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An Historic Inn For the Budget Traveller

Inexpensive Rooms In the Heart of Downtown Asheville

Downtown Asheville is Outside Your Door!

Clean, Comfortable, Quiet Rooms


Inexpensive Rooms in Downtown Asheville


An historic inn, located in the heart of downtown Asheville.

At the Gray Rock Inn, downtown Asheville is right outside your door, and our reasonable rates mean your money can be spent on enjoying the city. Conveniently located on Biltmore Ave. and an easy walk to breweries, music venues, art galleries, boutiques and restaurants.  With most downtown hotels charging in the hundreds of dollars a night, the Gray Rock Inn is a great value. Perfect for those who want to spend their time exploring downtown Asheville and not driving. Walk around downtown and enjoy its bustling and vibrant scene, or just sit on our front porch or balcony and relax. After taking it all in you can return to a private and secure setting without having to drive.

An Historic Inn With a Background as Interesting as Asheville

The Gray Rock Inn is a classic 100+ year old building, housing both short- and long-term residents in an International style, with shared bathrooms. In this space you’ll encounter fellow travelers and local residents alike. What you’ll experience is a small community that shares a love for Asheville. Each room is different, reflecting the unique history and character of The Gray Rock Inn. Standard furnishings in every room include a refrigerator and sink with clean towels and linens. Wifi is included but you won’t find a television in your room. For some reason, we don’t think you’ll miss it. We look forward to hosting you at The Gray Rock Inn, and making your Asheville experience a memorable one. And be sure to kiss the Bunkum Stone while you’re here.

Unique Rooms Through Airbnb With Private Sink, Fridge, Furniture and WiFi

Queen bed in an updated historic building.

Queen bed with antique furnishings

Each of our rooms are unique, with antique furnishings and a classic charm. With high ceilings, original wood floors, mantles, and plenty of natural light. We provide fresh towels and linens.

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Relax On Our Balcony or Porch

Slow down, unwind and enjoy the fresh mountain air and sunshine on our balcony, or watch the parade of people from our front porch. Our large second floor balcony has commanding views of Biltmore Ave. and the mountains. Our covered front porch faces Biltmore Ave. with its bustling activity.


Relax on our second floor balcony

A Home Away From Home

The Gray Rock Inn offers both comfort and convenience for short- or long-term stays. We provide Wifi, telephone, computer, and coin laundry. You have full use of all facilities. A coffee maker is available in the kitchen, as well as on the second floor bookshelf. We cannot guarantee the rest of the kitchen will be available however.

Comfortable and Clean Bathrooms

Even though our bathrooms are shared, you might never notice. With two on each floor, locking doors and daily cleaning, you’ll be rest assured of privacy and cleanliness. With solar heated water and natural green plants. And there’s rarely a wait.


Clean Bathrooms

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Reservation Info

We use Airbnb for all room reservations, a safe and easy-to-use website. With Airbnb you are guaranteed that your room will be available on the dates you reserve, are covered by insurance, and your money is safe. We receive no funds until you check-in. Click to view our rooms at Airbnb and book your dates for immediate approval.

24-Hour Access

Free Wifi

Free Computers

Free Local Telephone

Coin Laundry

Convenient Downtown Location

Quiet Hours After 10 PM

Daily Cleaning

Front Porch, Second Floor Balcony

The Gray Rock Inn

100 Biltmore Ave.

Asheville, NC

(828) 515-4729

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The location is as good as it gets if you want downtown as your launching spot, and the rooms have all you’ll need for a short or lengthy visit. Highly recommended!

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Why worry when you can walk!

We are directly across from the Orange Peel and Wicked Weed Brewing on Biltmore Avenue. The Gray Rock Inn is a quick walk to downtown Asheville’s dining, brewery and entertainment and culture venues. We’re just a few blocks from the South Slope, Pack Square and Pritchard Park. Parking is challenging. Expect to pay for parking at several near-by lots.

South Slope

Wicked Weed

The Orange Peel

Pack Square

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What They’re Saying About the Gray Rock Inn

The Gray Rock Inn is a neat old building in a great location. European hostel-feeling shared bathrooms with sinks in the rooms. The room was beautiful and the description was accurate. Much better value here than in a motel for the same price!

Absolutely fabulous stay at The Gray Rock. Zero complaints. I was allowed to check in a bit early. Slept like a rock, clean room, and bedding and simply loved the mandatory quiet time to respect all guests. Wonderful customer service and excellent communication and response times!

We had a great stay! The room was clean and had everything you need, including a fridge. All the housemates we met were very nice. John gave us some good recommendations for the beautiful city!

I loved this place. The room was clean and comfortable and everyone I met that lived there was friendly. I had no problems checking in or out. I anticipated noise since it is right in town, but with my sound machine I slept fine. The location is so convenient.

An Eco-Conscious Inn

At the Gray Rock Inn we make an effort to be eco-conscious with solar panels for hot water, energy saving LED lightbulbs, efficient appliances, recycling and an urban garden. And since we are central to downtown, transportation can be on foot.