Experience the real Asheville. Book a stay at the Gray Rock inn!

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.

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Affordable, cozy accommodations for the budget-minded traveler in the HEART of downtown Asheville.

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.

An eco-friendly historic inn with character.

The Gray Rock Inn is a classic 100+ year-old building built in 1911 and originally operated as a boarding house. Today, it houses an eclectic mix short & long-term residents from diverse backgrounds.

Affordable rooms 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.

For more than 100 years, 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

Room 7

This small room is perfect for the solo traveler, with a twin bed, sitting chair, writing desk, fridge and shelves. A large window lets in natural light (we have solar panels that do obscure the view, but heat our water).

Room 8

This antique-style, second floor room has a queen-size bed, desk, and large windows. Fridge, ceiling fan, large window, lockable, and clean. Shared bathrooms, balcony and front porch. This is a private, second floor, front corner room with a queen size bed, high ceiling and large windows with natural light.

Room 9

A classic room with a queen size bed, sitting area, original fireplace mantle and antiques.

Room 10

Lovely second floor room with a queen size bed, table, chairs and plenty of natural light.

Room 11

Lovely second floor room with a queen size bed and plenty of natural light from two large windows. Great views of Beaucatcher Mountain.

Room 12

A large window lets in natural light with an excellent morning sunrise. This small room is perfect for the solo traveler, with a twin bed, table and chair, fridge and sink.

Room 13

This light, second floor room is in the back corner of the building and has a single-size bed and a spacious feel. The room has a table and chair, as well as a closet.

A special collection of rooms with history and soul.

Explore their antique furnishings and classic charm, featuring high ceilings, original wood floors, mantles, and plenty of natural light.  Amenities include: 

  • 24-Hour Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Computers
  • Free Local Telephone
  • Coin Laundry
  • Fresh Towels & Linens
  • Quiet Hours After 10 PM
  • Daily Cleaning
  • Front Porch / Second Floor Balcony

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.

What do guests have to say about the Gray Rock Inn?

“Just as advertised, the space is super for the single traveler. The place was so quiet, the wifi was solid and the location is so incredibly fantastic, if you want to walk around downtown Asheville. I am already trying to plan my next visit and will look to stay at the Gray Rock if possible. Great stay!” Mike

Happy Traveler

“This space is fantastic if you are traveling solo, the room was quaint, safe, clean, comfortable, and had everything you could need! the house itself is set-up community style, but everyone is friendly and there are cute perks, like a giant balcony and books all around! The location was honestly what made me absolutely fall in love. It’s right in the middle of the hub of anything you’d want to do or see downtown. I never felt unsafe or concerned, and that’s a major plus. I’m definitely staying here again for my weekend getaways!! Loved it all.” Inga

Happy Traveler

An Eco-Conscious Inn

At the Gray Rock Inn, we’re dedicated to reducing our environmental foot print. 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.

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