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Rathbun House

Opened in 1994, the Rathbun House provides a home-like environment for families and caregivers accompanying a patient receiving medical care or treatment at Mission Hospital, CarePartners or the VA hospital. The Rathbun House is the only hospitality house in western North Carolina and is a philanthropic establishment that operates on love, support, comfort and monetary gifts.

Admission to the Rathbun House is referral only. Please contact the patient’s case manager for more information on accommodations.

The Rathbun House is located at 121 Sherwood Road, Asheville, NC 28803. To contact the Rathbun House, please call 828-251-0595.

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121 Sherwood Road, Asheville, NC 28803

  1. From Biltmore Ave., turn east on Forest Hill Drive (across the street from Mission Hospital Memorial Campus).
  2. Make an immediate left turn on to Sherwood Road. Drive approximately three blocks and look for the Rathbun House sign.
  3. Make a right and follow the unpaved road about 3/10 of a mile until you get to the large Victorian-style house on the right.

Rathbun House Guest Reminders

  • Must have photo ID to stay
  • Must bring $20 room deposit
  • No check-ins after 7 pm
  • No visitors after 7 pm
  • Only 4 people per room; 1 room per patient family
  • Alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, weapons, illegal drugs and pets (except for service animals) are not permitted