1898 Waverly Inn

1898 Waverly Inn

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4.5
#2 of 8 B&Bs in Hendersonville
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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We welcome you to 1898 Waverly Inn where personal service sets us apart. Enjoy a full breakfast, cooked to order, evening tasting hour with light hors d'oeuvres, complimentary snacks, beverages and baked goods and help planning everything from hiking to dinner.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Couples massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Street parking
Wifi
Happy hour
Special diet menus
Full body massage
Massage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Private bathrooms
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English
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Special Deal:Free full southern gourmet breakfast with you stay

Location

783 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-5079
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Asheville Regional Airport
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Greenville-Spartanburg Airport
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4.5
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The 1898 Waverly Inn stands out for its seamless blend of historical elegance and contemporary comfort, providing travelers with exceptional value. The inn's spotless cleanliness and prime location, just a short stroll from downtown Hendersonville, are consistently lauded by guests. Visitors relish the inn's inviting atmosphere, complete with quaint décor and a relaxing porch, and commend the staff for their personable service and insightful local recommendations. The comfortable, well-appointed rooms and appreciated amenities, including the much-enjoyed social hour, contribute to the inn's charm.
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Elissa S wrote a review Oct 2023
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Property's Favourite Review
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We headed to Hendersonville for a spontaneous get away. Decided to look for a room on the way. We found the Inn on a google search. It was easy to book online. Later, Lindsay from the front desk called to see when we would arrive because check ins after 8:30 incur an extra charge. We were appreciative of her call as our ETA would be right around that time. As we approached, we missed the turn due to road construction and called back to get directions. Lindsay "talked us" there and checked us in. She was TOTALLY DELIGHTFUL!. Our room was cozy and quiet. The bathroom was well-lit and spacious. Good shower. Bed and pillows were comfy. Breakfast was AMAZING! Try the yogurt parfait! We loved picking out our breakfast items the night before. Check-out was easy. Just placed the keys in the bowl.
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Date of stay: October 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Mike and Tracey Burnette, Innkeeper at 1898 Waverly Inn
Responded 19 Oct 2023
Thank you for your feedback! We love the parfaits ourselves. Hope to see you again soon.
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SCWonderWoman wrote a review Oct 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is our 5th or 6th stay at the Waverly Inn and each time is better than the last! The owners Tracey and Mike are friendly and helpful and want to make your stay the best in every way. They are taking all necessary safety precautions during Covid but it doesn’t make the Inn feel any less warm and inviting. Masks were worn by all the staff all the time, plenty of hand sanitizing stations could be found, and the afternoon appetizers and drinks were served beautifully wrapped for each guest room. We can’t wait to come back next year!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Mike Burnette, Owner at 1898 Waverly Inn
Responded 2 Oct 2020
Thank you so much! We greatly appreciate your continued support over the years and thanks for helping keep us safe too when you are here. Hope to see you again soon!
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Shelia Y wrote a review Sept 2021
Oxford, Alabama
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed two nights at 1898 Waverly. Enjoyed the hospitality, the great breakfast and the wine and cheese in the evening. It was a pleasure to visit with the other guests and the owners on the front porch. I felt they were doing a great job with the Covid protocols. You select your breakfast from a menu the night before and are given some choices as to the time you wish to dine. The evening cheese tray was served on individual plates wrapped in plastic. The Inn is old, of course, and is very charming, but could definitely use some upgrade. The outdoor furniture is worn and some painting could make everything brighter. I was not given a choice of a specific room when I made the reservation on line, only a choice of bed size or configuration. The room we were given was in need of some TLC. Evidence of previous leaks - maybe a fresh coat of paint would help. Carpet is a little worn and slightly soiled. Air conditioner did not do a very good job of cooling the room. Overall the room was clean, bed was comfy and bathroom was well supplied with towels and toiletries. I was able to see into some of the other rooms on the 1st and 2nd floors and they appeared to have received upgrades. Even though I was not totally satisfied with the room, I would consider staying here again but I would try to be selective on the room. Generally we were pleased with our stay and did not make any complaint to the owners.
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Date of stay: August 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Mike Burnette, Owner at 1898 Waverly Inn
Responded 5 Sept 2021
Thanks for your feedback! We are continuing to upgrade the property and have made improvements in 13 of our 15 rooms to date. Your room, the Silverbell Tree room is our most popular king room but is scheduled for new flooring before the year is out. New porch furniture has also been ordered so you'll certainly see more improvement with your next visit. Safe travels and we hope to see you again real soon.
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Dan J wrote a review Jan 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Waverly is situated just at the edge of downtown; snow had caused many shops and restaurants to close but Tracey and Mike cleared the parking lot and walkway for safe arrival. Tracy was warm and welcoming when we arrived; provided menus for breakfast; updates on dining options; and invited us to join the other guest for a social hour...and we did. We had a very pleasant afternoon meeting new friends and sharing a couple (premium) beverages...in the house.
Our room was comfortable; like older homes the add-on bathroom is a bit cramped but sufficient for all of our needs. Quiet, comfortable, and private.
Breakfast was just as ordered and presented by two lovely staff ladies. Always available to refresh your coffee or juice.
We highly recommend the Waverly Inn for places to stay in Hendersonville; we look forward to our return visit with famy and friends. Thank you!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Mike and Tracey Burnette, Owner at 1898 Waverly Inn
Responded 30 Jan 2022
Glad you could join us during the beautiful snow! We will be updating more of the bathrooms soon and making each of them larger. Call us directly and we can make sure we find one that's right for you. Thanks so much for the recommendation.
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Roger R wrote a review Oct 2020
Birmingham, Alabama
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We are two sexagenarian couples who travel Europe and the US extensively with the associated meals! Thus our reviews are sometimes a little more critical than some you may read. And in regarding B&B's we are reluctant to be critical. Owner's really work hard and it is a tough business. The owner's were very nice and accommodating. However, we also believe that constructive criticism is good for the consumer and owners. Having said that....

