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201 3rd Ave W, Hendersonville, NC 28739-4307
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Hendersonville
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THE HENDERSON INN, RESTAURANT & BAR A Bed & Breakfast and Dining Experience in Hendersonville, NC. Welcome to The Henderson, downtown Hendersonville, and the mountains of Western North Carolina. Our guests regularly share with us the convenience of an easy one block walk to main street where they enjoy dining in over 20 restaurants and shopping in over 70 specialty shops including the regional favorite Mast General Store. The Henderson is Hendersonville’s only downtown accommodation with its own bar and fine-dining restaurant. At Harvey’s, we serve gourmet small-plate meals with fresh ingredients and innovative takes on classic dishes. After a good night’s sleep, let our award-winning Executive Chef Michael with over 25 years’ experience with the Ritz Carlton, Michelin star Restaurants and the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines prepare you a gourmet breakfast to start your day’s adventure. While staying with us, take advantage of The Henderson’s Concierge Service from directions, to good insider knowledge, and a vast network of local connections that can make your stay more memorable and fun, whether it is shopping, dining or outdoor adventure. The Henderson’s Concierge Service can connect you with 13 award winning local wineries, breweries and ciders, including the legendary Serra Nevada and Bold Rock the second-largest cidery in the country, the Flat Rock Playhouse (State Theatre of North Carolina) and many other local attractions and events. In addition, The Henderson is minutes to Asheville and the world-famous Biltmore Estate and Brevard’s outdoor adventure scene with the “Land of Waterfalls” home to more than 250 waterfalls, some that have starred in The Hunger Games and The Last of the Mohicans. Our 17-room historic B&B is the perfect place for families, groups of friends, solo adventurers, and business travelers. Each hotel room and suite come with modern amenities to make you feel right at home. If you’re traveling for a honeymoon, anniversary trip, or romantic getaway, look no further than The Henderson. Traveling with pets, you can reserve our pet-friendly room, which includes a separate, private entrance. Michael & Jeanne, the inn owners, go out of their way to make you feel at home and treat you like family. Plan a visit with us today and check out our specials.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Shared lounge / TV area
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Seating area
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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tfkenton wrote a review Jul 2021
Lilburn, Georgia59 contributions14 helpful votes
absolutely perfect hosts, great food and service & immaculate accommodations within walking distance to town. We visit The Henderson at least once year and sometimes with our fur baby Corduroy who is also welcomed with open arms.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Response from Michael Gilligan, Owner at The Henderson
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you Bobby and Teresa, we love having you guys in our home and bringing your wonderful Triumph with you! We hope to see you (and Corduroy) some time soon.
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Justin G wrote a review Jun 2021
2 contributions
We found this place at the end of 2019 and have happily stayed, on average, once per month since that time. The location is convenient to hiking trails, wineries, breweries, and Lake Lure or Asheville. When COVID hit, we missed them for a few months. When COVID restrictions were lifted and they were allowed to reopen, we were there that weekend to see how our friends in the mountains had fared. It has been different post-COVID, due to the new requirements to re-open and stay open, but what hasn't changed is the warm and welcoming greeting we get from Jeanne and Michael when we arrive and throughout our stay. We live about 2 hours away and come to stay at The Henderson to relax and explore new locations in the area. We love the charm of the B&B. We love the owners and staff. Jeanne and Michael are great people who take a vast amount of pride in pleasing their customers. Jeanne is very knowledgeable of the local area and provides multiple options for things to try every time we come up there. Michael is always cooking delicious dinners and breakfasts and Jeanne makes the best dinner cocktails and nightcaps. I highly recommend this place for all of my friends to stay.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Response from Michael Gilligan, Owner at The Henderson
Responded 3 Jun 2021
Thank you Justin, we love having you in our home and we think of you guys as part of our extended family now. We love the fact that you have The Henderson as your base to explore all the breweries, cideries and the beautiful mountain hikes of Western North Carolina. We look forward to seeing you again soon (It's next week if I'm not mistaken.)
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Lesley A wrote a review Jun 2021
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed one night mid-May as a quick stop over on our way to Gatlinburg. Wow! When greeted by the inn keeper her first words to us were “Welcome Home” and Jeanne certainly meant them! A wonderful meal followed shortly after check-in (you have to try the fish and chips on Thursday and a honey lemon drop martini!) on the cozy and relaxing porch dining area. We were very tempted to push our trip out another day or so but have to settle for visiting again soon!
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Date of stay: May 2021
Room Tip: King Room 10 is fantastic!
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Response from Michael Gilligan, Owner at The Henderson
Responded 3 Jun 2021
Thank you, we are so happy that you had a chance to dine with us and enjoy one of Jeanne's famous honey lemon drop martini and Chef Michael's equally famous Fish & Chips. We look forward to seeing you at the inn very soon.
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tkj wrote a review Jun 2021
3 contributions
The Henderson offers warm hospitality in a historic downtown setting. Proprietors Michael and Jeanne Gilligan couldn't be more welcoming and are always available to make guests feel right at home. Rooms are affordable, comfortable, and decorated much like early 20th century accommodations would have been. Harvey's restaurant, located conveniently on site, excels in fine dining options, thanks to Chef Michael's excellent training and experience. Daily breakfast, included in room cost, is a delicious start to the day. Be sure to put The Henderson on your list of historic inns to visit when you're traveling the beautiful North Carolina mountains.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Michael Gilligan, Owner at The Henderson
Responded 3 Jun 2021
Thank you for those kind words, we are so happy that you chose The Henderson and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
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Daphne H wrote a review May 2021
Long Valley, New Jersey23 contributions2 helpful votes
We never actually stayed at the Inn, because the owner was so rude to us at check in that when she offered to refund our money we gladly took her up on it. We were better off, the Inn was old and didn’t feel homey upon arrival. Fortunately we found a lovely Inn on Main street and enjoyed our two day visit to Hendersonville.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Michael Gilligan, Owner at The Henderson
Responded 2 Jun 2021
The policy of the Inn at that time was that masks were required in the common areas such as the lobby but not the outside dining areas and patio. The policy was in place for the safety of our guests and employees. The mask policy was explained on our website and covered during the check in process. We are sorry that you chose not to follow this policy upon your arrival and therefore we offered a full refund.
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US$178 - US$256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Henderson
Which popular attractions are close to The Henderson?
Nearby attractions include Mast Store (0.3 km), Mineral & Lapidary Museum (0.2 km), and Henderson Heritage Museum (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Henderson?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Henderson?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at The Henderson?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Henderson?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Henderson?
Conveniently located restaurants include McFarlan Bakery, Dandelion Eatery, and Kilwin's.
Is The Henderson located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Hendersonville.
Are pets allowed at The Henderson?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Henderson?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site (4.7 km).
Is The Henderson accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.