Casual comfort, relaxation, and friendly hospitality are the hallmarks of Andon-Reid Inn Bed and Breakfast in Waynesville, North Carolina. Innkeepers Brenda and Peter hope to make your Smoky Mountain getaway a memorable one.
Overview of our Western North Carolina Inn
TripAdvisor recognized the Inn in 2015, 2017, and 2020, rating Andon-Reid Inn Bed and Breakfast a USA Top 25 B&B, Best of the Best, and Top 10 in 2022. The Inn is also consistently recognized as a Traveler’s Choice winner, awarded to the top 10% of hotels and B&B in the United States. Andon-Reid is also a proud member of Select Registry, a collection of quality approved independently owned boutique hotels, inns and B&Bs across North America. Learn more about Select Registry at our blog post!
Andon-Reid Inn Bed and Breakfast is ideally located to enjoy the stunning scenery and attractions of the Great Smoky Mountains. Downtown Waynesville, NC, with its quaint shops and many excellent dining options, is only minutes away. The Biltmore Estate and Asheville are just a short 30-minute drive, as is the Cherokee casino.
Originally constructed in 1902, Andon-Reid Inn Bed and Breakfast is designated as a Waynesville historic property. This turn-of-the-century home reflects all the beauty, grace, and charm in the traditional style of architecture. Large windows, tall ceilings, extensive oak hardwood floors, and veranda porches that wrap around the house are but a few of the original attributes inviting you to enjoy our beautiful mountain views.
The seven spacious guestrooms and suites feature private bathrooms (most with spa tubs), working fireplaces, generous seating areas, coffee makers, and refrigerators. Complimentary wireless Internet is available throughout the inn as well as concierge services, guest printer, and a TV in the game room for your convenience.
During your stay, you can play pool or shuffleboard or work out on the fitness equipment in our large game room. You can relax outside, taking in the stunning views on the wrap-around porch or down on the patio by our cozy fire pit. Or you can while away the time in our comfy and inviting guest lounge while reading a good book, swapping tales of the day’s adventures with other guests, or helping to complete a communal jigsaw puzzle.
When you arrive and step into our inviting Guest Lounge, you will quickly appreciate our unique location and friendly service. Continue reading to explore more about the different common areas, guestrooms, grounds and amenities below:
Guestrooms – The Inn features seven guestrooms, each with its own unique character and charm. The Main Inn building has two ground floor rooms (Garden Suite and the Grand Library Suite) and four second floor rooms (Magnolia, Blue Ridge, Chestnut & Mountain View). The seventh room, the Carriage House, sits adjacent to the Inn across our driveway in a peaceful, separate building. Click here to explore our guestrooms in more detail!
Guest Lounge – Our guest lounge is located on our ground floor and doubles as the main entrance to the Main Inn building. With high, vaulted ceilings, a large gas log fireplace, and stunning views of the mountains, it’s a great place to relax with our plentiful snacks and beverages and enjoy the company of other guests and fellow travelers. The bar in the lounge is stocked with coffee, tea, hot chocolate, soft drinks, sweet and salty snacks, fresh fruit, and also features our fresh baked goodie of the day every afternoon. Two of our primary breakfast tables are also featured in the guest lounge.
Wraparound Porch – One of the most relaxing places at the Inn is our beautiful and spacious wraparound porch overlooking the mountains. Featuring rocking chairs and comfortable seating, it’s a great spot to enjoy your morning coffee or tea or to just relax reading a book.
Patio & Firepit – Below the porch is our spacious stone patio with a built-in firepit. The Patio features plenty of seating including more rocking chairs and a gas fireplace. Of course, this patio and firepit also overlook the majestic Eagle’s Nest Mountain. There is also a table for larger groups and a large umbrella for those super sunny days.
Lawn – The Andon-Reid sits atop a hill on a full acre of beautiful landscape. Trees and flowers adorn the property and there are plenty of Adirondack chairs in scenic areas of the lawn overlooking the mountains. A great spot to view nighttime fireflies in the summer or enjoy a glass of wine in the evening.
