Your stay: pampered, peaceful, perfect
The Bromfield Inn is a luxury inn catering to guests who wish to relax in a quiet, tranquil setting. Throughout the inn, you will find luxurious furnishings, including antiques and unique treasures from our international travels. Gourmet breakfasts and evening refreshments are always included as part of your stay.
Relax undisturbed or mingle with fellow guests in the parlor or library, on the open-air verandas or in one of our many seating areas in the landscaped gardens. The parlor offers a cozy place to curl up by the fire with a book from the Inn library. The open air veranda adjacent to the parlor provides a view of the landscaped grounds as well as a comfortable space to unwind. Landscaped gardens welcome walkers and provide cozy spots for dining al fresco.
No matter which room you choose, you’ll be treated to a comfortable bed, luxury linens, locally produced premium soaps and toiletries and cozy seating as well as high speed internet access and premium TV.
Fine food and beverages are a hallmark of The Bromfield Inn. You’ll start your day with our gourmet three-course breakfast featuring local fruits, Inn-baked breads and pastries, and locally sourced coffees and teas. In the evening, guests enjoy wines from local vineyards and hors d’oeuvres. Beverages and sweet and savory snacks are available throughout the day in the main floor dining room and in the garden level library.
We are happy to prepare gluten free and vegetarian dishes for our guests who have special dietary needs.
That special touch
Here at the Bromfield Inn, we offer a wide array of available guest services. These include in-room flowers, wine service, and massage. For our adventure-minded guests, trekking poles and trail maps will be provided. Shuttle service from local airports can be arranged. Our concierge services will be happy to assist you in planning outings to local parks, forests, and music, theatre, and special event venues, as well as securing reservations for fine dining at local restaurants.
History of the Inn
The Bromfield Inn represents a unique part of Transylvania County’s history. Situated in an historic neighborhood in a community renowned as a popular tourist and visitor destination, it is ideally suited for the role it plays today as a host to visitors from near and far.
The house was built in 1926 in the colonial revival style. The original fireplaces, pocket doors, wavy lead glass windows and hardwood oak floors have been preserved and restored. The original owner, James S. Bromfield, was a prominent Brevard resident with holdings in laundry, coal, oil and ice companies. He was also instrumental in the development of the Citizens Telephone Company which still provides service to the community.
In 1964, Cecil and Elizabeth Hill purchased the house. The Hills added ceiling molding, rough plaster walls and wainscoting and purchased crystal chandeliers at auction from the Battery Park Hotel in Asheville. They hang in the dining room and parlor. In 2003, Reginald Heinitsh acquired the house and began a three-year restoration project to return the house to its 1920’s glory. In 2017, Abe and Pam Pallas purchased the house and transformed this lovely home into a luxury bed and breakfast inn, adding additional bedrooms and baths, and a library to serve discriminating guests.
The 6,400 square foot house sits on a rise that comes into view as guests pass through the wrought iron gates and climb the short drive onto the grounds. A large foyer welcomes guests with a sweeping view of the long, wide hallway, staircase and leaded glass transoms. Rich woven wallpaper and creamy, detailed wainscoting provide a feel of luxury and warmth. Fireplaces in the parlor, dining room and two of the bedrooms add to the ambience.
The Bromfield Inn is listed as a city landmark and has been recognized in multiple publications, including Carolina Home and Garden.
About Your Hosts
We are retired educators, with careers spanning positions as grade school teachers, college professors, and higher ed administrators. While raising young children, Pam also ran a catering business and a bakery. We have been planning our next career, as innkeepers, for many years. We stayed at bed and breakfast inns throughout the US and Great Britain, making notes of furnishings, amenities, meals, and services offered by innkeepers that made our stays especially enjoyable. We have used those experiences to create an inn that caters to the heart, mind, and soul of our guests. We look forward to sharing our inn with you.