The newly renovated Marshall House Inn is a bed and breakfast Inn providing 4 contemporary styled rooms in a beautiful historic home located in the charming small mountain town of Marshall, NC with easy access to the best that western North Carolina has to offer.

Marshall House Inn

Perched on a hill, the Inn offers stunning views of the French Broad River as it flows through picturesque downtown Marshall. Just steps away you’ll discover live music, libations, art, shops, coffee, casual & fine dining.

Within a half hour drive you can explore the urban excitement of Asheville with its buzzing art scene featuring hundreds of fine artists, performing arts venues, crafters, folk artists and numerous galleries. Asheville’s vibrant food scene is diverse and runs the gamut from four-star cuisine to unique food trucks and the beer scene boasts the most breweries per capita of any U.S. city.

In the immediate area you can experience the adventure of the blue ridge mountains and French Broad river including the Appalachian trail, hiking, hot springs, whitewater rafting, kayaking, tubing, fishing, mountain biking, cycling, zip lining, horseback riding and more.

Renovated in 2016, the Marshall House Inn is a unique mansion built as a private residence in 1903 and listed on the national register of historic places. Designed by the supervising architect of the Biltmore Estate, Richard Sharp Smith, the house is built in the English vernacular style being covered in Roughcast. The house was converted into a ‘Tourist Home’ in the 1920s and has been welcoming guests to Marshall ever since.

What guests are saying about the Inn...

  • This place is beautiful! Tucked into the hill overlooking the town is this wonderful house! The owners were so incredibly nice and informative of the house as well as the town itself! The rooms were spacious and the bed was really comfy! If you're looking for a retreat in N.C. Look no further!


    We very much enjoyed our stay at the Marshall House Inn. We only stayed one night, but wished we had stayed longer. The inn is beautiful, with nice views of the town and river. The beds are very comfortable, with linen sheets, plenty of blankets, and perfectly plump pillows. Breakfast included a nice variety of options including granola and other cereals with milk or non-dairy options, bagels/bread, quiche, yogurts, cheese, fresh coffee and a variety of teas.

    John was very welcoming and gave us lots of information about places to eat/visit in Marshall. We enjoyed walking around the town and visiting local shops and restaurants. I'd love to stay here again someday and will recommend it to friends if they're planning to visit the Asheville area.


    John and Kerstin have done a wonderful job in making the Marshall House Inn classy and comfortable, with great attention to the details. They know the area well, and take the time to point you in the right direction. I cannot think of any way they could make the stay better. A+

  • Only stayed one night but wish we had longer. Lovely room and a treat if you an do without TV. Breakfast and ambiience great. Many walks in area as well as other small towns to visit. Local beer is good too. John H Australia.


    5 star ratingAfter reading the reviews for the Marshall House Inn, my wife and I took a shot at staying here for a couple of nights. We were so glad that we did. The Inn maintains a considerable amount of the time appropriate pieces. Our room was spacious and the bed was great (using real linen sheets). Both of us got a good nights sleep on this bed. The common area had reading materials, some great local roasted coffee, good breakfast and comfortable surroundings. We definitely intend to stay here again. Big thanks to John and his hospitality.


    5 star ratingRelaxing and beautiful First time we stayed in Marshall and was pleasantly surprised at the historic inn . It was cozy, clean , comfy and beautiful ! We stayed in room 1. The room had view, we listened to bells and awesome and train. We also loved that the rooms have instant access to the kitchen that is well stocked with everything you needed including a guest fridge. Don't hesitate to stay and dine at the Star Diner best kept secret in a small town!

    Our only complaint NO tv's but it was nice to not have the distraction.

  • 5 star ratingBeautifully restored historic inn, great location and friendly inkeepers! It was our first stay at the Marshall House Inn, we stayed in Room number 4 which has two bedrooms. The inn is from about 1900 is John and Kerstin did such a great job restoring it. The hardwood floors are beautiful, high ceilings and lots of complimentary antique furniture with some modern touches too. The inn sits up on a hill overlooking the town and river, so it's great to sit on the porch sipping coffee in the morning and watch the fog lift over the water.

    The innkeepers were very friendly and helped us find activities in nearby towns and a great local spot for fly fishing and swimming for the kids. Had a great time and can only recommend! More


    5 star ratingLoved it!!! Although I have visited Asheville numerous times, I have never been to Marshall. It’s a lovely, quaint town! Everything at the Inn was perfect to the friendliness of the innkeepers to the cleanliness and beauty of the inn. The house is decorated absolutely beautiful and is close to everything in Marshall. We stayed in room 3 which was spacious with windows overlooking the river and town. While staying here, we also visited Mad Co Brewery and Star Diner which I would also recommend. Add to your list as a must stay.


    5 star ratingA Must Stay B & B My mom and I stayed Friday and Saturday, August 17th & 18th, in room 4 (2 bedroom suite with private bath) and we would highly recommend this B & B for anyone going near the Marshall/Hot Springs area! John and Kerstin are amazing hosts and the facility is gorgeous! The rooms are beautifully decorated, showcasing the natural beauty of the room and the land around it. Breakfast was outstanding and I only wish that we received the recipe for the banana nut bread served. There is a fully stocked refrigerator with yogurts, juices, and bottled water, as well as a Guest refrigerator for your own purchases. Snacks and cereals and fruit are out all day, just like at home for when you want something quick to munch.

    Other touches of home include an outdoor cat and a dog--perfect for pet lovers like me. Our beds are super comfortable & the owners replaced the down items to accommodate my feather allergy. The bathrooms are well stocked with great towels as well as soaps. There are lots of outlets to keep your electronics charged--no tvs but there's enough things in town to keep you occupied. Take some time to sit on the gorgeous front porch and admire the view of Marshall! More

  • 5 star ratingCame to the area for the weekend and wanted to stay somewhere that wasn't your typical chain hotel. I can not begin to say how amazing this place was! My first bed and breakfast experience and I have to say it has totally changed me. John and Kerstin were wonderful and so accommodating. They really put this trip over the top. We stayed in room 3 and the view was beautiful! I became a little worried about the train but it never went by or woke us up. It was quiet and we felt like the only ones there! Make sure you have a piece of quiche in the morning with your coffee and enjoy the wonderful front porch. Mica (Inn dog) will be happy to greet you and shake paws. Amazing experience and we will definitely come back when we are in the area! Thank you John and Kerstin!


    5 star ratingAmazing!! Our stay was wonderful! The house was beautiful and John and Kerstin were very gracious hosts. The view from our window overlooked the town, the river and the mountains. We had everything we needed and more and the shower stall was huge! We loved our stay there and would definitely stay there again. Thank you!!!


    5 star ratingExceptional Property & Hosts We were late arriving but the Innkeepers/owners were graciously available at the late hour to greet us and be sure our needs were met. The town is very small (population under 900 ppl), the area felt safe and accessible to everything. Would definitely recommend the Marshall House Inn.