The Yellow House B&B is a romantic Waynesville inn, where the Blue Ridge & Great Smoky Mountains meet. It was originally built as a summer home in the late 1800s, but today it welcomes many to experience the beauty and splendor of this wonderful home and beautiful area.

 

Garden and Grounds

The grounds and gardens of The Yellow House Bed and Breakfast are truly special and help to make your stay here unique. Our five beautiful, rolling acres offer two stocked ponds, a stream, waterfall, walking paths, and many native plants for our guests to enjoy.

There are many ways to relax in this picturesque mountain setting in Waynesville, NC. Our converted “woodshed” offers a perfect place to take it easy as you listen to the soothing sounds of a gentle mountain stream or enjoy a quiet conversation. Share a picnic lunch and a bottle of wine down by the waterfall. Feed the fish as you unwind on the pond deck, or just relax in a hammock as you listen to the wind in the trees and watch the clouds roll by.

The Yellow House exterior gardens and grounds

The Yellow House was featured in the issue of “Our State – North Carolina” magazine as one of three North Carolina bed & breakfasts with outstanding grounds.

Whether your goal is to simply relax or to find that special romantic spot, step outside of this historic inn to rediscover the splendor and serenity of nature on the grounds of our luxurious and romantic bed and breakfast inn. Our grounds also serve as one of the most beautiful Waynesville, NC wedding venues.

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The Yellow House pond

Meet the Innkeepers

Ken and Kelli Todtenhagen are high school sweethearts with 5 kids. Our family learned early on that their greatest joy over the years has been to serve people. It is with that heart and their christian faith that brought them to the Yellow House.  To serve all people and to treat them as family on a larger scale as well as enjoy restoring this great majestic old home. To see others enjoy the things of yesterday, reconnect with loved ones, or just relax and slow down for a minute.

We have been coming to Waynesville and these mountains for many years and love this charming “Hallmark Town” as well as the people who have been so kind to take us in. We want to share that love and kindness to all who walk through our doors.  All who love these mountains and the rich history of western North Carolina, and all who didn’t know what they were missing until they arrive.

We have backgrounds in property management, landscaping and lighting, management, photography, design and decorating, as well as event planning and execution. We’ve been married for 27 years and have always made a great team in all the endeavors and challenges we have encountered.

 

Ken and Kelli

 

Driving Directions

  • Take I-40 West to Exit 27 (US 19/23/74)
  • Stay on US 74/23
  • Take Exit 100 (Hazelwood)
  • Turn right on Eagle’s Nest Road
  • Travel 1/10th of a mile to Will Hyatt Road
  • Turn left on Will Hyatt
  • Travel 4/10ths of a mile to Plott Creek Road
  • Turn right on Plott Creek Road
  • Travel 7/10ths of a mile to The Yellow House on the right
  • Take Highway 23/74 to Hazelwood Exit (Exit 100)
  • Turn left on Plott Creek Road
  • Travel 1.3 miles to The Yellow House on the right
  • Take I-40 East to U.S. 276 South (Exit 20)
  • Take U.S. 276 South to U.S. 23S/74
  • Take U.S. 23S/74 to Hazelwood exit (Exit 100)
  • Turn right on Eagle’s Nest Road
  • Travel 1/10th of a mile to Will Hyatt
  • Turn left on Will Hyatt
  • Travel 4/10ths of a mile to Plott Creek Road
  • Turn right on Plott Creek Road
  • Travel 7/10ths of a mile to The Yellow House on the right

Garden Water Feature