Fine Lodging & Farm Direct Dining on Elk Mountain

Sourwood Inn is an Asheville NC bed and breakfast where guests can experience the delights of the Blue Ridge Mountains and still easily access the arts and sophistication of downtown Asheville. Built with cedar and trimmed with stone, the Inn offers spacious comfort and beautiful mountain views. Perfect for hikers, book-lovers, and those seeking a getaway within a stone’s throw of historic Asheville.

For the month of December, our dining room will be open from Thursday-Saturday.  (Closed Sunday- Wednesday)

 Our current Covid Policies are outlined here.

We are now hiring for several positions.

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The Sourwood Inn includes twelve rooms plus a private cabin, all with peaceful views of the Blue Ridge mountains from your private balconies and around the inn. Included with your stay are a bountiful breakfast buffet, afternoon refreshments, a complimentary house-made lavender spritzer, a welcoming bar of chocolate from French Broad Chocolates, and fresh flowers.

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Shrimp on a green plate

Fine Dining

Our talented chef and owners have perfected many delicious breakfast and dinner items to enjoy during your stay. Sourwood is known for its fresh farm-direct food and a thoughtfully curated wine list that is always evolving.

Each morning savor a cup of locally roasted coffee or tea. Afterward, enjoy a bountiful breakfast buffet with plenty of options from savory and sweet to fresh fruit and house-made granola. Afternoon refreshments include sweets, signature spreads, and daily specialty tea. Breakfast, afternoon refreshments, and a welcoming glass of sparkling wine are included with your stay.

Dinner is served at the inn Thursday through Sunday ($49 per person plus tax & gratuity) and includes choices for your appetizer and dessert and a main entree for the evening. You can view the schedule of entrees here. Many food items are locally sourced from local farms, including Apple Brandy Beef, Hickory Nut Gap Farms, Three Graces Creamery, and Ivy Creek Family Farms.

For the month of December, dinner will be served from Thursday-Saturday. (not serving dinner on Sunday night)

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Scenes from Asheville like the Blue Ridge parkway, a flight of craft beer and downtown dining

Romantic Asheville

From calming scenic drives to adrenaline-pumping whitewater rafting, Asheville, North Carolina, has it all! The great thing about spending time in our charming mountain town is that you don’t have to choose between adventure or kicking back. Some of our favorite days are a mixture of both! We love to go on a challenging morning bike ride, visit a brewery for lunch and a beer, and end the day downtown with farm-to-table food and live music.

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From fly fishing to falconry to exploring the mountainous surroundings, Sourwood Inn offers affordable packages to make your stay memorable and fun. Be sure to take advantage of the Quiet Season Wine & Dine Package. And, to get the most out of your mountain visit, check out the nearby Blue Ridge Parkway and Road Biking opportunities.