For budget travelers who want to be downtown! No frills and not a fancy B&B. Clean and comfortable. Convenient location. Asheville is outside your door at this historic 100+year-old rooming house. A place with history, character and real people. This classic, second floor room has a queen-size bed, table and chair, high ceiling. Fridge, free wifi, ceiling fan, two windows, lockable, and clean. Shared bathrooms, kitchen, balcony and front porch.
A classic room with a queen size bed, sitting area, original fireplace mantle and antiques.
At the Gray Rock Inn, downtown Asheville is right outside your door, and our reasonable rates mean your money can be spent on enjoying the city. Conveniently located on Biltmore Ave. and an easy walk to breweries, music venues, art galleries, boutiques and restaurants.
The Gray Rock Inn is a great value, a "no frills" but clean and comfy place to explore the city from. Stay downtown for less - walk the city's streets and enjoy! Asheville is right outside at this historic inn where people of all walks of life feel at home. A place with charm, character and friendly residents and guests alike. Not a fancy B&B or chain hotel.
Perfect for those who want to spend their time exploring downtown Asheville and not driving. Walk around downtown and enjoy its bustling and vibrant scene. Or, you can just sit on our front porch or balcony and relax. After taking it all in you can return to a private and secure setting.
An historic inn with a background as interesting as Asheville. The Gray Rock Inn is a classic 100+year-old building, housing both short- and long-term residents in an International style, with shared bathrooms and kitchen facilities. In this space you’ll encounter fellow travelers and local residents alike. What you’ll experience is a small community that shares a love for Asheville. Each room is different, reflecting the unique history and character of The Gray Rock Inn. Standard furnishings in every room include a refrigerator and sink with clean towels and linens. Wifi is included but you won’t find a television in your room.
We look forward to hosting you at The Gray Rock Inn, and making your Asheville experience a memorable one. And be sure to kiss the Bunkum Stone while you’re here.
We provide Wifi, telephone, computer, coin laundry and a full shared kitchen. There is a coffee maker in the shared kitchen as well as one on the second floor bookshelf. You have full use of all facilities.
Relax On Our Balcony or Porch
Slow down, unwind and enjoy the fresh mountain air and sunshine on our balcony. Or watch the parade of people from our front porch. Our large second floor balcony has commanding views of Biltmore Ave. and the mountains. Our covered front porch faces Biltmore Ave. with its bustling activity.
Comfortable and Clean Bathrooms
Even though our bathrooms are shared, you might never notice. With two on each floor, locking doors and daily cleaning, you’ll be rest assured of privacy and cleanliness. With solar heated water and natural green plants. And there’s rarely a wait.
Access is easy to bathrooms, kitchen, laundry, porch, and balcony. Wi-fi is available. Computer and telephone are free in the lobby.
John and Kathleen are available days. We'll check you in after 3pm (by appointment only) and leave you alone the rest of the time. If you will be arriving later than your scheduled time, let us know so we can make sure to be there. We are not on-site full time, so good timing and communication are essential. Please try to be on time, and let us know if there are delays.
The neighborhood is lively and diverse. Walk to world class restaurants, music, and craft breweries. Next door is a community food coop that is open to the public. Across the street are the Orange Peel music hall and Wicked Weed Brewery. Read about the Bunkum Stone (a landmark) by the front entry.
Public transit bus stops are nearby, going north and south. Asheville's main bus depot is 4 city blocks to the west. Parking is challenging, but there is ample paid public parking nearby, and free parking on the street after 6:00 pm. There are two public parking garages close by on Biltmore Ave.
Check-in is by appointment only, so please communicate your anticipated arrival time so we can be there for you. Confirm with us ahead of time if you will be arriving later than your scheduled time.
Rooms are stocked with hand soap and towels.
The room has a window air conditioner for the summer months.
No smoking in the building. No public drunkenness, drugs, parties, loud noise, prostitution, firearms, theft, or pets. No disruptive behavior of any kind will be tolerated. Be quiet and considerate of others in the house. Quiet time is from 10:00 pm to 8:00 am. This applies to the kitchen, porch and balcony also. When you use any of the shared spaces, clean up before you leave the space.
Guests are allowed, but if you bring friends into the building, they are your responsibility, and you are liable for their behavior. Friends/guests must follow these rules just as you do. Parties are not allowed.
Keep the exterior doors closed and locked. Carry your keys with you always. See the manager for repairs or lost keys. Return your keys when moving out by dropping them in the 'Airbnb drop box’ to the left of the office door, which is located on the main floor and has the number 5 on it.
Parking is challenging, but there is ample public parking nearby. Smoking is not allowed. The building is equipped with fire alarms in public and private areas for your protection.