets when making your reservation, so we can pick up discounted AAA tickets for you.) Be sure to check their website first for specials for purchasing tickets in advance. Some deals may be even less!) Absorb the art and culture, crafts and local flavor of Western North Carolina in the unique shops and galleries of our own historic downtown Waynesville and nearby towns like Asheville, Black Mountain, Sylva, Dillsboro and Bryson City. Always returning to The Windover Inn at the end of the day, you’ll feel a sense of safe haven and slower pace that will help you unwind as you’re nestled by our glorious Balsam Mountain ranges. Then let the calm and peaceful atmosphere of our gardens, the breezes over our old-fashioned wraparound porch, and the romance of our Victorian-style bed and breakfast, take you to a place without cares and worries.
Whether you are reconnecting with yourself, family and friends, art and culture, or nature, why not take advantage of our seasonal discounts or give someone you care about a gift of relaxation or a North Carolina romantic getaway for a wedding or anniversary present with a Gift Certificate to The Windover Inn? While you’re all relaxing and enjoying areas like Waynesville, Maggie Valley, Asheville and the Biltmore Estate or exploring the Tennessee and North Carolina Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway, you’ll find all of the same essential elements of wellbeing that have been bringing folks to the Western North Carolina mountains for over 100 years! We’re proud to be continuing that tradition as we help our guests find true relaxation and a renewed spirit through the modern comforts of our historic lodging and sharing the culture, history and scenery of our area. (There’s even stress-free parking with our roomy off-street parking area with a motorcycle friendly paved area that can accommodate those coming for our amazing North Carolina scenic byways!)
So come listen to the sounds of our North Carolina Mountains as you relax on our veranda on our beautiful wraparound porch, or find romance while enjoying our tucked away hammock or gazebo swing in our gardens. Sit back and enjoy the mountain views at our fire pit and feel the warmth of a crackling fire on our cool mountain nights as you discuss things to do in and around Waynesville and Haywood County like experiencing the art and culture in our galleries and museum, or discovering nature through the waterfalls and vistas offered by the hiking trails of the Blue Ridge Parkway and Tennessee and North Carolina Smoky Mountains. Then come inside for a game of cards or some lively conversation with other guests in the comfort of our warm and inviting living room or play a game of Scrabble before leaving for dinner at one of Waynesville’s fine local restaurants.
At the end of the day, as you climb our staircase to retire to one of our romantic rooms or suites, you’ll find yourself going back in time as you feel the history in the massive banister and craftsmanship of the beautiful oak wainscoting. It’s not hard to imagine how The Windover Inn was enjoyed by wealthy travelers in the early 1900s, escaping the summer heat to enjoy the cool mountain breezes at this Gateway to the Smokies town! Meticulously renovated in 2004 by the previous owners, the inn now offers casual elegance and modern comforts like air conditioning and complete privacy. Here you’ll enjoy rooms with private baths, whirlpool tubs, pillow-top mattresses and fine linens, sitting areas, ceiling fans, refrigerators, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, CD alarm clocks, DVD players and cable television, all just 10 minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway!
In the morning you’ll awake to the aroma of our delicious, organic coffee, roasted only blocks away, ground fresh for you each day, and available at 7 AM on our first, second and third floor, so no one has to go too far for that first cup of coffee. Whether you join other guests in the dining room at 9 AM, or sleep in and have our delicious, satisfying home cooked breakfast in your suite at 9:30, you’ll enjoy a delicious fruit starter, homemade baked goods and entrees like French Toast or Waffles, Eggs Benedict, Strata or Quiche.
Come feel the history, reconnect, or just rejuvenate your spirit, and see why we chose The Windover Inn as our destination when we were looking for lodging in Waynesville, NC. You won’t be disappointed!
Glenn and Jen Duerr, Innkeepers