Game Room – On our basement level is the game room. This is a wonderful space with plenty of entertainment options that most guests say they wish they explored from the start of their trip. The Game Room features two TVs, a massage chair, cardio exercise equipment, a pool table, a board game corner with tons of fun games (including deluxe Clue and Scrabble sets), a homemade shuffleboard table (made out of an old bowling alley!), dart board, and plenty of unique seating areas like an old-school speakeasy-style bar. It’s the perfect place to just enjoy downtime with friends and family.
Parking Lot – Our dedicated and private paved parking lot features 7 large spaces less than 20 yards from the Inn. There’s plenty of space for large trucks as well.
The Andon-Reid Inn Bed and Breakfast has a colorful history.
It was designed and built by John White, a prominent citizen of Waynesville and the local “lumber mill king.” In fact, most of the mansions built in this area have materials that came from the John White Lumber Mill – located where the Elks Lodge now stands in Frog Level. Mr. White only lived in his lovely home for about 6 years before taking ill and passing away in his sleep.
The second owner was a notorious but enterprising Waynesville resident by the name of Alice Jackson. Alice had made her fortune as a “lady of the evening,” but when she purchased the Andon-Reid house she retired from entertaining male clients and became a madam. For a while, the Andon-Reid actually became a high-class house of ill repute! Ms. Jackson’s entrepreneurship did not end there. She decided to expand her business by adding the sale of moonshine from the home. The house was constructed in a way in which she implemented a “drive-thru” system. Those interested in purchasing the moonshine would walk or drive up to the back of the house and place their order. They would then go to the next window and pay for their order. Finally, they would go to the third window and pick it up. Many would credit McDonalds with the “drive-thru” system, but in fact Alice Jackson may have been the originator.
Ms. Jackson successfully ran the “business” for many years but did eventually retire and sold the property to a lifelong resident of Waynesville by the name of John Coates. Mr. Coates and his wife raised five children in this home. Mrs. Coates passed away and as the last of the Coates children left Waynesville, the property became too much for John to handle. It was abandoned and left to deteriorate for 8 years until thankfully, Ann and Don Rothermel came to its rescue and began the restoration.
Having had previous exposure to remodeling and restoration, Don’s experience with construction, along with Ann’s decorating talent, seemed to be the ideal combination required to save this fine old home. They set out on their course of resurrecting the house in April 1996. They determined that they would do the physical work themselves so as to retain all the original attributes of the property. Their concept was to restore those things that contributed to the original ambiance while upgrading the mechanical systems to extend the safety, convenience, and life of the structure. This careful blending of old and new enables you to take a trip back in time while enjoying the conveniences of the present. The major portion of the renovation was completed in May of 1998. The building opened its doors as the “Andon House” the following month and has been operating as a bed and breakfast ever since.
In June of 2006, the Rothermels sold the Andon House to Ron and Rachel Reid who purchased this lovely inn after a four-year search. The Reids added their own personal touches, as well as their name, to the inn, which became the Andon-Reid Inn. They remained the owners until 2012 when Mark & Kari Barbar decided to purchase the Andon-Reid Inn as a great place to settle after spending 15 years in the Raleigh area, and three in China.
Kari and Mark upheld the Andon-Reid Inn’s strong tradition of hospitality and friendship. They also followed in the footsteps of the Rothermels and Reids by extensively upgrading the property, renovating the Garden Suite, Dining Room, and Mountain View Room, extending the grounds, and adding a luxurious new Carriage House Suite. Although they had made the inn a great success, the Barbars realized after a few years that they also had other plans. As luck would have it, husband and wife team Andrea Tashik and George Jolesz – who were friends and colleagues of Mark and Kari’s from China – were in the market for a B&B of their own. While scouring the country for a suitable property, George and Andrea stopped to visit Mark and Kari in April 2015.
This visit prompted a rapid chain of events that culminated in Andrea and George taking ownership of Andon-Reid Inn Bed and Breakfast on July 1, 2015. Andrea and George were very conscious and proud of their responsibility to maintain the inn’s heritage of a warm welcome and a happy stay. Under their ownership, the Inn was regularly named one of Tripadvisor’s Top 25 B&Bs in the United States, and in 2022, became one of the Top 10 on that prestigious list.
