Bella Vista - Asheville, NC

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  • Meals Provided
  • Complimentary Transportation
  • Pets Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible Showers
  • Homecare Onsite

Customer Reviews

This looks like the same place as Whispering Pines in Raleigh. It's a wonderful looking place, lots of windows, etc, but no real kitchen, and the same set-up with managers living on site, and dinner being like a boarding school, where you HAVE to be in your seat at a given time and then be quiet while they come in and read what is for dinner that day. Too restricted and regimented. (Also at Whispering Pines the manager was somewhat "not caring" about a lot of our issues and was almost rude about some. But that has no bearing on Bella Vista, just saying though.) Bella Vista is probably prettier because of the gorgeous setting, but still too much cookie-cutter and similar to ours here. (I love the awesome wooden floors in the apartment Tammy sent me pictures of! THAT is what an apartment should look like! Windows all over and wooden floors! LOVE IT!) Other than the whole dinner thing, and there being no real kitchen, the place itself looks real nice and I know they do a great job with the layout. You never feel lost in the halls, like at some places. It's very smartly arranged and has a nice open feeling.

Great place they have everything and seem to truly care about their residents. The cost is not in our price range unfortunately.

Very, very, pleased!

My cousin loves living at Bella Vista. The food is fantastic, the people are helpful, and even though he is a bit of a recluse, there are tons of activities. The bus is always taking residents to fun places like the Asheville Chocolate Lounge, Papa's and Beer and activities around town. The price is very reasonable. His one bedroom apartment is 3200.00 month and that includes everything ( electricity, emergency call button, cable, housekeeping). Home healthcare comes twice a week to do his shopping and laundry for an additional small charge. My husband asked me when we are moving in!

Bella Vista

My mom just moved into Bella Vista and really likes it! Food is good, people are friendly and the facilities are updated and very comfortable.

A great place to live

Mom has been at Bella Vista about six weeks. Of course the transition from living alone to living with other people takes time. She is adjusting and I’m certain as time goes on, new friendships and interests will develope. The staff is warm, caring, and attentive. Many fun and interesting activities are offered daily. The grounds and apartments are beautiful and comfortable. If I were pressed for a downside, it would be menu choices. Often, Mom can’t eat the meals because if her sensitivity to certain ingredients. However, there is always a sandwich/soup/salad option. I would definitely recommend Bella Vista.


When you are in a place that the meals are treated as an adventure, you are in the right place. Always cloth and table ornaments of some sort. Food excellent. Employees are like family to the residence. Staff also helps with meeting people, picking classes or adventures to go on, and encouraging the residence.

Top Notch Facility

Bella Vista is a top notch place. My mother is living there and is quite happy. They make a real effort to welcome new folks and help them adjust to their new surroundings. The food is excellent, the staff is friendly and helpful.

Best retirement community ever!!!

My Mother suffered a stoke in Aril and was needing a place to live. I saw Joan Lundens commercial and called. Everyone was so helpful, and when they directed us to Bella Vista, it turned out to be a beautiful place! The management team is definitely called to work with the retirees living there. My mother has improved in leaps and bounds in the last 5 months. All the amenities offered far surpass the other five places we checked out We call her new home “the resort”!! A Place For Mom

We were very impressed from the drive in to the final goodbye. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. The main building including the dining room and common areas are nicely designed, clean, and comfortable. The laundry rooms are accessible and clean. Mom is sensitive to odors and commented that there is no "old people smell". [name removed] is amazing. She is welcoming, made a thorough presentation, answered all our questions, and even gave us some questions to ask when we go on other tours. We came away with an understanding of the difference between assisted living and aging in place communities. We really like that she and her husband live on-site. Mom and I will do our due diligence and look at other places, however, I strongly feel Bella Vista will be her first choice.

Excellent place; have a friend there. Only draw back is there are not enough apartments on ground levels for tiny porch and view other than parking lot
But I realize a place can't be perfect.

Bella Vista is lovely. corridors are wide.Common areas are nicely appointed.Lots of things to do! Dinner was excellent!Views from apartments are very nice. My kind of living!

Bella Vista is awesome!

Bella Vista is AMAZING! The staff are caring and involved in each persons residency there. My mother is flourishing. I have seen a light in her that's been missing in recent years since Pop passed. She is active / engaged and receives therapy there 2 X's a week which is paid by her insurance. There was a noticeable difference in the sense of "community" from the moment I walked in - I knew this was the right place for mom. It eased my heart -since the move was inevitable for her needs, I had no distress in moving her here. She has made friends from day one and the food and service there are impeccable.... Highly recommend you call Windy and Chris and schedule a tour !


Absolutely a wonderful place. Beautiful surroundings, inside and mountain views outside. Plenty of activities as well as delicious home-cooked meals. You can perhaps get some of the same amenities elsewhere but you will NOT find more caring, loving management. The community is one big family.

highly recommend

Bella Vista has been a perfect fit. I think they have gone through some management changes. I think that is going to take some time. Any time I have an issue for any reason they correct it immediately. The food and service has been good. They have a nice number of activities. The staff are very responsive. We cant think of a better place. I highly recommend this facility. It is perfect.

staff are excellent listeners and they are problem solvers

I am actually very nit picky and Bella Vista is really clean even to my standards. The staff are excellent listeners and they are problem solvers. The staff are just perfectly tasked there. It is pricey here but she has a large bedroom. The staff members are universally concerned about everyone. They have a lot of activities and they communicate them and describe them really well. Let me put it this way, I would like to live there myself. Sometimes parking is a challenge but I hate to see the natural environment go and really when I really need a spot I can find one. That is the only issue I can even think of about this facility and that's really not an issue. The staff are very effective at what they do here. It is such a lovely place.

