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Welcome to Asheville Bed and Breakfast Association (“ABBA” or “Association”), a community of innkeepers devoted to providing exceptional experiences for their guests. We strive to promote the unique charm of Asheville and the WNC region. As a membership we collectively support and promote Association members for the purpose of improving the business performance of members.

Interested in joining?

ABBA Members at New Belgium

Take a Look at Membership Benefits:

  • Support and collective advocacy with local and regional tourist attractions, and federal, state and local regulatory agencies

  • Quarterly member meetings to keep you updated about area events, opportunities and activities

  • Monthly marketing meetings to support and provide resources to members

  • Monthly social activities for Innkeepers

  • Shared Google Drive for photos, docs and information

  • Shared advertising through a local marketing agency

  • Feature page on ABBA’s website, and promotion through ABBA’s monthly blog, email newsletter and social media platforms

  • Each member receives photoshoot and discounted marketing services

  • Mentorship program and more…

About ABBA

The Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association (“ABBA” or the “Association”) is a collection of diverse Bed & Breakfasts located in Asheville, North Carolina and the surrounding area. We support each other in advancing the interests of our businesses. Our properties reflect the Association’s high standards by providing superior quality, ambiance, guest service, amenities, and outstanding host integrity and hospitality.


We advocate through collective marketing and advertising to attract guests to our properties when they travel to Asheville. We share best practices with regards to safety, food preparation, cleanliness, comfort, standard required amenities, and exterior appearance.  Our Association has also partnered with local agencies to support charitable efforts in our community.

Membership Types

General Membership -

General Members are B&B Inns who have met all membership eligibility requirements in accordance with the By-Laws. No vote to approve membership by the Board of Directors is required to join the Association.

Associate Membership -

Associate Members are persons or business entities deemed to be of value or to offer potential benefit to the Association. Associate memberships shall be extended for the period of one (1) year by simple majority vote (one over half) of the Board of Directors.

Membership Eligibility

To Qualify, Your B&B Must Be:

  1. Located within a fifty-mile radius from Asheville,

  2. Having not less than four (4) nor more than twenty (20) units and

  3. Capable of meeting or exceeding minimum qualifications for membership as stated in Section 3 of this Article 3 of the By-Laws (to be provided to prospective members).

Should an inn not meeting these requirements apply for membership, and upon recognition of any unique qualities benefitting the Association, these requirements may be waived by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote by the Board present (or by proxy) at a general meeting.

Membership Fees and Dues

Membership dues are calculated annually and based on current membership divided equally by approved budget for the fiscal year.

Application Process

Please submit your questions or request an application by contacting the Membership Chair, Sheri Riffle, 828-251-0789 OR EMAIL: INFO@WRIGHTINN.COM

Thank you for considering membership in the Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association!

Sheri Riffle

Membership Chair

1899 Wright Inn & Carriage House

235 Pearson Drive

Asheville, North Carolina 28801


To see ABBA Committee contacts, click here

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