January 2020

It’s a new year and we are ready for new adventures at Abbington Green in 2020. As we go into our 6th year as Innkeepers, I’m honored and appreciative of all our repeat guests and all of the friends and family they send our way.

I wanted to take this opportunity to share some exciting news with you. Between the Christmas and New Year’s holidays we launched our new website. A huge thank you to Carey, our General Manager, and to Aaron, our Web Designer, for all of their hard work to update our website with a more modern feel and to ensure it is mobile enabled.

As for other news this is the first time since 2014 I can honestly say that all of our major projects at Abbington Green are complete. With that being said, it allows Carey and I to focus more attention on our Asheville partnerships to bring you more great locally sourced products and services: from food to arts to tours. Some of our big successes so far have been the products we use in our Abbington Green Spa featuring locally produced ZenJenSkin products. We’ve sourced local eggs from East Fork Farm, locally roasted coffee from PennyCup Coffee Company, Ashe County cheeses, meats, Green Mountain Maple Syrup, Asheville Chocolate chocolates, and apples from Hendersonville so you experience some of the great tastes from the area, local art on the walls throughout the Inn to purchase and allow you to connect directly

with the Artists, private art tours with Sherry Masters and Downtown Walking tours/waterfall hikes with Walk with Me Tours. We’ve continued our partnerships at Biltmore Estate offering you Discounted Tickets and Navitat Zip Line Adventure discounts.

Abbington Green B&B Spa March 2017 Asheville, North Carolina © Copyright David Simchock

The sign on our front porch says “What I Love Most About My Home is Who I Share it With”, which can not be any more true. I continue to meet so many interesting people from all over the world, and our repeat guests have definitely become a big part of our Abbington Green Family.

I love sharing the history of this grand 1909 home with our guests. As most of you know, for the first 70 years there were only 2 families that occupied this home. The Jacksons were the original owners who had the house built using Richard Sharp Smith as their architect, having had some fame as the on-site Supervising Architect at the Biltmore Estate under Richard Morris Hunt. The Peyton family were the second owners, and they lived here for 50 some-odd years. The Peytons have kept in touch with us. I was honored this Thanksgiving to host members of Peyton family and most importantly Grace Peyton for our annual Thanksgiving dinner. Grace’s husband William was the youngest of the four Peyton sons and lived here as a young bride. I was able to hear more stories about our home from Grace and how the house looked when she lived here.

So, during your next stay at Abbington Green you will continue to experience local products and food, excellent guest services, and all of the details you love in your rooms. We want to make sure your stay at Abbington Green is exceptional.

Our quarterly newsletter will continue to showcase our new partnerships and bring you news from us at Abbington Green. If you haven’t signed up for our newsletter yet you can do so here:

We wish all of you a happy and healthy 2020 and we look forward to seeing you when your travels bring you to the Asheville area. We’re honored to be your Asheville destination!

All the best,


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