I would liken Maple Lodge to the Beast's castle in Beauty and the Beast: everything functions smoothly here in this lovely haven in downtown Blowing Rock, but at least while we were there nobody seemed to be actually in charge. Unlike other B&B's where we have stayed, the owners live off premises and have a staff of charming young women who do the breakfast and make up the rooms. There is someone on call and while we were there that was a friend of the owners who was staying right next door and came over immediately when I could not figure out how to use the shower.
The breakfast is outstanding and ample with a coffee, fruit and pastry buffet followed by the breakfast entree of the day. In late afternoon, the girls laid out scumptious goodies like brownies or choc chip cookies. You cannot beat the location of Maple Lodge, either, since it is just off the main street of Blowing Rock, within easy walking distance of lots of restaurants and shopping. For us as hikers, its proximity to Linville Gorge was another plus.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located in the center of downtown, the Blowing Rock Ale House & Inn is Blowing Rock's only fully operational micro-brewery, restaurant and lodging facility. You will find each guest room newly updated with its own special charm and furnished with either a queen or king bed. All rooms are appointed with ceiling fans, air conditioning, down-alternative comforters and ample pillows. Rooms also have flat-screen televisions, private baths, hair dryers and spa-inspired toiletries to ensure your comfort and relaxation. We invite you to join us in our restaurant to enjoy our upscale, locally sourced mountain cuisine and artisanal craft beer brewed on-site. Brewery tours are available Saturdays 1-5. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Maple Lodge b&b
- Maple Hotel Blowing Rock