ASHEVILLE, N.C. - August 4, 2020 - (

The Albemarle Inn, a luxurious bed-and-breakfast estate steeped in Asheville history, has entered the market for $2.6 million. Located at 86 Edgemont Road, the neoclassical revival residence is just two miles from downtown Asheville. Marketed exclusively by Holly Martin, of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s Asheville office, the listing details can be viewed here.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the estate was built in 1909 by local physician Dr. Carl V. Reynolds as his personal residence. Sold in 1921, it became the site of the Grove Park School for Girls before transforming into a boarding house. The Albemarle Inn was established in 1941; notable guests included renowned Hungarian composer Bela Bartok, who wrote the  Asheville Concerto during his stay in 1943.

Meticulously crafted, the estate’s historic beauty has been expertly maintained. Ornate woodwork — from the stunning staircase with circular landing to the pocket doors and moldings — was reportedly completed by the same talented artisans who worked on the Biltmore House at the time.

Evoking the imagery of a southern mansion, the Inn’s exterior is framed by exquisite Corinthian columns that adorn a wide stone veranda with views of the beautiful gardens. Additionally, the second-floor balcony boasts spectacular views.

The expansive grounds surrounding the property offer a private retreat with easy accessibility to Asheville’s array of cultural amenities.


“This estate, with its elegant architecture, presents a unique opportunity to own a piece of Asheville history. The possibilities are endless for the discerning buyer, who may choose to carry on the B&B or take the home back to a grand single-family residence.”

Holly Martin, sales associate, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty 

About Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

Headquartered in Naples, Florida, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty has over 1,200 associates and employees in 40 locations throughout Florida and North Carolina. Premier Sotheby's International Realty also benefits from an association with the storied Sotheby's auction house, established in 1744. The brokerage is a division of The Lutgert Companies, a prominent member of Southwest Florida’s business community since 1964. For more information, visit


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