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The Monte Vista Hotel

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love This Hotel

  • Property listed on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Five-minute walk from local shops, museums and restaurants 
  • 30-minute drive to Asheville, Biltmore Estate and the Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Complimentary breakfast, parking and Wi-Fi
  • Locally sourced Southern fare served at on-site restaurant, Milton’s

"We were traveling with a dog. Staff was wonderful to him and us. Very pet friendly."
Jan 22, 2020 - Johnson City, TN, USA
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Opened in 1937, the Monte Vista Hotel is housed in a former schoolhouse and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Throughout its lifetime, the property has added a second structure and undergone renovations to offer modern amenities. Located in Black Mountain, the boutique hotel is a five-minute walk from the charming town square’s restaurants, shops and museums. The surrounding area offers year-round outdoor activities including skiing, hiking and winery tours.

The intimate hotel has only 45 guest rooms, each uniquely outfitted with mountain-inspired décor. All accommodations include hardwood floors, Wi-Fi, bottled water and king or queen beds. Bathrooms feature showers and tubs, vessel sinks and rustic tilework. In keeping with the quaint, mountain retreat vibe, rooms do not include televisions. 

Milton’s, the on-site restaurant, sources regional ingredients for its Southern cuisine and is open Wednesday through Saturday for dinner, as well as weekend brunch. Guests can also stop in the bar for a cocktail, local craft beer or glass of wine before exploring the town. 



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • Concierge service

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
  • Internet access


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Minimum age required to check in: 21.
Standard Time is 4pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 18 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.
Extra beds are not available.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at US$25 plus tax per pet per night.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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(344 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Monte Vista Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
We were traveling with a dog. Staff was wonderful to him and us. Very pet friendly.
Robert Jan 22, 2020 Johnson City, TN, USA
Enjoyed Most
The gentleman who checked us in (Christian) was amazing. He was professional, polite, and made us feel very welcome. The dinner meal at Milton's was exceptional.
Regina Jan 21, 2020 Bryson City, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
We loved the historic hotel with all its charm. Our corner room had windows on two sides which let in the winter sunlight which made it so welcoming and cozy. The room was large with a quilted bedspread and older decor to compliment. Complimentary breakfast, nice bar/restaurant on premises, outside seating with fire pit or just sit on front porch (blanket included) and relax. Great location as we were in walking distance of historic downtown which we visited breweries, eateries, shopped the various gift stores, etc.
Other Comments
No TVs or phone in room which enhanced our stay. Loved the creaky floors as it added extra charm.
Karen Jan 18, 2020 Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful hotel and the staff was very helpful and friendly. We were there in January which is the off season and would like to return in the summer or fall.
Leah Jan 12, 2020 Maryville, TN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Front desk staff was excellent especially Christian. Quaint town with lots of things to do. White Horse Music Hall is a great source of evening entertainment. Only one small concern - hot water could be a little hotter.
David Jan 11, 2020 Marvin, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hotel is charming with a very attentive staff, cozy indoor and outdoor gathering spaces, and a great bar and restaurant, and it is in convenient walking distance to some other great bars, restaurants, and shops. If you are looking for flat screen TVs and a sterile modern environment with all the latest gadgets, this is not for you. But if you can appreciate creaky wood floors in the bedroom, retro tile in the bathroom, and see walking up and down a couple flights of stairs as good exercise rather than an annoyance (or an impossibility), you are likely to love it here, as we did. Note there are some first floor rooms, and I thought I saw mention that some rooms have TVs, so you'd have to ask if either convenience is important to you. Also no mini-fridge in our room, but we didn't need one. Dinner Saturday night and Sunday brunch were both delicious. The continental breakfast was more than sufficient to get us going in the morning. It included good local coffee, a nice selection of teas, a different pastry each day, several bread styles (sliced bread, english muffins, etc.), hard boiled eggs, yogurts and some toppings, and instant oatmeal packets. We also highly recommend the Butcher Bar for breakfast, lunch or dinner and a trip to the local distillery, Oak and Grist.
Jaclyn Jan 06, 2020 Farmville, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
The bedrooms and bathrooms were clean. If you are a light sleeper, this isn't the place for you. We could hear almost everything from our neighbors to the sides of us and above us, as well as all traffic from the outside and we were not in the front of the building. The people that work there couldn't be any nicer.
Other Comments
The bedrooms and bathrooms were clean. If you are a light sleeper, this isn't the place for you. We could hear almost everything from our neighbors to the sides of us and above us, as well as all traffic from the outside and we were not in the front of the building. The people that work there couldn't be any nicer.
Amy Dec 31, 2019 Wyoming, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
Restaurant closed on Monday and Tuesday. Nice continental breakfast. We stayed in the ground floor wing so we didn't have to carry bags upstairs. Bathrooms are more modern in this wing but needed work.
Dec 28, 2019 Canton, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great experience in a quaint hotel!
Other Comments
The staff was extremely friendly, polite and accommodating.
Mark Dec 18, 2019 Hickory, NC, USA
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Staff was fantastic!!!! Food & Service was wonderful. Great folks, very hospitable from the moment we walked in. Rooms are unique, fits the setting, and feel of the area. We will let our friends know about Monte Vista, and it’s charm.
Other Comments
Thanks to Shane, Francis, Laura&Lorraine for everything! Y’all are wonderful people. Everyone was great. We will be back to enjoy the food, and hospitality..
Dec 17, 2019 Gallatin, TN, USA

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