We enjoyed a complimentary stay at the Yellow House. All opinions are my own.
Nestled between the Great Smokey Mountains and the booming city of Asheville, the Yellow House Bed and Breakfast in Waynesville, North Carolina makes for the perfect mountain getaway.
The house was built in 1885 and turned into a B&B in 1996. It’s always welcomed guests in the same color—yellow. And today, it’s opening its doors to spoil guests with mountain views from the porch, spacious bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, and a three-course breakfast.
We stayed in the Carriage House Suite. This room served as a speakeasy during the Prohibition years. Now, the B&B serves a glass of wine upon arrival and offers guests a full wine menu and mimosas at breakfast—no need to sneak around anymore.
A stay at the Yellow House is for both the outdoor adventurer and laidback wanderer. A short drive from the B&B is the downtown area of Waynesville, boasting art galleries, antique shop, boutiques and bookstores. A few of our top picks are Mast General Store, Dillsboro Chocolate Factory, Robin Blu and Ava & Arden.
More interested in exploring the great outdoors? We recommend visiting the Great Smoky Mountains, specifically the Cattaloochee Valley to see the elk. Be sure to visit in the late evening when the elk are most active.
The Waynesville area also offers lots of options for hiking and other activities, such as golfing, horseback riding, fly fishing and whitewater rafting. And if you haven’t taken a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway, we highly recommend making that part of your trip.
For coffee breaks, we visited both Orchard and Panacea Coffee. We recommend both, although Asher says the latte at Panacea is superior. If beer is your thing, Frog Level Brewing next door to Panacea is a must in Waynesville, with plenty of outdoor seating.
If you don’t want to leave the B&B, we don’t blame you. The Yellow House has options to enhance your stay. We’re talking chocolate-covered strawberries, picnic lunches, wine and charcuterie to name a few.
So if you’re looking for a romantic mountain getaway or a fun girls’ trip, we recommend The Yellow House B&B. Don’t forget to tell them we sent you.
Looking for a vacay on the coast? Check out my post on the Rhett House Inn in Beaufort, South Carolina.