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Balsam Mountain Inn & Restaurant

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful place if you want to disconnect.Built in 1908 so walls are paper thin. Not good for young children.Be sure to ask about the bathroom.....odd shape. Breakfast is wonderful and setting is perfect.

1Thank Grandways
Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's a step back in history not luxury, with its grand front porch, rocking chairs, old wooden floors, old glass windows and extra wide hallways to accommodate the steamer trunks of years past. Fun and friendly check in staff, and servers, and the owners care enough to stop at your table to make sure you have everything and are enjoying...

Thank 2x2wheel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our 3rd trip to the old and fabulous Balsam Mt Inn, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway in N.C. Yes, it's old...built in 1908 as a 100 room grand railroad hotel, and remodeled in 1990. But it's a nice break from motels with no character...this place sure has character. The 2 front porches are each 100 feet long...

Thank TennesseeTravelgal
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived in the afternoon after the rain. We were welcomed by a very nice lady who offered us several options as we were not so impressed with our first room. The room we finally choose was much more to our taste. The restaurant was very pleasant and the food was absolutely tasty and very elegantly served. The beds were...

Thank drlongo
Wilmingto, NC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here in October 2016 on a fall trip to the mountains. The inn is quite imposing when you first see it from the road below but pulling into the gravel parking lot I got my first impression. The entire side next to the parking lot was in desperate need of scraping and painting. Peeling paint...

Thank captfxco
Camden, North Carolina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights and enjoyed it. A very nice getaway from 2 very busy professions. I will say it's not for everybody if you only stay at very high end accommodations, but it defiantly has everything you NEED. All in what you like and as for us, we loved it and we will return again.

Thank RMeads
Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the inn looking for some relaxing time and we got it. The Inn is an old building full of charm and creaking floors, no tv, no phones in the rooms. Quiet time starts at 10:00 pm in consideration to everyone. The food at the restaurant is just delicious, service is great and everyone really...

1Thank Marcela J
Sarasota, Florida, United States
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We found a few things that could have been done that would not have cost owner any money. All about house keeping, stained doily under glass on dresser could easily have been replaced, shower curtain hung up backward, cob webs between mantel and wall, stains on seat cushions on chairs in bedroom (ewww), bath room base boards could have be...

2Thank TravelSK2015
Kingsport, Tennessee
Reviewed 16 February 2017

My husband surprised me for Valentine's Day by taking me to this Inn. It's rustic, quaint and so beautiful! The room was very comfortable and I had some of the best sleep I've had in a long while! We had dinner in the restaurant and the food was impeccable! I had the trout almondine....which was served with steamed squash and...

Thank militaryredhead
Marble, NC
Reviewed 18 January 2017

My wife and enjoyed 2 meals at the restaurant during the Christmas season. The Inn is tucked away off a busy 4-lane highway; and when you cross the railroad tracks, it's like being transported back in time. The lobby is warm and inviting; and the decorations reminded us of a simpler time. We ate in the map room the first...

Thank FarmerDaveMarble_NC

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Read, rest, ramble and romp at the Balsam Mountain Inn! Nestled among lofty Smoky Mountain peaks just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Balsam Mountain Inn was completed in 1908 to serve the highest railway depot in the east. Restored in 1991, the inn now welcomes travelers with 50 cheerful rooms, rocker-filled porches, a fine library and gracious dining. Plump pillows and soft comforters inspire pleasant dreams! In December, 2011, the Inn came once again to be owned by Merrily Teasley, the innkeeper who restored the structure two decades ago. An experienced rescuer of wonderful buildings, Teasley bought the derelict inn in 1990, and her certified rehabilitation effort helped the inn – already on the National Historic Register – experience a rebirth. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Balsam Mountain Inn & Restaurant

Address: 68 Seven Springs Drive, Balsam, NC 28707
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Jackson County > Balsam
Price Range: $147 - $244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Balsam Mountain Inn & Restaurant 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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“Upgrade from economy room. Bathrooms are small.”
Grandways , 22 May 2017 | Read review
“Corner suites are larger and have more windows, but all the walls are paper thin.”
TravelSK2015, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We prefer upstairs to have easy access to the upstairs porch.”
valsgramy, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose and outside room for better air circulation.”
RoseH549, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room away from the stairs...it is noisy!”
frannyv2014, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
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