Black Mountain Inn

Two-Night Stay with Infrared-Sauna Session and Spa Credit at Black Mountain Inn in Black Mountain, NC

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Former Artists' Retreat with Holistic Spa Near Appalachian Mountains

For several years starting in 1942, the home now known as the Black Mountain Inn served as a studio and summer hideaway for artists. A who's who of 20th-century writers, painters, and performers—including John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway, Norman Rockwell, and Helen Keller—stayed for a while at the rural retreat, which is located in the woodsy, mountainous region of western North Carolina. A 1990 restoration transformed the building into a charming bed and breakfast where a sense of peace and relaxation still prevails on the grounds, in the comfortable guest rooms, and at the onsite spa.

The latter dispenses several holistic treatments and is equipped with an infrared sauna. In addition to soothing sore muscles, its radiant heat cleanses the skin and renders night-vision goggles useless. This Getaway includes a 30-minute sauna session for two as well as a $50 spa voucher, which you can use toward a hot-stone massage or a dry body wrap infused with exfoliating salts and rich nutrients. The gourmet breakfasts prepared each morning by innkeeper June Bergeron reinforce this healthful approach. Offerings include fresh fruit, herbed scones, and homemade granola.

Each of the inn's six bedrooms is decorated in a cozy, countrified style. In the Beverly room, an antique four-poster bed sports a handmade quilt, and floral decals adorn the tiles in an otherwise pistachio-colored bathroom. The Peter room, meanwhile, is lined with six large windows offering expansive views of the inn's 3-acre estate.

Black Mountain, North Carolina: Small Country Town Surrounded by Mountains

Situated in the lush mountains of western North Carolina, Black Mountain enjoys access to rich outdoor sightseeing. The half-million-acre Pisgah National Forest, located one hour from the hotel, features some of the best hiking and biking trails in the region. A drive along a portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway, which stretches nearly 500 miles from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Shenandoah Valley, takes you past gorgeous mountain scenery and natural landmarks such as Mount Mitchell, the tallest peak east of the Rockies. The historical downtown center of Black Mountain provides an authentic dose of Appalachian culture via ironworking shops and bluegrass-music venues. During an afternoon stroll you can watch local artisans craft pottery and whittle musical instruments such as dulcimers and DJ turntables out of wood.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Two-night stay for two in a queen or double room

  • $189, valid Sunday–Thursday

Book by: 6/30/12
Travel by: 12/21/12

  • $209, valid Friday and Saturday

Book by: 6/30/12
Travel by: 12/22/12

Included in all options:

  • 30-minute infrared-sauna session for two
  • $50 toward 90-minute spa services

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Onsite spa
  • Complimentary homemade breakfast
  • Antique furnishings
  • 3-acre wooded estate
  • Complimentary WiFi

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 6/30/12
  • Must complete travel by 12/21/12 or 12/22/12, depending on option purchased, or promotional value expires
  • Not valid 5/26-5/28, 7/4-7/7, 9/1-9/3, 10/1-10/31, or 11/21-11/24
  • Limit 2/person, may buy 2 more as gifts
  • Limit 2/visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • For hotel stay, $25 fee for cancels made w/ more than 14 days notice; less than 14-day cancel notice & fee up to Groupon price applies
  • For spa, 24hr cancel notice or $25 fee applies
  • $50 spa credit valid for 90min services only
  • Subject to availability
  • Must be 18 or older to checkin
  • CC required at booking & checkin
  • 11% tax not included.

Other Details

How To Book

  1. Purchase Groupon.
  2. Call Black Mountain Inn by 6/30/12.
  3. Choose a valid date based on option purchased.
  4. Mention Groupon and provide your credit-card info.

Room Details

Queen or Double Room

  • One queen or one full-size bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
  • Antique furnishings
  • Hardwood floors

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: well-behaved pets may be added for $15 per day.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

    What It's Worth

    Two-night stay for two in a queen or double room

  • $189, valid Sunday–Thursday (up to a $320 value)
  • $209, valid Friday and Saturday (up to a $320 value)

    Included in all options:

  • 30-minute infrared-sauna session for two (a $60 value)

    Total value: up to $380

  • $50 toward 90-minute spa services

Getting There

  • By plane: 22 miles from Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)
  • By cab: about $55 from AVL
  • By car: about 116 miles northwest of Charlotte

Traveler's Tips

  • Well-behaved pets are welcome.
  • Breakfast is served at 8:30 a.m.

Customer Reviews

(28 ratings)

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Wendy S. ·
October 22, 2012
The homemade oatmeal at breakfast.


9 ratings   7 reviews  
October 21, 2012
Unique historic B&B experience, full of warmth and charm, friendly innkeepers, fabulous breakfast, excellent spa services


Deb H. ·
June 27, 2012
This was a lovely setting and a wonderful retreat. The wildflowers and huge trees kept the inn cool and gave a wonderful view from our window. Loved the fact that there was herb tea available; however, no water was made available to guests, even at breakfast. No air conditioning -- The weather was perfect and this wasn't a problem for us, but people with allergies might appreciate knowing this before making a reservation. Fresh towels each morning would have been nice. We never got a receipt for any of the charges. We're still trying to figure out what exactly was charged to our card!
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