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Princeton, Massachusetts
Reviewed 12 August 2016

The Hawk and Ivy and its keepers James, Eve, and Gareth the Corgi were so kind and perfectly hospitable to Johanna and I. The quality of this place is abundantly evident in the food, the rooms, the conversation, the gardens, and just the overall spirit of the people and the grounds. The only disappointment was that we could not stay...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 8 July 2016

My husband and I have stayed at numerous B&Bs but this was by far the best! Eve and James are hosts like no other! They were both so helpful the moment we made the reservation. Even on my first phone call with Eve, it felt like we were old friends. The B&B was just gorgeous. We had the room in...

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Glade Spring, Virginia
Reviewed 1 June 2016

My husband and I enjoyed celebrating our 10th anniversary with a two-night stay at the Hawk & Ivy. James made dinner reservations for us at Stoney Knob Cafe on our first night. This was an excellent recommendation. We enjoyed Eve's one-of-a-kind cornmeal blueberry pancakes on Saturday which kept us going through a long day at Navitat. (This is THE place...

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Thank DeBusk
Reviewed 30 May 2016

My two-night stay at the Hawk and Ivy was very relaxed and pleasant. The second floor cottage accommodations provided a kitchenette, quaint character, comfort, and an expansive pastoral view from a private deck. The breakfasts offered superb dining and friendly and informative conversations with our hosts. Don't miss an opportunity to walk the beautiful gardens and surrounding countryside. My only...

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hawkivy, Owner at Hawk and Ivy B&B Retreat, responded to this review

Kathy, thank you for your review. We loved having you here.

Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Came to Barnardsville for Chestnut School of Medicinal Herbs workshop and stayed 4 nights. Beautiful accommodations and exceptional hosts, Eve and James Davis. Food was incredible and fellowship with hosts and other guests was such a blessing. We will be back!

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hawkivy, Owner at Hawk and Ivy B&B Retreat, responded to this review

It was wonderful to have you and Ken here. You are both such special people.

Ocracoke, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Just got back from a trip to the Asheville area. We really hit the jack pot by selecting this country B & B. It was a lovely setting with beautiful terraced gardens and a charming cottage for the 5 of us. Each morning we were treated to a breakfast experience like no other. The fine china, the working kitchen and...

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hawkivy, Owner at Hawk and Ivy B&B Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind and prompt review. We loved having you and your whole crew here, and we particularly enjoyed our mornings together around the breakfast table. We look forward to the possibility that we may be able to see you again in November. Please give our love to your whole group.

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We stayed at the Hawk and Ivey (guest cottage, 2nd floor) September 2015....the weather was perfect as were the accommodations. We enjoyed the privacy of our room and the beautiful view. Breakfasts with James and Eve involved not only wonderful food but also great and intriguing company including not only our hosts but the other guests as well. We truly...

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Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Lauren and I only stayed for one night but after meeting Eve I felt extremely welcome, she even booked us a reservation at Plant in Asheville. Not located far from the beautiful Asheville where there's plenty to do along with amazing food. If you find yourself visiting Asheville and are looking for a great place to stay, The Hawk and...

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Concord, Ohio
Reviewed 2 February 2016

is a retreat for those who want to get out of the city and spend some meditative time in the country. A summer highlight here is the stretches of terraced and manicured kitchen gardens. We drove in close to 9 p.m. Jareth, a feisty Corgi and his owner James Davis welcomed us. Within moments we climbed steps to the second...

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Langueux, France
Reviewed 5 January 2016

James and Ev Davis are THE most interesting couple you could even want as a friend and host for your weekend or time away. I've known about the Hawk and Ivy B&B for over 10 years now, and when all the other B&B's in that area have come and gone, the Davis's are still going strong. They have a wonderfully...

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Hawk and Ivy. Come immerse yourself in a place of great beauty that nurtures both body and spirit. We are Asheville’s oldest eco bed and breakfast with a deep commitment to offering an experience that is green, sustainable, and honors the sacredness of all life. Our 1910 Farmhouse and guest cottage are filled with treasured family antiques, fine paintings and crafts. Lovely all cotton linens and down comforters cover the beds. Eve fills the rooms with fresh flowers and plants to create a feeling of simple elegance and comfort. A stroll on our 24 acres reveals wildflower meadows, mountain views, a pond with gazebo, and our magical, renovated barn, a perfect place for weddings, large events, or just a quiet cup of coffee watching for wild turkeys or deer in the meadow. The heart of the bed and breakfast is our organic gardens, nurturing both the body and soul with fresh flowers, herbs, vegetables, and delicious berries. Our guests rave about their healthy gourmet breakfasts where those berries and vegetables are served with local eggs and home cooked muffins. Eve is a life long gardener and highly published garden and floral designer. For the last two years she has been the chairman of Slow Food Asheville. We proudly take responsibility for being a Slow Food Bed and Breakfast, serving food which is locally grown and in season. We offer a perfect balance for those who wish to retreat in a rural setting and yet enjoy easy access to the restaurants and cultural offering of Asheville. We are so close to Asheville (20 minutes) and yet a world apart. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hawk and Ivy B&B Retreat

Address: 133 N Fork Rd, Barnardsville, NC 28709-8706
Region: United States > North Carolina > Barnardsville
Price Range: $160 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“2nd floor deck has beautiful morning views”
 of 5 bubbles fciwanik, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We loved our room in the main house”
 of 5 bubbles lolitad2014, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Let them choose for you! It's very small!”
 of 5 bubbles JoanneZP, 5 Jan 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in their upstairs room of the guest house and had an amazing view of the valley”
  • View from our guest room deck
 of 5 bubbles HannahRiesett, 4 Nov 2015 | Read review
“We loved the lower level of the cottage, overlooking the beautiful Valley beyond, and the gardens.”
 of 5 bubbles deedledumpling, 21 Aug 2015 | Read review
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