As Andrea and George began to consider retirement, they met Brenda and Peter Beznoska, who were looking for a B&B to purchase upon Brenda’s retirement from the Navy. Brenda and Peter, who met while attending graduate school in Durham, NC, fell in love with the area and the inn on their first visit. They purchased Andon-Reid Inn Bed and Breakfast in July 2022, fulfilling their dream of becoming innkeepers, and are honored to continue the legacy of hospitality that has made the inn one of the best in the country. They look forward to welcoming you soon! Meet the Innkeepers at our blog post!
At Andon-Reid Inn Bed and Breakfast, our full-service breakfast is a special occasion. Only an absolutely scrumptious breakfast would be worthy of our unique Waynesville bed and breakfast. We serve a two-course breakfast homemade from scratch with only the freshest ingredients plus, of course, plenty of hot coffee, tea and the Andon-Reid’s very popular (and secret!) juice blend. Each afternoon, we post the following day’s menu in our guest lounge by the bar.
Our first-course consists of lighter dishes to get the day started off right. Guest favorites include Vanilla Panna Cotta with Berry Sauce, Peach-Mango Yogurt Mousse, Hasselback Baked Apples and Strawberries with Balsamic and Black Pepper. Our starters menu does adjust with the seasons, and we are constantly tweaking and adjusting our menu.
The Main course is either a sweet or a savory dish accompanied by classic breakfast side dishes and meats. Our menu adjusts with the seasons and includes Andon-Reid takes on classic breakfast and brunch dishes like: Strawberry-stuffed French Toast, Deconstructed Croque Monsieur, Apple Cinnamon Pancakes, Baked Blueberry Oatmeal with Almond Whipped Cream and much, much more. With prior notification, we can accommodate any guest dietary restrictions. We always make sure to ask about guest dietary restrictions upon booking and again upon check-in to help ensure everyone has a great experience at breakfast at Andon-Reid Bed and Breakfast.
Enjoy the warmth of the fireplace, beautiful mountain views, hot coffee, specialty teas, fine china, and sparkling crystal. Then add pleasant conversation with other guests who might have been strangers when they sat down but who leave the table as memorable friends. If you prefer to dine alone, room service is available (for an additional charge) in the Garden, Magnolia and Carriage House Suites, or arrangements can be made for you to dine at your own table with prior notification.
Baked Goodies, Specialty Teas and Fully-stocked Guest Lounge
One of the hallmarks of Andon-Reid Inn Bed and Breakfast is our fully stocked guest lounge and delicious fresh-baked afternoon treats. Each afternoon, we present our guests with fresh-baked goodies that pair well with our teas and coffees. There’s nothing better than sitting on the porch in a rocking chair enjoying a fresh cup of tea, a scrumptious snack and stunning mountain views. It’s the epitome of relaxation.
Our guests’ favorite baked goods include Blood Orange Chocolate Brownies, Cowboy Cookies, Berry Oatmeal Bars, Pumpkin Bread and so many more tasty goodies. We also offer classic snacks like trail mix, M&Ms and peppermints to satisfy any noshing need. Additionally, our guest fridge is stocked with all your favorite soft drinks, including fun flavored local sodas from our friends at Waynesville Soda Jerks!
We are particularly proud of our tempting array of unusual artisan blends of loose-leaf black and green teas and herbal infusions, all sourced from the Olde Brick House on Waynesville’s Main Street.
We pride ourselves at Andon-Reid Inn Bed and Breakfast on providing guests a great experience inclusive of all sorts of extras you don’t find at other lodging. We want you to feel like our Waynesville B&B is your home away from home! We can’t wait to cook and bake for you!
Meet the folks that you will encounter on your stay at the Andon-Reid! We pride ourselves on our high standards of cleanliness, hospitality, quality and attention to detail and these are the people dedicated to making your stay with us as memorable and wonderful as possible! The whole team looks forward to meeting you!