A Bed of Roses was built around 1897 by Oliver Davis Revell as an investment property for Mrs J.B. Gray. O.D. Revell, a successful developer and self made man, was fatherless as an infant and an orphan by the age of 16, but grew from a talented carpenter to a shrewd businessman, building many variants of the Queen Anne style in Asheville. Shortly after Mrs. Gray was widowed, in 1897 O.D. Revel and Carolyn Gray were married, combining their fortunes and expanding his success into the former Indian Territories of Oklahoma. The Oliver Davis Room, the Revell Room and the Carolyn Gray Room are all named after this couple.
The Historic Register of Asheville lists the house as the Marvin B. Wilkinson House. Mr. Wilkinson purchased the house in 1904 and was its first long-term occupant. The Wilkinson room is named in his honor.
Architecturally, the home is a Queen Anne Victorian featuring a large second story polygonal corner projection or turret with a broad ogee roof. The Turret Suite occupies this corner projection and stretches across the front façade of the house, opening to the right hand balcony through a broad glass paned door. The front porch is characterized by stylized Doric columns sitting on stone pedestals. Situated to the back of a long narrow expanse of lawn, flowering trees and gardens, the building beckons you to follow the long path in and explore this peaceful remnant of Victorian history.
Check-In Time: 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Check-Out Time: by 11:00 AM
All rooms have a two-night minimum on weekend and holiday stays
All stays on weekends (Friday through Sunday), and holidays are standard rate and require a two- or three-night minimum
Mid-week rates are available from Monday through Thursday, except for October
Room rates are subject to state and local taxes
Advertised room rates are subject to change
All reservations guaranteed by one night’s deposit (or 50% on packages and stays of two or more days) by check, Visa, MasterCard or Discover. A $25.00 cancellation fee plus tax, will be charged for a full or partial cancellation. Early departure falls within our cancellation policy and a $25.00 fee will be charged.
If a cancellation is made 14 days or less before the reservation date the deposit will not be refunded. However, a credit for a future visit can be applied for the amount of the deposit, minus the cancellation fee. The credit can be applied to any reservation within 90 days of the cancelation. Cancellation credits cannot be redeemed during the month of October. Failure to notify us of a cancellation or partial cancellation prior to check in time will result in you being held responsible for the entire reservation.
When making advanced guaranteed reservations, regardless of your payment method, please remember you are making a commitment to us and we are making one to you.
For the comfort and safety of all our guests, smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere on the premises. A violation of this policy will lead to additional charges and is grounds for cancellation of your reservation without refund.
We are happy to accommodate special diets whenever possible. Due to high volume, during the month of October, however, and and on some holidays we cannot provide special meals without eggs or dairy or accommodate particularly complicated dietary requests. If in doubt about whether we can make arrangements for your dietary preferences please call the innkeepers.
Children over 12 are most welcome.
Although we love pets, our two cats insist that guest pets are prohibited.
Please be sure to check your room for personal belongings before checking out. We are not responsible for lost property. If you would like to have items shipped back to you they will be taken to the UPS store and the charges for postage, packaging and a $10 fee will be charged to your credit card.