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The Yellow House on Plott Creek Road
The Yellow House on Plott Creek Road

The Yellow House on Plott Creek Road

The Yellow House on Plott Creek Road, located in Waynesville, North Carolina, is a local bed and breakfast that offers ten units that can be reserved by visitors. There are two buildings: the Main House, which has seven units, and the Pond House, which has three rooms. Common areas for guests are located in the main house, such as a living room, dining room, and a library. The dining room is where breakfast is served every day, either at 8:30 AM or 9:15 AM. Three courses make up the morning meal, the first course consisting of fruit, then a pastry course, and the last course being an entree. The property is five acres and features a waterfall, stream, pond, deck, and a veranda. The inn is open year-round, and is busiest in October due to the changing color of the foliage in the area.


The Yellow House on Plott Creek Road is located in the town of Waynesville, North Carolina. There are three buildings located on the 5-acre property of the business. Two of those three are associated with the inn. The Main House has seven rooms, while the other building, the Pond House, has three rooms. The other building is the innkeeper’s residence, where Chad King, one of the owners, lives. Three guest rooms make up the Pond House, with two of the units being located on the main floor and the last room being a suite with two floors. Individual entrances are a feature of all of the rooms that are located in the Pond House. A feature of the Main House are the common areas for guests to utilize during their stay at the property. Such shared spaces include a living room area, a dining room, and a library. In the library, visitors may find a considerably sizeable TV, a lounge area, books, and board games. Chad describes this room as a “little sitting area.” A smaller retail store is situated at the entrance of the Main House, where the establishment sells souvenirs such as mugs, shirts, magnets, coasters, and robes.

Patrons staying at the property are able to add “room enhancements” such as a bottle of wine, chocolate-covered strawberries, or cheese trays. All ten rooms vary in style and features, from standard rooms to suites. However, every unit comes with a fireplace, individually controlled heat and air conditioning, hair dryers, Wi-Fi, private bathrooms, coffee makers, and an afternoon treat delivered to the rooms each day. TVs are in nine of the ten rooms. The smallest room has a queen-size bed and is about 200 square feet, while the largest suite can accommodate five people with various types of beds. If guests need any further accommodations, Chad says they will do their best to accommodate those needs.

On the five acres where The Yellow House on Plott Creek Road is situated, there are various features that adorn the landscape. Highlights include a waterfall, stream, two ponds, deck, and a veranda that has seating and is also where breakfast is served, weather permitting. Additionally, visitors can utilize the fire pit if they desire. The area near the inn is wooded and situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, located about a mile and a half outside of town. “Quiet [and] relaxing” is how one of the owners describes the outside atmosphere of their business. Views of the mountains, ponds, and gardens are available at certain places on the grounds.

Breakfasts at the inn are included in the guest’s stay; however, there is an additional cost if patrons bring in outside visitors. The three-course meal serves specific foods for each section. During the first course, a fruit dish is served. A pastry course comes next, followed by an entree. Coffee, juices, and teas are also available during the morning meal. Breakfast is served every day with two seating times, the first being at 8:30 AM and the second at 9:15 AM. Visitors are able to choose either of these two options or can have breakfast delivered to their room. The inn is willing to accommodate most dietary restrictions. On Friday nights, the property will often host a wine and cheese reception, and a dessert bar is offered about once a month.


The Yellow House on Plott Creek Road is available for various events such as weddings, receptions, group getaways, and retreats. Event parking is available on the property. Relatively larger events can use the parking lot next to the main house for a tented reception area and to create a dance floor. When such relatively larger events take place, the whole property must be booked. Other policies that the owners ask patrons to abide by include respecting quiet hours between 10:00 PM to 8:00 AM, and pet policies. Pets are never permitted in the main house, there are two pet-friendly rooms in the Pond House. Guests can find out more on specific policies on the property's website.

The owners say that they “pride themselves in creating a guest experience that is individually catered to the needs of each guest.” Chad continues to explain that they want to cultivate an experience where patrons can relax and refresh. Children over the age of 12 are welcomed at the Yellow House on Plott Creek Road; accommodations for younger children can usually be made when the owners are consulted ahead of time to ensure relatively appropriate accommodations. The staff tries to create a welcoming atmosphere by doing a tour upon arrival and offering a complimentary glass of wine to adults upon arrival. During and after the tour, the staff will interact with patrons as needed. “We try to give them the space to be able to relax and rest,” says Chad.

Patrons who have stayed at The Yellow House on Plott Creek Road often comment on the hospitality, a friendly environment, and the breakfast. Chad attributes the success of the breakfasts to the quality of the food and their willingness to accommodate those with dietary restrictions and preferences. One guest remarked that “the morning breakfast is delicious and made to accommodate your specific dietary needs. The staff is warm and friendly, and our room was spacious and comfortable.” Chad also says that patrons tend to comment that their business is a clean environment. Another patron stated that “the grounds of this place are absolutely stunning, and the entire space both inside and out is clean, stylish, and meticulously groomed and maintained. The staff here are friendly, very efficient, and go above and beyond to make your stay comfortable.”

The owners believe that the success they have found from their bed and breakfast is from “cultivating a deeper understanding of user behavior and needs.” Chad says that the staff at the Yellow House on Plott Creek Road strive to make the rooms as user-friendly as possible by equipping the rooms with certain amenities such as toiletries, linens, and necessity baskets. The owners say that they take guest feedback seriously and apply it to their business.

While the inn is open year-round, October is the busiest month of the year, and the winter is slower. October is the most popular time of year to visit because of the changing leaf colors along the mountains. The typical demographic of those staying at the inn is couples. The town that the bed and breakfast is located in, Waynesville, features local restaurants in the downtown area. Chef’s Table, Frogs Leap Public House, and the Sweet Onion are restaurants that Chad often recommends to his guests. Attractions in the region include the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Nantahala National Forest, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Cataloochee Ski Area is about 40 minutes away.


Chad King and Josh Larson purchased the Yellow House on Plott Creek Road in October of 2019. Originally, the Main House was built as a summer home for the Florida-based Lykes family in 1885. It was a speakeasy during the years of prohibition and continued as a residential building until the late 1990s, when it was converted into a bed and breakfast. The addition of the Pond House to the property took place in the early 2000s.

Multiple improvements have been made in recent years, including the aging veranda, rebuilding the exterior balconies, and updating the heating and cooling infrastructure for all the rooms. Chad reports that they are strategically working on renovating rooms one at a time to improve the guest experience. “We’re trying to update and upgrade everything we can to improve the comfort of our guests,” states Chad. 

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89 Oakview Drive
Waynesville, North Carolina 28786
United States


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Chad King and Josh Larsen

Previous Owners

Ken and Kelly Todtenhagen

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