The Inn was once a boarding house and is very charming with an inviting front porch with sitting. It has 15 rooms and also offers massages. The first floor has some nice period pieces in the hallway and sitting areas.

Our room was on the second floor and featured a four post, carved oak bed. It also had end tables, a chest of drawers, desk and a sitting area with table. The bathroom included a footed tub with shower. There is a balcony just off the second floor hallway with rocking chairs that is very nice. With the exception of the bed, the room was cheaply furnished. The bedding was very comfortable however the Inn is located on the main street so the road noise was unpleasant and disturbed our sleep.

The Inn, being located on the main street, makes the downtown very accessible by walking which we enjoyed. There are many fine places to shop and eat just a few minutes walk away. The town is attractively decorated with plants and trees and is very inviting.

The Inn serves a full breakfast each morning as well as a wine and cheese in the late afternoon. The dining room is continually set with ice water and tea, hot coffee and several teas, and an assortment of drinks, as well as snacks. However, it has been our experience that the breakfasts are notable and are one of the things we look forward too. The breakfast at the Inn was nice but nothing you couldn't get at the local Waffle House or Dennys. That was a disappointment. Oh, did I mention you pay extra for the breakfast!

The afternoon wine down was very nice with a glass of wine or beer to you liking, and a small charcuterie board of cheese, crackers and fruit. The pimento cheese is their own recipe and is very good. Oh, did I mention you pay extra for this too!

For us the Inn was just OK; nothing special to make the visit really memorable.
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Date of stay: October 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Mike Burnette, Innkeeper at 1898 Waverly Inn
Responded 30 Oct 2020
Sorry you didn't have a great experience with us as we do strive to leave al of our guests with a memorable experience. Please note that our regular rate does include breakfast and social hour. We had implemented the Basic rate with the onset of COVID for guests who do not want to dine in the inn and save a little money at the same time.
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Stephanie S wrote a review Jun 2020
Cape Coral, Florida
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I came up for the weekend and we were blown away by The Waverly Inn. Mike took us in as walk ins and showed us a couple rooms they had available, we chose one right next to the second floor patio, Spring Beauty. It was perfect for us! Nice and clean, comfy bed, everything we needed and more. They offer social (distance) hour which includes two drinks every evening and then a five star breakfast every morning, that alone was worth it to me. I will dream about that banana pecan french toast probably for the rest of my life, lol. I can't tell you how refreshing it was to feel truly taken care of, Tracy, Mike and their sweet dog Daisy were all so amazing!! So welcoming and friendly! We loved our time there and can't wait for the next time we get to come up to Hendersonville, we won't be able to stay anywhere else!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Mike B, Owner at 1898 Waverly Inn
Responded 18 Jun 2020
Thank you so much!! We love last minute visitors and hope you'll be with us again soon.
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Honeyheart wrote a review Sept 2020
Chattanooga, Tennessee
5.0 of 5 bubbles
With a view of Covid 19 in our minds, we were very careful in choosing this B&B and we were well rewarded. It was our 50th Anniversary. We had a beautiful room with a great walk in shower. Everyone wore masks, all guests were separated in the dining area or big southern porch. The hosts were gracious and we visited little Daisy the dog as often as she was there in the office. There is a Putt-Putt golf course across the street. The historic town of Henderson was plentiful with shops and eateries. Also the inn is close to national forests for hiking. We really enjoyed ourselves.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Mike Burnette, Innkeeper at 1898 Waverly Inn
Responded 13 Sept 2020
We are glad you felt safe and secure while here and thanks for your review. We are living in a different world these days and we strive to make travel experiences to Hendersonville and 1898 Waverly as safe as we can. Come see us again soon!
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PaulNewman90 wrote a review Jun 2022
Lawrenceville, Georgia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed at the 1898 Waverly Inn on a number of occasions for the past six years. For a bed and breakfast to be successful, it must have great innkeepers. Mike and Tracey meet the high standards and expectations for a successful bed and breakfast. Indeed, they are exemplary innkeepers.

