Marilyn’s Melrose Inn


Hours & Seasons

  • Seasons - Year Round


  • 55 Melrose Ave



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An Artists Retreat Center.

The Historic Melrose Inn was built in 1889. It is situated in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, in the small friendly town of Tryon. It is now open, and under new ownership! When you visit you will step into the past, with a modern twist! The new owner is Marilyn Doheny, a world famous contemporary quilt artist, author and gourmet chef!

Marilyn’s Melrose Inn - an Artist Retreat Center, has been transformed into a lovely, comfortable, friendly, home away from home. Each of the extensively decorated Theme bedrooms has its own private bathroom with shower. The beauty and abundance within each room will amaze you. Select a theme; Equestrian, Floral Abundance, Birds and Nature, Egyptian, The Jungle…., Angels Abound, Renaissance, or Whimsy #1. View us online for a visual tour.

The Inn has a game room filled with toys, puzzles, cards, books and board games. Wi-Fi is available for guests.

Outdoors on the grounds surrounding the inn, there are several extensive intimate secluded gardens and a huge covered porch to enjoy while having your morning coffee or evening libation while reading, visiting or bird watching. The porch and gardens are lovely for weddings and receptions.

Activities and Bookings:
There is every possible activity within a few miles… amazing golf courses, several lakes for fishing, boating, waterskiing and canoeing. We have beautiful hikes, wineries, antique stores, floral garden tours, and equestrian activities year round. Tryon has many special and unique events — a weekend devoted to children, an outhouse race with an Easter Bonnet Contest, and the most amazing BBQ Festival.

Downtown Tryon, as well as numerous churches, are a short walk from the Inn. There are delightful shops and restaurants, even a hardware store worth seeing; a page out of history and owned by the same family for many generations. Everyone you meet is relaxed and friendly – you will never want to leave.

It is possible to rent one room or reserve exclusive use of all facilities at Melrose Inn, for weddings, private parties and weeklong seminars. We are happy to customize our facility and meals to meet your preferences and needs. Discounted rates are available for week long, exclusive use bookings.

We are open year round as a Bed and Breakfast; with specialty evening dining, 2 nights per month, featuring a themed five-course gourmet meal, paired with wines. All overnight guests have a full breakfast included and one evening beer/wine beverage coupon, per night, per guest.

Marilyn Doheny, the owner, often presents her own quilt retreats and writing seminars. If interested please see seminar dates and topics at Her retreats are all-inclusive and decadently rewarding.

Marilyn’s Melrose Inn is available for:

Bed & Breakfast – year round
Weddings and Receptions
Business and Private Parties
Meetings and Club Gatherings
Specialty Dinners
Artists Retreats
Community Events

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55 Melrose Ave
Tryon NC 28782


Latitude: 35° 12' 25.2" / Longitude: -82° 14' 23.64"

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