Great food and amount!!! every one is so freindly. would like to still be there but need more care. James Pilat

My husband and I have been at Bella Vista for six weeks and cannot say how happy we are that we choose to live our last years here. We are in our early ninetys and are so pleased with the attention our resident Managers have given us. I like the setup at meals where there are tables set for 4 residents, there fore we can move around to meet other people living here. We are impressed with activities available, quite a varity every day. Who could be bored or lonely? Now that we are settled in, I'm looking forward to partitating in all they have to offer. I'm happy to recommend. Bella Vista to all who want to spend their latter years in a beautiful setting like Asheville, N.C.

Nice view and privacy.

It's independent living; they don't provide care services.

They serve three meals a day, and the food is good.

I especially like the view that I have, and the privacy. I have a front balcony, and a nice view of the mountains.

They offer alot of activities, but I'm not involved with them.

Review of Bella Vista Independent Living in Asheville, NC

I liked the location, amenities, and looks of Bella Vista, but my parents are seeking an all-in-one facility.

A Daughter's Perspective on Dad's New Sr. Apartment

Bella Vista Senior Living is like a resort in the mountains of beautiful Asheville, NC. It is very upscale with wonderful amenities; grand living/dining room with large fireplace and library on the main floor, Chef and Sous chef, a mini movie theater, game rooms, business and laundry services, etc. The apartments are well organized, have ample closet space, and come with balconies. The grounds are beautifully manicured and have gorgeous views. Most importantly, the staff & management are competent, warm, friendly, & caring. I feel very comfortable knowing that my Dad is in great hands, safe, & happy. His only regret is that he didn't move in sooner!

Nice People

It was really nice but mom wouldn't have had her own privacy because it was apartment style. They were great people but it was over double what she pays now.

Nice apartments

We liked it, liked the people, it was very nice, but it was an apartment. It was probably one of the nicest that we looked at, I would have liked it if we were looking for an apartment and not more independent living.

Very friendly and affordabl...

Very friendly and affordable. No cottages; apts only. No healthcare on site.

NO. Visited. Developed by H...

NO. Visited. Developed by Holiday Retirement employee - very much like it.

Seems to be a very nice...

Seems to be a very nice place, BUT it's fees are about TWICE Pine Park. It is elegant Apartment living with a non-medical staff. Like H. Hills, if problems occur it's another move to an Assisted Living place.

Once we found Bella Vista for Mom, we stopped looking!

Once Mom decided she "might" want to move to Asheville to be closer to us (from South Florida), my husband and I started looking. We contacted A Place for Mom and talked with them about what we thought Mom would like. Bella Vista, among others, was on the list. We looked at two other facilities first; however those were for someone needing more assistance than Mom required. She wanted her own apartment, not just a "room with bath." We went to see and tour Bella Vista and that was that. It was described as a "cruise ship without the water" and that's really close to what it is. It offers one and two bedroom apartments, as well as a studio type, with different floor plans of each. They offered to have mom come up for a week to experience life there, and that's exactly what we did. It was Mother's Day week in 2012. They put her in a lovely apartment, even getting her a special commode seat like she has at home! She met lots of people, even made some friends in that short time. She was sold! She selected a one bedroom apartment with the same floor plan as she was in for her visit (there were only two like that) and the rest is history! We moved her in two months later. She seems very happy here, her life is much simplified. Bella Vista provides 3 meals a day, 7 days a week, and, additionally, they work hard to acknowledge all holidays and special days with special meals and buffets for the residents and their families. They offer lots of different activities, including exercise programs and "day trips" for the residents. The staff goes above and beyond to help all residents and accommodate specials needs and familial concerns. We couldn't be happier that Mom has settled in so well, and that we are able to be close enough to share during this time of her life.

The Bella Vista visit was wonderful! ...

The Bella Vista visit was wonderful! I met with the Director and we talked a while then toured the brand new facility. Beautiful!! Clean, cheerful and lacking nothing. He showed me three excellent appartments that would more than meet Mom's needs. We had a very nice dinner with two of the residents, who gladly shared their Bella Vista experiences with me and answered many questions. Delightful! The staff at Bella Vista was well trained, cheerful, and friendly. The residents were all happy (not a grump in site!), clearly a testament to excellent living conditions and staff interaction. Good choice!

It is being built now and will be upd...

It is being built now and will be updated. I don't think that they have Assisted Living at this location which is alright with me.

Have visited and like very much.

Have visited and like very much.

From the Community

We believe that Bella Vista Independent Living is so much more than walls and windows - it's a place to enjoy home-cooked meals, game night, or a quiet evening with family and friends. It's where you always feel comfortable, safe, and secure.

At Bella Vista Independent Living, our management teams live on-site, and are available 24 hours a day. Our food is truly made from scratch, and served right to your table along with a smile from our friendly staff.

Enjoy the convenience of our comfortable bus for scheduled appointments, shopping trips and other errands. We also regularly plan special excursions to cultural events, day trips, museums, and other places of interest. If you'd rather stay home, the choice is yours. It's easy to be as private or as social as you wish, Bella Vista Independent Living features beautiful common areas and there's always a variety of planned activities and a chance to socialize with friends and neighbors every day.