Adventures in Asheville: The Black Walnut Inn

Hive, we’ve now talked about all of the Lioness wedding plans. I’ve shared every pre-wedding event with you. I’ve told you about the details surrounding the moments before the big day, as well as the morning after. We have just one more topic to discuss before we pe into recaps: the honeymoon!

Mr. Lion and I had grand plans to travel abroad to Bavarian Europe for our honeymoon. Once we decided on our wedding budget (most of which we paid for ourselves), those plans quickly got pushed to our 1-year anniversary. Once we decided to buy a house, those plans quickly got pushed to our 2-year anniversary. But we are going to the Alps in 2013 and that’s final! Anyway, we opted for a brief, nearby, low-key honeymoon instead. We debated between Charleston, Asheville, and Savannah, then we finally decided on Asheville because that’s the one we pulled out of the hat through careful scientific deliberation.

We decided to stay at The Black Walnut Inn, a quaint yet comfortable bed and breakfast. Why did we choose this B&B? Well, the main reason was that it was pet-friendly.


Yep. Those are the organic doggie treats that came with our room. Lion Corgi was psyched!

It was also absolutely gorgeous.









The B&B had several suites in the main house, but our cottage was separate and secluded.









Best of all, the food was incredible. Every day, the owners served up their own creations for breakfast and for tea time. Tea time was actually much more of a wine and cheese event, which was much more my…cup of tea? (I apologize.)






Have any of you ever have a menu and a pet policy dictate your honeymoon travel plans?


Mrs. Lioness

Wedding Date:
April 2011
Wedding Regrets
Newport Nuptials: The End of the Beginning
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    culby cheese 193 posts, Blushing bee @ 4:01 pm

    Seriously love the pics of Lion Corgi. The Black Walnut Inn looks beautiful!

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    turtle 776 posts, Busy bee @ 4:20 pm

    This looks like such a quaint place to stay! I love that you could bring the dog, have a fancy tea time, and that there’s a chandelier in the bathroom! I recently visited Asheville for the first time and loved it! Hope you guys eventually have an amazing trip to the Alps!

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    bRooklynRocks 4048 posts, Honey bee @ 4:25 pm

    Oh man oh man. I would totally gorge myself at tea time. That food looks delish!

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    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 4:26 pm

    How cute is Lion Corgi looking at those treats? :) The food looks so yummy! That’s my one of my favorite parts of B&Bs.

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    MrsCarnival 2847 posts, Sugar bee @ 4:27 pm

    I love your Corgi! They are just the most wonderful little dogs. I might be slightly biased, as you’ll see my avatar is a pic of my tri-color when she was just a wee little pup:) Now I’m off to google pet-friendly vacation destinations…definitely right up our alley!

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    MissBike 40 posts, Newbee @ 4:34 pm

    Lioness – great pic’s, such a romantic choice and the FOOD, oh my!!

    Sorry to tell you, your link for the Black Walnut Inn took me to Mass. not North Carolina. As I wish to visit Asheville one day, can you send me the link to the inn you stayed. Thanks

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 4:40 pm

    I love the pic of Lion Corgi in the shower, how cute is she? I love that you got to bring her with you on your honeymoon!

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    kimbee23 191 posts, Blushing bee @ 5:16 pm

    It sounds awesome! And looks scrumptious!

    PS-A chandelier in the bathroom?!?! :0 Fancy-schmancy!

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    doily 1733 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:23 pm

    Lion Corgi looks like she was loving being included! How sweet that they left treats? The in looks perfect for a mini-moon!

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    tartlet 3227 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:07 pm

    That B&B looks divine, as does the food! Lion Corgi is too cute. :)

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    weddingstars2012 479 posts, Helper bee @ 9:13 pm

    I love the Corgi in the shower! Hehe. My FI really wants a Corgi. Oh and how I LOVE Asheville!!!

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    cucumbersandwich 604 posts, Busy bee @ 8:16 am

    I have never been to Asheville but I may have to add it to my list. That was so loving of you to bring Lion Corgi on your honeymoon. Pickle puppy will be going no where near ours.

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    Kate, Guest @ 4:06 pm

    I laughed out loud at corgi in the shower. Too much!

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