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Herren House

Bed and Breakfast

& Twin Maples Farmhouse

Historic Inns located

in downtown

Waynesville, NC



When you are ready to get away for the weekend, enjoy a delectable meal, or plan your wedding or other special event, call to speak to our friendly staff.

Make a reservation


Situated in the Smoky Mountains, off the Blue Ridge Parkway and in the heart of downtown Waynesville, you will find Herren House B&B This is the best spot for a vacation or weekend getaway. Walk one block to the shopping district that offers dining, shopping, antique shops, and art galleries. Centrally located to Folkmoot, you are near all the regional festivals, community events, parades, and craft fairs.





Herren House B&B

94 East Street, Waynesville, NC 28786




Learn more about us

The Herren House was constructed originally as a boarding house in 1897 by M.J. Ownby, who named it the Savannah. It was given the name Herren House around 1918 by its second owner, Mollie Herren, and her daughters, Jessica and Lucile. The Herren House has been in continuous operation since 1897. With many of it's original features, the Herren House has a very warm feeling with a gentle flow through it year round. You can spend your time relaxing on the front porch, in the gazebo or gardens. Good conversation and laughter fill the air just as they did many years ago.


Michelle Briggs began operations of the Herren House after successfully running a larger Inn in Hendersonville for several years. She has over 25 years of experience in the hospitality business and she can't wait for the opportunity to share it with you. Together with her husband Phillip her mission is to uphold the historic presence of the building while also providing you with superior services during your stay. Enjoy a cup of tea or glass of wine while you take a stroll through the beautiful garden area. You are sure to have a pleasant experience, leaving with a fond memory.


Some of our awards include:

• 1st place runner up for People's Choice Bed and Breakfast in

  Haywood County for 2012 & 2013

• 3rd Place Taste of Chocolate Contest

• Top Rated Restaurant 4-star rating 2012 on Restaurant.com

• Award of Excellence 2012 from TripAdvisor.com

Michelle and Phillip Briggs

Herren House B&B Review

"Michelle runs a fantastic Herren B & B, greeting us upon arrival with a glass of wine. We were lucky to have a corner room with sunlight coming from two sides of the house. The room was convenient, clean, and decorated to make you feel truly at home. Breakfast was delicious, and we even had our eggs served the way each of us wanted it. I am not surprised that Herren B & B is in the top three as rated by the local chamber."

- Dr Cris V. Villapando April 2013

Service Areas:

Proudly serving Waynesville, Sylva, Asheville, Maggie Valley, Clyde, Canton, Franklin, Bryson City, and Dillsboro.

(828) 452-7837

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