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An Inn Unlike Any Other

ASIA Bed and Breakfast Spa was envisioned and created to be different from any and every other B&B in Asheville. No other inn offers the unique combination of small size and spa setting.

Owner Carol Winter was determined to create a different bed and breakfast in Asheville the second time around. Having created and operated the successful Hill House Bed and Breakfast (Asheville NC) since 1997, Carol believed that the ideal B&B experience, for guest and owner, was something smaller and far more relaxing than a bustling, 10-room inn. She wanted a more intimate experience, with fewer guests, and more personal service.

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So by the time Carol acquired the “beautiful house next door” in late 1997, less than a year after opening the Hill House, the idea for ASIA Bed and Breakfast Spa had already hatched: bring Asheville North Carolina its first boutique spa B&B, where smaller – 5 luxury rooms – is better!

Over the next four years Carol slowly, painstakingly, and with great determination transformed this 1925 Arts & Crafts home from “ordinary house” to “haven of serenity & privacy,” all while running Hill House until its sale in August 2003.

At ASIA Bed and Breakfast Spa, great thought and intention was put into everything you see, touch, and sense. The inn is a unique space complemented by expert craftsmanship and Zen-inspired detail. Furniture, fabric, and finish…every element you experience was selected and designed to shift your perspective away from the everyday world.

When you visit ASIA Bed and Breakfast Spa you experience a different way of being. This is your space to unwind, physically and mentally, from whatever stress you bring with you.

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The Tatami Porch is light drenched and south facing, with vistas of the Japanese Strolling Garden, and from fall through spring, the Asheville skyline. Windows open three entire walls of the room to the outside, so you are immersed in a panorama of mountain air, songbirds, and lapping water. The Tatami Porch is a favorite gathering place for breakfast and late-night chats.

The Library is cool and sedate, furnished with generous leather armchairs and an eclectic selection of books and periodicals. Quiet and secluded, it’s an ideal spot if you need to catch up on a little work, or if you enjoy late-night reading. While here, take a moment to peruse the collection of Japanese garden books that inspired our work.

The Living Room is a natural gathering place and offers views of the gardens. A fireplace crackles and roars on long winter nights as you nest in luxurious, down-filled furnishings.

Our Japanese Strolling Garden is a beautiful space that engages your senses. Stroll through specimen conifers and ornamental grasses, bonsai evergreens and exotic annuals. Then pause on a sitting rock and watch cardinals and jays bathe in the artisan-crafted water sculpture.

Our Zen Meditation Garden is adjacent to the private sauna courtyard and couples massage suite. Take a moment after your treatments to pause and contemplate. Close your eyes, feel your body decompressing and muscles unwinding. Harmony washes over you.

“What a relaxing place ASIA is! We’ve been dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, including our flooded house, for so many months, we were ripe for a peaceful getaway. This is truly a top notch place. We love the room, the food & the Japanese garden.” ~ Christina & Ben, New Orleans LA