The Inn is centrally located in Hendersonville and within walking distance of restaurants, shops, and the downtown area. The Inn has character and charm. The size of the rooms is adequate. If you have difficulty walking or climbing, however, I would avoid securing a room on the third floor.

As a bonus, if you want to visit Asheville, it is only within a 35-45 minutes drive depending upon traffic of course.

For breakfast, you have a wide choice of many items and meals, including but not limited to eggs (made to order to your own liking) , homemade sausage, crispy and tasty bacon fruit bowl, toast, jams and butter, oatmeal, and daily specials. You can have different types of juices. Your coffee cups are regularly filled. Service is excellent and prompt.

Happy hour is between 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and exceeds expectations. You are offered two drinks of wine and/or beer for no cost. There is a wide assortment of beers and wines to choose from. And if you want to pay a little extra, you can order a specialized beer or wine. Tracey and Mike are wonderful hosts and stay with guests into the evening. They are both very accommodating and helpful. And sitting out on the porch allows you to meet other guests and perhaps start new friendships. There is also a sitting area on the first floor in the front of the Inn where guests congregate and chat as well.

I would highly recommend staying at the 1898 Waverly Inn when visiting Hendersonville or the surrounding beautiful mountain areas in North Carolina.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The rooms in the front of the Inn face the street. Climbing up to the third floor on a regular...
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Response from Mike and Tracey Burnette, Innkeeper at 1898 Waverly Inn
Responded 25 Jun 2022
Thank you so much for being regular guests and for your thorough review! We truly appreciate your recommendation.
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DMG4401 wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our company has rented this B&B for our annual retreat for the least 3 or 4 years and it's always a great stay. The breakfasts are a-mazing and so are the baked goodies and the nightly cheese/wine assortment. They also keep a wide variety of K-Cup beverages and a large tea assortment for guests. The Inn is quite charming and the hosts are super friendly. We really feel at home here and have enjoyed our visits each and every year! It's also right downtown near very good restaurants, bars, and charming shops. It's highly walkable which is also a bonus.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Mike B, Owner at 1898 Waverly Inn
Responded 9 Feb 2020
Thanks for your review! We love hosting your crowd and hope to see you again in 2021.
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Jennifer F wrote a review Aug 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This Historic Bed and Breakfast is ideal for all. The Innkeepers and all the staff make you feel at home and are there for any thing you need. Breakfast was delicious and social hour provides a great selection of local beer, wines and yummy assortment if cheese, crackers, meats and homemade Pimento cheese.

Thanks to their suggested things to do and activities our trip was even better then expected. Their location Is close to a wide variety of activities: hiking, tubing, rafting, ziplining, apple picking, horseback riding, shopping and wineries to name a few.

Walking distance to breweries, shopping, and restaurants, The Waverley Inn is the perfect location for all.

Thank you Mike and Tracey and all the outstanding team at the Waverley Inn.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Mike Burnette, Innkeeper at 1898 Waverly Inn
Responded 24 Aug 2020
You are quite welcome! Thank you so much for all of your feedback and review. You certainly made the most of a week in the mountains. Come back soon!
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Constance R asked a question Oct 2020
Birmingham, Alabama
Are infants allowed?
Answer from Mobile13060861636
Absolutely!
Celeste R asked a question Jan 2020
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Is your property wheelchair accessible?
Answer from Mike and Tracey B
Hendersonville, NC5 contributions2 helpful votes
We are not unfortunately. We have six stairs at the front of the property that are the biggest issue.
Answer from Mike and Tracey B
Hendersonville, NC5 contributions2 helpful votes
Thanks for your inquiry. Breakfast at the inn is from 7:30-9am on weekdays and 7:30-9:30am on weekends. We will likely have a Thanksgiving meal here at the inn this year as we have the past three years. You can call us directly at 828.693.9193 if you'd like further information. All the best!
Jeremiah C wrote a tip May 2024
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great bed and breakfast, we injoyed everything about it."
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Wendy F wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It is an old, historic home, no elevator, be prepared to climb stairs. Stairs are carpeted and there are railings. Personally, we loved it."
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Don K wrote a tip Mar 2024
Syracuse, United States40 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the rooms are great but I suggest a room on the side or rear, there is some traffic noise on the front rooms. "
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Lisa and J.R. wrote a tip Feb 2024
9 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are quite a few stairs to the second and third floor rooms, so if you can’t do stairs, make sure you are in a first floor room. "
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Joseph M wrote a tip Dec 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Extremely friendly staff. There to ensure you have the best experience ever."
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PRICE RANGE
S$225 - S$320 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about 1898 Waverly Inn
Which popular attractions are close to 1898 Waverly Inn?
Nearby attractions include Mast Store (0.3 km), Mineral & Lapidary Museum (0.5 km), and Appalachian Pinball Museum (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at 1898 Waverly Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at 1898 Waverly Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at 1898 Waverly Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at 1898 Waverly Inn?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to 1898 Waverly Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Postero, Dandelion Eatery, and umi.
Is 1898 Waverly Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Hendersonville.
Are there any historical sites close to 1898 Waverly Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site (5.3 km).
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