THE HICKORY INN, HICKORY NORTH CAROLINA
Stay 8-10 June 2012.
The Inn is a beautiful old farm home, well maintained and very comfortable. The grounds are lovely to stroll around. A side porch is great for sitting and watching squirrels and birds, or reading and chatting. The house is set back from the road a good 100 feet with a large front yard and huge old trees that make for a great setting.
Chas. the Inn keeper, is very friendly and made an excellent suggestion for dinner on our arrival. He made us feel welcome with his initial briefing about the house and how to use the keyless entry system. He was there when needed to be but not obtrusive. We stayed in the “Thomasville” room which has a queen size bed, a fireplace (which we did not use in June), and private bath on the ground floor. The bed was very comfortable and the sheets and coverings were top notch. The bathroom was large and came equipped with a wiz bang tub and shower that had its own operating manual (a sheet telling you what all the levers and buttons did).
The breakfast was excellent. Coffee is available early and Chas asks the night before what time you would like breakfast. Since there was only one other couple in residence, I don’t know if he staggers times so there is only one couple eating at a time, but we dined alone both mornings. He starts you out with fruit and pastries and a printed menu from which to select your breakfast. A printed menu contained probably 8-10 items that would meet anyone’s desires. The food was presented nicely and of excellent taste. The ham Frittata, ham and cheese omelet, and Pecan waffle we can recommend as that is what we had during our stay. Chas was there checking on any needs we might have, but left us to having our breakfast in private. Overall, our stay at the Hickory Inn was an enjoyable, relaxing experience