Asheville has a wealth of stately homes, many of which have been transformed into chi chi B&B's. Located in Reynolds Village and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Reynolds Mansion is one of the finest, and an example of perfectly maintained Colonial Revival architecture (built in 1847). Spectacular views can be enjoyed from the expansive porches, and if the weather is chilly, the house’s 12 fireplaces to keep the interior cozy. The rooms are roomy, Victorian, drop-dead gorgeous and—with the rumors of ghosts that you might hear from other travelers—can be a bit spooky (some find they look like a set for a movie about haunted houses). But once you meet Billy the owner, you likely won't be frightened, only charmed. He's an exceptional host. His love for the property (and Ashville) is evident, and he’ll make you fall in love with both, too.