Experience Southern Hospitality as it was meant to be!

1898 Waverly Inn in Historic Downtown Hendersonville

Hendersonville is a unique town with restaurants, boutiques, galleries, jewelry stores, antique stores, gift shops and the Southern Appalachian Brewery within easy walking distance of the Inn.  We are in Western North Carolina nineteen miles south of Asheville and Biltmore Estate, centrally located for everything you want to do.

1898 Waverly Inn is the oldest surviving inn in Hendersonville.Experience the Hospitality of the Past

1898 Waverly Inn is the oldest surviving inn in Hendersonville. This inn was built at one end of Hendersonville’s wide tree-lined streets when guests walked on boardwalks and oil lamps were at the street corners. We have been making guests feel comfortable since they arrived by train or stagecoach.

But we have been quick to embrace modern conveniences! We’ve had electricity available since 1903 and telephone since 1904! Relax in the ambiance of the past with our southern rocking chair porches, in-town convenience, mountain flavor and first-class amenities at 1898 Waverly Inn.

Please call 800-537-8195 or 828-693-9193 to reserve your room.


Fifteen Unique Historic Rooms at The Waverly Inn Bed & Breakfast

Fifteen Unique Historic Guest Rooms

Every room is Ensuite with Private Bath. We have every modern convenience to make sure you are comfortable while you relax in our rich historical ambiance.

Our guests come back year after year.

Pet Friendly
Well behaved pets are welcome at 1898 Waverly Inn. We have one room designated for our four-footed guests.

Please call 800-537-8195 or 828-693-9193 to reserve your room.

Full Farm-to-Table Breakfast, Snacks & Tasting Hour at The Waverly Inn Bed & Breakfast

Full Farm-to-Table Breakfast, Snacks & Tasting Hour

Made Daily at Our Inn with Fresh Local Ingredients*

*When available.

Let us know any dietary needs and wishes when you make your reservations!

During the day, relax with coffee, teas, soft drinks, bottled or filtered local water and fresh baked cakes, cookies, muffins or whatever Darla surprises us with.

In the early evening join us for our Tasting Hour with Darla's Raspberry Lemonade and other beverages, cheese and nibbles.

Massage treatments are available in your room or in Le Petit Spa, The Waverly Inn Bed & Breakfast in-house spa.In-House Spa Treatments

Massage treatments are available in Le Petit Spa, our in-house spa.  Relax and enjoy one of our spa services. Or let one of our experienced therapists customize a treatment specifically for you.


1898 Waverly Inn is convenient to Historic Flat Rock, Asheville, Brevard, Chimney Rock and Lake Lure.

So much to do!

1898 Waverly Inn is convenient to Historic Flat Rock, Asheville, Brevard, Chimney Rock and Lake Lure. Hendersonville's Small Boyd Park with Mini Golf May to September and Tennis year round is right next door.

  • Hiking
  • Waterfalls
  • Kayaking
  • Horse-back riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Mini Golf
  • Sightseeing
  • Museums
  • Antique Stores
  • Factory Outlets
  • Galleries and Artist Studios
  • Microbreweries
  • Vineyards & Wineries
  • Museums

Our friendly local staff will help with your plans!

Relax and feel at home on one of our two shaded porches with rocking chairs at the Waverly Inn Bed & Breakfast

Or just do nothing!

Relax and feel at home on one of our two shaded porches with rocking chairs, comfortable sitting rooms and the dining room.  Browse our library with books, games, DVDs and puzzles.  Unwind over a puzzle, read a book or take a movie back to your room. John, Diane, Darla and Deborah will make sure you feel right at home.

Featured Packages

Spa Packages: Relax at Le Petit Spa at 1898 Waverly Inn with our Couple’s Spa Package, Spa and Golf Package and our Ultimate Southern Hospitality Package three-nights with everything!

Adventure Packages: Packages offer a Family Friendly Kayak Adventure or a high-adrenaline whitewater kayak trip. Our Zip Line Canopy Adventures Packages are perfect for first-time zipliners or experienced thrill-seekers.

Affordable Vacations: A super relaxing getaway at our Inn and the gasoline is on us!

Please call 800-537-8195 or 828-693-9193 to reserve your room.

We have different Specials & Packages for every season.


A note from your host

New Owners at 1898 Waverly Inn

The 1898 Waverly Inn is the oldest and longest running inn in Hendersonville, NC and has seen only 8 owners in over 118 years. We are proud to continue the Waverly tradition.

Big thanks to the John, Diane and Darla who have been so gracious with their time and energy during the transition. We are honored to carry forward their legacy of great hospitality. We look forward to meeting you during your next visit to Hendersonville.

- Mike and Tracey Burnette

Please call 800-537-8195 or 828-693-9193 to reserve your room.

From our Blog

Thursday, March 10, 2016

John, Diane, Darla and Debbie welcome Mike and Tracey

Dear 1898 Waverly Friends,

After 28 wonderful years of innkeeping, we have decided to pass the torch of hospitality on to new innkeepers. We are pleased and excited to introduce you to the 1898 Waverly Inn's new owners Mike and Tracey Burnette. Both Mike and Tracey are native North Carolinians and are excited to have established their new home in western North Carolina. This will be a homecoming for Mike as he was raised in the area and Tracey fell in love with Hendersonville after many visits from Charlotte. We know they will enjoy this greatest of age-old occupations as much as we have. Read More on our Blog...>




Please call 800-537-8195 or 828-693-9193 to reserve your room.

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