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Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 15 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 17 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
Southern Indiana
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Okay, so as some others have noted, this place may not be for everyone. If you want a TV, or are expecting a high-end hotel experience, chances are you'd be disappointed. If you want something different or unique, this place could be for you. The building is probably a money pit to maintain, and could use a coat of paint,...

1Thank WanderingPencil
Harlem, Georgia
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

The inn is an old railroad inn. The inn and furnishings date back to the late 1800s. Some of the rooms have clawfeet tubs. When you walk in the inn, it's like going back in time. All the staff we met was very friendly and helpful. Hope to go back in the spring.

1Thank Betty B
Knoxville, Tennessee
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I had never heard of the Balsam Mountain Inn until I started researching quaint mountain towns to visit. Once I added the towns of Sylva & Dillsboro to my must visit list, I needed somewhere for us to stay. That's when I came upon this little treasure that my fiance & I fell in love with! This place is honestly...

1Thank Alisha D
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

No tv means you chill out. The place tlc and make sure not to get an economy room without checking on the bathroom. Ours was built for a midget. Great dining so don't drive to dinner unless you absolutely need to. It's 40 minutes to Asheville. In summer the trees light up with fireflies and try to hog one of...

1Thank 6KenK
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed three nights here at Balsam Mountain Inn. From the moment of arrival everyone has helped us feel comfortable and welcome. Breakfast is hearty and delicious. Dinner is also lovely and so nice to just stay in and make yourself at home. We had superb service from Courtney at both meals! I love the fireplaces all around the gathering...

3Thank Peggy S
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

This has always been one of our favorite places to stay. We realize that we have been coming here for the past 20 years. We have missed the past few years but hopefully we will not miss any more. This place is so relaxing and the food is great.

2Thank virgeo95

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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: €103 - €171 (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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Enterprise, Alabama
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“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
“Rooms on the library side are near the parking lot. Rooms with Bathtubs are larger, but no shower.”
348kimg, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
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