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Experience the real Asheville
Explore everything that downtown Asheville has to offer from affordable, cozy accommodations in a historic, eco-friendly inn that reflects the funk and authenticity our town is known for
1000's of 5-star reviews from happy previous guests
We’re really proud of the feedback that we’ve gotten from our guests for our location, helpful staff, and squeaky clean accommodations.
The Gray Rock Inn was built in 1911 and originally operated as a boarding house. Today it houses an eclectic mix of short-term guests & long-term residents from diverse backgrounds.
For the budget-minded traveler in the heart of downtown
Located just a few blocks from the Vance Monument in downtown Asheville! With the Gray Rock Inn, you don’t need to break the bank for a comfortable stay downtown. Our reasonably priced rooms are located right in the mix of the Asheville funk.
Experience a stay at an eco-friendly historic inn steps away from Pack Square.
Since 1911, travelers have stopped at The Gray Rock Inn for comfortable downtown accommodations.
We’ve seen a lot of local history, and we’re proud to be in the center of Asheville today.
Each room is different, reflecting the unique history and character of
The Gray Rock Inn
This room is perfect for two, with a queen bed, private bath, sitting chair, writing desk, and shelves. Two large windows lets in natural light. This is our newest room, and the only one with a private bathroom.
This small room is perfect for the solo traveler, with a twin bed, sitting chair, writing desk, and shelves. A large window lets in natural light (we have solar panels that do obscure the view, but heat our water).
A special collection of rooms with history and soul.
Explore their antique furnishings and classic charm, featuring high ceilings, original wood floors, and plenty of natural light. Amenities include:
- 24-hour access
- Coin laundry on first floor
- Quiet hours after 10 p.m.
- Daily cleaning of common areas
- Front porch & second floor balcony
- Computer & local telephone in lobby
- Each room has a sink, mini refrigerator, & dishes
- Each room has clean towels & linens
Take a Tour of Our Historic Inn & Neighborhood!
The Gray Rock Inn and its surroundings have got a lot of heart. To get a feel for what your stay will be like and the people you might meet, take a few minutes to explore our video library.
The bathrooms are shared, but were impeccably clean, and thoughtful touches were provided, such as a bath mat to take to the bathroom and ear plugs for the street noise outside! Highly recommend for your next Asheville trip!!” Alexa
For a solo woman traveler this was great! I will be staying again!!” Rebecca
Our room had everything we needed and more! Was little worried about sharing bathrooms but never had an issue with that. Felt like we were in our own private hotel.” Brad
Yes, you have two communal bathrooms to share among a floor of people, but the bathrooms are well kept and it didn’t even phase us! Would definitely stay here again!” Agassy
It’s great to have a natural food store next door. That was
An Eco-Conscious Inn
At the Gray Rock Inn, we’re dedicated to reducing our environmental foot print. Years of constant improvements have added up to lower energy usage and better quality comfort. We offer accommodations in an International style, with shared bathrooms and kitchen facilities. 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.