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Asheville's historic Wright Inn, designed by architect George F. Barber in 1899, boasts fifty-one windows and four fireplaces. It is a monument to the Queen Anne and Victorian styles. Today it is a bed and breakfast inn and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
North Carolina has a number of well-known bed and breakfast inns. Three lodging establishments in the mountains are known not only for the amenities offered but also as places where previous occupants continue to linger on after death. The inns are the White Gate Inn and Cottage (Asheville); Lodge on Lake Lure (Lake Lure); and the Inn on Main Street (Weaverville).
Owners of Banner Elk Winery, Dede Walton and Richard Wolfe, are passionate about Indian cuisine and pairing dishes with their homegrown wines. Presented at the couple's bed and breakfast, the Villa at Blueberry Farm, the winter feast experience introduces diversity and fusion into local dining and catering and gives guests an alternative to traditional winter meals.
Cedar Crest Inn, built in 1891, has been offered new life many times over and an enduring place in the community. Originally named Swannanoa Hill, it was known under names such as Kenilworth Lodge and The Arden before receiving its present name in 1937. The house, also functioning as a boarding house over the decades, became a bed and breakfast in 1996.