CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS UNTIL APRIL 2, 2021 – Amazing Changes Coming!

As of January 4, 2021 we have embarked on our ambitious first round of major improvements to our beautiful property at 62 Cumberland Circle in Asheville.    Here’s a look at what’s coming:

  • Completely new chef’s dream kitchen outfitted with Blue Star appliances ( and Made in Cookware (   Guests will be able to enjoy cooking classes too!  We are also restoring the area off the kitchen to its original condition as a porch overlooking the rear of the property.


  • The legendary king size Duxiana bed in every guest room ( adorned with Duxiana and Sferra bed linens.


  • Lots more new artwork to go along with the expanding collection on loan from owner’s Stephen & Robin Collins


  • A number of new furniture pieces in common areas and guest rooms as well as beautiful several gorgeous new Persian Rugs courtesy of our friends at   We’re having many antiques found in the house refinished as well.


  • Renovation of all the downstairs porches and many improvements to beautify the property.


  • New roof plus two additional skylights in the Winesap suite to brighten up the space.


  • New climate control units in the Cortland Cottage and Winesap to retire old window AC units and many other upgrades.

Meet Cleopatra “Cleo”

During your stay with us, keep an eye out for visits from our beautiful French Bulldog, Byrum’s Ballad of Cleopatra “Cleo.”    Cleo joined our family this year and is the great-great-great-great granddaughter bully of Byrum’s Madelines In Her Shoes “Maggie May” who was the bully mommy of our beloved Byrum’s Secret Agent Man Maxwell Smart “Max.”   Max left us in January of this year, but his spirit lives on strong in young Cleo.   You’ll see photos and paintings of Max at Applewood Manor.

We welcome dogs at Applewood in our Cortland Cottage.   Cleo can’t wait to play!