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810 Elk Mountain Scenic Hwy, Asheville, NC 28804-1762
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 08/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#11 of 41 B&Bs / Inns in Asheville
Sourwood Inn, constructed of cedar and trimmed with stone, sits on one hundred acres of hilly terrain at an elevation of 3,200 feet. Each of Sourwood Inn's guest rooms has a private balcony overlooking the Reems Creek Valley, a wood-burning fireplace, and a tub with a view. It was created to provide a retreat where our guests can experience the delights of the Blue Ridge and still easily access the arts and sophistication of downtown Asheville.Outdoor activities in the Asheville area include hiking, whitewater rafting, fly fishing, mountain biking, and horseback riding.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free wifi in the business centre
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Conference facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
First aid kit
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Seating area
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Complimentary toiletries
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Private bathrooms
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Corinne K wrote a review Mar 2021
Chapel Hill, United States6 contributions6 helpful votes
We loved our two night stay at the Sourwood Inn. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, and the balcony overlooking the mountains was a wonderful place to read and unwind. We ate dinner both nights at the Inn, and the food was imaginative and excellent (even for the vegetarian in our group.) The breakfasts are also hearty, homemade, and delicious: eggs, fresh-baked muffins, fresh fruit, homemade granola, an interesting Asian vegetable casserole, pancakes, etc. Great hiking on the site and a short drive away, and beautiful downtown Asheville is less than 10 miles from the Inn.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Room Tip: Room 6 has a great balcony and beautiful views of the mountains.
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Douglas L wrote a review Mar 2021
Newport News, Virginia81 contributions15 helpful votes
We visit Sourwood Inn every year for our anniversary (except 2020 thanks to Covid.) New owners Connie and Proal have done a great job keeping the Sourwood experience so special. Greeted with 2 glasses of sparkling wine and a personalized box of chocolate, we knew our week would be amazing. Breakfast chef Anh is a true delight, and she went above and beyond to accommodate our vegetarianism. Dinner chef Casey (I am hoping this is correct) presented us with a tremendous anniversary meal of Salmon cooked in a Mediterranean style. We were the only ones dining that evening and yet, Connie and Proal ensured our service was top notch. We are already booked for this fall for a return visit! (Trip Advisor doesn’t seem to cooperate with my photo gallery so I will post to Sourwood’s Facebook page.) Sourwood Inn - comparable price to nice hotels, but so much better! Try them!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
christyaustin wrote a review Mar 2021
Holly Springs, North Carolina3 contributions
My husband and I have visited Sourwood a total of 4 times now! That's been over a 20 year period! We've enjoyed it so much each time! The bed was super comfy and the private fireplace, is just perfect! We have loved visiting in the winter time, just for those private fireplaces! Beautiful scenery off of our private balcony! It is very secluded way up a top a gorgeous mountain, but they do have WiFi! Be sure to dine in with them in the evenings. The chef is amazing! The food was absolutely top notch! Delicious from start to finish! Finish the evening soaking in their amazing tubs! Has a stunning view from the big picture window over the tub. It's one of our favorite places to escape to. We look forward to returning soon.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Response from Proal Perry, Owner at Sourwood Inn
Responded 6 Mar 2021
Hi Christy, It was such a pleasure to see you last week. Thanks so much for visiting Sourwood once again. Returning guests mean the world to us! Thanks also for sharing your experience for new guests to read...very much appreciated! We look forward to your next visit. Hope it's soon! Best, Connie and Proal
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Kent K wrote a review Feb 2021
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Owners are wonderful people dedicated to making sure their guests are happy. Wonderful rustic getaway, but they have WiFi. Gorgeous setting, well maintained hiking trails. A very fun drive up the mountain to get there. Only 25 minutes to downtown Asheville, but a whole world away.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Rooms 5 or 10 are great. Room 10 is most popular.
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Response from Proal Perry, Owner at Sourwood Inn
Responded 28 Feb 2021
Hi Mr. Kraft, It was great having you stay with us this week. Thanks so much for your visit and for sharing your nice comments about your stay. We look forward to your next visit! Best, Connie and Proal
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Richard N wrote a review Feb 2021
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This is our second time visiting sourwood inn. A friend raved about it six months ago and it’s really a hidden gem. I have to admit I’m not the most romantic man in the world but booking a room here made it easy. First each room has a private balcony over looking the mountains. The staff already took care of setting up a fire so all you need to do is light the match. They also have candles around the giant bathtub looking out over those same mountains. To top it off they have an amazing restaurant that serves a three course meal. All I did was pick the wine. There’s really no reason to leave the site. They have great trails that take you past a coi pond and plenty of benches to stop along the way. We also enjoyed heading down to the game room after dinner for some pool and darts. Add to it the incredible staff this place makes any guy look like he planned the perfect romantic getaway.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$208 - US$252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sourwood Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Sourwood Inn?
Nearby attractions include Grovewood Village (6.7 km), Lake Louise Park (6.6 km), and Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary (7.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sourwood Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Sourwood Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Sourwood Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Sourwood Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sourwood Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vinnie's Neighborhood Italian, Glass Onion, and Well Bred Bakery & Cafe.
Are there any historical sites close to Sourwood Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Grovewood Village (6.7 km).
Does Sourwood Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.