These are definitely different, and difficult, days. We’ve all been asked to avoid going out and gathering together. We’ve had to watch many of our favorite restaurants, bookstores, music venues, and other businesses close for the time being. We are observing the situation and adjusting our booking availability accordingly. The safety of our community and guests is our top priority and we want to make sure that we reopen the doors to our Bed and Breakfast at the time we can guarantee a peace of mind to our guests. We miss our BnB guests dearly, and we have been so touched by their outpouring support. So many of you have reached out to us to check how we are doing. We feel fortunate to have built these friendships throughout the years of operating our Bed and Breakfast in Montford.

We are using this downtime to catch up on some work around the Inn and on the website. Shawnie has gone back to cross stitching, finding an outlet to her creativity, now that she can’t spoil the guests with her extraordinary baking skills 😉 Willy is painting the porches and maintaining the gardens

We look forward to when this is over and you will be able to plan a safe staycation or an amazing summer or fall trip—or maybe even wedding or elopement! We all need an escape every once and awhile, but now more than ever. We hope you’ll choose the Inn on Montford as your getaway. We know that the feeling of anxiety might linger on for a while after things calm down. You can rest assured that we are following all of the recommended cleaning and sanitization protocols, in fact taking over-cautious sanitary measures, and that we will continue to do so for a while after the Stay Home order is lifted. What’s more, each of the rooms in our carriage house has private entrances, while the main house is incredibly spacious, as are all of our rooms themselves. When you need a change from this spring’s unexpected pace, tranquility and expansiveness await.

One for the Books

Can’t wait to visit Asheville once all of this is behind us? It’s truly something special, and we are 100% confident that our beloved mountain city will get through this and emerge with its uniqueness and vibrancy intact. In fact, our community is coming together in an unprecedented show of support, standing behind the restaurants and other independent businesses that make Asheville so great, including Nine Mile, All Day Darling, and Chiesa, which are just a sidewalk stroll—through the quaint, historic Montford neighborhood—away from the inn.

While you’re spending time at home, go ahead and imagine all the adventures you’ll have when you arrive, out on the trails and out on the town. Or, reserve the inn now for your wedding or elopement, and start daydreaming about your big day.

In the Meantime, Some Fun for Your Downtime

We hope to see you soon! Until we do, there are several ways you can interact with us while you’re at home. We invite you to take a virtual tour of the 1900 Inn on Montford. During the tour you can also meet your innkeepers; that’s us, Willy and Shawnie Gruber. Of course, you can give us a call or shoot us an email. We’ll be happy to share what we’re doing to keep the inn a safe space and to help you book your staycation or upcoming trip. If you’ll be visiting Asheville from elsewhere, we can direct you to other resources that will help you make the most of your trip. Let yourself get lost in your planning! We also invite you to read up on some of the historical figures connected to Asheville after whom we’ve named our rooms—or, to read their works. Did you know that writers Thomas Wolfe and O. Henry are buried just down the road from us in Riverside Cemetery? Or that F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald lived and worked in the area? Maybe now’s the time to revisit The Great Gatsby or crack open Look Homeward, Angel.

Know that we’re in this together and we are here for you. Please feel free to connect with us anytime.

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